“Sustainability,” “eco-friendly,” and “organic” might just sound like the holy trinity of environmentalism buzzwords to you. But these movements are catalysts for the positive change that we need in the world – and that you can be part of.
The journey to living more organically or being a part of that positive change doesn’t stop and end with changing what you put into your body. So when’s the last time you’ve considered what you put on your body?
Organic fabrics keep your skin and the Earth clean.
Most of us wear or use items made of cotton every day. From the shirts we put onto our backs to the cotton rounds we use to wipe our faces clean, the fabrics used to create these things impact the environment and our health more than you might think.
Non-organic fabric production relies on harmful chemicals for fertilizers and pest control that adversely affect the environment, animals, and humans nearby the crops. But it doesn’t end there.
Those same chemicals that affect the environment and humans on the farms where non-organic cotton is produced stays in the fabric throughout the entire production process. Meaning, the clothes you wear or your favorite cosmetic cotton products expose your skin to synthetic chemicals that can cause irritation.
But in other news:
Organic fabric production relies on natural farming methods that are better for the environment and you.
While synthetic or non-organic cotton and fabrics wreak havoc on the environment and the agriculture industry, organic materials help restore and preserve the environment. It takes less water to produce organic fabrics like cotton and bamboo, no harsh chemicals and helps keep farmers and their families safe from toxins.
So perhaps it’s time to make room in your closet and vanity for some new eco- friendly clothing and cosmetic products, and here are a few other benefits of organic fabrics to entice you to join the movement:
Products made from organic products might seem pricey, but that’s because your items are meant to last for years to come. Whether it’s reusable cotton pads or an organic cotton tee, you’ll save yourself money with every wash and reuse.
It gives control back to farmers.
Farmers don’t have to go to corporations to source genetically modified seeds. Instead, they can rely on their own organic seeds to use year after year.
It combats climate change.
Research shows that organic farming reduces water consumption by a massive 91% and global warming potential by 40%.
It creates awareness.
When you find benefits in organic fabrics, then you’re more likely to tell others about it, and that’s how awareness is created. So when someone asks you where you got your favorite sweater or makeup removers, that’s your chance to educate them about why shopping with eco-friendly brands is important.
Living organically isn’t only a great choice for yourself, but it positively affects the world around you and the people who make it possible.
So ask yourself, what do you have to lose when you shop organically?