Many people around the globe are buying organic foods. They have realized the benefits of the natural movement but have you ever heard about people choosing organic clothing over the normal regular daily outifits for major health benefits?
If not, then you are at the right place exploring the same but first let’s talk about what really happens when you eat organic foods 🙂
When you eat organic you’re:
- Keeping pesticides out of your body
- Helping to support smaller farmers
- Helping improve the environment by supporting environmentally friendly farming practices
- Ensuring you’re getting the most nutrients from your food
- Supporting the organic movement – every contribution helps increase awareness and improve the planet.
Your organic mindset and lifestyle don’t have to stop at food. You can embrace organic clothing, bedding, and home goods too. Every organic step you take and habit you embrace supports your health, environmental health, and a better planet.
So are you ready to take organic to the next level?
Is Organic Clothing Right For You?
Organic clothing is a choice. Just like eating fruits and vegetables every day is a choice. Sure you may know it’s better for you but the decision is still yours. That said some people might benefit from making the decision to buy organic clothing.
- Have chemical sensitivities
- Have asthma or respiratory difficulties
- Have babies or young children
- Have a compromised immune function
- Want to save money (and still look great)
- Want to support a sustainable environment
- Want to support healthy farming practices for farm workers
- Want to maintain a balanced ecosystem
Does this sound like you?
Organic clothing, bedding, and home goods offer the same benefits that organic foods do. It’s better for your health. Organic clothing is better for the environment. And supporting the natural movement helps improves the lives of others all around the world.
You eat organic food because you want to keep your body free from harsh chemicals. These chemicals include pesticides, insecticides, and chemical fertilizers. These compounds have been shown to cause cancer, immune dysfunction, neurological disorders, allergies and much more.
…those same chemicals are found on your clothing too, and regular everyday cotton is one of the biggest contaminants. In fact, more than 25% of all pesticides used in the world are involved with the growth of cotton. Annually, it equals about 50 million pounds of chemicals each year.
This results in chemicals on your skin, in your water, in the foods you eat and in the air you breathe.
Organic cotton is better for you because it isn’t grown using pesticides, insecticides or chemical fertilizers. Additionally, the treatment of clothing and the clothing manufacturing process is much cleaner with organic policies and procedures.
No harsh dyes or chemicals are used to turn harvested cotton into a sweater, jeans, socks or a beautiful evening gown. There are many health benefits to buying organic clothing.
Health Benefits of Buying Organic Clothing
- No harmful chemicals are sprayed on organic cotton crops. This means there are fewer chemical pollutants in the air we breathe.
- Organic farming methods mean less chemical runoff. This results in fewer pollutants in our soil and drinking water.
- When you buy organic clothing for your children, they don’t absorb chemical residue into their skin. Children’s skin is more porous and sensitive than an adult’s.
- Fewer allergic reactions. Many people suffer from rashes and other skin conditions. Much of the problem is the clothing they wear.
- Harsh chemicals including formaldehyde and ammonia are used to treat cotton and cotton fabrics. Organic clothing doesn’t contain the harmful chemicals or dyes that can irritate skin.
- No exposure to probably carcinogens. Many items of cotton clothing are treated with formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used to help make owning your clothing easier.
- It helps prevent significant wrinkling and helps extend the life of the clothing. (It’s the same reason they use it for embalming, the tissue lasts longer.)
- However, formaldehyde is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Wearing non organic clothing then exposes you to a probable cause of cancer.
Many pesticides and herbicides have been shown to cause:
- Immune System Suppression
- Nervous System Disorders
- Reproductive Damage
- Hormone Disruption
Ammonia, petroleum products, and even heavy metals are used during the clothing creation process. Heavy metals have been shown to cause cancer, nerve damage, and death. When non-organic clothing is treated with these chemicals, they end up in your ground water, air and soil. They also end up on your skin. Organic clothing reduces your exposure to these chemicals.
The majority of synthetic fabrics, including polyester and nylon, are made from products derived from petroleum. Like all petroleum-based products, clothing made from these fibers releases toxic fumes through a process known as off-gassing.
You breathe them in on a daily basis. When you buy organic clothing, fewer chemicals are released into the atmosphere. Fewer chemicals and toxic fumes end up in your lungs. According to the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia, these fumes contribute to allergies, chemical sensitivities, cancers and other illnesses, particularly in young children.
Your kids are not exposed to toxins. A report by the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry indicates that children exposed to methyl parathion, an insecticide, suffer memory loss and emotional swings.
Organic clothing is a huge step toward preventing death from pesticide poisoning.
According to the Pesticide Action Network of America, PANNA, the World Health Organization estimates that pesticides poison at least three million people every year. 200,000 of those people die as a result of pesticide poisoning.
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Buying organic clothing is much better for your health and the health of your loved ones. In addition to receiving immediate benefit by reducing your exposure to toxins, you also lessen the exposure for future generations.