Cotton may be one of the most versatile crops in the world, but with the amount of pesticides and insecticides (over 25% of the worlds total usage) involved in their production it can also be said that cotton is the most toxic crop in the world. I always took her food, everything from baby cereal to snack foods, baby rusks etc. When you buy organic cotton baby clothes you have the peace of mind that the fabric which is in contact with your babies delicate skin is pure, natural and free from harmful chemicals.
Carrefour supermarket ( a short drive from seminyak) has the best range of baby products. I haven’t purchased any cotton dresses from them, but there product details say they have lots of 100 percent cotton dresses. Organic baby clothes will allow moisture to evaporate away from babies sensitive skin, as opposed conventional cotton baby clothing, which is more likely to trap moisture and cause irritation.
When it comes to harvesting by hand, it follows that organic cotton is also much safer for those who pick it. Workers aren’t exposed to breathing in or otherwise ingesting toxic chemicals while active in the field, and don’t have to worry about the same nasty chemicals getting into their water supply if they live nearby.
Many people are careful to avoid genetically modified foods but are blissfully unaware that the cotton they are wearing comes from genetically modified plants but this is a whole new discussion. For example an ingredient called endosulfan which is widely used in many pesticides and plays an important part in conventional cotton cultivation to control the boll weevil.
If you’ve ever lived abroad in Europe and been around new parents, you probably know about the Finnish baby boxes that are sent home with you from the hospital. Opting for t shirts made from organic cotton fabric is an assurance that you are not wearing something which was made using tons of chemicals that harm the environment.
This does not compare to a garment made of pure, soft and breathable organic cotton. Apparently it is best to try to find a blend that has 60-70 % cotton and 30- 40 % viscose. You can take a firm action of refusing to use the chemically treated cotton clothing.
But they are all very obviously baby clothes, very Soft baby pjs little trousers, cute soft tops with animals, bright stripes etc. There are plantain chips, pea pod chips, crackers, pita chips, blue corn tortilla chips (my fave!), Lara bars, and ice cream not destined for blog recipes.
There is no question about that, but what sets it apart from other cotton fabric is the fact that the farms producing the said cotton implement environmentally-friendly practices. Organic cotton farming actually promotes biodiversity: the fields contain a significantly higher number of insect species (especially those which are beneficial).