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 reduce the exposure for future generations.

Your health is important. So is the health of your loved ones and the health of future generations. When you wear organic clothing it helps protect you and your loved ones against the harmful chemicals used to create the clothing products.  Whether the clothing is cotton or a man-made fiber, if it isn’t certified organic (or made from a fiber that has been grown naturally in the forest) you can bet that chemicals were used in the process.

When chemicals are used to grow cotton crops or make polyester or poly blend clothing, those chemical inevitably end up in our soil, air and water. Runoff and off gasses cause tremendous damage to the environment.

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Each organic fiber-clothing item you buy for your family eliminates the use of approximately 150 grams of the agricultural chemicals used on non-organic cotton.  These chemicals include: pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, fungicides, chemical dyes, chemicals used to treat the clothing like formaldehyde and ammonia.

..Experts estimate that for every pair of cotton jeans and t-shirt produced, one pound of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used.

When you choose to buy organic clothing you’re drastically reducing the amount of toxins in the environment.

Reference: The Benefits of Organic Clothing

By: April Harmon

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2 comments

  1. Elsa AndersonReply

    I didn’t know that if clothing isn’t certified organic, you can bet that chemicals were used in the process. I don’t like the idea that my kids are wearing clothes that include pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. I would imagine that this not only hurts them, but does a lot of damage to the environment when growing the cotton used to make these clothes. Thanks for sharing this informative article about organic clothing!

  2. ohganixReply

    Thank you Elsa!
    Glad that you found this article informative. Our children’s skin is especially sensitive to these chemicals so it is important to be aware of the clothing we put on their skin. And yes, the destruction that these chemicals have on our environment in the growing of the fibers and the manufacture of the fibers to turn them from raw materials into apparel are some of the worst offenders.

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