When you hear the word organic, the first thing that comes to mind is the food we eat, not necessarily the fabric we put on our skin. We try to make conscious decisions about what we eat, but what about the fabrics we wear and sleep with?
Did you know that growing cotton in the way that it has been done for so many years is one of the most chemical intensive and polluting processes in the world? These chemicals affect the soil, air, water and health of workers in this industry with thousands of farmers and cotton pickers dying every year from the toxicity of the chemicals used.
Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown in a way that aims to have the least possible impact on the environment and the people who work in the industry. The process of growing organic cotton is strictly regulated, using fertilizers that replenish nutrients in the earth, GMO free seeds and non-toxic pesticides. Organic cotton farmers are also better supported, paid fair wages and are not exposed to life threatening chemicals.
The skin is the body's largest and most responsive organ, and what goes on our skin is eventually absorbed into our bodies. Babies have especially sensitive skin, absorbing everything you put on it. This is why the chemicals used in conventional cotton, along with the strong bleaches and dyes, can often lead to skin irritations, rashes and even respiratory issues (for both moms and babies).
As a new parent, you want your baby to have the best start in life. Organic cotton is chemical free, naturally anti-microbial, mould resistant and softer than regular cotton. By choosing organic cotton, you are giving your baby a superior quality product that’s kinder to their delicate skin and can help nurture it through the first months of life.
This is why organic cotton is a more sustainable, responsible and healthier choice for you, your baby, cotton workers and the environment – and it’s something we’re very passionate about at Masilo.
All of our bedtime essentials for littles are made with super soft organic cotton, using GOTS certified organic cotton and muslin – the highest level of certification for organic fabrics.
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