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Organic Cotton: The Healthier Summer Fabric

Organic Cotton: The Healthier Summer Fabric

Summer is upon us and with its heat, we find ourselves reaching for comfortable, cool clothing. There are many lightweight fabrics to choose from when it comes to summer garments, but in the fast fashion market, clothes are typically produced using synthetic fibres which come at a lower price. We know that with fast fashion, there comes a higher price to the planet and to garment workers, but there may be a direct impact on your wellbeing too. That’s why we’ve chosen organic cotton as our ultimate summer fabric with wellness and sustainability in mind. We love that organic cotton is:

Toxin-free

Conventional cotton production involves the use of pesticides and dyes, which not only harm the environment but could also have detrimental effects on our health. Organic cotton, in contrast, is cultivated using sustainable farming practices that rely on natural methods like crop rotation and composting. This eliminates the need for harmful chemicals, ensuring that the fabric is free from pesticides, herbicides, and other toxic substances.

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 Skin-friendly

If you suffer with sensitive skin or allergies, wearing organic cotton may help to reduce the likelihood of skin reactions and symptoms.  Thanks to the natural processes used during the production of organic cotton, sensitive skin is less likely to be triggered. That’s why organic cotton is not only a perfect choice for summertime wear, but also for babies and children who are typically more sensitive to harsh chemicals.

Cool

Organic cotton is light to wear and highly breathable, allowing air to circulate freely around your body. On hot days, wearing loose fitting organic cotton can help to reduce overheating, helping you to regulate your body temperature and reducing sweat. In contrast, synthetic fabrics can trap heat and cause irritation leading to rashes and in some cases, even more serious issues such as fungal skin infections.

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Quick drying

During the scorching or humid days of summer, sweating is the body’s natural reaction to handling increased temperatures. However, it can leave our clothes feeling wet and result in discomfort and odour. Organic cotton offers brilliant moisture-absorbing properties, wicking away sweat from your skin to keep you feeling fresh and dry. It’s ability to dry rapidly can help to ensure that you stay comfortable even in hot and sticky weather.

Safe for farmers

When choosing clothing and fabrics, it’s important to consider the health of the people behind our clothing, as well as thinking of our own wellbeing. A shocking statistic has shown that almost 500 people die every day from pesticide poisoning, with others suffering long term health consequences linked to exposure to toxic chemicals. Farmers are very commonly affecting by pesticide poisoning and in the wider community, locals are affected by chemicals contaminating waterways and drinking water.

Eco-friendly

It’s so important to choose organic cotton where possible, not only for wellness reasons but also for sustainability. The environmental impact of conventional cotton production is major, with high water usage, chemical pollution, and soil degradation being just a few side effects. Organic cotton, however, is grown using sustainable agricultural practices that consider soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity. By opting for organic cotton, you contribute to the preservation of ecosystems, protect farmers from hazardous chemicals, and promote a more sustainable fashion industry.

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How to identify organic cotton garments

Hopefully you’re now on board with our love for organic cotton and if so, it’s important that you know how to identify it in a crowd. Look out for clothing that comes with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. It also certifies the dyes and pigments and takes into account environmental and social criteria.

At Vino Supraja, we’re proud to be GOTS certified. Alongside that, our processes are underpinned by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain so, you can be sure that our textiles are environmentally and people-friendly from start to finish.

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