Organic clothing uses materials grown in organic agriculture process. The organic clothes are usually made of cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool. Organic clothes are costly as compared to inorganic clothing as organic clothes are free from herbicides, pesticides, or genetically modified seeds. Organic clothing is beneficial enough as it is eco-friendly. It does not take years to decompose once the use of the cloth is abandoned. Organic clothes help you keep away from skin allergies as these are free from chemicals.
There are many benefits of using organic clothing. Let us discuss few of the benefits.
- Fewer Toxins
Organic clothing materials do not use chemicals, herbicides, insecticides or fertilizers to grow up. It has been found out that traditional cotton uses an estimated amount of herbicides and pesticides, which is 25 per cent of all global use. The chemicals present in the pesticides used in fabric raw materials, gets soaked into the clothes and bed sheets. If the clothing is out and out prepared of organic materials, there is very less chance of more toxic chemical intake. These chemicals if taken in a huge amount may work as carcinogens in your body. These chemicals used in inorganic clothing also create endocrine disruptions, respiratory ailments, fertility problems, birth defects, and cancer.
- Less Allergens
Skin being a very sensitive part of a body, needs to be taken a proper care so that no allergens develop in your skin and harm it. Clothes are very instrumental in checking the developments of the allergens in the skin. If you are suffering from skin sensitivities, you should not use inorganic clothes as the pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and artificial dyes present in inorganic clothing can harm your skin a lot. On the other hand, the fabrics created from organic materials are hypoallergenic and free of chemicals or pollutants.
If you use organic clothing, you need not buy clothes every now and then since these are very durable and do not wear out so soon. The quality and color texture of the organic clothes also remains intact for a long time. So it saves a lot of money that would have been spent if you use inorganic clothes as they wear out so fast.
The organic fabrics are very rich as far as quality is concerned. If organic cotton is considered, there are no additives such as wax, soil and flame retardants, bleaches or chemical softeners are used to process it. The inorganic cotton needs all these chemicals to be processed. So the organic cotton retains its original shine and weight for a long time unlike the inorganic fabrics. Hemp is used since ages to prepare fabrics. It is antimicrobial and mold resistant and it blocks UV and UVB rays and helps keep moisture away from the skin.