What Organic REALLY means
In its simplest terms, organic cotton is cotton which is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. So why is this so great, you may find yourself asking.
Lets take a minute to think about why we use pesticides or fertilizers... a key feature of them being that they are strong enough to kill pests, right? Now lets think about the farmers who have to spray those crops. Studies have shown that farmers who are regularly exposed have exhibited neurological problems, headaches, hand tremors and in some extreme cases exposure to these chemicals has been linked to cancer and birth defects.
And its not just the farmers. These chemicals have a way of seeping into rivers, streams and local water supply.
Concern has grown over the years that residue from these chemicals may then be left on the cotton clothing we are swaddling out children in, especially as babies skin is much more porous than an adults.
What organic REALLY means is, safer working environments for farmers and their families, reduction in risk to your baby through residual chemicals and less water contamination.