For people concerned with environmental issues, cotton clothing makes a lot of sense. Cotton is renewable and a biodegradable resource. Cotton does not contain any chemicals and therefore is a natural product. Furthermore, cotton products are “finish free,” whereas synthetic fibers are often chemically treated to make the fiber suitable for processing. Organic cotton differs from regular cotton in the fact that no pesticides are used to grow it that means lesser chemicals in the environment and less exposure for the people growing it. The fabric is versatile, and durable easy to care for. It can be washed in the washing machine and either put in the tumble dryer or hung to dry. It releases soil easily to retain appearance and be hygienically clean to be the ideal wash-and-wear-fabric – for you and for your family.
The greatest benefit here is that there are no pesticides and fertilizers used so it is not poisoning the environment or the people involved in production. Care taken over soil preparation allows it to retain the moisture and reduces the need for supplementary irrigation.
There is no doubt that Bamboo makes a great alternative. It is a soft and very comfortable fabric that allows air to circulate freely. It’s also antibacterial, anti-static and anti-fungal. It grows naturally without any need for fertilizers or pesticides and is 100% sustainable and 100% biodegradable.
Hemp is an incredibly soft and strong fabric that can retain its shape over many years. It is a fast growing crop that does not damage the land and has no need for pesticides or fertilizers. It is breathable; keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. Hemp is 100% sustainable and 100% biodegradable.