Organic clothing is better for your health and it’s better for the environment. However, there may be some benefits that might surprise you.
1. It’s Attractive!
There’s a common myth that organic clothing is ugly. It’s not the drab baggy clothing you might think. Of course, you can probably find drab, baggy clothing if you like. However, you can also find attractive organic clothing to fit any style, lifestyle or budget.
2. It’s Varied
You can find organic socks, organic evening dresses, and tuxedos. You can find organic sweaters, shirts, jeans, and pajamas. Any item of clothing you need, you can find an organic version.
3. It’s More Than Just Cotton
We’ve mainly talked about organic cotton growing practices versus traditional growing practices. However organic clothing is made from more than just cotton. Other materials include cotton, wool, silk, hemp, soy, and bamboo. Chapter Five addresses the many materials organic clothing can be made from. Many of the organic fabrics you find are luxurious, soft and fit any lifestyle.
4. It’s Durable
The colors on organic cotton clothing don’t fade as quickly. In fact, many people believe that the older the clothing gets, the better it looks. Conventionally manufactured cotton clothing lasts about ten to twenty washes before it starts to break down.
And hemp clothing lasts for decades. It’s also naturally fade-resistant due to the porous nature of the fibers.
5. You’re Improving the World for Others
Organic farming methods use safer practices. Farmers are not exposed to dangerous chemicals. Nearby villages and neighborhoods aren’t in the path of runoff and dust.
Also, much of the work in a field is done by hand which limits farm workers exposed to dangerous and often deadly farm equipment.
6. You’re Changing the Economy
When choose to only purchase organic clothing for you and your family, you are helping to change the world. You are supporting organic farmers and manufacturers. The market listens to trends and the demand of the public. If you stop buying non-organic clothing and spend your hard-earned money on organic, more organic clothing will be made.
You’re also helping to support smaller farmers and economies. They’re often the ones who practice organic farming.
7. It’s Affordable and Getting More Affordable Every Day
Traditionally, organic clothing has been expensive. However, two key things have begun to lower the prices. Organic farming methods are catching on. They’re also being improved. This lowers the cost of organic clothing. Additionally, as demand increases for organic clothing more and more manufacturers are getting in on the trend. You can find organic clothing at your local retailer like the Gap and you can find high-end organic clothing.
This trend is expected to continue. This means prices will continue to decrease. Demand and better farming methods will continue to increase. As organic and sustainable clothing become more affordable, it’s easier for anyone to buy organic products.
8. It’s Really Comfortable
There’s a myth that organic clothing isn’t comfortable. That it has the consistency of burlap and all the appeal to go along with it. That’s not true. Organic clothing is extremely comfortable. It’s even luxurious. And it stays soft and comfortable.
During traditional clothing processes, the fibers are often stripped of their natural elements. Organic materials retain all of their natural oils and wax. This gives them a nice sheen but also a soft feel. Don’t believe it? Go touch some organic clothing. Feel it against your skin.
9. It’s Antimicrobial
Hemp, which has been used to make clothing for centuries, is antimicrobial and mold resistant. Actually, many organic materials wick the water away from your skin. Even when you’re sweating you’re staying comfortable, dry, and bacteria-free. In fact, many fitness clothing manufacturers now make organic fitness clothing.
10. It Protects You From The Sun!
The natural elements in organic fibers are not stripped away by chemical processes. They actually block UVA and UVB rays. Natural sunscreen.
11. It’s Easy to Find
A few years ago you might have had a difficult time finding organic clothing. You can find organic clothing online. You can find it at specialty boutiques. You can also find it at our store here: Organic T-shirt
12. It’s Really Easy to Care For
Organic clothing is easy to care for. It doesn’t require dry cleaning, which releases toxins into the environment. It wears well and lasts a long time. Simply wash at home, dry according to the directions on the label and enjoy. A simple steam iron will remove wrinkles. And if you use eco-friendly detergent you’re carrying on the environmentally friendly theme.
The benefits of buying organic clothing are far-reaching. You improve the lives and health of people all around the world. You help to change the economy to a more sustainable one. You also save money because your clothes last longer. It’s a win/win/win experience.