Did you know that 20 000 litres of water are needed to make one kilogram of cotton (this equates to one t-shirt and a pair of jeans), or that cotton crops account for 25% of global insecticide releases? Apart from the production of cotton crops, there’s also the process of turning this plant into fabric and treating it so that it’s flame-retardant and wrinkle-free. This process often involves the use of formaldehyde and perfluorinated chemicals, which are highly toxic!
These facts become a whole lot scarier when you consider the impact that they may have on your little one’s health and future! From the threat of nasty chemical residues rubbing off on your child’s skin to irreversible environmental degradation, your choice of baby clothing certainly matters.
Thankfully there are a growing number of options in the baby clothing industry, and eco-friendly and skin-friendly alternatives such as bamboo fabrics are becoming increasingly popular among conscious consumers.
With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at why Boodywear organic bamboo baby clothes are better for your tiny tot.
The Benefits of Buying Eco-Friendly Bamboo Clothing for Babies
- No Pesticides, Insecticides or Fertilisers
Because bamboo is naturally resistant to pests and insects, there is no need for the use of environmentally harmful pesticides and insecticides in its production.
- Bamboo is Grown Without Artificial Irrigation
In contrast to water-hungry commercial crops such as cotton, bamboo harvests simply require rainwater to grow. So, when you buy organic bamboo baby clothes, you’re contributing to a more sustainable future for your child – one in which water is not a scarce resource!
- A Closed Loop System
Our process of manufacturing eco-friendly bamboo clothing for babies makes use of a closed loop system, which means that all liquid is recycled and all solvents are captured and removed to ensure that every step we take is as environmentally-friendly as the bamboo itself.
- Naturally Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Fungal
Bamboo contains an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal bio-agent, which not only makes it a very hygienic baby clothing option, but also causes bamboo fabric to be odour-resistant.
- Bamboo Lets Your Baby’s Skin Breathe
With fibres that contain micro-gaps, bamboo fabric provides ventilation and pulls moisture away from the body, allowing skin to breathe.
- Bamboo Helps Regulate Your Baby’s Temperature
Because bamboo fabric is thermo-regulating, it’s much easier keep your baby comfortably cool or warm without bulky layers.
- Superbly Soft and Flexible
If your precious darling has sensitive skin or is a bit of a wriggly worm, then they’ll definitely enjoy the luxurious, silky soft comfort of bamboo fabric as well as the four way stretch which provides ultimate flexibility.
After reading through all these benefits, it’s easy to see why bamboo is often referred to as a ‘miracle plant’! With this new knowledge about eco-friendly bamboo clothing for babies, we hope that ready to experience the beauty of bamboo first hand.
View our wide selection of organic bamboo baby clothes to see what you and your baby can look forward to!