What Is Organic Clothing – And Why Does It Matter - Bounce Mkt

What Is Organic Clothing – And Why Does It Matter

Organic clothing are garments that are made from fibers that are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Organic fibers commonly used in clothing include organic cotton, organic bamboo, organic linen, organic hemp, and organic wool.

Organic clothing has been growing in popularity recently for several great reasons:

  • Organic clothing is known for being soft, breathable, and comfortable. For many parents of small babies or children with sensitive skin, organic clothing is a no-brainer!
  • Organic clothing is more durable and long-lasting compared to the fabrics typically used by major fast fashion brands. While children outgrow clothing quickly, having high-quality children’s clothing that can be passed from one child to the next, so that fewer new clothing needs to be made and bought, is good for your wallet and the planet!
  • Organic clothing tends to have a lower environmental impact than non-organic alternatives. While the precise environmental impact relies on several factors, organic farming practices often lead to less pollution, reduce soil degradation, and prioritize water conservation.
  • Organic clothing brands tend to promote fair labor conditions within the textile industry because many of the organic certifications also require adherence to policies that protect textile workers throughout the supply chain.

How do you know if clothing is truly organic?

There is an unfortunate amount of greenwashing in fashion where companies put forth bold claims about how they’re reducing their environmental impact without doing much to back up these claims in practice. However, industry certifications are making it easier for consumers to identify clothing that is truly organic. Major certifications include:

What are our favorite organic children’s clothing brands?

Hanna Andersson: Hanna Andersson uses organic cotton in many of its products. And who can resist their fun and playful kid styles?!

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Kate Quinn: While not every item is made from organic fibers, Kate Quinn uses organic cotton for many items in its collection making it relatively easy to nab one of their elegant prints in an organic fabric.

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Mini Rodini: This fashion-forward kids' clothing brand uses a mix of organic and recycled materials in its collection.

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Monica & Andy: We absolutely adore Monica & Andy’s adorable prints for little ones! Their clothing is fun, playful, and super soft because they use GOTS certified organic fabrics.

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Final Thought:

Organic clothing is not only great for little ones because it is gentle on their skin and of a high-quality, but it is also a small step we can take to live a bit more sustainably.