Organic Cotton and Your Baby
A newborn will spend more then half of his/her time sleeping, or in sleep-related clothing. Babies wearing conventional cotton apparel are regularly exposed to Formaldehyde vapors that are continually released by the apparel. Babies wearing organic cotton apparel are not exposed to Formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, resins, or waxes.
How safe are the common dyes used in baby apparel?
The chemical dyes used to colour cotton fabric can contain heavy metals, which pollute water, and have environmental repercussions. A number of commonly used fabric finishes can also be unhealthy. The dyes used on conventional cotton also add more toxins to the clothing thus adding to the fumes a baby breathes when wearing these items.
What are Low Impact Dyes?
We believe that colour is an important part to your child's development and takes pride in producing colourful clothing that is healthy for your baby, using all natural low-impact dyes. Low-impact dyes are specially selected for the lowest environmental impact, reducing water and electricity consumption and discharging far less into the waste stream. There are no harmful affluent, no toxins, and everything used in producing the colored fabrics is biodegradable. These natural colours are a wonderful and responsible way to brighten your baby's wardrobe.
Why Organic Cotton?
Cultivation of cotton begins with hand picked cotton, free of chemicals and pesticides. This prevents allergies from your skin while at the same time protects workers and the environment. Right after the harvest, the cotton is spun and manufactured mechanically free of any chemicals. This reduces the shrinkage to 4% and leaves the garments feeling softer on your skin. As Egyptian cotton has very long fibers, it can be manufactured into especially soft fabrics, which in return translates into extremely gentle, comfortable, long wearing clothing for your child.
The dyeing process; as a matter of principal no organic textiles are bleached. Some are left in the natural creamy tone of the raw cotton. However, as clothes also express joy of life and natural individuality, coloured textiles complete their collection.
The dyeing of the yarn or the material is done with metal free colors, not containing any harmful chemicals. Their aim during the dyeing process is to use only such agents and processes that are environmentally sound and, at the same time, ensure the high quality standard. All the textiles that they use are evenly dyed and do not fade out even after heavy use and many washes.
In order to get the very soft and tender material for our collections, the cotton yarn is handled with great care during the knitting or weaving process. All auxiliaries used, must either be recyclable or be biodegradable to at least 90%. For example, for the weaving process only natural starch is used.
During the entire process of dyeing and finishing they take great care to only use such methods, which do not affect the natural features of the cotton like its high respiration activity, which is very important to your child's skin. All accessories like buttons and zippers are made of organically friendly elements such as wood, shell or nickel-free metals.
They naturally complete the process according to the needs of the workers. Not only do they take pride in using organic cotton, but they are also honored to produce their product responsibly for the environment and their workers. There, the manufacturer has built a community based on healthy living for both the workers and the environment. On the premises there is a schoolhouse for the workers' children, a hospital, and a cafeteria that serves three free organic meals a day.
A holistic approach is practiced in every day life and in working activities. They believe that natural apparel for babies & children should start from the under to the outer garments. Therefore, this collection of baby's and children's apparel starts with the basic essentials such as underwear and undershirts.
In the end, you the consumer purchase a soft, durable, chemical-free garment that is safe for you, while at the same time you are helping in the protection of our environment.
Certified organic: which means that the raw cotton meets strict standards set forth by the government and private certification boards that reguraly inspect their farms.
How to care for your Nappies
Storage of soiled nappies - either store nappies in a dry pail with a little bi - carb soda or a few drops of lavender oil or in a wet pail with a safety locking lid. When you have a load of nappies wash them in hot or warm water with a cholorine free washing detergent and select a high water setting.
Nappies can be either tumble dried on normal or hot temperature setting or line dried in direct sun. We recommend you line dry your nappies in the sun, as the sun will help remove any stains, leaving your nappies bright. You may wish to throw sun-dried nappies in the dryer for a few minutes to soften them.
We recommend using a dry nappy pail (without water) as it is safe and easy.
Do not use any detergent with a chlorine bleach additive as chlorine bleach will break the fibres and drastically shorten the life of your nappies. Do not use fabric softener as it will affect the absorbency of your nappies. Instead use ½ cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle if you need to soften your nappies.