When it comes to fabric, whether it’s used to make your curtains, cushions, bed linen or towels, going organic is a way to ensure quality products that are better for your health, and maintain a green lifestyle.
What makes organic fabric better? They are derived from organic materials, such as cotton, flax and bamboo, which are grown and manufactured using methods that are less harmful to the environment.
In addition to not using pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, organic processes mean that the farming systems used to grow the crops replenish and maintain soil fertility, instead of depleting it.
The elimination of chemicals not only means that the farmers don’t get exposed to harmful toxins, but they also don’t end up in our rivers and oceans — poisoning the ecosystem and ultimately ending up in the food we consume and products we use.
Additionally, as we come into close contact with fabrics and textiles in our home on a daily basis, non-organic or synthetic materials may cause allergies, skin irritations and even neurological problems and cancers.
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DID YOU KNOW
Five of the top nine pesticides (including cyanide) used on conventionally grown cotton in the US are known cancer-causing chemicals.
Daintree organic embroidered cotton quilt cover sets, from $229 to $249, from Eco Linen, www.ecolinen.com.au
Organic napkins in coral, $32 for a set of two, from Kamilinen, www.kamilinen.com
Indian organic cotton waffle cloth in beige, $159, from Muji, www.muji.com.sg
Memphis organic cotton cushion covers, $58, from Tinge, www.tinge.co