I have partnered with Electric Pizza Co and Caribbean Natural on this sponsored post. All opinions in the post are my own.
Making small changes in the foods you eat and the products you buy can greatly impact your health and the environment. As a parent, I want to ensure that I do what I can to keep my family healthy. That means reading labels, buying organic when I can, and voting with my wallet. I want to take a few minutes to talk about organic fabrics, especially organic cotton.
For me, it has only been the last year or so that I have started to care about organic fabrics. I have been great about cleaning up our food ingredients and personal care products for about 7 years. I buy organic foods, especially when the conventional version is on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List. I switched to a mineral based sunscreen, swapped to organic shampoos and soaps, etc. But I haven’t been so good about my clothing. Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs whatever you put on it. Toxins are lurking in your clothing.
Traditional cotton is grown with a staggering amount of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Cotton is actually one of the most chemically intensive crops in the world. Seven of the 15 pesticides commonly used on cotton in the United States are listed as “possible,” “likely,” “probable” or “known” human carcinogens by the Environmental Protection Agency. And cotton defoliants are “the most toxic farm chemicals currently on the market,” says Fawn Pattison, executive director of the Agricultural Resources Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the use of harmful pesticides.
Why Should You Choose Organic Cotton?
- Organically Grown (no use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and no GMO seed)
- No Chemicals, Artificial Dyes, or Pollutants
- Great for sensitive skin
All of this may seem overwhelming. Luckily, just like with our food, you can make small changes to improve your health and eliminate the use of toxic fabrics in your house. Start with your bath towels. Towels are something we use everyday or pretty close. So swap out your current towel sets for those made with organic cotton.
Caribbean Natural recently sent a set of their 100% organic cotton towels to try out. Talk about SOFT!! They remind me of the plush hotel towels you just want to envelope yourself in when you travel. They are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified, Guaranteed Organic, OEKO-TEX Certified (Standard 100) and free of Chemicals and Naturally Dyed. Best of all, they are affordable. Visit Caribbean Natural’s website and save on organic cotton towels for your home.
As a mom, I want to be sure I’m not bringing products with harsh chemicals into the house for my family. The creator of
Caribbean Natural is a mother who lives with an autoimmune disorder. She had trouble finding towels that were high quality and chemical free at a reasonable price, so she created Caribbean Natural. Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Because I am passionate my my children’s health, I appreciate that the company donates a percentage of profits to UNICEF, an organization that provides medicine & healthcare services to children all over the world. It’s a cause and a brand I can support with my heart and my wallet. Learn more on their website.