Choosing Organic Kids Clothes That Are Kinder To Our Planet
We know that the environment is affected by all types of cotton cultivation. Therefore, our ambition is to always produce our clothes in the most sustainable way possible, but which still meets our high quality standards.
In this article, we discuss the environmental benefits of choosing organic cotton for your childrens’ clothes and what we’re doing to prioritise sustainability in our collections.
Why Is Non-Organic Cotton Bad?
Cotton is by far the most common material to make clothes from. Here at Polarn O. Pyret, 66% of our garments are made of cotton. It is a natural material with many fantastic properties; for example, it makes soft and comfortable garments that can withstand play and many washes.
But, non-organic cotton has a serious downside. Cotton cultivation is generally very water-demanding and in conventional cultivation large quantities of chemicals are used for pesticides. This means that conventional cotton cultivation has a great negative impact, both on the environment and the farmers who work with the cotton too.
To reduce our impact on the environment and people, we have therefore worked hard to increase the proportion of organic cotton clothing in our range. As of Spring 2020, 100% of the cotton in our range is organic.
The Benefits Of Organic Kids Clothes For Your Little One & The Environment
The reason we choose organic cotton for such a high proportion of our children’s clothing is that there is no other more durable material that meets our quality requirements, for example in terms of wear resistance. We always prioritize garments that can last a long time, longevity is key. By choosing organic kids clothes you're not only ensuring that your childs clothes are long lasting, but also that they have a positive impact on the planet.
Our goal is to have each garment handed down through 3 children at the very least. Research studies show that if you increase the practical life of a garment by factor 3, the climate impact is reduced by 65% and the use of fresh water by 66%.
Better Cultivation Process
For cotton to be organic, it has to be grown without using synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. This improved cultivation process is much less damaging to the environment, as synthetic fertilizers can easily leach pollutants into groundwater, disrupting aquatic ecosystems and leaving long-term damage to the natural makeup of soil.
The Comfort Of Organic Kids Clothes
Organic cotton clothing harnesses all the comfort and softness benefits associated with cotton, without the environmental cost. In fact, organic cotton kids clothes are often even softer than non-organic, because organic cotton typically has longer and stronger fibres - this thanks to it being handpicked.
What It Means To Use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
Half of our organic cotton is GOTS certified, which is the highest organic certification on the market. This shows that our organic kids clothes are sustainable throughout the production process - from growing raw materials to finished garments. In fact, for our smaller products (our 0 - 1 year collection), 100% of the cotton used in our babywear is GOTS certified. But we are not content with just that, we are working towards increasing our proportion of GOTS organic cotton with each collection.
BEST-SELLING ORGANIC COTTON CHILDRENS WEAR
Shop Organic Cotton Kids Clothing
We have beautiful organic kids clothes ranging from newborn to 12 years that celebrate the benefits of organic cotton. Browse our best-selling products and collections below.
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