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Organically produced bamboo clothing is today’s answer to cotton attire

By Rob Colbourn Subscribe to RSS | December 19th 2011 | Views:
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Cotton has been around for many centuries, proving itself to be durable and cheaply manufactured. Asian countries have produced the most cotton historically but the United States holds its own when it comes to growing cotton plants and making materials fit for wearing. The UK has long had a reputation for producing fine cotton clothing, rugs, and furniture coverings. Each improvement in the processing of cotton has seen some evidence of it being unsafe for our environment and it has only been in recent decades that environmentally safe methods have been invented that now assure cotton materials be free from contaminants manufactured using methods that are safe for us and our environment, now and well into the future.

Bamboo competes effectively with cotton for softness and durability

Long considered an excellent material for making shoes, sandals, hats, cook ware, beauty and health related products, writing materials, and even beer, bamboo is an environmentally friendly product that grows naturally and replenishes itself easily. When it comes to durable outer wear nothing can beat bamboo. Baby clothing, blankets, nappies, and even their booties and shoes are made with resilient bamboo fibres that have proven to be soft enough to please the fussiest mother of newborn babes.

Organic Baby Clothing works well with today’s green environment

You now have a newborn baby and you feel it is vital that you are environmentally responsible while also keeping the planet as pristine and “green” as possible. How can both be accomplished? First and foremost make sure you use only organically manufactured baby clothing on your child from infancy on. In the past baby clothing has been made from cotton fibres treated with chemicals to insure they were as soft as possible for babies. But many of those chemicals have since proven to be harmful to the environment even though safe to be worn by small children. What had been considered to be safe because it didn’t appear to harm the majority of children is now demonstrated a cause of irritation and skin rashes in babies and small children and even potentially involve long term health issues.

Where does organic cotton come from?

We get “organic cotton” and other popular and environmentally friendly fibres from soil that has been treated organically. That includes the dirt cotton plants grow in and even the water that supplies moisture and nourishment to those plants. The term “organic” tells us that everything from the soil to the fertilizers used to grow our cotton from seeds come from an organic sources. Nothing synthetic is used in the chemicals and fertilizers that can cause harm to the soil as well as the pesticides that often cause more harm than good must ever be used in the making of modern organically produced products.

A popular commodity, bamboo is organically grown

Bamboo is self sustainable, meaning it grows rapidly and replenishes itself quickly. Bamboo is classified as a grass rather than a tree and grows at a rate of three or more feet per day. It matures rapidly and won’t require replanting due to the network of roots that constantly sprout new shoots. All this amazing growth is accomplished without using fertilizers or pesticides, which are harmful to the environment.

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Bamboo Baby offer a range of organic baby clothing for babies and kids, including knitted jumpers for girls.

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