When I think about going green, I don’t immediately think about the clothing my family wears. But cotton, the textile that a majority of our clothing is derived from, is considered one of the dirtiest crops due to it’s heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human health (Organic Trade Association). Did you know that cotton uses approximately 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, and defoliants) (Organic Trade Association)? Or that a slew of hazardous materials (ammonia, formaldehyde, flame and soil retardants) are used to convert cotton into clothing (Organic Trade Association)? More and more I’m opting for eco-friendly fibers and fabrics, particularly when it comes to what I put on my children. Opting for sustainable textiles has a positive environmental effect.
Organically Grown offers “affordable, safe, stylish, high-quality organic products from apparel and home décor, to personal care items.” But their eco-commitment extends beyond providing families with organic clothing. The company supports the organic farming community and organizations worldwide that are committed to a green, sustainable environment. Knowing how potentially toxic conventional cotton is, I strive to purchase sustainable fabrics when possible, particularly for my children. Organically Grown’s infant and children’s lines are trendy and moderately priced. One of the characteristics of organic cotton that stands out to me is the way it feels. It’s typically softer, even after multiple washes. Their clothes are lightweight but still manage to keep my little girl warm. And…their clothing is recyclable, renewable, and biodegradable! Here is my little girl in one of their adorable footed onesies:
Organically Grown also offers children’s bedding, decor, and women’s t-shirts. They’ve recently added toddler clothing to their collection and it appears that they will extend their line to include men’s clothing options. Right now you’ll receive free shipping with purchases over $100.
I did not receive compensation for this post. A product sample was provided to facilitate this review.