Cute or Chemically Loaded? The Truth About a Single Baby Outfit
Greendigo aims to filter out the falsehoods and present just the facts.
After all, it’s our duty to be completely transparent with all the mamas out there.
And the fact of the matter is that a single baby outfit could have up to 8,000 chemicals stored in it!
These hormone disrupting chemicals are present in outfits made and sold by a wide variety of kids clothing brands, from budget to luxury, global and local, flagging off a very serious problem within the industry.
Surprised? Alarmed? Flabbergasted?
Well, we’re calling out the nasties!
The next time you’re admiring a onesie or frock from a bigwig brand, think about the chemicals behind the cloth.
Most fast fashion brands for kids utilise commercial and synthetic materials like conventional cotton, nylon, rayon, polyester, and acrylic, owing to their long-lasting properties.
These fabrics, especially cotton, are in high demand, and as a result, need to be produced at a rapid rate.
In order to cater to this worldwide demand, the aforementioned textiles are grown with the help of enhancements i.e., fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.
It doesn’t just stop there.
A wide variety of toxic chemicals (Phthalates, PETs, PFCs, Azo Dyes, Heavy Metals, Formaldehyde, Flame Retardants) are added to the mix, in order to make garments water-proof, shrink resistant and non-flammable.
What does this mean for infants and children?
Due to their absorption and metabolism (relative to body weight), behaviour and exposure, along with physiological differences, kids are more vulnerable to harmful chemicals.
A Simple, Smart Solution
As parents, we have enough and more to worry about. Let our choice of clothing brands not be one of them.
The most effective way to prevent chemical exposure on baby skin is by opting for clean threads aka sustainable apparel.
Sustainable equals high-quality, safe, comfortable, durable and affordable.
On a more intimate level, sustainable means preserving your child’s health, protecting farmer’s and communities’ best interests, and safeguarding the environment.
Sustainable also means variety.
You can pick from a whole range of organic fabrics like Bamboo, Industrial Hemp, Recycled Polyester, Soy Cashmere/Silk, Tencel, and Wool.
We, at Greendigo, vouch for the efficacy of organic cotton.
It’s the best bet for soft, supple, sensitive baby skin.
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brand
After all this chemical talk, we are steering you to cleaner, greener pastures!
Greendigo is a planet-loving and people-friendly brand that offers:
- Beautiful, practical products that are manufactured sustainably and ethically.
- Practical designs that aim to make parenthood a simple and stress-free journey.
- Magical prints and colour palettes that evoke playfulness and fun.
- Innovative designing that has a pulse on the future.
The best part is, we are 100% chemical-free.
To put your mind at further ease, our textile is certified by an independent third party, GOTS, which meets rigorous environmental and social standards.
To get your hands on Greendigo garments, all you have to do is pull out your smart phone or tablet and log onto greendigo.com.