Parenthood is a sum of all the choices you make for your little one.
From the teeny tiny clothes you pick, to the cosy crib you build, to the love and care you give.
So, choose wisely.
And, hear us out mamas, choose organic.
Organic refers to any product that is made without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or any other artificial chemicals.
Just like Greendigo’s organic cotton apparel and nursery essentials that bring cheer to the whole family!
When it comes to picking out appropriate and safe baby outfits, you must take extra care to source high-quality and chemical-free materials.
Did you know, non-organic kids clothing is filled with a variety of harmful toxins - 8,000 and counting?
Toxins that can do a whole lot of damage to your child’s health and the planet’s wellbeing.
In fact, research indicates that conventional clothing accounts for 25% of the insecticides, and 20% of the pesticides, used worldwide…
Stressed, shocked or a combination of both?
We hear you!
In this blog, we’ll list some of the most common cloth monsters to look out for.
Inspect packaging and labels for the following:
Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
PFCs are a manufacturer’s go-to chemical concentration. Why? Because this category of chemicals is proficient in repelling water, dirt and oil. But at the cost of what? Your baby’s liver health and hormonal functions, that’s what!
When it comes to producing bright shades of colour quickly and easily, Azo Dyes do the trick. Which is why, they are used in approximately 60-70% of textiles. But you’ll be saddened to know that this commercial dye releases carcinogens like aromatic amines.
Metals such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Antimony are native to commercial dyes. Look beyond the photogenic colours, and you’ll discover the true carcinogenic nature of these pigments. For instance, they pose a high risk to a child’s kidneys and nervous system respectively.
Formaldehyde is definitely formidable in its ability to keep clothing both shrink-free and wrinkle-free. And boy does it hide in plain sight! Watch out for this toxic substance, as it can do major damage to a child’s respiratory system.
While these chemicals are applied to garments in order to prevent the start of a fire, or slow down the growth of one, they are known to be carcinogenic. In particular, they can be major hormonal disruptors. In preventing one disaster, you may be unknowingly causing another one.
And these are only just the Nasty 5!
There are a host of other chemicals like Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, and more, to keep away from.
These chemicals have a severe impact on human health, the ecosystem, and millions of animals and sea creatures.
The only logical, healthy, convenient, accountable solution is to switch to organic baby clothing.
Get rid of the chemicals, embrace the naturals, and make childhood (and parenthood) a happy and worry-free place.
Greendigo shows you how.