Why Organic for Baby?
- Organic practices have a lower carbon footprint consuming less fuel and energy and emitting fewer greenhouse gases. They are grown with natural rather than synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, harsh dyes or bleaches.
- Conventionally produced products may retain harmful toxic residues. Babies who have particularly sensitive skin therefore benefit from organic. By buying organic parents can rest with piece of mind they are providing their kids with the most gentle alternative.
- Babies and children with allergies and chemical sensitivity also especially benefit from organic as it reduces negative reactions and allergic outbreaks.
- Organic products will just feel better against your baby’s delicate skin.
Why Organic Baby Gifts?
At KindtoKidz our philosophy is about giving our kids the best. When choosing a baby gift for a friend or relative, you probably want to give them something unique and beneficial that is going to help them grow, thrive and be happy in the safest way. By choosing an organic gift you can fulfill all these things at the same time, while also contributing your share to building a safer future for all children on this earth.
Why Organic in general?
Fewer chemicals used
Less water used
Less Carbon produced
Why wouldn’t you buy organic?
The fabric lasts longer
The fabric is gorgeous
No bleaching or harsh chemicals are used in organic cotton
Why wouldn’t you wear organic?
Growing and harvesting one pound of cotton fibre to make a t-shirt impacts the earth’s air, water and soil, as well as the health of people living in cotton growing areas
Why isn’t organic cotton grown everywhere?
Put simply, because the cost is higher than consumers are willing to pay. Thankfully this is changing and organic practices are being embraced worldwide.
Some Interesting Facts about Organic & Conventional Farming
- Today, conventional cotton crops occupy 3% of the world’s cultivated areas. Yet it consumes 25% of pesticides and 10% of insecticides produced in the world.
- One field of cotton can be treated up to 25 times before harvest. Organic cotton production does not simply mean replacing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with organic ones. Organic cultivation is based on a systemic approach that aims to establish a diverse and balanced farming ecosystem that ideally includes all types of crops and farm activities.
- Farms need to complete a two-year conversion period to change their production system from conventional to organic. An essential element of organic production is the careful selection of varieties adapted to local conditions in terms of climate, soil and robustness to pests and diseases. Soil fertility management and crop nutrition are based on crop diversification and organic inputs such as compost, mulch and manures.
- Pest management measures focus essentially on pest prevention and the stimulation of a balanced agro-ecosystem through crop rotation, mixed cultivation, trap crops, and the use of natural pesticides when pest infestation rises above the economic threshold.
By buying organic cotton you are buying a healthy product, with clear standards and labels so you know where the product is from and how it was made. You are helping the environment and having a positive impact on producer livelihoods.
(Adapted from: Cornflower Blue)