Why Is Organic Cotton Better?
Since trying to become a more planet friendly family, I have been wondering why is organic cotton better than regular cotton. I did not realize there was a difference but there actually is quite a width between them. I also didn’t realize what an impact using regular cotton had on many areas of our lives. Did you know that an estimated 60% of items in our homes and work have varying degrees of cotton in them? I went through my house to test the theory and it was crazy how much cotton was in my house! All of our towels, sheets, comforters and curtains are cotton and a large percentage of our clothing has cotton in them. Even our cat and dog beds are made from 100% cotton! I was curious to see what the differences actually were between the organic and regular cotton. There are plenty of Reasons To Choose Organic Cotton.
Four Reasons To Choose Organic Cotton
- Cost: Organic cotton farmers actually can save us money as a product of their choice of farming cotton. With organic cotton, there are no pesticides unlike regular cotton which is treated quite heavily with pesticides. Because the organic farmer doesn’t pay for the pesticides like a regular cotton farmer does, they are able to pass that savings on to the consumer.
- Health: From a humanity standpoint, there is a huge difference in how healthy the two products are to those who farm it. Due to the high level of toxins in the pesticides that regular cotton farmers use, they are exposed to incredibly dangerous poison levels. Studies have shown there is a direct relation to the regular cotton farmer’s negative health issues to those farmers who raise organic cotton.
- Feel: Some claim there is a vast difference in the way organic cotton feels as opposed to the regular cotton. My husband has severe skin allergies and he will call me out if I have tried to sneak other fabrics into his closet! Since I bought him a few shirts made from organic cotton, he says it feels so much better than regular cotton. Low and behold when I bought a shirt for him this week made from regular cotton he knew it immediately! Should know better J
- Heart: What I have found in my research about organic cotton is that virtually all of the people connected to organic farming and the distribution and use of organic materials, have a huge heart. I have enjoyed learning about companies who are living a life that is well lived. One of my favorite sayings I have come across is from Yala Designs, an amazing company with amazing products. On their website, there is a picture of Nancy, Larry and Chelsea and at the bottom they have written “The adventure is what is around the next corner”.
Luxurious Towels For Your Bath
There are few things that can make you feel as good as luxurious towels for your bath. The towels from Yala Designs are made from organic cotton and bamboo viscose, which not only makes the towel incredibly absorbent, but so soft as well. I wish I could tell you how rich and beautiful these towels are. I was sent a pair of the Bamboo Dreams® Organic Cotton Ribbed Towels ($90.00) and they are just remarkable! I have never used anything that comes close to how soft and thirsty these towels are. The other thing I love about these towels is that they are so big! I hate buying a bath towel that you can’t wrap around you. These towels are just spectacular and I could not be happier with them. I have been bragging about these towels to all of my friends and they are jealous!! Interestingly enough, the towels from Yala Designs is not what Yala is known for. Nancy, who is called the glue of the operation, hand stitched the first DreamSack and that product put them on the map. The DreamSack is such a clever product, made from luxurious silk, which is so cool and cozy, you may never want to get out of your DreamSack. This item was meant to be used as a liner for a sleeping bag, but it can be used on its own or with your own sheets. I can only say if the DreamSack is as heavenly as the towels I received; its name says it all!!
One reader will win a pair of the Bamboo Dreams® Organic Cotton Ribbed Towels ($90.00) in their choice of color.