What Are The Benefits Of Organic Fabrics?
We have all heard the term “organic fabric” in the fabric world, but not everyone knows why this type of fabric is quickly becoming one that more and more of your handmade business customers will want. It is also becoming the fabric that everyone wants to use in their own personal sewing as well.
Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment, it doesn’t produce any harmful chemicals and the production also benefits soil rather than damaging it.
Compared to other materials on the market, organic cotton is one of the most environmentally friendly options, as it does not have a harsh manufacturing process. The production of organic cotton fabric uses less energy, releases fewer greenhouse gasses and due to the improved soil quality, uses significantly less water.
Based on Life Cycle Analysis, on average, by using organic methods a huge 1,982 gallons of water is saved per cotton t-shirt. If you are looking to be more considerate to the environment and conserve natural resources, purchasing organic fabrics are the best option.
But enough of the science, what is organic cotton like to work with? Well, firstly, for clothing it is better for the skin and it’s hypoallergenic which makes these organic French Terry’s even better.
They are cozy, cute and good for the skin too. It is easy to wear and work with, and the print designs have become progressively more stylish and contemporary, so you can create long-lasting, cost-effective organic cotton garments that you are guaranteed to fall in love with. Organic cotton is also a very strong and resilient material, so any garments you create will last longer, whilst looking great - so you won’t have to worry about sacrificing quality to shop more sustainably.
Fair Working Conditions For Farmers And Factory Workers
Although this is not the case for every fabric supplier in the industry, there are farmers and factory workers across the globe that are struggling to survive under the harsh working conditions. However, by purchasing organic cotton which is GOTS certified, you know that the people who create your fabrics are paid a living wage and fairly compensated for their hard work. This certification does not only include environmental standards but also social standards.
Better For Sensitive Skin
If you have bought fabrics in the past which have irritated your skin, organic cotton will be a better choice for you. It is known that various skin allergies relate directly to the chemicals used in non-organic cotton farming, so switching to more organic fabrics can help you see a significant improvement. Organic cotton products are softer and safer for the skin, as the fibers are much longer, compared to regular cotton. Its benefits for the skin also make it a better choice for baby clothes due to its softness and the lack of harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
When using organic cotton fabrics in your sewing projects, you will be pleased to know that it is a very natural material which requires little care and is extremely versatile. You can choose to use organic cotton for almost any sewing project, as the strength of the cotton fibers and threads are what makes them suitable for all different types of clothing. No matter whether you are looking to design t-shirts, summer dresses or kids apparel - organic cotton would be a perfect choice. If you just want to do your bit for the environment and make something for yourself, these pretty organic jerseys would be a perfect choice.
When you are purchasing fabrics for apparel making, you want to ensure you are purchasing materials in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly fashion, which is why you should consider a purchase from Bibs And Boots Fabric. We are pleased to offer a large range of organic fabric which you can browse on our website. We are committed to helping our customers find the right fabric, so you can create some unique designs for yourself and your loved ones.
Happy Organic Shopping
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