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Cloth Diaper Fabrics: Why Should I Consider Organic Textiles?



When you are looking for the perfect cloth diapering system, the choices can be overwhelming. Which style is best? Which colors do you love? At the top of that list, however, should be the question, “What kind of fabric is best?”

We have explored fabric options in a previous blog, but today we are going one step further. Many parents consider cloth diapers for the health and environmental benefits, so it is only natural that many lean towards an organic textile option.

But what does organic really mean? And what should you look for in an organic fabric? Let us help clear things up for you.

What is organic cotton?

Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides. It is also completely free of toxins like chlorine, formaldehyde and other potentially harmful substances that may be used to whiten and prep non-organic cotton fabrics.

Beyond the chemicals non-organic cotton may be exposed to, many claim that organic cotton is softer to the touch than regular cotton. And, like regular cotton, organic cotton has excellent breathability, allowing air to flow in and around your baby’s delicate skin.

Global Organic Textile Standard

When you are looking for quality organic cotton, be sure it meets the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It ensures all organic materials meet high-level environmental criteria and complies with all organic social criteria, too.

How do fabrics become GOTS certified?

GOTS certification requires that the fabrics meet strict criteria, meaning that when you invest in organic cotton cloth diapers, for example, you are getting the very best in the world. Only fabrics that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibers qualify to be GOTS certified. Then, all chemicals (dyes and other additives) must meet specific environmental and toxicological criteria as well.

Is organic worth it?

We wholeheartedly believe it is — otherwise, why bother, right? If you are considering cloth because of your own strong convictions about protecting the environment, cloth is the way to go. Organic cotton reduces your eco-footprint on the world, reducing toxins in the field, the air and the water, making a safer and healthier environment for you and for your baby.


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