Have you ever thought that healthy sleep is as important as healthy nutrition?
For you and your family’s health, the environment, and the health of your pets, it’s important to make sure you use organic cotton wherever possible. Let's explore why organic cotton is better for you and your loved ones.
Organic Cotton is Better for the Environment
Factory farming and pesticides have a devastating effect on our planet and its natural resources. By switching to organic cotton, you can play a part in reducing pesticide use and making our world a better place for future generations. Conventional cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops in history, and it doesn’t have to be. According to USDA, U.S. farmers use approximately 7 percent of all pesticides used in America every year on cotton fields alone, contributing over 21 million pounds of pesticide residue into our groundwater annually. These toxic chemicals often end up in streams and rivers that animals use for drinking water. These same chemicals can also end up on grazing areas, meaning that animals that consume grasses contaminated with these toxins can then pass them along to humans.
Organic Cotton is Better for Human Health
What’s in conventional cotton? Synthetic fibers, chlorine bleach, dye.
By wearing non-organic cotton, you can be exposed to remaining amount of pesticides which can be absorbed through the skin. On top of that, traditional cotton and synthetic fabrics use dyes and chemicals that can cause many health issues, including respiratory diseases, allergic reactions, and sensitivities.
Using organic cotton products can benefit you in more ways than one. Not only does wearing organic clothing mean less exposure to toxins, but it also means a lower risk of allergies and a reduction in both dermatitis and eczema. So put your best foot forward with natural fibers!
Organic Cotton is Better for Pet Health
Not only is organic cotton better for you, it’s also better for your pets. Furthermore, by using organic cotton, you can enjoy guilt-free pet products because no pesticides or toxic chemicals are used during production. It’s safe for you and your pets.
It is especially important for our pets to stay away from conventional cotton and synthetic fibers because they are more sensitive to chemicals and hazardous odors. If you want to keep your furry friends healthy, switching from conventionally grown cotton to organic cotton products is the best thing you can do for them.
Organic Cotton has Higher Quality and Lasts Longer
Organic cotton offers higher quality, lasts longer and is softer than conventional cotton.
It may seem counterintuitive, but organic cotton is in fact higher quality than conventional cotton. Why? It has to do with how organic cotton is produced. The threads of organic cotton have not been broken down by the harvesting machines that are used to harvest conventional cotton. Furthermore, it has not been damaged by harsh chemicals and dyes. Natural fabrics are by their very nature softer and more comfortable. But they’re also more durable, which means you’ll have them longer. By switching to organic cotton sheets or towels for example, you might not have to replace them as often as you would conventional ones!
The advantages of organic cotton are vast and overwhelming. There’s a lot more that we could say, but we hope that these four reasons alone will be enough to convince you that now is as good a time as any to begin switching your clothes, linens and pet bedding over from conventional cotton or synthetic products to organic alternatives.
At CatsEssentials we truly believe that healthy sleep is as important as healthy nutrition. Our beloved cats spend most of their day sleeping and it is crucial to provide them with healthy and safe bedding options that do not contain toxic and harmful materials and fabrics. That's why we made the conscious decision to source only safe materials that support the health and vitality of our precious cats. Check out our Organic Collection, it is entirely handmade in the USA from Certified Organic Cotton.