Even though cotton is a natural product, only organic cotton is produced without harmful effects and pesticides. Keep your baby safe and healthy in bedding made from organic cotton.
Organic cotton is not only good for your own health. By buying organic cotton you can protect workers in the production countries from the effects of the toxic substances that are used in conventional cotton farming. According to the Environment Institute in Munich e. V. 150 g of poison are sprayed onto the field in order to produce the cotton for one single T-shirt in conventional farming. In some cotton textiles from conventional production scientists have found residues of these pesticides.
Create a good climate for your child with certified bio-cotton
Only with textiles and bedding from organic cotton, you can be sure that they are free from harmful effects. When textiles carry a “certified organic” or “kbA” label no harmful pesticides may be used for cultivation. Organic cotton is produced by organic farming. It’s particularly important that your baby gets enough fresh air and only comes into contact with healthy, natural materials for them to get a good night's sleep. When you’re buying a baby sleeping bag it’s important to consider the effects on the environment as well as on the baby’s sleep quality.
Industrial farming harms the environment
Only natural resources are used in growing organic cotton and no poisonous substances are allowed. In contrast, in conventional cotton farming, harmful insecticides are sprayed on the land up to 25 times per year. Much more insecticide has to be used to grow cotton than for other fabrics. In order for the picking machines to be used efficiently, the plants are again treated with chemicals right before harvest. During transport, the fibers are again sprayed with various chemicals. The poisons in the fields don’t only harm plants and animals in the production region, but are also inhaled by the workers in the field. According to WHO, around 20,000 people die worldwide each year due to the exposure to pesticides as a result of conventional cotton growing. By investing in organic cotton, this damage can be prevented.
Organic cotton is guaranteed GMO-free
According to the Environment Institute in Munich, it is also a problem that up to 75 percent of plants used in the industrial cultivation of cotton is genetically modified. The genetic manipulations were needed so that the cotton plants can endure all those toxic showers at all. With a wool or down duvet with an organic cotton cover, on the other hand, you can be 100 percent sure that it is not genetically modified.
Harvested by hand
In organic cultivation, clever farmers use traditional methods to protect the fields against pests and diseases. In West Africa, for example, cotton farmers grow sunflowers around their fields, as these flowers protect cotton plants from pests. The plants are alternated with other cultures because this is healthier for the soil. Instead of chemical fertilizers, the fields are gently treated with traditional non-toxic fertilizers. In organic cultivation of natural cotton, the cotton balls are hand harvested. This secures jobs and incomes for people in the regions in which cotton is cultivated.