When it comes to babies, not all of their clothes are created equally. There are many different synthetic, non-organic fabrics on the market that should be avoided for many important reasons.
Harsh chemicals are added to particular fabrics during the processing stage. These are linked with skin irritation and other dangerous side effects such as cancer.
Let’s take a closer look at why you should steer away from the following materials and stick with organic cotton:
Polyester is on the top of the list because it contains very high levels of toxins, such as esters of dyhydric alcohol and terpthalic acid. This material was created in 1953 from xylene and ethylene.
The EPA recommends avoiding materials made from acrylic because they are created by polycrylonitrile, which is a synthetic resin.
Rayon fabric is highly treated with harsh chemicals to make clothing more durable and last through many washings. Ammonia, acetone, caustic soda and sulphuric acid that is used to create rayon, can seep into baby’s delicate skin.
Fabric that is made of nylon can be harmful because this material is derived from petroleum and may also include other chemical finishes that can be dangerous.
Clothing items that are stain and wrinkle resistant are treated with toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, hormone issues, behavior problems, skin rashes and damage to the immune system.
You can keep your little one safe by dressing their precious bodies in soft, breathable fabric. Our African style dribble bibs made with organic bamboo towelling from the Maman Gâteau collection is a terrific choice. A wide variety of prints and designs are available in stunning sun hats, dresses, harem pants and more for you to choose from.
For more information, check out the following articles: Why Handmade Means Better Quality and Why Organic Baby Essentials Are Better For Baby.