The debate rages on as to whether Organic Baby Clothes are really worth investing in, or whether they are in fact nothing more than a gimmick designed to part naïve consumers with their hard-earned cash. Needless to say, opinions vary quite extensively and those on both sides of the fence have their suitably strong points to make, but when it comes to the hard fact on paper it is rather difficult not to side with the organic options.
Sensibly, the only real way to evaluate the subject is to look at each of its facets in turn:
Right off the bat, organic clothing across the board no longer means dull, dowdy and largely monotone designs – contrary to popular belief. In fact, such is the sophistication of modern production techniques that organic baby clothes are literally 100% limitless in terms of scope for designs and creativity – anything that can be done with non-organic clothes can be done with the organic alternative.
As such, the two are on a level-pegging on the design front.
There was a time when synthetic fabrics and clothing lines were trusted as the most durable on the market and thus guaranteed to better stand the tests of time. However, this is quite contrary to the modern clothing market where mass-production techniques have led to synthetic lines in general delivering nothing close to the strength and durability of organic lines. In fact, 100% organic baby clothing has been found to last up to five-times longer than non-organic equivalents, adding up the wiser investment of the two by far.
A clear point in favour of organics.
Benefits for Baby
By its very nature, organic baby clothing offers superb hypoallergenic properties, incredible comfort, unparalleled warmth and the complete and total exclusion of harmful chemicals and toxins during the production stages. By contrast, synthetics have the potential to contain traces of dozens of toxic chemicals and treatments, that can be both breathed in by baby and absorbed through his/her skin.
If health and safety matters, organic lines are unbeatable.
Benefits for the Environment
Because the production process involved in organic baby clothes manufacture uses absolutely no harmful or non-organic products whatsoever, the effect on the environment is practically zero. Sadly, mass production techniques used in the creation of synthetic lines see thousands of tons of chemicals and toxins dumped into rivers and streams every single month, doing nothing for the health of the environment or the people who live in it.
Another point in favour of organics.
Last but not least, organic clothing specialists have proved once and for all that 100% organic lines can be offered for the same low prices as their synthetic counterparts, despite offering a myriad of additional bonuses and benefits. As such, there really is very little reason for siding with the inferior option when organic baby clothes and lined can be found for the same low prices.
Another point in favour of organics and a clear whitewash in terms of the most sensible options for those of a proactive persuasion.
By Paul Woods
Paul Woods is a part-time data analyst working for South Yorkshire Police who dedicates the rest of his time to green issues and challenges surrounding parenthood. He also makes and sells Organic Baby Clothes at a number of local markets with his wife of six years.