Why is fair trade and organic clothing so important?
Woohoo! It's our first guest post for the amazing brand, Piccalilly. So I write about fair trade and organic clothing, which is an awesome subject for me. I love to buy the best quality clothes for my little boy. I think it’s quite common for every Mom, right? We only want what's best for our kids so organic clothes should be our first choice.
Do you need an explanation why organic cotton is better than conventional? I will start from the reason that wearing organic fabrics has a major positive impact on your health and the health of our planet. The main benefit of organic materials is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides. These chemicals are really harmful for farmers and workers. Also I believe that they can be hazardous to us as consumers, and our entire wildlife eco-systems. And one more important fact is that organic cotton uses far less water than conventional one.
Now think how can it affect on your baby. As you know a baby’s skin is more porous and thinner than an adult’s skin. It's very sensitive and delicate. That means their skin can absorb more pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. So why would you not choose organic baby clothing for your children, if it's less exposure to toxins? If you are using organic food and cosmetics to protect your baby you should also consider organic clothing too.
Unfortunately not everyone knows what fair trade is. I will start from the definition which I found on Fairtade Foundation website. 'With Fair trade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.'
For me it's really important who stands behind the brand. I can't imagine that I’d wear something that was made by kids for a 'bowl of rice'. I will always say no to exploitation and inhumane conditions. I want to know that the people who made my baby's clothes got a fair wage, they are working of their own free will and they are working in a safe and clean place.
Why we love Piccalilly
Piccalilly has it all. The brand is providing high quality organic clothing. And it's not just any organic cotton. They source their organic cotton from a very special project called Chetna Organic, a fair trade cotton programme with a mission to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers by making their farm systems more sustainable and profitable. How awesome right?
Piccalilly pay a fair price for their clothing and the result is that the people who make their ranges receive a living wage and extra benefits including free transportation to work, company sponsored meals, healthcare and funding for their children's education. Couldn't be better? There is one more thing. Piccalilly clothes are made for kids, not by kids.
We couldn't find a better brand than Piccalilly so we will love them for a long time ?
Guest blog post by Katarzyna Michalska - www.ohmummymia.com