Before you even buy your clothes off the rack, the items themselves have already gone through an intensive process. From the growing of the cotton plant (which actually contributes to approximately 25% of the world’s pesticide usage), to the coloring and dying of the fabrics, numerous chemicals have already been used on our clothes before we even put them on.
Take a look at some of the more prevalent toxins in the clothing industry:
Yes, these are just some of the chemicals we are all exposed to with the fast fashion we’re exposed to and eventually buy.
In September 2016, American Airlines rolled out new uniforms for their more than 70,000 employees. Soon after, roughly 3,500 employees started reporting a variety of symptoms including allergies, rashes, itching, eye swelling, headaches, and breathing problems. A year later, in 2017, Primark recalled one of their flip-flop styles after it was found that they contained high levels of chrysene–a cancer-causing chemical. In another instance, shoe brand Dr. Martens pulled out select boots from their shelves after finding traces of an undisclosed chemical.
So what can you do about it? Be more aware of what goes into your clothes. Before falling for a ‘SALE’ sign, stop and think for a moment or two, and check the labels and tags–you might be able to save you and your little ones from toxic reactions in the future. Another thing you can do is look for brands or suppliers that you know provide organic and eco-friendly products. Brands like Babysoy, who provide premium, high quality baby clothes that are made out of organic soybean protein fiber, bamboo, and cotton fabrics.
Did you know that Babysoy was actually one of the first companies in the world to introduce a collection of newborn clothes made out of soybean protein fiber? They only use azlon textile fibers that derive their materials from natural sources, such as leftover tofu pulp or soy milk, making their process and products sustainable, eco-friendly, and safe for your baby.
Maybe your baby’s clothes are too warm? Maybe they’re made out material that is naturally itchy? Maybe they’re not absorbent enough so baby’s sweat causes heat rashes? Since Babysoy’s products are made from soy, the soy fiber is silky smooth, and has superior moisture absorption and permeability compared to other cotton products. So if you have babies who sweat a lot or have sensitive skin, then these products are perfect for your little one! Besides that, they’re also super soft and comfortable for babies of all ages!
If you can get clothes that are safe, organic, eco-friendly, comfortable, durable, versatile, and cute, then that’s pretty much all you can ask for. Babysoy has a whole range of baby wear to choose from. They have everything from their adorable kimono bodysuits, footed pants, and beanies to their super cute zipper and snap footsies, dresses, and rompers. They even have bundlers, onesies, and blankets too! And you can transition their products from sleepwear to playwear–especially when baby goes outdoors!
All their products come in stylish, modern, and fun designs. Why settle for the ordinary when you can choose between the star blankets, the flamingo dresses, cloud zipper footies, elephant onesies, alphabet bodysuits, single knot beanies and more! They even come in delightful colors I’m sure your little one will love!