At BLAEK Store we are committed to supporting the best organic clothing brands. Not only do we owe it to the planet to make sure our shopping habits don't destroy river systems and soil, we also owe it to ourselves and our skin.
WHAT DOES ‘ORGANIC CLOTHING’ MEAN?
We support brands that use organic cotton in the making of their clothes. Organic cotton is produced and farmed without the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms), meaning it sustains the health of soils, rivers and ecosystems instead of destroying it. Organic cotton is better for the environment, better for our animals, fish and insects and betters the lives of our farmers and the communities in which they live.
Here are our top 5 reasons to make the switch today:
1. IT HAS NO NASTY CHEMICALS
During the production of organic cotton, no pesticides, fertilisers or other harmful chemical are added to the soil. These chemicals therefore do not enter nearby water systems, and are not absorbed by plant life, animals and other humans, keeping us all safer and healthier.
2. IT’S KINDER TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Organic cotton farming uses 91% less water (241 litres vs 2700 litres), 62% less energy and creates 46% less greenhouse gas emissions making organic the kinder and better option for our environment.
Find out all you need to know about organic cotton benefits, facts, stats and more at aboutorganiccotton.org
3. IT’S BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN
Conventional (chemical) cotton contains traces of pesticides, dyes, cleansers and other harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin. You may experience rashes or itchiness form your clothing or even headaches and allergic reactions. That’s due to the chemical composition in the fabrics of the clothing that you are wearing - which your skin is absorbing.
4. IT WILL LAST LONGER
Not only is organic cotton kinder to your body, but it also feels beautiful and soft (again, due to the non-existence of horrible chemicals) and is also extremely durable. In conventional cotton the chemicals used weaken the fibres of the fabric, causing it to breakdown more quickly, meaning if you go organic, you’ll have those pieces for a lot longer.
5. IT’S SUPER EASY TO MAKE THE SWITCH!
At BLAEK store we pride ourselves on supporting brands that design and make organic clothing. To help you choose we’ve put together a little list of must-have items for him and her in order to shape your ultimate organic wardrobe…
ORGANIC OUTFITS FOR HIM
It all starts with a plain tee worn daily with any outfit. Look no further than Sydney brand Pt. Nemo and nothing is more solid a look than a plain tee with a pair Nudie Jeans Co. jeans or chinos. What's our pick? The Premium Tee in grey or black with the Lean Dean Dry Ever Blacks by Nudie Jeans Co. A look that will never go out of fashion and is 100% organic cotton is a great place to build your sustainable wardrobe and we'd love to help you on your journey!
ORGANIC OUTFITS FOR HER
Build your organic wardrobe starting with some beautiful tees made in Sydney from Pt. Nemo in white or black. For a versatile and clean winter look we recommend layering with one of Kowtow's 100% organic cotton sweaters and pairing with the Nudie Jeans Co. Hightop Tilde Dry Ever Black jeans. Build your organic wardrobe and start by nailing the basics!
Building your sustainable wardrobe, starting with the addition of organic cotton is empowering. Even though people may not thank you for it you are doing an incredible thing for people and planet so thanks from the BLAEK Store team!