why choose organic?1 Corinthians 6:19-20
why organic cotton?
Our bodies are constantly attacked by toxins coming at us in almost every form: through the food we eat, the air we breathe, the products we use, and yes, even through the clothing we wear. Our skin is the body’s largest organ and we absorb whatever has been directly placed on the surface. Just like how dangerous chemicals in skincare and makeup products can be detrimental to our endocrine systems, the chemicals infused in a lot of fabrics we wear or use are just as harmful. It only takes ONE WEAR for the flame-retardant chemicals used in most pajama fabrics to enter the bloodstream. Most clothing material is grown in the masses, and while that process is faster, it includes unnatural additions to each plant to speed everything up. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, which are used in large production of non-organic farming. This makes the plant resistant to pesticides and insecticides, however, it’s not safe for the environment and especially not safe for a precious baby’s vulnerable skin. Snoots in Cahoots chooses organic cotton because it is certifiably clean, meaning the fabric does not come in contact with chemicals or toxins of any form. It’s been proven to reduce sensitive skin issues (especially eczema, a rash that commonly affects children) and also improve internal issues, as it’s an endocrine helper, not a disruptor. Because the farming of organic cotton avoids exposure to chemicals, the clothing is noticeably softer and has long-lasting durability. Organic farming uses crop rotation in place of pesticides, which promotes bio-diversity and cleaner water for villages (BONUS!). In developing countries, the death toll from chemical spills and poisoning is incredibly high, a number that hopefully decreases significantly as organic farming gains popularity. We use only organically grown cotton and natural elements in each of our products because we understand every little effort to keep our bodies safe makes a life-saving difference in the long run.
The cotton that Snoots in Cahoots uses is completely GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. GOTS institutes regulations for organic cotton production and the employees; regulations that imitate the laws of working conditions in the United States. Of several regulations, one, in particular, ensures that child labor does not exist and every employee is a willing adult, from the farm to the factory and everywhere in between. Knowing our product was not made by a child for another child is morally and ethically vital to our business. We believe in quality over quantity, from the start of our designs to the package arriving at your door (look for the white package with the Snoots logo!). Watch the video below for more information on GOTS certifications.
why baltic amber?
The health benefits of Baltic Amber jewelry are countless, effective, and inexpensive… the best part being anyone and everyone can experience them! By simply putting on a bracelet or fastening on a necklace, your symptoms of pain or discomfort will begin to disintegrate. For information on how Baltic Amber jewelry works, sizing recommendations, and the basic science behind this method, visit our Baltic Amber F.A.Q. page! To view our colors and styles, click HERE.
|Seed Treatment||Natural seeds without harmful additives.||Seeds have additional fungicides or insecticides with a high possibility of GMOs.|
|Soil Treatment||Organic farming uses crop rotation which retains moisture better.||Conventional farming uses synthetic fertilizers.|
|Weed Control||Natural soil means natural farming process. This includes beneficial insects.||Insecticides and pesticides are sprayed over crops, some of the most common pesticides are known to cause cancer.|
|Harvest Process||Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or water management.||Defoliation from toxic chemicals.|
|Production||Double ply or non-toxic cornstarch to warp fibers.||Fibers warped by toxic waves.|
|Whitening Process||Cotton whitened with safe peroxide only.||Bleached with chlorine resulting in toxic bi-product affecting environment.|
|Finishing||Washed in warm water with soda ash. PH level between 7.5 and 8.||Washed in a combination of synthetic surfactants, hot water, and additional harmful chemicals.|
|Dyeing Process||Natural dyes with minor metal and sulfur content.||High temperature along with heavy metals and sulfur content.|
|Printing Process||Natural pigments not including heavy metals.||Heavy metals in pigments pollute waterways, causing environmental damage.|
|Price||Initially more expensive but resulting in long-lasting fabric and coloration.||Cheaper but the fabric is quickly worn out.|