5 Benefits of Sustainably Dressing Your Children

5 benefits of sustainably dressing your children.

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Every year millions of pounds worth of clothing end up in landfills. This is particularly true for fast fashion items and baby clothes. Fortunately, there are other options you can choose when it comes to clothing for your children. 

Sustainably dressing your children is the perfect way to do your part to protect the environment and help make the world a better place for future generations. Following are five benefits of sustainably dressing your children.

Sustainable clothing is typically more comfortable

Sustainable clothing tends to be softer and much more comfortable than cheaply produced clothing. Because the material that fast fashion manufacturers use is typically the least expensive they can find, the quality and softness are usually subpar. 

All children have sensitive skin, and cheap material is very uncomfortable for them to wear for hours on end. No parent wants to see their child tugging on their garments all day due to how uncomfortable their clothes are. Sustainable clothing is often created using soft organic cotton fabrics and bamboo which are both much more comfortable options.

Sustainable clothing is not treated with chemicals

When fast fashion and cheaply made clothing items are created, they typically use a complex treatment process to prevent pests from damaging the clothing during transport. These cheap synthetic fabrics are commonly doused with chemicals during the manufacturing process before being shipped out to stores across the globe. This leaves the fabric more rough and scratchy, which can irritate sensitive skin. 

This is especially true when it comes to cheaply-made children’s clothing. The most concerning thing about this fact is that we do not know what the long-term effects of these chemicals will be for our children and the environment. Sustainable clothing is often made with bamboo and organic cotton which is never treated with harsh chemicals. This makes sustainable clothing much safer for your children and better for the environment.

Sustainable clothing is more durable

Because most clothing manufacturers create their garments using cheap materials, it’s no surprise that many of these items start to fall apart after one or two washes. The thread count on t-shirts, pants and other garments is often much lower than the thread count of organic cotton and bamboo clothing. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for them to unravel at the seams or for holes to start to appear seemingly out of nowhere. 

This is especially true for children’s clothing, as younger kids can be quite hard on their garments due to their active nature. Because sustainable clothing is created with high-quality material, these garments are usually much more durable and hold up better than cheaply manufactured garments.

Purchasing sustainable clothing sets a good example for your children

You are your children’s greatest role model. Whatever example you set for your children will have a huge impact on them as they grow up. When your children see how much you care about the environment, you are setting a good example by creating future stewards of the earth. 

By investing in sustainable clothing and purchasing it for your children, you are taking a step towards creating positive environmental change. Your children will see the example you set and will be inspired to create positive change in their own right as they get older.

Organic clothing saves you money

While sustainable clothing can be slightly more expensive upfront, you are actually saving money in the long run. Cheaply manufactured clothing usually wears out and falls apart within a few weeks due to its lack of durability. Because of this, you always end up spending much more money on cheaply manufactured clothing due to how often you must replace it. 

With organic clothing, your garments are much more sturdy and will not rip or tear as easily. Because your child will be able to wear organic clothing until they hit a growth spurt, you’ll save money by not having to replace clothes nearly as much.

Helping you decide…

Making the effort to sustainably dress your children comes with many benefits. By taking the time to invest in sustainable garments, you are not only making a positive change in the health of your children, but you are also taking the steps towards making the world a healthier place to live for future generations.

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