It’s a known fact that synthetic materials such as nylon, wool and polyester are produced using chemicals, which exacerbate the symptoms associated with skin conditions, namely eczema. There is no cure for eczema so correct management is essential. Knowing the most suitable fabrics to buy is a significant part.
At Lester & Darnie we are careful to select products that are made only from natural fibres such as Organic Cotton and Bamboo that are proven to assist with the management of skin irritations.
Below is a brief overview of the 2 main natural fabric choices. After reading this you will be able to make a more informed choice on the products you buy for your children.
Organic clothing may consist of cotton, jute, silk or wool.
Organic cotton is derived from non-genetically modified plants and is grown with out the use of synthetic chemicals. As there is no residue of chemicals left in organic clothing this can assist in providing relief of the symptoms associated with sensitive skin.
Organic Cotton is a cleaner, healthier product with much less human and animal exposure to chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. Organic cotton uses 60% less water and produces less CO2 emissions.
Bamboo is a naturally rounded fibre with no spurs, which reduces irritation and supports the rejuvenation process of damaged skin.
Bamboo has antibacterial and anti-fungal characteristics. Its thermal properties ensure warmth in winter and coolness in summer, making for a suitable material to be worn for all seasons.
Bamboo absorbs moisture away from the skin decreasing the level of abrasion and any subsequent damage to sensitive skin.
Being a natural and biodegradable product derived from plants, bamboo can be disposed of in an organic and eco friendly manner.
Imperative for our babies and children bamboo also has superior UV protecting qualities.
Bamboo is a highly renewable plant, requiring very little water and no pesticides. The fabric is easy to care for and cost effective.