5 Reasons Why Your Next Hoodie Should Be Made From Organic Cotton (and It's Not Just About Softness)

5 Reasons Why Your Next Hoodie Should Be Made From Organic Cotton (and It's Not Just About Softness)

Remember that cosy feeling of pulling on your favourite hoodie after a long day? We all love the comfort and versatility a good hoodie offers. But have you ever stopped to think about the impact that a polyester hoodie might have on the environment, even after it's worn out? It can take up to 200 years. Traditional cotton production is a major culprit in water pollution and if your hoodie is not 100% cotton - microplastic contamination (up to 500,000 tons a year from textiles). So, what if there was a way to get that same cosy feeling while minimising your environmental footprint? Enter organic cotton hoodies.

Here's why organic cotton hoodies should be your next wardrobe staple, going beyond the typical reasons you might hear:

White Ocean Symphony | Sustainable Hoodie in navy back

White Ocean Symphony | Sustainable Hoodie in navy back

1. Microfiber Mayhem? Not Here!

Did you know your favourite fleece hoodie might be shedding tiny plastic fibres every time you wash it? These microplastics end up in our oceans, harming marine life and even finding their way into the food chain (yuck!). Luckily, organic cotton hoodies don't contain these synthetic microfibers often found in conventional cotton blends. It's a win-win for your comfort and the environment.

2. Sustainable Soil, Sustainable Future

Organic cotton farming practices promote healthy soil conditions by using natural fertilisers and crop rotation. This not only improves the quality of the cotton itself but also helps to combat soil erosion and acts as a sponge to prevent flooding, a major environmental concern. 

3. Saving Our Precious H2O

Cotton is notoriously thirsty, requiring a massive amount of water to grow conventionally. Organic cotton production uses significantly less water (up to 91% less according to a Soil Association report, making it a much more sustainable choice for our increasingly water-stressed planet.

4. Ethical Edge

Organic cotton production and garment making, especially if associated with fairwear priorities fair labour practices and worker safety. This means you can feel good knowing your cosy hoodie wasn't made at the expense of someone else's well-being. Its also not 

Chameleon Bagpiper | Sustainable Hoodie worn by a woman

Chameleon Bagpiper | Sustainable Hoodie

5. Biodegradable Bonus

At the end of its lifecycle, an organic cotton hoodie will biodegrade naturally, returning to the earth without leaving behind harmful microplastics or synthetic residues. This makes organic cotton a more environmentally friendly choice compared to synthetic materials that can take hundreds of years to decompose.

So, the next time you're looking for a new hoodie, consider the hidden costs of conventional cotton and opt for the organic alternative. It's a win-win for your comfort, your health, and the planet. Ready to embrace sustainable style? Explore the collection of organic cotton hoodies at Selas Cosmos and discover your perfect match!

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