WHY ORGANIC WOOL?
(Courtesy of Little Beetle Diapers)
"Organic wool yarn," as Treliske a pioneer in the field says, "has not been chemically treated at all throughout the entire production process, from the farm to the [finished] product."
~ Organic wool is free of pesticides, formaldehyde, polyester, foams, dioxins and other additives used in conventional manufacturing practices. These 'other' things are, of course, bad for you.
~ Organic wool is good and it is definitely better for babies.
~ The sheep are grazed on
pesticide free land and are never sprayed or dipped as
is commonly practiced in conventional wool production systems.
~ The sheep are also happy to keep the wool and skin near their rear end which is commomly removed in a practice known as mulesling to prevent fly-strike.
~ After shearing the sheep's wool is 'greasy'. So it is washed with a bio-friendly cleanser, carded and finally spun at a mill with organic certification.
~ Wool is a natural fiber and a renewable resource that is non-allergenic.
~ Organic wool can be used extensively by those who normally suffer from chemical sensitivity when in contact with conventional grow nwool.
~ The number of chemicals used in the textile industry is upward of 8,000.
~ Those who ‘react’ to wool are actually displaying a reaction to the harsh scouring agents, dyes and chemicals used in conventional wool production and not the wool itself.
organic wool rather than synthetic fleece?
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