by Yulia Kistnassamy April 30, 2020 3 min read

I discovered Eotton by accident. My mum in Russia wanted to get something for her grandson and sent me some pictures. I was like: “Mum, it’s not organic…” Silence.

I did a quick search online and found Eotton that stated it had only organic non dyed high quality cotton. I had never heard of the brand and it seemed quite expensive as well. I sent a link to my mom and chose one romper I liked.

In a month, I received a parcel full of luxury clothes gifted by Mum.  Beautifully presented in a brown Kraft box with a ribbon, it made my heart sing. All in natural colours, some with cute characters, it was mainly bodysuitsand sleepsuits in a few sizes for different seasons.

We were just about to embark on a long 3 months trip to Mauritius.

The summer rompers proved very handy. Unlike many clothes I had bought before, Eotton ones were so thin and absorbable it was the only thing Aleksandr could wear in hot humid weather.

I was definitely sold. I wanted more of those clothes. A few months later, we had a full warehouse.

Hi , I am Yulia Kistnassamy, a personal trainer and nutritionist, and now an exclusive distributor of Eotton in UK.

I have been promoting organic food for its health benefits for many years now but I had no idea organic clothes even existed until I had a baby.

For me personally it wasn’t a question whether I should get organic clothes or not. I naturally chose to do so. What I hadn't realised though was how toxic cotton production really was.

Cotton grows in warm climates and most of the world's cotton is grown in the U.S., Uzbekistan, the People's Republic of China and India. Other leading cotton-growing countries are Brazil, Pakistan and Turkey.

Researchers have found that the fertilizers used on cotton are the most detrimental to the environment, running off into freshwater habitats and groundwater and causing oxygen-free dead zones in water bodies. (https://business-ethics.com/2010/08/07/1438-the-bad-side-of-cotton/)

Three of the most acutely hazardous insecticides, as determined by the World Health Organization, are well represented among the top 10 most commonly used in producing cotton. One of them, Aldicarb, “can kill a man with just one drop absorbed through the skin,” says OTA, “yet it is still used in 25 countries and the U.S., where 16 states have reported it in their groundwater.”

"Exposure to these chemicals increases the risk of allergic dermatitis but more severe health effects for humans, as well as the environment, could possibly be related to these chemicals. Some of them are suspected or proven carcinogens and some have aquatic toxicity," says Giovanna Luongo, PhD in Analytical Chemistry at Stockholm University.

Cotton contains high concentrations of benzothiazoles as do even some clothes made from organic cotton (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151023084508.htm). Still feel like using non organic material  on your baby's precious skin?

Since that discovery I have been set on using only organic clothes, not just for my baby but for myself too.

Eotton uses only GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified cotton which means it is pure and chemical free at every level of production. While  GOTS is mainly responsible for certifying the raw cotton used for manufacturing, OEKO-TEX assesses the finished product. You can be sure that nothing has been added: no bleach, no toxic dyes, etc.

There are 3 obvious reasons you should go Organic:

  1. Normal cotton is toxic for baby’s skin and could cause skin allergies such as eczema, dermatitis, allergic skin rashes, hives, rosacea, acne, dermatomyositis and even skin cancer.  These chemicals not only have an effect on skin, they can also cause respiratory problems, hormonal imbalances, reproductive effects, birth defects, heart palpitations, nerve damage and cancer.  Think how your baby takes everything in their mouth. Even clothes. 
  2. Organic cotton feels much softer, more luxurious and breathable, more durable than non-organic cotton.
  3. It is better for the planet. Of course, you don’t want pesticides in the soil, no matter where it is produced. 

 

 



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