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Why Invest in Organic Fabric?
Thinking of investing in some new custom made curtains or blinds? Then why not consider having them made in a very sustainable fashion ie from organic cotton?
We’ve all heard the term
banded about from time to time but what exactly is it? That’s a fair question because the topic really hasn’t had much publicity in recent years, mainly thanks to the recession when organic suddenly went out of fashion due to its increased cost.
However, with the economy beginning to pick up that’s all changing and organic cotton is becoming fashionable again, certainly for Roman blinds and custom made curtains.
Fabric designers such as Ian Mankin use 100 per cent organic cotton and linen in their materials which are used to furnish a number of household textiles such as curtains, table cloths, bed spreads, beanbags and even napkins.
What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides which are present in traditional cotton growing methods. The soil in which organic cotton is grown is also of a far better quality and richness than that of non-organic cotton.
Recent figures show that around 16 per cent of the insecticide used around the globe is for growing and cultivating cotton. Considering 2.5 per cent of the earth’s surface is used to produce traditional cotton, the amount of pesticide used is actually very large and, unfortunately, harmful both to the earth and to susceptible human lives.
The Benefits of Using Organic Fabric
Obviously growing cotton organically is far better for the environment. Pesticides are extremely harmful to the environment, while the process also uses a lot of water (something that is in short supply in many third world countries). Traditional cotton growing methods tend to be extremely labour intensive so workers enjoy more routine hours when involved in organic cotton growing.
Organic cotton just feels nicer to touch, it also looks better and hangs very well when used as curtains or Roman blinds. Not only that but it’s less harmful to homeowners who may have problems with sensitive skin and find that traditionally grown cotton can bring them out in a rash or make them wheeze (due to the pesticide use).
Why not take a look through our organic cotton and linen selections from
? And, if you still haven’t been persuaded to consider hanging organic fabric in your home, then we still offer an extensive range of fabrics from leading design houses such as Fibre Naturelle, Volga Linen, Kate Foreman and Emily Burningham.
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