Sunday, April 10, 2011

Organic Cotton Good Things

New organic cotton washcloths and gift set. These cloths are made from 100% organic cotton and are super soft and cushy. I like to use mine with my face wash because they feel wonderful on the skin and they are very gentle. These cloths actually get softer after washing instead of getting scratchy like cheaper cotton wash cloths. Buy some for yourself or they make a wonderful gift for a new mom to wash baby gently with chemical free cloths.  Click here to go to my Etsy shop.

For a limited time, I will include a FREE bar of handmade natural oatmeal and honey soap with purchase of any of my new washcloths.They are available in Cream, Caramel and Green Tea.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

For the Love of Organic Cotton

    My newest passion is Organic Cotton. I have been doing some research on the subject and found many interesting facts. The cultivation of cotton dates back to prehistoric times. It has been spun, woven and dyed to cloth people since ancient times. Although cotton has been commercially produced using traditional farming methods for centuries, the use of pesticides and chemicals just like in commercially grown food crops took over. However, the return of organic farming has has allowed consumers a choice whether to wear clothing or use linens in our homes that are organic. Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals.

The Benefits of Organic Cotton:
         -No chemicals to irritate sensitive skin making it perfect for adults and children
         -Absorbs moisture from our bodies in a more efficient way than polyester products
         -Helps to support organic farming communities in the US and abroad
         -Last but not least, helps keep the Earth beautiful and free of nasty chemical pollutants

Check WindyCityKnits soon for some Organic Cotton hand knits.