The Benefits of Organic Clothing and How It Helps the Environment

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OrganicOrganic clothes are mainly made from organic cotton, cotton is used for a lot of things like jeans, pajamas, t-shirts, towels,mattresses, bags, pillows, various blankets, sheets, socks, pajamas and etc. A lot of things are made out of cotton. But the production of cotton are usually very harmful to the environment, the workers, and to a degree the consumers. The fact that we use things made with cotton everyday should prompt us into choosing a more environment, worker, and consumer friendly alternative.

The production of cotton uses 25% of the world total usage of pesticides; the sheer amount makes me shiver. I totally understand that we all need the cotton, and the conventional method of production is the most efficient way to produce the material needed to cover the fiber needs of the world, which is 50% cotton.

The best way to help the world change gradually to organic farming methods is by shifting to organic clothing and consumer goods made with organic materials. This will help the small companies that use organic farming and non-toxic production methods to grow slowly. The fact that people are starting to buy organic and avoid non-organic clothes and consumer products will cause the larger companies to rethink their production method to better serve the needs of the people.

The benefits of organic clothing and the use of other organic products is not just the healthier lifestyle of the consumer. Conventional farming affects a lot of people, the pesticides and chemicals use harms the workers of the companies and farms who use them. The ground water can also be contaminated when the chemicals seep through the soil and reach these underground wells and rivers.  This in turn causes the environment, many animals and non-harmful insects to be poisoned. Communities that depend on those underground sources of water as their main source of water will be affected as well.  By choosing to go organic, you support companies that do their best to keep the environment and their works healthy, while getting a healthier and better life yourself.

I can tell you a lot of things about organic clothes, like how soft they are and how they are hypoallergenic and such. But the best benefit of organic materials in general, is the positive impact it gives to our world as a whole. If you are able to, switch to organic and help sustain the people who help sustain our environment, while serving the needs of humanity.

Organic Clothes Should Be Accompanied With a Clean Environment

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So your baby has sensitive skin, and you decided to only organic will do when it comes to him! But I got news for you; it might be great that you let only organic clothes touch your baby’s skin, unfortunately, that wouldn’t be effective if his environment isn’t very clean. You might be cleaning your house every day, but sometimes you need someone to do the really heavy cleaning,  that’s where big cleaning companies like comes in!

Even with daily cleaning, there is a build-up of dust and bacteria within porous surfaces like carpets, unfortunately for you, the job is just beyond the tools at your disposal. Carpet cleaning takes a professional to truly result into a clean and sterile job. I’m using a service of the local Salt Lake City carpet cleaners  to do this kind of work for me, they’re the standard when it comes to cleaning for me, luckily enough I discovered that they also had several branches around the country after I moved due to work.

What It Could Do To Your Organic Clothes

Let’s be honest here; organic clothes are more expensive than blended and completely synthetic ones. Given that you have invested good money in buying organic clothes for you and your baby, I recommend that you do your best to maintain them. The cleaner your environment is, the less dirt and bacteria that clings to the organic material of the clothes, organic materials are often sensitive to harsh chemicals used to clean out stains and kills bacteria.

The less you use harsh chemicals on your clothes, the longer they last, and the better maintained your clothes are, the longer it will retain its hypoallergenic nature. Remember those chemicals will remain as residue on the clothes, and if it’s harsh for cotton, it is harsh on your baby’s skin.

What About the Chemicals The Carpet Cleaners Uses?

While it is true that most cleaning companies tend to use industrial grade, harsh chemicals to clean. They handle things professionally to the point that that minimal harmful agents remain, you could also inquire if they could use chemicals that are more baby safe. It’s all about research and communication when picking the right company to clean your carpet.

Other Things You Can Do

In your daily cleaning and when doing laundry, you should only choose hypoallergenic, Baby-safe cleaning agents. Things like Baby-safe Lysol and Hypoallergenic fabric conditioners are great, but if you can find better recommendations don’t forget to share it with us.

When it comes to the best for your child, you already know what to do; it is what is instinct to parents. So when something doesn’t feel right or the person you are facing doesn’t seem like a person you could trust with the safety of your child, let that be your compass on what to do. Of course, a little research pays in the long run, and studies show that people who at the very least tried for the sake of their children like for example buying books on how to raise kids or anything that concerns the well-being of your child already shows that you are a good parent.

So keep doing what you are doing, because, to your children, you are the heroes.

Why Organic Baby Clothing ?

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We know that almost everything we consume and buy from the stores has somehow been touched by chemicals. Our clothes are not an exception. We may overlook it, but from the raw material such us cotton, up to the final stages of packaging, chemicals could be transferred to us through our clothing.

We need to be wary of this fact especially for babies because they have the most porous and sensitive skin. The little ones can suffer skin allergy, or worse, get exposed to harmful chemicals that can cause severe disease.

The cotton used for the clothing is treated with pesticides in the farm. The cotton fibers are also subjected to bleaching or dying. Some traces from this processes are not completely removed from the clothing. You can only imagine how many chemicals soaked up your baby’s clothing.

We understand that commercial pest elimination and termite inspection are needed even in our homes. However, there are organic ways to keep pests at bay. Several resources on the Internet provide information on socially responsible pest control services that you can avail. Like here in Columbus, several pest control companies offers organic pest control that is why I do not worry about parasites and exposing my family to chemicals.

I can only hope that commercial cotton manufacturers would consider natural ways of caring for their crops. If small time farms can do it, what more these big corporations that have a lot of financial resources? Our lawmakers should create laws to ensure that only the safest and healthiest methods and practices can be employed by the corporations. It may sound like wishful thinking, but I believe that this can happen eventually especially now that the awareness of the dangers of chemicals is starting to grow. 

If you are starting to build up your baby clothing’s stash or planning to transition slowly to organic clothing, here are other reasons to keep it up. It may be expensive, but the benefits outnumber the costs.

It protects the environment

Talks about climate change and destruction of nature may sound cliché, but these events are happening right before our eyes. Our water and air are getting poisoned by the chemical pesticides that are being used in production of clothing. We should advocate responsible and earth-friendly farming techniques, and not just put the concern on the bottom line of the balance sheet.

It saves you money

Clothes that were carefully created from organic fibers are more durable compared to pesticide-exposed cotton. Because of its durability, a lot of kids in your family can enjoy it, even for generations to come. The clothes are also comfortable, so you will not waste your money when your kids refuse to wear the itchy, cheap fabric clothes that you previously buy.

It protects the farm and the workers

Using organic materials to take care of pest will keep the farm and its workers healthy. They will not be exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals, and it will also not contaminate the land. If we keep buying organic clothes, we will be supporting the organic farmers and not the big commercial companies.

You may find that it is expensive at first, but you do not have to do it in one go. Start with a few organic clothing and build your stash slowly. You can also look around in your area if there are thrift stores that carry organic clothing.

How Baby Organic Clothing Saved Us from a Pest Problem

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baby-clothingSome say that heroes don’t always wear capes, but I say, maybe the cape can be the hero. Let me just get this straight: I didn’t find a magic cape or anything. This is a story of how my baby boy’s organic clothing saved us from possibly heavy damages in our humble Portland home.

My baby boy was just five months old when I heard him cry of pain and annoyance one early morning. He always slept soundly until half past seven, so this was a new thing for me. Also, his cry was different from his usual cries of hunger and sleepiness. I never heard from him anything like this before so that got me worried. My husband was out of town that week so me and my baby had our house to ourselves. I inspected our son’s limbs and face and saw that he had two red spots on his left leg. It was the first time I saw marks like that on him, because I was always careful with where he goes and what he’s wearing. To be precise, my husband and I bought special baby organic clothing so we could lessen the possibility of allergies on our baby. This meant that something else that caused the marks.

baby-clothesAfter a few moments of thinking, I suddenly realized that I was unconsciously scratching my right arm. I looked at the spot I was scratching and I saw the same red marks that were on my baby. I quickly inspected the room of possible culprits. After a few minutes, I found them inside the drawer beside the bed where we kept out important and legal documents. There were colonies of red ants inside and some of them were already climbing on the bed. I took my baby from the bed and into my arms. I checked him for crawling ants and fortunately there was none.

It was still too early to call some professional service so my baby and I stayed in the living room for an hour. When I knew they were already available, I immediately phoned the Portland pest control and termite inspectors to come over and help us get rid of the red colonies. It was a good thing they were never late in opening up. Almost all of my neighbors called on them whenever they had bug problems. In about thirty minutes, they were already knocking at our door and were ready for the inspection and extermination. I told them what happened and led them to the bedroom for the inspection. When they were already ready for extermination, I had to excuse myself because I didn’t want my baby near chemicals, so I stayed in the living room during the whole process. They went all down right after and they told me that the bedroom will be ready for use in the afternoon. I was relieved that my baby was safe thanks to them, and of course to my baby’s clothing. I wouldn’t have known if it wasn’t for that.

After that incident, my baby nor me had any other allergy mark. I’m so grateful that our family is now safe from insects and other harmful creepy crawlies.

Shopping for a Baby Shower Gift

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Last month I got an invitation for a baby shower, and I’ve always been the type to bring gifts that were quite boring, so this time I did my research and made sure to get something that was at the very least interesting. Normally I wouldn’t really care too much about it, but this time it’s about my best friend’s soon to be born child, not to mention I’m currently “on leave” and I have nothing to do. So I scoured the internet, and found something an amusing gift with potential, chiropractic baby clothing.

Chiropractic baby clothing is not what you would think they are. At first I thought that it was clothing designed to have good spinal support for the baby, which piqued my interest, but it turned out to be clothing with prints like “My dad is the world’s greatest chiropractor” and “I am well adjusted, thanks to my chiropractor”. I thought it to be appropriate, with the dad being a chiropractor and everything, not to mention a damn good, he pretty much fixed my back the last time I visited them in Tucson. Thinking I found the perfect gift, I continued to brows for the best one in the site.

When it comes to shopping for any gift, I find it important for the receiver to have a personal and emotional connection to the gift, though I often gave gifts that didn’t quite impress, there were times that I lucked out and some small detail that allowed the person who received it to connect with the gift made it stand out. That was the basis of my choosing of this specific gift, after all the baby will appreciate anything you give it, or just not care at all because he is a baby.

The site had an assortment of chiropractic baby stuff, from bibs, onesies to other shirts and all, my decision was to buy one or two of a few assorted items, a set if you will. They weren’t cheap, the average price per article was about ten bucks, and I bought quite a few. But I don’t really care about the price, as along with my invitation to the baby shower was also a request if I could become the baby’s godparent, and nothing is too much for one’s godchild! You might be able to tell that it’s my first time being one.

I will be flying to Tucson next week, and I have to say I am excited for the whole thing, I haven’t seen the couple for a year now and would like to catch up on a few things. I’m also thinking about staying in Tucson until the baby is born, I’m eager to see my godchild’s face, my friend is almost due anyway and I really don’t have much to do, I could probably even help around the house as an additional gift to her, just in case someone else bought the same gift as me.

My Story of a Fun Las Vegas Trip

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vegas-cowboyA rich relative invited me and my cousins to go with her to Vegas, everything was going to be paid for by her, no strings attached. The reason for this is she just wanted some company during her stay there, apparently she wanted to get some work done, and Vegas is her go to place when it comes to cosmetic surgery. When I asked why go all the way there she answered ”you can find the best cosmetic surgeons in Las Vegas for breast augmentation”, which was probably true I guess since she was the expert when it comes to getting cosmetic surgery, and besides free vacation.

The first few days we partied Vegas style, going to clubs, enjoying the resorts, and trying out our luck at the tables. That was probably one of the best times of my life, every day was some sort of new adventure, we find something to do and just went with it, we played poker, pretended we were tourists from Europe, everything we thought would be fun we did it.

One night I decided to just drink at a bar by myself and relax nothing too crazy. I was looking for an empty table to sit at and thought I found one when just as I just seated I saw two women sitting at the table. I apologized but they said it was fine, as the place was kind of full anyway. We talked for hours on end, and later on found out that they will be going to a trail ride thing, if I recall correctly it was called Cowboy trail ride, the next morning and invited me to go with them. They were the types who were hard to say no to, so even though I never rode a horse in my entire life I said yes.

The next morning they picked me up at hotel and went to the trail ride place. When we got there I was happy to see that it was some sort of ranch resort. They had reservations in advance, and I was lucky enough to be invited, there was a last minute cancellation as their friend needed to attend a family thing. I was really worried that I would have trouble with riding my horse, since my only knowledge of anything horse-like came from watch “My Little Pony” when looking after my little cousin. But luckily enough the guide was really helpful and helped me every step of the way, I can now say that I know how to basically ride a horse.

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The horse ride was quite wonderful, as I had experienced many hiking trails but never on a horse! The scenery and nature was surprisingly beautiful, had I not met the girls the night before I would have continued to think that the only thing you can do in Las Vegas as either Party, Gamble, or get cosmetic surgery.  Now I know that there are many things that Vegas can offer, and some of them are: learning how to horseback, appreciate nature, and make new friends.

 

What Does it Take To Be a True Entrepreneur

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This informative article would be to educate people who would like to become famous in business world. There are numerous qualities you will wish to have should you be going to run a prosperous retail organization. At the similar time it really is apparent the percentage of both sexes within the formal and informal sectors is about the same. International business was defined in several ways and by different authors. True entrepreneurs struggle by using their business opportunities for various reasons.

All they have to go after such projects could be the justification it is worth it. The aforementioned illustrates the way you can make your goals smart. Unattainable goals cannot motivate you. Goals which can’t be measured can’t be managed.