Clothing Labels Decoded
Grocery Shopping. Some love it, some love to hate it.
Either way, it’s an unavoidable task on your to-do list that won’t go away. Personally, we love our weekly grocery ritual; we stand in the peanut butter aisle for 15 minutes, carefully reading the tiny list of ingredients, searching for chemically produced ingredients to avoid like Sodium Benzoate, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Sodium Nitrates, and especially the dreaded High Fructose Corn Syrup.
We carefully scrutinize the labels on our food, but when was the last time you put any real thought into the labels on your clothing?
All clothing labels are required by law to disclose the fabric fiber content and the country of origin. You’ll also find care instructions, sizing, RN number and the company name or logo. That’s a lot of information, but what we’re most concerned about is the fiber content.
We strongly believe that what you put ON your body is just as important as what you put IN your body.
Organic, sustainable fabrics are better for you and the environment. According to the Huffington Post the main benefit of organic materials is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers, consumers, and wildlife eco-systems. Pesticides are pervasive in our lives, and trace amounts of these chemicals are found in our food, water, environments and even breast milk.
Enter: hemp fiber.
There is a growing awareness among designers about the need for healthy, sustainable fabrics. That’s why we at MoonCloth choose to work with Hemp. Hemp fiber is an incredibly efficient fiber that requires % less water than cotton, needs no pesticides, and farmers can produce 3 tons of fiber from just 1 acre of hemp stalk. Hemp is biodegradable, sustainable, and durable. We are proud to offer products that are good for our customers and the planet.
Consider for a moment, how often our skin and mouths are in contact with fabric. We roll out of bed each morning after having slept on fabric sheets. We even wipe our mouths with fabric napkins when we eat. That’s a lot of very close contact with fabric! It’s that intimate contact that inspired us to create Mooncloth.
We believe that the fabrics you use in your homespace should be healthy and safe, so we chose to work with eco-friendly hemp fabric. The next time you raise a napkin to your mouth, or a towel to your face, think about the fabric used to create that product, and how much pesticides were needed to grow the fiber. Looking to give your homespace a deep clean? We recommend starting out with our best selling hemp linen tea towels. Here’s to your health!
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