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It Started long ago….
I grew up in a large family and from a young age we were made aware of eating healthy foods and having to look after the environment. We used to go to the local farm to get fresh milk, which was organic and had a thick layer of cream on the top from which we used to make our own butter, churning it in a large glass container.
A skill that I learnt as a young girl was to sew and knit and handcrafts have always interested me. I took those passions to university and part of my degree was studying textiles and design. There I also learnt the difference between natural fibers and synthetic or man made fibers.
When working with fabrics, whether making a garment or knitting a sweater, I can feel the difference in working with natural fibers. It is softer and kinder to my hands and skin and as I got older I realised that the more processed and treated fibers and fabrics are, the more harmful it is to ourselves and also to the environment. But many people do not realise this.
It can lead to….
I have a number of family members and friends that suffer from allergies and skin conditions and have seen the difference when they wear organic clothing. Organic cotton and bamboo have longer fibers which make them softer and more absorbent and also non-allergenic. So no scratching and itchiness on sensitive skins. Even cancer patients find that it is far gentler on their skins than treated cotton.
Farmers and consumers benefit from organically grown products. Pesticides and insecticides are harmful to individuals, animals and the environment, often destroying what is good as well. By cutting out harmful chemicals we can reduce respiratory problems as well.
So to guide and educate others to choose products that are not just better for themselves, but also enhances the environment we live in.
How to Make a Difference
By making organic products more accessible and also affordable to more people, we can contribute to making the world better and less harmful for our children and future generations. To build a sustainable industry supporting cotton and bamboo farmers that don’t use chemicals or GMO (genetically modified organisms) seeds.
We have a big vegetable garden and grow many of our own vegetables, meaning that I can harvest what we need and eat it the same day. It is very satisfying knowing that what we eat from our garden has been produced without any harmful chemicals.
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All the best,