You’ve heard the word being used extensively and in fields related to health and wellness. You’ve seen it splashed across media, at the neighborhood provision store, and in luxury showrooms. ‘Organic’ has made its space in our daily vocabulary in a flatteringly seamless manner, paving the way for other words like ethical, sustainable, fair-trade, biodynamic, earth-friendly, ecological, free-range and the likes.
The term organic is the most recognized word in the lifestyle and wellness industry; markets are flooded with organic food, organic beauty products, organic cleaning products, and even organic fashion. What was once a buzzword and seemed like a trend, is now part of the mainstream. But what is organic?
Understanding organic and the need
The Oxford Dictionary provides a few meanings for the term organic. Of these, the most pertinent is “(of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals.”
A product can be termed organic if more than 95 percent of it is produced organically – this means no chemical fertilizers to grow crops, animals that are fed organic and with care given to their welfare.
The increasing demand for all things organic stems largely from two factors –
- the consumers’ awareness about what he/she is putting inside and on his body
- the informed consumers’ decision to make ethical choices that help curb disorder in the environmental cycle
Organic fashion and underwear
These aspects are relatable where food is concerned but what do you mean by organic fashion and underwear. Having reached a point where a consumer is hyper-aware of what he/she is putting into their body, it is apparent that the concern will transfer to what they are putting on their body. The answer is organic clothing or fashion that is manufactured with organic materials like organically grown cotton or bamboo. Organic cotton is nurtured without the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms that are harmful to the workers/farmers, make the soil and surrounding areas toxic and also harm the wearer. So if you are someone who ends up with unexplained rashes, understand that is likely a reaction to the toxic strains in your clothing.
In such a situation, it is imperative to look at the options of introducing organic lingerie in your life.
The need for organic lingerie
Lingerie is called intimate clothing because it lies closest to our skin and for long durations. Wearing toxic clothing near the most sensitive parts of our bodies for such long periods is harmful to the body as it causes health issues in the long run. Why? Because conventional lingerie uses a piece of cloth/clothes that has undergone several chemical-laden processes like bleaching, dying, surface treatment, etc. The chemical residues remain despite several washes.
Lingerie made of organic cotton has a low chemical and no toxic presence which makes it better suited for the body.
Take for instance the lingerie developed by Inner Sense. “In a world where everyone wants access to organically prepared items in a bid for healthier living, eating and wearing organic is not enough. Introducing organic underwear in your wardrobe is imperative to ensure access to lingerie that is anti-microbial, anti-odour and hygienic,” says the team.
It should be noted that all lingerie under brand Inner Sense is made of the antibacterial bamboo fabric, among the softest available in the market and known for its high absorption capacity. These make the organic fabric ideal for innerwear. These features allow the fabric to absorb sweat from the body, leaving no space for the formation of bacteria or fungus that causes body odour or fungal infections. Being a hypoallergenic fabric makes it ideal for use by people who often battle severe allergic reactions due to chemical residues.
Other benefits of organic lingerie include
- higher breathability
- long-lasting and easy maintenance
- a step towards being a responsible citizen
- helps reduce the toxic impact on soil and the environmental cycle
- avoiding excess proximity to chemicals