Organic cotton has gained significant popularity as a conscious choice for environmentally conscious individuals. However, not all organic cotton is created equal. When it comes to prioritising health at Ryde, we opt for OEKO-TEX Standard.  

Why? For both personal well-being and the overall health of the planet. 

Health Benefits of Organic Cotton:

  1. Reduced Exposure to Harmful Chemicals: Conventional cotton farming involves the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilisers that can leave harmful residues on the fabric. OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton, on the other hand, is produced using natural and sustainable farming methods. This ensures that the fabric is free from toxic chemicals, reducing the risk of skin allergies, respiratory problems, and other health issues caused by exposure to harmful substances.

  2. Enhanced Breathability and Comfort: Organic cotton, with its natural fibers, offers improved breathability compared to synthetic fabrics. This allows air circulation, preventing moisture build-up and reducing the risk of skin irritation and rashes. The soft and gentle touch of organic cotton enhances comfort and promotes a sense of well-being.

  3. Hypoallergenic and Suitable for Sensitive Skin: People with sensitive skin or allergies often struggle to find clothing that does not irritate their skin. OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton is hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitivities. The absence of chemical residues and synthetic dyes minimises the likelihood of skin reactions and promotes healthier skin.

Sustainable Outdoor Clothing

  1. Environmental Conservation: Choosing OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton supports sustainable farming practices that prioritise soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity. By opting for organic cotton, we contribute to reducing the environmental impact of conventional cotton production, which is known to be a water-intensive and chemically-dependent process. This positive choice helps protect ecosystems, conserve natural resources, and combat climate change.

  2. Ethical Production and Fair Trade: Organic cotton certified to the OEKO-TEX standard guarantees that the fabric is produced in compliance with strict social and environmental standards. This ensures fair treatment of workers, safe working conditions, and fair wages. Supporting brands that prioritise ethical production practices contributes to a more equitable and sustainable fashion industry. 

Conscious Choices 

Making conscious choices when it comes to the clothes we wear is not only important for our personal well-being but also for the health of the planet. Opting for organic cotton certified to the OEKO-TEX standard allows us to enjoy numerous health benefits, such as reduced exposure to harmful chemicals, enhanced breathability, and suitability for sensitive skin.

Why wouldn't we? 

July 03, 2023 — Ryde UK