At a stage when you will be responsible for two lives, you should wear clothes free from harmful chemicals. Here’s about organic maternity and wear.

Organic Maternity Wear

There was once a time when women waved a sad goodbye to fashion the moment the doctor confirmed their pregnancy – “In any case, my tummy is going to swell and I will have no time to take care of myself from now on”, most of them thought. Nowadays, stores come up with exclusive clothes for pregnant women under the ‘maternity wear’ label. Designers have found an interesting way to vindicate a pregnant woman’s existence, and have given her the confidence that she may lose, looking at her swollen self. However, there are those who gave the whole ensemble another thoughtful look and thought about how a pregnant woman, because of the total hormonal upheaval that she experiences, would be ultra sensitive to everything. Clothes that were made from normally manufactured cotton might give her skin allergies and rashes, so they came up with a range of organic maternity wear. But then, what is organic maternity wear? Read on to know more about it.
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Organic Maternity Clothing 

What Is Organic Wear?
You must have heard that the way cotton is produced and turned into fabric, though most financially feasible, harms the environment because it demands the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Organic clothes, on the other hand, are clothes that use cotton grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. To put it in simple words, organic maternity clothes are, as the name suggests, maternity clothes made from organically grown cotton. 

How Is It Better than Normal Cotton?
Here are some ways in which organic clothes prove to be better than normally grown cotton: 

Skin Friendly
Most other clothes manufactured from the normal cotton may prove to be harmful to the skin because of the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. On the other hand, organic cotton is less harmful and will not cause reactions on the skin. 

Sensitivity Compatibility
As we all know, pregnant women are undergoing major hormonal changes to be able to bear a healthy child and may often be victims of heightened sensitivity to anything under the sun. Wearing organic clothing at this time helps prevent the onset of any allergy that might originate from the skin, especially the epidermal ones. 

The chemicals of the fertilizers and pesticides that are sprayed on the cotton plants, when caught on by the skin, could cause perhaps the same reaction that could be caused by exposure to radiation. It is thus, better to stick to the most healthy organic cotton clothes. 

Socially Responsible Benefits
Organic cotton, which is produced without the use of harmful chemicals, is produced mostly by farmers who belong to the poorest sections of Indian society and do not have money enough to purchase chemical fertilizers. Most of them use manure as a fertilizer and other traditional methods of farming, which are environment friendly and have been handed down through generations. They may be much more costly because producing organic cotton is not too economically feasible. Therefore, many a times clothes made from this kind of cotton are sold at exclusive outlets and the retailers share a portion of the profits with the farmers who grew the cotton and the artisans who cleaned the cotton, spun it into fabric and also those who stitched it to give it the present form. If people buy these products, they will not only be benefitting themselves but also those farmers and craftsmen who often fall below the poverty line. 

Environment Friendly
These days, the debate about global warming, ozone layer melting, deforestation, erosion of soil and changing climatic conditions is growing hotter and hotter every day. In such times of increasing environmental pollution, going for organic clothing is good not just for new mothers and women who are expecting, but for everyone, because of the environment friendly way organic crops are grown and the benefits they have on health.

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