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Fabric Matters: Treat Your Skin to Cotton

Nicole Eveleth

Posted on May 09 2018

Be Kind to Your Skin

You make healthy choices when it comes to food. You try to drink enough water. You exercise, perhaps meditate, and are diligent about vitamins. You’re responsible and smart when it comes to what you put in your body...but are you thinking about what you put on it?

Our skin is our largest organ, and the one that takes the most beating from the outside world. Most of us understand that the UV rays, pollutants, common injuries and more can cause harm to our skin, but we may forget about what touches it, all day every day: our clothing.

The Trouble with Synthetics

When it comes to conscious shopping, fabric matters. Research has found that the chemicals used in clothing manufacturing definitely stick around long after you buy them. Common synthetic fabrics like rayon, nylon, and polyester contain harmful irritants like formaldehyde that can be toxic for your skin, triggering skin allergies or leaving behind dyes and other chemicals that slowly seep in. 

Not only are synthetic fabrics irritating for your skin, they also lack breathability. Hot days will feel ten times hotter in these fabrics, and they also trap germs and sweat against your skin. Even non-synthetic wool can be harmful to people, especially those who suffer from eczema.

Cotton Saves the Day

It is such a relief when the best thing for us comes right from the ground, isn’t it? Thankfully, hope is not lost when it comes to finding safe and smart fabric. Organic cotton is incredible for your skin, with its many natural qualities. Cotton is breathable, hypoallergenic and highly weather-proof. Its soft fibers offer comfort as well as durability, lasting much longer than the cheaper, human-made clothing many stores sell. 

The Cottonways Difference

Each one of Cottonways’ hand painted clothing is made with airy, reliable cotton gauze fabric that gives your skin the kindness it deserves. The gorgeous cotton items of Cottonways transforms your closet into a smart and comfortable array of stylish outfits, from versatile, fun tops to flattering pants and everything in between

Achieve lovely, flawless style without fretting about your skin. Rid your wardrobe of toxins by switching to organic cotton thanks to Cottonways. Get to know us through our online store, or follow along with us at our Facebook page