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Safe and hypoallergenic baby clothes - non-bleached and non-dyed

by bebenca organics | | Baby skin, Best fabric for baby, GOTS organic, unbleached | 0 Comments

It's a joyous moment when a new baby joins the family, and as parents, we all want to make sure that our little ones are safe, secure, comfortable, and fashionable. Shopping for baby clothes is one of the most enjoyable jobs for expecting parents. Choosing the right baby clothes goes beyond style and aesthetics; it's also about choosing the safe fabric, fit, durability and sustainability. In this article, we will explore the qualities that make certain fabrics used in baby clothes stand-out as the best choice for your precious little one, with a special focus on non-bleached, non-dyed baby clothes and why they top the list in meeting these essential baby safety criteria.



When choosing the safe fabric for the babies, it is imperative to understand the fibers used in the making the fabric as well as the processing it has undergone before the final product was made:


Typically all clothing can be divided into two major fiber sources:


Natural Fibers:


  • Natural fibers are plant or animal-based fibers that are used to create fabric without any chemical treatment for further use. They are produced by means of organic or conventional farming method but they are bio-degradable.


  • Natural fibers like cotton, wool, and silk, hemp are often used and brought for their softness and breathability against the skin.


  • Natural fibers like cotton don't go through harmful chemical processing such as bleaching and dyeing, therefore making it safe for baby skin.


  • Natural fibers, due to it's characteristics are soft on skin, breathable and comfortable for baby clothing.


  • Natural fibers are also biodegradable and renewable, making them more environmentally friendly in the long term.


    Synthetic Fibers: 


    • Synthetic fibers are derived from petrochemicals and can take a long time to decompose, contributing to environmental pollution. 


    • Synthetic fibers typically go through the harmful chemical processing to make fabrics more soft, durable, resistant to stretching, shrinking, and wrinkling.


    • The toxic waste from the heavy processing, is disposed off in the waterways and fumes are exposed to garment workers and let out in the air. This harms the delicate ecosystem and environmental balance.


    • Synthetic fibers can sometimes feel less comfortable and may not breathe as well.


    Clearly the clothing made from the natural fibers are a better choice for the babies to prevent any exposure to any of the harmful chemicals. However, in natural fibers, one needs to understand the two methods on how the fabric is made.



      Conventional and Organic Natural Fibers


      Conventional Natural Fibers:


      Conventional farming methods for natural fibers like cotton often involve the use of synthetic pesticides and insecticides to control pests and diseases.


      These chemicals can have adverse effects on the environment, including soil degradation, water pollution, and cause harm to exposed baby skin as the chemicals are not hypoallergenic.


      Pesticide residues can remain on the fibers even after processing, potentially exposing babies to harmful chemicals through clothing and textiles.


      Organic Natural Fibers:


      Organic farming practices for natural fibers prioritize sustainability and environmental health by avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides and insecticides.


      Instead, organic farmers rely on natural methods like crop rotation, beneficial insect habitats, and biological pest control to manage pests and maintain soil fertility.

      Organic certification standards prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic chemicals, promoting biodiversity and healthier ecosystems.


      It is quite obvious that organic farming methods are better than the conventional. Despite making the right crop choice, one may not have the benefits of its organic farming if the product is processed and dyed with heavy chemicals.


      Fabric processing:


      Certain harmful and carcinogenic chemicals have been used in processing, dyeing, and finishing of conventional cotton or fabrics made from natural fibers. Chemicals like formaldehyde (in antibacterial clothes, wrinkle-resistance finish), chlorine bleach and heavy metals (heavy metal dyes, including lead and cadmium) are used; AZO dyes (linked to carcinogens), phthalates (in textile printing), perfluorochemicals (PFC, in water-resistant garments) and heavy chemical finishes (styrene, Sulphur, butanol, phosphorous) are generally present in high amounts. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are given off in processing.


      Choosing natural fiber that is organically grown and has no harmful chemicals can be highly challenging in this fast fashion industry. Few brands produce ethical baby clothing by using low impact processing and AZO-Free dyes that are approved by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). These are considered safe for the environment and for babies' delicate skin. 


      It should be noted that despite low impact and safe, it still involves bleaching and  dyeing. They are not completely free of the harmful effects of bleach and dyes. The best fabrics would obviously be the one that is made of natural fiber, organically grown, processed with no harmful chemicals, no bleach, and no dyes.




      Non-bleached and Non-dyed Baby Clothes: The Ultimate Choice


      Among the variety of options available, non-bleached and non-dyed baby clothes emerge as the top choice for safety-conscious parents. Here's why:


      Natural and organic & hypoallergenic/Chemical-free: Non-bleached, Non-dyed fabrics contain only the purest ingredients-that is, GOTS certified 100% natural organic cotton fibers (never chemically dyed or bleached)- making it a safer alternative than regular conventional clothing that contains harsh chemicals, dyes and formaldehyde or other resins, which can contribute to skin irritations and allergies and will keep safe the delicate baby skin from harmful chemicals used in processing cotton or fabrics.


      Breathable Fabrics: Cotton, a natural fiber, is ideal for staying comfortable in warm or humid conditions due to its breathability. Its soft texture and air circulation properties keep babies cool and comfortable in any weather. For everyday wear, cotton is the go-to choice for staying relaxed and comfy.


      Sufficiency of Softness and Gentle Touch: Natural fibres which are non-bleached or non-dyed are soft and gentle on delicate baby skin as they are flexible and elastic, close and soft, and provide comfort and coziness without compromising durability.


      Versatility: Non-dyed and non-bleached clothing comes in a range of shapes and styles, from onesies and rompers to pajamas and outerwear. Adorn your little loved one in cute and safe clothing for any occasion and season with Bébénca Organics non-bleached and non-dyed baby safe natural collection.


      Easy Care: All non-dyed or non-bleached fabrics are machine washable, saving your time, without compromising on quality, stretchability and durability.


      Baby clothing, made from non-bleached and non-dyed organic cotton is the ideal choice for newborn babies ensuring safety, softness, comfort, and sustainability. 



      It is certainly hard to find such a baby clothing that has been ethically created with so much love and care for the babies and environment. The designer at Bébénca Organics has a signature collection of non-bleached and non-dyed organic cotton. Hypoallergenic and antibacterial qualities of pure natural cotton, that is free of any harmful chemicals, makes it a fabric closest to what mother nature intended for the safety and comfort of little babies. This is also the best for our environment.


      Bébénca Organics Nature's Hug non-bleached, non-dyed collection is a 5 piece set in gender-neutral baby essentials are made from GOTS certified organic non-bleached and non-dyed cotton. Recent new addition includes waffle thermals in non-bleached and non-dyed.      


      When you dress your baby, safety, comfort and sustainability always comes first. In terms of baby clothes, the best choice is definitely non-bleached, non-dyed baby clothes. With no chemicals used, these baby clothes are made with 100% natural and chemical-free fabrics. They are completely safe for your babies. When you choose such fabrics for your baby, you are doing not only the best thing for your little ones; you are also helping our planet heal from the damage already done by greed of garment industry. When it comes to the health and safety of our babies and their future, its important to find a brand that is transparent and ethical. Ask questions, understand the processes. Our love and care is reflected by the choices we make for them.





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