Why buy eco friendly fabrics, fair trade, and made in the U.S.A ?
Organic & Eco Textiles
What makes a fabric organic or eco-friendly? There are several ways for fabrics to qualify. The Fabric should be a natural fiber such as cotton, hemp, soya or bamboo or it can be a recycled fabric. Organic textiles are grown in controlled settings with no pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. These textiles have a reduced carbon, energy and pollution impact compared to the standard methods and often without any chemical additives.
Recycled fabrics can come from pre ad post consumer recycled textiles. Some fabrics are made using recycled fiber content, including recycled cotton, nylon, and polyester. Use of recycled fibers reduces waste destined for landfills and also preserves resources such as oil and energy needed to manufacture new materials.
FairTrade purchases supports: A fair price for products, Investment in people and communities, environmental sustainability, economic empowerment of small scale producers, direct trade, and fair labor conditions. Fair trade standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, and are applied to both traders and producers.
Made in the U.S.A
Made in the U.S.A products supports American workers, and the American economy. They are well produced product that are required to meet higher standards by the FTC. Yummi Bebé does NOT sell clothing products made in china. Some accessories however may be manufactured in china, but they must be socially responsible companies, that work with fair trade certified manufacturing plants.