Going green and getting back to nature is all the rage right now, and for good reasons. Natural fibers were the building blocks of the past and are now becoming the building blocks of the future as well. Over time we have learned that everything we do has an impact on our surroundings, ourselves, and our environment. We have found that staying as close to “natural” as we can provides better comfort, better reliability, and a better overall feeling of happiness. Natural fibers are strong, comfortable, and sustainable. Take a look around you right now and see how many natural fibers are in your immediate vicinity. Your clothing, the table, the papers laying around you are all based with natural products. We think there’s a reason for that! Don’t you? Even if you don’t realize it you are probably helping out the green movement by supporting companies who have a “thing” for natural and sustainable goods. Go ahead, picture yourself frolicking through flower filled fields in the perfect amount of sunshine against bright blue skies. And, hug a tree while you’re at it. It really feels THAT good to work with your surroundings rather than against them.
Believe it or not, this has a lot to do with diapers. Single use disposable diapers are one of the top items found in landfills. And think about what’s in them… yea, gross! Not only are “normal” disposable diapers made up of what can probably be considered the equivalent of a melted down PVC fence, but they are laden with chemicals. Many of us don’t even want to breathe the chemicals that we use to clean the bathroom with, but we don’t think about putting our fresh, sensitive, precious baby’s bottoms in the closest possible contact with chemicals that most of us can’t even pronounce. The skin is the body’s largest organ and everything that comes in contact with it goes to all the major organs inside in less than 30 seconds. Some of the chemicals used in disposable diapers are banned in other countries (shocker) and most, if not all, are not federally regulated in the US. Who knows what we’re putting on our babies?! It’s also illegal to throw human waste into a dump. But, how many parents using disposable diapers take the time to “clean” them before putting them in the trash can? All this is going to have to be taken care of someday because the Earth isn’t big enough for all the trash we bury inside it. Cloth diapers are a simple, easy, inexpensive way to take some “baby steps” towards a healthier future; for ourselves and our planet.