Why Choose an Organic Cotton Baby Carrier?

By Elizabeth on January 19th 2012
cotton Conventionally grown "cotton fabric does not contain pesticide residues", says the queen of green Debra Lynn Hadd.  Pesticides and other chemicals wash out of your towels, your jeans and cloth diapers.  And yes, the dye on your t-shirt is "color fast" - it is chemically stable.   Contact with conventionally grown cotton fabric is not toxic to the touch.

Essentially your baby is not going to suck in any harmful chemicals when riding in a cotton baby carrier grown by conventional means.

So why choose organic cotton for your baby carrier?

Aside from it being the hip thing to do, here are some solid reasons why:

  1. Organic cotton doesn't use GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds.

  2. Herbicides are not used. Weed removal is done physically through manual removal, hoeing and cultivation.

  3. Crops are  rotated and have better water  retention, building the soil instead of depleting it.

  4. Insecticides are never used, so beneficial insects are not killed.

  5. Pesticides are not used.

  6. Instead of aerial spraying (red baron style), which  may be harmful to workers, wild animals, and others, organic cotton fields will sometimes include “trap crops,” which are planted to naturally lure insects away from the cotton.

  7. Cotton harvesters may rely on the natural seasonal freeze for defoliation (getting the cotton off of the plant) or may simulate the process by spraying water.

  8. Buying organic helps organic farming grow.


Since both organic and conventionally grown cotton are absent of pesticide residues, conventionally grown cotton will not directly harm your baby when touching her skin.  But, by choosing organically grown cotton, it does make a difference.  Here's the bonus: you are playing an active role in keeping toxic conventional cotton growing chemicals out of our environment.

Helping the chemicals to stay out of our water and soil is a noble cause to say the least.  The conventionally grown cotton that we are wearing on our backs may not make us sick or cause our body to react, but the water that we drink from the river downstream from the cotton fields may. Choosing Organic Cotton keeps the insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers out of the rivers, it doesn't kill off the good insects, and instead of taking all of the good stuff out of the soil, it actually enriches it.  Though not directly harmful, the harsh chemicals used to grow and process conventional cotton may actually end up indirectly reaching our bodies in the long run. Purchasing organic cotton supports organic farming practices.

We want to give  you the option to choose to support the production of organic cotton  We are working to understand the full impact of our products and constantly seeking out solutions that are more sustainable. We are proud to offer an organic line of Boba Wraps.

*All the outer fabric, the panel and the batting used for the Boba Organic collection is 100% certified organic cotton. All organic cotton used meets or exceeds the Organic Exchange 100 and the GOTS standards.