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Here's Why You Need to Switch to Anti-Allergy Fabrics

June 19, 2019

Do you suffer from dust-mite allergy and have respiratory illnesses? Consider switching to organic fabrics - the use of organic fabrics is on the rise due to their health and environmental benefits.

Here are four organic fabric options to consider to combat allergies:

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1. Organic wool

Organic wool is the fabric of choice for many dust-mite allergy and asthma sufferers. This fabric guard against dust-mites and also creates fewer dust particles that are released into the air. Organic wool has not been treated chemically in the wool-making process and even the sheep from which the wool comes from are raised in a safe and humane environment. This recyclable material is perfect for household use due to its hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and anti-bacterial properties. Organic wool is best used for bedspreads, pillowcases, blankets, comforters, and carpets.

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2. Hemp

Looking for a durable hypoallergenic fabric that will retain shape and help save the environment? Look no further! Hemp fibre is not only long lasting; it is also a fully biodegradable fabric that’s resistant to damage from mold, sunlight, and water. Hemp is perfect for patterned fabrics such as table cloths and armchair upholstery because of its ability to retain its colours longer due to the porous nature of the fibre. However, the best use for hemp may be curtains and window blinds for its natural UV protection and ability to insulate rooms.

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3. Organic cotton

The use of organic cotton for clothing and home textiles is on the rise due to its many environmental and health benefits for users and farmers alike. The crops aren’t treated with dangerous pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides, and do not release harmful carcinogens into the air, unlike conventionally-grown cotton. While most commonly used for bedspreads, pillowcases, and crib mattress covers due to its soft texture and hypoallergenic properties; organic cotton is perfect for almost every type of home fabric use.

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4. Bamboo

With its chemical-free, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial properties; it’s no wonder organic bamboo fabrics are quickly becoming a favourite among health-conscious shoppers. Its ability to provide protection from harmful UV rays makes it perfect for curtains and drapes, while its luxurious softness makes it suitable for carpets, bedspreads, and upholstery. Lauded as one of the more eco-friendly and affordable materials; this 100% biodegradable material is the ultimate choice for tender and allergy-prone skin.

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