It’s Fashionable: Organic clothing is one way that manufacturers meet the growing interest in “eco-fashion,” notes Luz Claudio, in the journal “Environmental Health Perspectives.” Environmentally friendly clothing is now available in haute couture, as well as T-shirts, and an easy way to identify it in the absence of other standards is to choose clothes made with organic fabrics.
Organic Feels Good: Clothing is sometimes the source of contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction. Researcher Christophe-J. Le Coz cites dyes, resins and formaldehyde used in processing fabrics as likely sources of reactions, and notes that synthetic fibers and wool can act as irritants. Sensitive individuals are most tolerant of white cotton. Thus, organic clothing, especially cotton, made without these potential allergens and irritants may feel better to the skin.
From Greenliving at National Geographic.com