More than 10 years ago, two transformational events took place in my life within one week: I discovered I would soon become a mom, only to be diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Literally, within 24 hours, my joy at the prospect of carrying my first child was smashed on the rocks of my diagnosis.
Transformational? Oh yeah!
Needless to say, my survival impulse kicked in, big time. I had to do something to ensure I survived this, not just for me, but for my soon-to-be-born daughter. Changes were required, and I went at them like a woman possessed. From the food I was eating to the chemicals I used for cleaning, I had to find healthier alternatives. But, beyond those obvious changes, my research led me to wonder about the clothing I wore, as well as that of the clothing in which I would eventually dress my child.
Turns out, and I had no idea at the time, but the skin of newborns is more porous than that of adults, making them vulnerable to the chemicals left behind from the growing and processing of the fabrics in the clothing we buy for our kids (and ourselves). I suddenly began to realize that I might poison my daughter simply by dressing her!
Well, believe me, that was not going to happen!
Organic cotton vs. conventional cotton
As I looked for alternatives for both of us, I discovered clothing made from organically grown fabrics that do not contain leftovers from the harmful pesticides used during farming – clothing which I have now labeled Clean Wear©.
The most popular of these is organic cotton, which is grown naturally. Organic cotton framers do not use pesticides but, instead, beneficial insects are allowed to flourish to keep pest insects in check. No synthetically produced fertilizers or pesticides, some of which were developed as nerve agents for use in war, are used to grow organic cotton.
Needless to say, organic cotton is far safer as a fabric for baby clothing – and for adult clothing as well.
So, beyond a detoxification of my home and pantry, I resolved to detox my closets as well; and to make sure that, upon her birth, my daughter’s clothing would also be clear of toxins.
Thus began my participation in the revolution for Clean Wear© – a revolution you can wear!
As part of that revolution, I created a new line of clothing. Simply Chickie is a 100% organic, made in the USA line of clothing for babies, toddlers, and women, all designed to spread the mission of Clean Wear© across our globe.
Curious? Click here to view my YouTube video and learn more about Clean Wear©, and my mission to share a message of hope in the face of cancer: Simply Chickie - a revolution in Clean Wear©!
What do you think of the idea of Clean Wear©? Have you become a part of the revolution in clean, healthy clothing? Share your comments and experiences with us here.