Articles Written by Victor Cetinic
As consumers, we've all noticed from time to time the various product labels that appear on our product purchases. Paying closer attention to these, you will uncover a number of logos and identifiers that all communicate to consumers a degree of trust in the product which allows us to make more informed decisions about our purchases.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is globally recognised for being the leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. GOTS provides a framework for ensuring product safety similar to the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, in addition, it considers environmental and social welfare criteria across the entire supply chain.
My children have had it too good for too long! This November 20th I will be turning my back on them, their over inflated egos are not in need of further inflation. Instead I will be ushering in a new era of parental libertarianism by celebrating 'Do Your Chores Day'.
When it comes to our kids, terms like natural, organic and safe are music to our ears, because buying products with these labels helps us feel like we’re giving our kids the best start in life. The trouble is, all that we see, read or hear, cannot necessarily be believed. Terms like these, including the much-beloved ‘organic,’ may be loosely regulated. That’s why it’s important to be informed, so you know how to tell a truly organic product from a misleading one. When it comes to organic cotton, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the bees-knees. So, when it’s GOTS certified, you know that every part of a cotton textile product is exactly as it should be - 100% safe for your little ones. Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth choosing GOTS certified bedding, for the good of our planet, our people and of course, your kids.
The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is a non-profit/non-governmental organization that helps children who suffered abuse heal from their trauma in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Abused children are often caught up in a downward spiral of low self-esteem, stress, trust issues, and internalized trauma. The more a child feels alienated, disconnected, and misunderstood, the more they withdraw. Their learning skills and ability to concentrate suffers at school and this unleashes another wave of low self-esteem, stress, and other issues. Around 68% of the children referred to ACF trail their peers in academic development by at least two years.
We spend a great deal of time caring for our children, making sure their seatbelts are buckled, keeping them warm in winter, keeping them well-fed and happy. We tuck them in with a kiss goodnight, relieved that they are safe for another good night’s sleep and the promise of a new day ahead. But, you might be shocked to hear that their soft, pillowy bedding isn’t the safe haven you thought.