Why Natural Fibres
Natural fibers, like cotton, linen and hemp are all fibers that create a healthy and friendly environment for your skin. It is breathable, so won’t harbour bacteria and fungi. The "breathability" of natural fiber textiles makes their wearers less prone to skin rashes, itching and allergies often caused by synthetics. These fibers absorb more liquid, and also more quickly than man made fabrics (like microfiber and fleece). Natural fibers wash out clean, which prevents a build-up in the pads (which could cause leakage and smell). And Natural fibers are durable, so it will save you money in the long term.
What is Microfiber?
Microfiber is made primarily of petroleum waste products, waste that would otherwise fill up landfills. It is made primarily of polyester, polypropylene and perhaps some polyamide (nylon). It is manufactured in labs to get it to such thin threads.
What is Fleece?
Fleece is a soft napped insulating fabric made from a type of polyester, called polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers.
Both of these man made fabrics are non renewable, and depending on what it is made of, not biodegradable (only polypropylene will degrade over time).
Often when one makes a change for the better in your lifestyle, you make changes in the food you eat, and won’t eat, the products you use for household cleaning, the body products you put on your skin. As many have eliminated petroleum based products for body and household care, we need to consider the effect of these on our biggest organ, our skin. . One thing is sadly forgotten, the fibers that you put ON your body. We need to rethink our clothing, and consider a closet DETOX.