6 Reasons to Wear 100% Cotton

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

Did you know that Passion Lilie not only uses fair trade and hand block printed fabrics, but we also feature 100% khadi cotton.

What is Khadi? Khadi, the Sanskrit word for cotton, is any cotton that is hand spun and hand woven in India using the charkha spinning wheel.

Ghandi at a hand loom promoting khadi cotton.

1920s Khadi production on the charkha spinning wheel

Mahatma Gandhi set the fashion trend for wearing khadi cotton by promoting its use as a way to support rural self-employment and self-reliance.

To this day the khadi industry continues to women individuals from lower income groups whose expertise and dedication is the driving force behind these beautiful fabrics.

So why should you wear Khadi cotton in these hot summer months? 

  1. Keeps you cool: Cotton is light- weight and it draws heat away from the skin, which allows for better air circulation and less sweating.
  2. Non-allergenic: Cotton is a non-synthetic material. Synthetic materials tend to trap in moisture, which can cause rashes, skin allergies and even worse body odors. Not very fashionable!
  3. Soft Texture: The hand spun and hand woven process gives the fabric a unique touch. Passion Lilie’s products are very soft, and feel wonderful on your skin.Passion Lilie hand block printed cotton fabrics.
  4. Non-Toxic: Because Passion Lilie uses only natural- plant or vegetable based dyes, there is no risk of toxic materials seeping into your skin. If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you put it on your skin?!
  5. Fair Trade: As mentioned, khadi production helps to support individuals in remote villages whose livelihood depends on cotton production.
  6. Easy to Care For: All Passion Lilie products can be machine washed and put in the dryer. You can starch them to help prevent wrinkles. However, I find that in humid New Orleans, the wrinkles tend to fall out on their own. 

Join the fair trade cotton movement today by buying a Passion Lilie product.

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