WHY CHOOSE GOTS ORGANIC COTTON?
The choice of materials is one of Chamarrel®'s major concerns.
Why not Tencel or Bamboo?
To make washable wipes, many people turn to bamboo or Tencel (Eucalyptus fibres). These materials are relatively cheap and allow to label a product eco-friendly. However these products are too often far from being eco-friendly in reality. From the cultivation of bamboo and eucalyptus, which destroys the biodiversity of the regions, to the manufacturing processes involving solvents and the use of a lot of water (which can be expected to transform such rigid fibres into a soft fabric), these fabrics only look eco-friendly.
What about cotton?
Cotton is natural and it is easy to turn into fabric without addiing chemical products. But can it be grown in an environmentally friendly way? It all depends on the production methods used. We have chosen in most cases, GOTS certified organic cotton. This certification guarantees the absence of chemical treatments from production to design, and also a good use of natural resources (such as water), as well as good working conditions for the workers.
With the choice of GOTS cotton we strive to take care of your skin, not adding any irritating, allergenic or toxic products, but also of the planet!
Why choose hemp?
The choice of hemp is a simple and reasoned one. Hemp is natural, it is produced locally and requires little water and little fertiliser to grow. Moreover, it has bactericidal and antifungal properties, which make it an excellent eco-friendly ally for daily skin care.