So, what are you wearing? It’s not a trick question but I doubt you’ll give me the answer I’m looking for. Why’s that you may ask? Well, because you can’t see the things I’m asking you about. You can’t see them, you can’t feel them and you can’t smell them (you certainly can’t hear them). They’re the chemical nasties that your high street clothing is harbouring.
A recent report by Greenpeace highlighted that some of the big boys on the high street’s products, in particular clothing and shoes, contain some nasty chemicals that really are not doing you any good. In fact, some of these chemicals have been shown to affect the genetic makeup of animals.
The report entitled ‘A Little Story About The Monsters In Your Closet’, can be read here. It lists some of the companies that are selling these items of clothing…you might raise an eyebrow. Then again, you might not. We’re talking Disney, Primark, H&M, Adidas, to name but a few.
Here at FKHQ we’ve known about these for quite a while and why most of our fabrics are sourced from organic suppliers (and bear the OEKOTEX and GOTs organic certifications) and our handmade clothing are made from these. Please bear this in mind when you’re buying your next item of clothing from the high street.
Yes, you read it correctly. Baby booties made from breast milk! They’re not that practical as they can’t be worn (no surprise there), but they were made with World Breast Milk Donation Day in mind which happens to be this Sunday. Made entirely from donated breast milk, they were created by Nick Gant and Tanya Dean who are both lecturers at the University of Brighton. They made various other creations from leftover ‘waste’ products’. If you’d like to read more about the booties then you can. Here is the full article.