Although we are all lured by the fancy designs available in synthetic and mixed fabrics, we must remember that our kids are safest when dressed in natural fabrics, especially cottons. Cotton is the recommended fabric right from birth, all the way till they are at least 7-8 years old.
The umpteen advantages of cotton for kids led me to choose it for my brand COO COO. Cotton is the preferred fabric for kids for the following reasons:
1. The question of skin allergies and rashes does not arise
Since cotton is 100% natural and non-allergenic, you do not have worry about rashes and eczema.
2. Better breathability and temperature regulation
Cotton permits better aeration and keeps kids cool. The nature of cotton permits it to absorb and remove the body’s moisture easily, which is especially required in humid climates. Although, cotton is the most suited fabric for Indian climatic conditions, I was surprised to see the shortage of good quality cotton kids-wear, which motivated me to create a line for COO COO. (Available at Hopscotch )
Synthetic fabrics are known to disrupt the normal function of the body due to their low breathability and water absorption. This in turn can lead to the body either overheating or getting too cold, which can lead to illness
3. Perfect for kids with asthma or allergies
Cotton is perfect for kids who suffer from asthma and or other allergies because unlike other materials, it does not release small particulate matter that can trigger an attack.
4. No need to use harsh detergents
A mild detergent is enough to wash cotton clothes as it leave grime and dirt easily and hence the exposure to chemicals can be minimized for kids. COO COO clothes can be washed easily at home with mild detergents in warm water.
5. Chemicals in synthetic fabrics can be extremely harmful for kids
Synthetic fabrics are treated with plenty of chemicals, which can have severe adverse effects on children, which is not the case in cottons as they do not go through any such treatments.
6. Can be sterilized to get rid of germs
Cotton can be washed in hot water to clean them off the germs and bacteria.
7. High durability and ease in washing
With kids, isn’t this what we need for their clothes!?
Pallavi Swadi is the Founder & Creative Director of COO COO which offers children’s clothing for newborn to 8yr old boys and girls. (Available at Hopscotch ) It began in 2012 as an aspiration to create quality, comfortable & fashionable clothes for children in pure cotton fabrics keeping in mind the weather in India.
COO COO’s Design Team places a premium on finding the finest materials available and focuses on standardized sizing & fits to create just the right collections. The results are styles that perfectly reflect the brand’s casual luxe aesthetic.
Pallavi, ensures the collections are constantly evolving while staying true to her principal values: quality, construction, comfort; using only the finest fabrics and all meticulously ‘Made in India’. Her designs have a unique aesthetic that blends fashion and function to create looks that have an universal appeal, and clothes that are ultra comfortable and fun to wear for your little ones.