Yumi and Laurie products are created using organic cotton and bamboo. These sources are not only great for you, your home and your family, but also an environmentally sound choice.
For an item to be “Certified Organic,” its fiber must be grown in accordance with strict, uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set.
Conventional farming relies upon toxic chemicals. They mix with the soil and effect future vegetation and animal life for years to come. Organic farmers use natural composting, crop rotation, beneficial insects and predators instead of these synthetic fertilizers to intelligently grow crops that are better for you and the earth.
Bamboo is a sustainable material because of it’s high rate of growth and reforestation. Bamboo fibers are biodegradable. Petroleum based synthetic textile fibers stay in our earth’s system long after you dispose of them. Bamboo is truly unique: not only is it a highly durable fabric enduring many machine washings with grace, but it feels as soft and luxurious.
Bamboo is naturally antimicrobial. Bamboo is great for your skin as it wicks moisture away. A cross section of Bamboo fiber is a matrix with many microscopic gaps. Bamboo fiber breathes thereby keeping you cooler, drier and more comfortable.
Why Organic Cotton?
Like conventional coffee production, conventional cotton production also leads to poisoning of the soil and the product, this can cause various health problems for the farmers that grow it and the people who use the products.
The problem of poisoning due to chemical insecticides and pesticides is so acute that thousands of farmers in developing countries are risking their lives with this livelihood.
Organic cotton production, on the other hand, ensures a healthy life for the farmers producing it, those around them and those that buy their products.
Yumi & Laurie, Inc. is taking a pro-active, farmer friendly, Earth-friendly stance.
The more we support these organic farmers by spending money on their organically grown cotton and bamboo, the smaller the human footprint will be on the Earth.