You wouldn’t eat a bowl of pesticides drenched in insecticides. So why would you want to cover yourself in clothes doused in chemicals??
Herbalfab is an organic clothing range harmonized with nature.
We provide organic cotton fabric, non violent silk, organic khadi and other organic fabrics, dyed and printed with natural dyes/vegetable dyes obtained from plants, fruits, seeds, flowers etc.
Statistics reveal that the
ratio of farmland used to grow cotton and the amount of harmful
chemicals put into the crops is of vastly out of proportion.
Furthermore, a cocktail of toxic substances also goes into the process of turning raw cotton into clothing. Formaldehyde, petrochemical dyes, ammonia and dioxin-producing bleach are just a few of the things that help make your jeans or t-shirt brighter, softer or resistant to wrinkles.
Choosing to buy eco friendly clothing is a great step towards social and environmental responsibility as well as our own health.......
Mission and Vision
“There will be nothing left for the generations to come if we are not sustainable in what we do and a simple rule to be sustainable is to give back to nature what you take from it in the same form; if that is not possible then in a form that is still useful or at least not harmful “
Points we keep note on:
much air, soil and water pollution does the production and processing
of raw material to finishing products generate?
(2) How much employment does our work generate?
Organic cotton fabric versus Conventional cotton fabric
At herbalfab we use 100 % certified organic cotton fabric/organic fabrics which says no to chemical fertilizers and insecticides. The below facts will give you a reason why to choose organic cotton over the conventional one.
Facts on Conventional Cotton...
Conventionally grown cotton accounts for more than 25% of worldwide insecticide use and 10% of the pesticides. Pesticides used on cotton are among the most hazardous
It takes one pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to conventionally grow the three pounds of cotton needed to make a T-shirt and a pair of jeans
Farm workers working in conventionally grown cotton fields around the world suffer from an abundance of toxic exposures and related health problems. Pesticides used on cotton cause acute poisonings and chronic illness to farm workers worldwide.
Many people diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities find organic clothing to be essential in reducing their exposure to the vast array of toxic chemicals that we are unknowingly exposed to every day.
The Environment Shield Organization in 2000 in United States of America declared seven out of top fifteen pesticides which are used for cotton as one of the most environment polluting pesticides. Those seven pesticides are as: Acephate, Dichloropropene, Trifluralin, Tribufos, Pendimethalin, Diuron, and Fluometuron
Why Organic Cotton Over Conventional Cotton??
Natural, untreated GMO free seeds are used during seed preparation.
Organic cotton growers utilize biological based growing practices that offer a cleaner and healthier by product.
Organic cotton growing method protects the groundwater quality, reduces insects and disease by manipulating the ecosystem.
Organic cotton growers prevent pests through beneficial habitat planting. It eliminates the usage of toxic chemicals that are normally used for manufacturing conventional cotton.
Organic cotton crops yield higher organic matter, thicker topsoil, lowers modulus rupture, thus reducing soil erosion
Pesticide-free long-stable cotton also feels softer and more breathable and luxurious against the skin
Vegetable dyes versus Synthetic dyes
At herbal fab we use natural dyes obtained from plants, fruits, seeds etc for dyeing and printing of fabric with range of earthy colours not possible with synthetic dyes.
Facts on Synthetic Dyes...
- Manufacturing of
synthetic dyes involve many carcinogenic chemicals and the effluents
which are discharged in the river or emitted into the atmosphere
results into pollution.
Perfluorinated chemicals (PCFs) added to clothing to make it wrinkle-free, are cancer causing compounds, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Over six hundred additional chemicals can be used in various fabric finishing processes. Many contain known allergens, carcinogens and mutagens.
Printing on clothing done with plastic inks release toxic substances that can disturb the endocrine and nervous systems and expose children to carcinogens.
Chlorine bleaches, formaldehyde, silicone based softeners, optical whiteners and dyes are used routinely in processing nonorganic clothing.
Flame-retardant chemicals, such as those used to treat children's pyjamas, emit formaldehyde gas.
Health problems, including cancer, immune system damage, behavioural problems and hormone disruption have been linked to chemicals used in synthetic clothing.
Why Natural Dyes Over Chemical Dyes??
Natural dyes are biodegradable and eco-friendly
They also have medicinal and curative properties and said to impart this properties to the finished organic fabrics dyed with it.
Natural dyes are soft in colour, cool to eyes and good to skin
They help to provide employment for the rural people & preserve our traditional craftsmanship.
Obtain from renewable sources.
It saves energy because of raw materials are not from petroleum products
Waste material can be used for the manufacture of compost
A one stop eco friendly clothing range for all..........
Our skin is not an opaque shield; it is porous and quite capable of absorbing substances it comes in contact with. Some medical researchers suggest that there may be a link to clothing treated with chemicals and the overwhelming number of humans suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions.
At herbalfab we provide an organic clothing range healthy for you, your family and the Mother Nature.....
SPECIAL ECO-FRIENDLY/SUSTAINABLE FABRICS
Handspun and Handwoven natural dyed silk fabric Non violent/Ahimsa silk
It is essentially non-mulberry silk - from inherently non-reliable Tassar silk cocoons and non-violently processed tassar and muga cocoons. Matka silk keeps the body cool in summer and warm in winter and is available in a range of natural colors.
Khadi (Handspun & Handwoven fabric)
We provide a range of handspun and hand woven cloth in a range of colors of nature. A unique feel and look achieved by hand process that cannot be replicated through machines. Apart from the benefits of dyeing with natural dyes it also creates employment for thousands of people. Also in normal khadi we have range of fabrics ranging from 20 s count to 100 s count. We also provide Organic khadi.
Naturally dyed Indigo Denim
Natural indigo was the only source of the dye until about 1900. Within a short time, however, synthetic indigo had almost completely superseded natural indigo, and today nearly all indigo produced is synthetic. Over one billion pairs of jeans around the world are dyed blue with indigo. At herbalfab we are trying to revive the age old occupation of Dyeing with natural indigo and thereby limit the endless use of synthetic indigo. We provide you with different shades of blue which cannot be produced with synthetic indigo.
- Organic Cotton Fabric
- Organic Cotton Underwear
- Organic Women Clothing
- Organic Men Clothing
- Non Violent Silk
- Organic Denim
- Organic Yarn
- Organic Towels
- Organic Home Furnishings
- Organic Cotton Bag
- Organic cotton Towels
- Organic cotton dyed fabrics
- Organic cotton printed fabrics
- Organic cotton woven fabrics
- Organic cotton Knitted fabrics
- Organic cotton greige fabrics
- Organic yarn dyed fabric
- Organic cotton baby clothing
- Organic cotton men clothing
- Organic T-shirts
- Organic cotton Bedding
- KHADI (Handspun and Handwoven) fabric
- Organic Cotton Clothing