Why Unbleached Fabric is so Important for your Health — and So Hard To Find

Why Unbleached Fabric is so Important for your Health — and So Hard To Find - AIZOME (North America)

If you’ve ever accidentally gotten a bit of bleach on your skin, you know the burn, the irritation, and the overpowering smell that lingers in the air and on your fingers. According to the CDC, chlorine bleach can be toxic if inhaled or if it comes into direct contact with the skin.

So why would these chemicals be used in textiles — the thing constantly in contact with your skin? 

The textile industry 'bleaches' fibers to remove 'natural impurities' and to create a 'blank canvas' for dye. To do so, they use various synthetic chemicals such as Calcium Hypochloride, Sodium Chlorite, and Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate. 

These chemicals have been linked to allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, and other skin irritation. Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate, for instance, is used to strip recycled fabrics of dye to convert them into new fabrics, while being "suspected of causing genetic defects". The use of these chemicals leaves residuals in the fabrics that you interact with daily and also poses a threat to the health of textile workers and to our environment. 

A Healthy, Unbleached Alternative for Clothing-wearers Everywhere!

Over the years, many of you have reached out to us with a problem: sleeping in AIZOME sheets resulted in such a noticeable difference in the comfort and happiness of your skin, that it made you start to wonder about ALL the other fabric rubbing against you throughout the day. But pulling at the threads that hold the textile industry together – the perplexing production chains and unregulated marketing claims – is overwhelming. Where can one turn for uncompromising, unbleached, allergen-free quality, with no hidden ingredients?

At AIZOME, we believe that the burden of opaque manufacturing and industry-wide greenwashing should not be placed on the consumer. In fact, it shouldn’t exist at all. Our transparency comes from working in harmony with nature. Our 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, hypoallergenic textiles – dyed with medicinal herbs – have been scientifically proven to be kind to your skin and the environment. Inspired by the ancient craft of Japanese indigo dyeing and Traditional Chinese Medicine, our clothing is free from harmful chemicals such as AZO dyes, PFAS, and formaldehyde – all of which have been found widely throughout the textile industry, and which have been linked to numerous health issues, including cancer, skin irritation, and reproductive harm.

The challenge is, you cannot wear our bedsheets in public (though we certainly wouldn’t judge you!) So where-oh-where can one turn for clothing that is as soothing and allergen-free as AIZOME bedding? Over the years, our answer has been singular and consistent: Cottonique. Cottonique shares our unwavering commitment to creating clothing that is free from allergens and synthetic materials. Their meticulous craftsmanship and dedication ensure that their 100% GOTS-certified organic textiles are ideal for even the most sensitive skin. We are thrilled to partner with Cottonique and to better serve you, offering textiles to cover your every need – and inch.

Cottonique co-founders with some of the best dermatologists, and, applying over a decade of innovation in clothing production, created the world's leading Allergy-Free clothing. This is 100% organic cotton, free from allergens, irritants, preservative dyes, detergents, fragrances and other harmful chemicals.

Imagine a world where clothing not only protects and comforts but also contributes to your well-being. Our combined efforts with Cottonique aim to make this vision a reality. Together, we strive to empower the sensitive skin warriors, the non-tox questers, and the sustainability supporters, wherever you may be. 

We sat down for a conversation with Cottonique co-founder, Vinnie, to discuss the impact of textile chemicals on sensitive skin, a behind-the-scenes look at greenwashing in the textile industry, and how consumers can be empowered to choose better options for their health.

Join us in revolutionizing the textile industry, one bit of fabric at a time. Together, we can redefine the standards of clothing, and weave a future of health, well-being, and environmental sustainability – for all. Stay tuned for exciting updates, exclusive offers, and more as we embark on this transformative journey together.

To learn more about our partnership and explore Cottonique’s range of allergen-free clothing, check out their featured products here, or get in touch with us today!

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