Baby Products: Why Organic Cotton?

A story from Janice.  She realized that she was having a hard time finding real organic cotton baby clothing. She worried about the harm that could be done to a growing child by the chemicals and pesticides used in regular cotton because she found cotton is called the world’s ‘dirtiest’ crop because of its heavy use of hazardous pesticides. Cotton covers 2.5 of the world’s cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world’s insecticide — more than any other single major crop!
So Janice became a mom with a mission!

Janice and her husband Mohamed worked hard together to develop their vision for a very special organic cotton clothing company. They began their journey by searching for the perfect source for 100% pure organic cotton.

As an Egyptian, Mohamed was familiar with the thousands-year-old tradition of cotton production in Egypt. Long before the time of the Roman Empire, Egyptian cotton was known as the finest crop in the world.

And he knew that today Egyptian cotton was still ranked as one of the highest quality products: it’s a long fiber cotton that is breathable, lightweight, strong, durable, and soft as silk.

Under the Nile was founded in 1998 by Janice and Mohamed Masoud.

  • Under the Nile is famous for what we DON’T have:
    – Azo colorants
    – BPA (Bisphenol A)
    – Flame retardant
    – Formaldehyde
    – Fragrance
    – PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
    – Lead

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