How long will your apron hang around?

How long will your apron hang around?

Have you ever wondered how long your team's apron will hang around?

I wanted to share the different impacts of two raw materials that are made into aprons: polyester and organic cotton.

Let's start with polyester. Polyester, is the sleek, shiny fabric chosen for its resilience and affordability. But here's the kicker: polyester is made from synthetic fibres derived from petroleum. Yip, you read right – petroleum, the same substance that fuels our cars. Consequently, polyester takes an astonishingly long time to biodegrade, hanging around in the environment for up to 200 years. It's known as the environmental polluter.

Organic cotton, on the other hand, is a soft, breathable fabric and is loved for its comfort, sustainability and eco-friendliness. Unlike polyester, organic cotton grows from natural plants cultivated without toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. When it comes to decomposition, organic cotton breaks down much faster - from within a few months to a couple of years.

So, what does this mean for your team's aprons? Well, imagine the polyester aprons reaching the end of their useful life, they're tossed aside only to find themselves hanging around in landfill for generations, releasing harmful chemicals as they slowly disintegrate. Not exactly the most planet-friendly option, right?

Thankfully, there's a greener alternative: organic cotton aprons. Made from sustainably sourced organic cotton, Cream Collection aprons not only protect clothes at work but also champion the planet. By opting for organic cotton over polyester, you're making a conscious choice to reduce your environmental impact and support sustainable agriculture.
And speaking of sustainability, consider how this affects your industry. As you know, your livelihood and industry relies heavily on healthy soils for its fresh produce and retail offerings. Yip, fertile soils are the bedrock. By buying organic cotton aprons, you're contributing to soil health and the sustainability of our food supply and produce supply. 

The message is clear: while polyester may attract you with its affordability, its environmental legacy leaves much to be desired, whereas organic cotton aprons, look after a more sustainable future.

Next time you're looking for new aprons, please consider how long the aprons you buy will hang around the environment. 

Your team – and our planet – will thank you for making a better decision.

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