Chemical Sensitivity

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), also known as Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances (IEI), is a diagnosis characterised by chronic symptoms attributed to exposure to low levels of commonly used chemicals.

Conventional fabric dyes and garment finishes can cause a wide variety of health problems for chemically sensitive people ranging from skin rashes, headache, trouble concentrating, nausea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, dizziness, difficulty breathing, irregular heart beat, and seizures.

There are no reliable tests to diagnose multiple chemical sensitivity, and there are no effective or proven treatments however certain lifestyle changes can help to alleviate symptoms.

High levels of agrochemicals are used in the production of non-organic, conventional cotton. Whereas organic cotton is grown without using pesticides from non-genetically modified plants.

Conventional cotton production uses more chemicals per unit area than any other crop and accounts for a total of around 25% of the world’s pesticides. The chemicals used in the processing of conventional cotton also pollute the air and surface waters. Residual chemicals may also irritate skin.

It is for this reason that it is absolutely paramount for people that suffer from chemical sensitivity or any sort of skin condition to make the switch to organic fibres today.