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Old 06-18-2008, 10:07 AM   #11
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I wrote up a similar list on my blog. Mine includes diaper outers and various weights of fleece as well. Feel free to include any of the information here : http://sewyourown.blogspot.com/2007/...f-fabrics.html

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Oooh! This is great! Thanks!
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could you mention that cotton is produced with lots of pesticides unless it's organic which makes it not so cheap? and hemp and bamboo are much more sustainable / eco friendly fabrics
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could you mention that cotton is produced with lots of pesticides unless it's organic which makes it not so cheap? and hemp and bamboo are much more sustainable / eco friendly fabrics
if you mention that then you must mention that hemp and bamboo are also processed with major chemicals (because of the denser fibers) just to turn them into fabric, they aren't as eco friendly as so many people believe. they are in growing but when turning them into fabric then all that goes out the window.

i think the purpose of this document is just to educate people on the properties of the fabric after it's been already made, not on the whole processes involved from seed to fabric.
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I have several minkee inners. Super soft, but it's synthetic. I had a few w/ atheletic wicking. Very stay-dry, but everything under the sun stains it. And diarrhea and athletic wicking =
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if you mention that then you must mention that hemp and bamboo are also processed with major chemicals (because of the denser fibers) just to turn them into fabric, they aren't as eco friendly as so many people believe. they are in growing but when turning them into fabric then all that goes out the window.

i think the purpose of this document is just to educate people on the properties of the fabric after it's been already made, not on the whole processes involved from seed to fabric.
Really?? I didn't know that.... do you have any links on it so I might be able to read up on it?
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Really?? I didn't know that.... do you have any links on it so I might be able to read up on it?
http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_...-facts-be.html
http://thegreenloopblog.com/2008/03/...not-to-bamboo/
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Thanks for the list, I'm starting to sew stuff (wipes for now) and I'm so overwhelmed with fabric choices. You should expand it for wipes too, I know a lot of people ask that a lot
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I have several minkee inners. Super soft, but it's synthetic. I had a few w/ atheletic wicking. Very stay-dry, but everything under the sun stains it. And diarrhea and athletic wicking =
And also, I find athletic wicking fabrics holds the SMELL like nothing else. BARF! I have to strip almost every time my kid poops in that material.
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Con with Hemp: I also noticed hemp gets holes quicker than cotton. I use hemp prefolds and I need to replace them every 18 mos to 2 years while my cotton prefolds can go for 4 years or more (I have some from my 7 year old!).

Poly cotton mixes almost never get holes. They last forever, like sherpa 80/20 or knit terry.
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