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Look and Feel Natural with Organic Baby Clothes

Where Organic baby clothes came from

The few people that I know that are purchasing organic baby clothes started out or were introduced to the whole eco-friendly or a green world environment thru organic foods. After we discovered the benefits of organic food to our bodies it was only natural to look for other ways to benefit from this concept. Organic food has been with us a long time and it enables us to not only ensure that we are not consuming chemicals and pesticides in to our bodies and destroying our immune system. But at the same time it, means that the ground that these products are grown in is also not contaminated with these same chemicals and pesticides.

Organic Fabrics Come From Two Sources

organic baby clothes
organic baby clothes

The fabric that our clothes are made from comes from two sources. Man-made, such as polyester and nylon which use oil and other chemicals and the other is natural materials that come from plants like cotton or animals like wool. Man-made fabrics cannot be organic because they are made from chemicals. Natural fabrics on the other hand ensure that the environment has not been damaged. Fortunately clothing manufacturers are wising up to this growing concern amongst the eco-friendly and fashion conscious customers.

Organic baby clothes Come in Wide Range

A wide range of organic fabrics are now available and as more and more companies are recognizing the importance of organic baby clothes there are more choices than ever before. There is also a wide range of natural fabrics. Bamboo clothing is quite popular and even has thermo-sensitive properties. We can also take this organic clothing concept one step farther by looking into the behaviour of the companies that are manufacturing the clothing. It is easy to investigate a company’s reputation on-line. You can not only check out their reputation but you can also take a look at how and where their products are manufactured.  Do they use carbon off-sets or fair trade practices. If you’re buying organic clothing, you probably want to know that the company you are buying from employs companies that use ethical work practices. Look for companies that manufacture in the US or Canada or companies whose factories are third party audited using the Business Social Compliance Initiative or BSCI monitoring system. This system is based on the labour standards of the International Labour Organization.

Buying Organic baby clothes

Buying organic or eco-friendly clothes means more than just buying fabrics that look and feel great. The way that the company operates should go back as far as the recycling of office paper. This should also include both plastic bottles and cans. Each and every decision that an environmentally friendly company makes should reflect that belief. It now falls on the consumer to dig a little deeper to make sure their money that we spend is going to a company that really deserves it. If you happen to have organic clothing but you’re looking for a new style you might consider donating your clothes to a local non-profit or charity.  Having a clothing swap with friends where you all bring clothes to trade with one another is an awesome eco- friendly concept. Your waste can be another person’s treasure.  Gently used clothing, or clothing that has been worn before, is great for the environment because there is no manufacturing for a product that already exists. That means no carbon dioxide emissions, smaller carbon footprint and less clothing going to the landfill. Looking for organic baby clothes, men, babies or kids is just another step forward to achieving an environmentally friendly world.

Australian tenants are willing to pay premiums for rentals with solar energy

A new survey shows that most of the Australian tenants are willing to pay a premium for rental properties with solar energy in an effort to reduce power bills.

According to the Origin Energy study, two-thirds of renters would pay at least $5 more per week for a solar-equipped property, while 55 percent are willing to pay at least $10 more.

Homes with solar energy systems are becoming the new normal, says Origin’s Lyn Bowring. The general manager of solar, storage and energy solutions claims Australia is close to a tipping point, where tenants will expect to find smart energy systems in rental properties.

Solar battery storage systems can reduce electricity bills by up to $2,500 a year, says Bowring.

Because solar uptake is surging across Australia, it’s easy to forget that renters have so far largely been unable to access solar energy.

solar battery
solar battery

Landlords may, therefore, find themselves left behind if they fail to install a solar power system on their property. They may even have to reduce the rent to attract tenants.

According to the Clean Energy Regulator, around 3.5 million solar panels were installed across Australia in 2017.

Although the outlook for renters is changing, this is because the cost of solar panels and home battery storage is decreasing and renters are keen to slash their power bills.

Landlords are expected to recoup upfront costs within 10 years like homeowners. Though beyond this time, extra rent would be money in their pockets.

The survey shows two-thirds of people would pay at least $5,000 more for a house with solar energy. More than half would even pay $10,000 more. Landlords would then subsequently end up with a more valuable property.

Investors can also claim back the annual decline in value because the purchase of a new solar power system is tax deductible, that’s why depreciation is a big bonus for landlords.

The Australian Taxation Office measures the effective life of a solar energy system as 20 years. As a result, investors can claim a 10 percent decline in value every year using the diminishing value method.

Source: https://positive.net.au/australian-tenants-are-willing-to-pay-premiums-for-rentals-with-solar-energy/

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