We often see food, cosmetics, and cleaning products labeled organic, but what does organic really mean? In simple terms, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, sewerage sludge, genetically modified organisms, ionizing radiation, or bioengineering. Any product labeled as organic refers to not only the item itself but also how the ingredients or products were processed and grown.
There are many benefits to organic products. As well as being much better for the planet, organic produce is also meant to be much healthier for us.
However, while this may be true, it can be hard to know how to go organic, particularly if you’ve never bought organic products before. The good news is that going organic isn’t as tricky as it sounds. From fashion to food, here are some of the best ways to go organic:
1. Food and Drink
In the past, it was extremely difficult to find organic food and drink items on supermarket shelves. However, this has started to change. The number of organic products has increased considerably over the past few years. And it’s not just organic bread and meat that consumers can purchase; consumers can also purchase things like organic alcohol, which is used by distillers and made into products to sell in stores.
While it can still be hard to find a clothing range that not only looks amazing but is sustainably sourced and reasonably priced, there are options out there if you look hard enough. And the good news is that over the next few years, we expect to see an increase in the number of sustainably sourced clothes in shops. This is thanks to an increase in consumer demand.
3. Building Materials
If you’re planning on building or renovating your house in the future, and you want to go full-scale organic, then it might be an idea to consider using organic or sustainable building materials instead of traditional materials. Not only are these better for the environment, but they can also be cheaper to purchase. This is a win-win situation!
4. Cosmetics and Beauty
Many consumers are wary of buying organically produced beauty products. This is because they worry that they will not work as well as other beauty products. However, this is often not the case. In fact, evidence has shown that there are many benefits to organic beauty products. Not only are they better for the planet and your health, but they’re often more effective too.
5. Catering Supplies
You should consider using organic catering supplies if you own or run a catering business. Not only can organic plates, bowls, and utensils help to make your food look more impressive, but they can also help to attract customers to your business. This is because it shows customers that you care about the planet.
As you can see, going organic is easier than you’d think. From buying organic food and drink to purchasing sustainably sourced clothes, why not give it a go? Not only will you be doing your bit to protect the planet for future generations, but it can also be better for your health.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.