What’s REALLY in Those Wet Wipes?


Have you ever used a wipe and thought to yourself, “What is this wipe made of? What ingredients are in the solution?

These questions are vital, especially when it comes to wipes being used on infants and children. Do you know what’s in your wipe? There are two main components to a wipe: the physical make-up and the solution the wipe sits in until it’s used.


The Wipe Itself

Most wipes are made of a blend of multiple fibers (non-woven). Not surprisingly, the more trustworthy wipes are made of cotton. When searching for a wipe, durability is key. Cotton naturally becomes stronger when wet, which sounds like the ideal wipe, right? However, most wipes are made from rayon and polyester, or a blend of both. Polyester is not biodegradable and rayon requires a lot of

Truth Stinks: Reasons to Stop Buying Products with Fragrance


Whether you’re buying baby wipes or makeup remover wipes, checking the ingredients list for fragrance is important. Often times the word fragrance is listed with no further explanation, even on a product that claims to be naturally derived. Despite the demand for transparency, manufacturers of these products are not legally bound to reveal exactly what is hidden behind the term fragrance.




Not So Transparent

You may be asking yourself, but how so? The Federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1967. This requires companies to list cosmetic ingredients on the product label, but completely leaves out fragrance. But how do you identify what exactly fragrance is?

Just barely.

One word represents a mixture of hundreds of ingredients, all unclassified. These undisclosed chemicals can contain allergens, sensitizers and

5 Surprising Facts About Cotton

5 surprising facts about cotton
Cotton gin

History Lesson

Cotton was grown and used for fabrics dating back as far as 5500 BCE in the Indus Valley region, while cotton fabric dating to 5000 BCE has also been found in Mexico. It is believed that cotton was first planted in Florida in 1556. On October 28, 1793 Eli Whitney applied for a patent of the first cotton gin.



Numbers don’t lie

Truly Sustainable

Did you know that all of the cotton plant is used after it is harvested?

  • The fiber is used for cotton products
  • Seeds are used for animal feed and cottonseed oil for human use
  • Plant stalks are tilled back into the soil

A History of Menstrual Products


Since the beginning of time women have had periods.

It can be difficult to imagine Joan of Arc getting her period during a battle or Sojourner Truth fashioning a pad from a rag, but these were the realities women have always had to face. Because of the long-standing stigma about vaginal health and menstruation, there isn’t much documentation about the history of periods until around the 20th century.  

A few ancient cultures forbade menstruating women from touching crops and food out of fear that their flow would spoil it. In some cases, women weren’t even allowed to touch their husbands until their cycle was evidently over. Periods were also closely associated with hysteria, superstition, and uncleanliness, so it’s easy to assume that there weren’t many historical writings done on the subject.

However, there is speculation

What You Should Know About Shopping For An Adult Diaper



Incontinence is a sensitive subject and no one is completely exempt from bladder issues; it can affect anyone, such as athletes, young adults who are postpartum or obese, and seniors. Buying an adult diaper for the first time can be a difficult task if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process:



Find Your Size

This may be one of the most important steps. Finding the correct size not only guarantees comfort, but you will also be less likely to have leaks. There are diapers available to accommodate either male or female body parts, as well as unisex choices.

For those that require larger sizes, bariatric briefs are available in sizes XL, XXL, XXXL, and up to 106” waist size.



Consumer Spotlight: Corman


Committed to their customer and to the environment, Corman is an Italian, family-owned company with a mission to “excellence in development and manufacturing of feminine hygiene and adult light incontinence products, covering specific niches of the market—hypoallergenic pads, tampons and panty liners, 100% cotton-based, natural, certified organic and biodegradable products.” Through clinical studies and research, Corman has developed products in all of those categories that offer complete protection for women and their sensitive skin.



Why Cotton?

Corman believes in cotton for their products because of the unique fiber structure that creates a breathable and more comfortable surface versus artificial fibers or added chemicals, which often trap moisture and offer less ventilation than cotton containing components. The natural softness of cotton, combined with its hypoallergenic properties, creates a safe and neutral pH for the skin–especially for those with sensitive skin. The belief was further supported in a large clinical study.

The Life Cycle of Cotton


When you’re looking at a finished cotton product, whether it be a cotton ball or a tampon, you may not be aware of the lengthy journey it took to harvest, process, and finalize the material. So what steps are included in the life cycle of cotton?


  1. Growing + Harvesting
  2. Ginning
  3. Purification
  4. Finishing
  5. Nonwoven manufacturing + Final products
  6. Afterlife


Growing + Harvesting

Early each spring, cotton is planted in the southern half of the United States from California to Virginia. After 10 days, the seed begins to emerge from the soil with some help from heat and water. The average growing season spans over 150-160 day period.

By late autumn,

The Truth About Organic Cotton

truth about organic cotton

Organic. We hear this word daily, if not several times a day. Once (and still) a trend in food products, the term organic is starting to gain significant meaning in everyday merchandise like baby wipes, hygiene products, etc. Occasionally, we may hear the term used in the labeling of cotton products.

What exactly is organic cotton?

According to the experts at Barnhardt Natural Fibers, all global certifying bodies would agree that the plant should start with a non-GMO seed and be grown with the use of organically approved pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.


What is the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?

Surprisingly, there is not much of a difference between organic and conventional cotton other than in the way that it is grown. However, because it takes more land to yield the same amount of

Smart Consumers Are Rethinking Fast Fashion


The concept of ‘fast fashion’, a trend that surfaced almost 20 years ago, is one that we (both consumers and producers) should be paying more attention to.

Polyester has emerged as a leader in garment fabrics found in retail stores all over the world, used in almost 60% of new clothing found in stores. Polyester is relatively inexpensive and versatile, but not all that glitters is gold. There are some detrimental downsides to polyester that affect the environment, as well as the consumer:

  • There are approximately 21.3 million tons of polyester on retail shelves today, a 157% increase since 2000. That’s 42,600,000,000 pounds.
  • Producing enough fiber for a polyester t-shirt contributes more than twice the amount of CO2 than the equivalent amount of cotton.
  • Polyester decomposes at a much slower rate than cotton and other natural fibers.
  • Polyester retains more odors than cotton, which means it will need to be washed

What’s REALLY in Your Baby’s Diaper?

what's really in your baby's diaper?

What’s Really In Your Baby’s Diaper?

As a parent, your biggest concern is your child’s health. If your child is currently in diapers, the thought of “What’s really in my baby’s diaper?” has crossed your mind recently. The quest for researching ingredients can be overwhelming. But look no further, we have all the information summarized here for you.

First, we must break down the layers of your baby’s diaper:

Top sheet (or Inner Layer): The layer that sits directly on your baby’s skin

Absorbent core: The layer that absorbs the fluids

Waterproof outer shell: The outer materials of the actual diaper


Labeled diaper via BabyGearLab

The two ingredients that are commonly present in most diapers are