Our latest newsletter is out!
Find out what has been happening here at Beeswax Fabric Wraps HQ.
We also have a sale on as we make the switch to organic cotton. Don't hang about though as the sale packs are selling fast!
We have the amazing coffee scoops back in stock too! Huw has been busy whittling and they are now available on his shop page, click the link to have a look.
Next up in the latest goings on are these fab new products from another Welsh small business called Drewmonts. They design, print and hand finish these beautiful cards which we think make a great addition to our shop. If you are buying wraps as a present for someone then pop one of these Little Bee Cards in your cart too.
For an even simpler gift option we have these gift sets which are a combination of our beeswax sandwich wraps, a beeswax hand balm or lip balm and a matching naked card (no plastic sleeve!). If you'd like we can even write a message in the card for you and send everything directly to the lucky recipient. Just let us know when you are ordering and we will be happy to help.
Why is organic cotton better for the planet?
There are many reasons why organic cotton is better for the planet. The World Economic Forum has identified water scarcity as one of the top ten global risks to society over the next ten years, and the majority of cotton is grown in countries facing water shortages. Organic cotton has significantly fewer negative impacts on water than non-organic…
Healthier soil - organic farmers use natural methods like composting to create healthy soil. Healthy soil acts like a sponge, soaking up water during floods and holding it for longer during droughts.
No polluting pesticides - hazardous synthetic pesticides need to be diluted to bring them to 'safe' levels when they enter waterways - over one fifth of water used to grow non-organic cotton is used for this purpose. This is not the case for organic cotton because hazardous synthetic pesticides are banned in organic farming.
The way cotton is watered - most organic cotton is grown in rain-fed areas, this mean farmers rely on rain to water their cotton, instead of having to extract water from the ground which can put pressure on water supplies in local communities.
(Information from the Soil Association Organisation)