Organics back on top for everyday families

February 1, 2012 Organics back on top for everyday families Sydney, NSW February 1, 2012 – FAMILIES priced out of the usually expensive organic cotton clothing market have been handed an affordable alternative.  Sydney women Natasha Stewart and Sharni Potter launched baby organic clothing business Little Bean Organics in a bid to make the sustainable material affordable for everyday families. The seed of the business was sown during challenging circumstances for Natasha at age 21. A melanoma sparked anxiety issues, which only increased after giving birth to her daughter two years ago. “It wasn’t just about my own health and wellbeing anymore,’’ she said. When it began to spiral out of control, she started researching organic products, leading her to an organic lifestyle – and a healthier life. While she’s yet to discover any scientific evidence, she believes her anxiety disappeared due to a mix of physically eliminating toxins and her mindset of being healthier through the use of organic products. Then, in a bitter twist, her husband was made redundant. “ We had to reassess our whole budget and, obviously, because organics are so expensive this was one of the first things we had to sacrifice.’’  She said it heralded the return of her anxiety. With a desire to continue using organics and passion for small business, the two friends joined to launch Little Bean Organics. It was a chance to create affordable organic baby garments without compromising on quality for families in similar situations. Sharni said the usual high price of organic clothing stemmed from the cotton being more expensive to grow than conventional cotton. Not to...