The 20th century brought phenomenal advances for mankind. However, this progress has come at a price that we are just beginning to comprehend. In fact, daily life for many inhabitants of our planet has become a challenge as environmental influences have upset nature's delicate balance—in the wild, in rural areas, in our cities, in our homes, and even in our bodies.
Modern life exposes us to a vast array of chemicals, radiation, and pollutants in the foods we eat, the water we drink, the products that have become a part of our daily life, and in the air that we breathe—especially indoors. At the beginning of the century the rate of cancer was about 1 in 1000. At the beginning of the 21st century, just 100 years later, the rate was 1 in 3. Most of us have witnessed this killer firsthand as it afflicted friends and family, some in their 50s, 40s, 30s, or even younger. Many of us in the baby boomer generation have observed our parents' decline in their senior years in ways that our grandparents didn't experience, even if they lived to a ripe old age. We have felt anxious as we observed an alarming increase in serious childhood illnesses and developmental disorders. And we are becoming aware of the devastation that conventional industry and the excesses of our modern lifestyle are having on the earth that we all share.
Organic home furnishings from our family to yours
For 15 years we have been searching for, researching, purchasing and evaluating eco-friendly, non-toxic and organic home furnishings that will help keep our family happy and healthy, as well as help keep the earth a nice place to live. As we made progress we thought it might be a good idea to share the things we found with other families, and this website was born in early 2007. Every product line we carry is one that we have thoroughly researched and tested by our own family, so you don't have to spend countless hours searching for furnishings and products to make your home a healthier place to live.
Our current product selection includes oh-so-comfy organic latex mattresses by PureRest Organics; futons, shikibutons and bedrolls by Soaring Heart; luxurious organic cotton and wool bedding including pillows, blankets, sheets, comforters, barrier covers, mattress pads and toppers from various organic manufacturers; natural bedroom furniture made of sustainably harvested hardwoods by Pacific Rim Woodworking, Dapwood and Bedworks of Maine; affordable organic sofas by Carolina Morning; beautiful, chemical-free, bio-degradable wool carpeting and area rugs made by Earth Weave Carpet Mills, Nature's Carpet and Hook & Loom; top-quality air purifiers made by Austin Air and E.L. Foust; and systems that use the latest technology to purify water without electricity or waste by LivingWaters and Berkey.
Feel free to let us know if you have any questions as you read about our organic and healthy products and furnishings. If you find something you would like to have in your home, you can order it online, download an order form, or call us at 541-708-0614 to purchase by phone.
Be healthy | Live green
John, Liz and Alexa Schmidt
Co-owners of Organic and Healthy, Inc.