Natural products and furnishings for a healthy, beautiful home.
Why organic cotton bedding?
Three words come to mind when that question is asked…comfort, health and the environment! Natural cotton feels great to your body because it breathes, and it creates no static electricity like synthetics. 100% certified organic cotton bedding has the added benefits of no formaldehyde finishes, pesticide residues, chemical flame-retardants, or dioxins from bleaching. And because organic agriculture doesn’t use toxic, persistent pesticides, choosing organic cotton is an easy way to help protect your family and generations to come.
About 25% of all of the pesticides used in the world are applied to cotton, making conventional cotton farming one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities because these toxins leach into waterways and find their way into animals, as well as our food and children. It takes roughly 1/3 pound of chemical pesticides and fertilizers to grow enough conventional cotton for just one T-shirt! And seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton grown in the U.S. in the year 2000 are listed by the EPA as “possible,” “likely,” “probable,” or “known” human carcinogens. Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the use of toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that pollute the ground, air, water and food supply!
Organic wool is amazing and wonderful!
The lofty softness of wool creates a supple cushion for the body, and its natural resilience gently supports our curves. In addition, wool acts as a thermal regulator by surrounding you with a layer of body-temperature air. It possesses other therapeutic properties as well, and often makes sleep possible for people with arthritis because it keeps joints from heating up, while at the same time supporting the body. Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia sleep better on wool because it reduces pain from pressure points. Some studies have even shown that premature babies thrive better in incubators lined with wool. It also helps reduce dust mites by dispersing moisture quickly. And because it stays so dry, wool also resists mold and mildew. Finally, one of wool’s most important features in bedding is fire retardancy…organic wool mattresses and bedding pass government-required flame tests without the addition of synthetic materials or chemical flame retardants!
Allergic to wool?
Did you know that most people who think they’re allergic to wool, actually aren’t? Most perceived wool allergies are contact irritation from the texture of the wool fibers rubbing against the skin. Actual wool allergies are rare, and usually due to a reaction to the lanolin. When wool is contained inside cotton cases, no skin contact takes place, so the sensitivity is not triggered. If you are truly allergic, many of our wool-containing products can be made in a wool-free vegan version.