We spend about one-third of our lives in bed. And that means we spend a ton of time between the sheets! Believe it or not, bedding has a huge impact on your quality of sleep. Have you ever slept in a bed where the sheets and pillow cases were uncomfortable and scratchy? Or maybe they made your body overheat or were simply too thin to feel cuddled and cozy. Either way, you get the point … sheets matter.
Now, setting aside all the things that make bedding feel magical, there’s another very important aspect of sheets that many don’t take into account. Whether or not the bedding is organic. Why is this important? We eat organic food to stay healthy so why don’t we think about organics when putting it on our skin (our largest organ of absorption)? The answer is we should be.
LOOP’s bedding is so soft and lovely. I enjoyed sleeping on these sheets while I was 9 months pregnant and my belly was so stretched that most sheets felt irritating on my skin. Not these! I also love that they are sustainable and GOTS certified. I noticed that there are not many color options (white and sandstone for sheets) but I believe this is so they don’t have to use harmful dyes and chemicals. According to their website, “It takes about 1 lb of chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers to grow the cotton needed to make just one bath towel. Buying organic cotton products, grown and made in the US, helps keep American soil healthy.”
Sleep well knowing that these organic lifestyle pioneers are making the bed with sheets that are certified six times over. This sextuplet of a certification process means that Under The Canopy works to prevent the use of harmful substances, that their resource and energy waste is reduced, and that worker welfare is a priority. Fair trade, indeed. Plus, since they’ve been in business for over two decades, they’ve gotten playful with their patterns, like the polka-dot Percale 300 thread-count set that’s Oeko-Tex certified (no toxic chemicals, heavy metal or bleaches here).
This Northern California company makes organic cotton bedding inspired by the natural world. Grown and processed in India, their cotton is certified organic by the Control Union Certifiers of the Netherlands, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), ECOCERT of France; and Fair Trade certified by FLO-CERT of Germany. They also use low-impact dyes.
You can trust that the bedding at the Natural Sleep Store is safe enough for your family because all of the employees at this close-knit operation use the products. They take care to not only work with the most reliable manufacturers but to also weave education into every sale. Ask them about their Naturesoft sheets, they’re USA made, GOTS-certified and one of their most popular options.
Don’t sleep on the two friends who started Sol Organics. This company’s claims to fame are the softest sheets ever, and their blend of luxury and affordability is matched by their commitment to using 100 percent organic cotton grown from non-GMO seeds, and a rain-fed irrigation process that conserves waters. But what makes their refusal to markup the cost for consumers even more dreamy is their give-back program that donates a whopping $7.50 of every sheet purchased to four charities: The Children’s Defense Fund, Water4, The Fund For Animals, and Hope For Justice. Talk about a great reason to say, Namastay in bed!
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