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100 % organic cotton sheets
Organic Cotton Sheets


 
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Organic Bedding....for a Healthy Night Sleep!

These organic cotton sateen sheets are made with fine, long-staple cotton. The natural cream color blends beautifully with any decor. Top sheets and pillowcases are hemmed with a narrow pleat. The sheets have a smooth, soft finish. 300 thread count.

  • Twin/TwinXL set: 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 1 Standard pillowcase.
  • Full set: 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 Standard pillowcases.
  • Queen set: 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 Queen pillowcases.
  • King/Cal King set: 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 King pillowcases.
  • Our naturally-colored organic cotton sateen sheets blend beautifully with any décor.
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The Benefits of Organic Cotton


To convey the benefits of some eco-friendly solutions can require bales of education. Most people care about the planet and their own health. But not everyone has the time to learn all there is to know about industrial processes. For every organic spinach patch, there’s a counter-argument about distribution, convenience, or cost.

Organic cotton, fortunately, is easier to explain. There are two primary reasons to choose organically-grown cotton whenever you can. The first is your own health; the other is the health of the earth. And they’re inseparable.

Hidden Dangers

Those silky sheets or satiny mattress cover? The number of chemicals that can be used to produce a conventional textile’s luxurious look or feel is staggering. Many are known skin irritants; some are carcinogenic. Pesticides are also endocrine disruptors, which subtly alter the body’s hormone balance. There is new debate about the consequences of chronic exposure to low levels of these compounds. Among concerns scientists have identified are increased risks for obesity, infertility, developmental brain disorders, and cancer.

When you choose bedding and a natural mattress made with organic cotton, you eliminate an important source of chemical exposure in your home. Because you sleep in close contact with your bedding materials -- and for years -- organic cotton may be among the most health-protective choices you make. Some experts believe that organic cotton is as significant for health as organic food. Organically grown and processed cotton will not expose you to herbicides, fungicides, or other chemical residues. For the highest quality, also look for the GOTS seal. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification represents the most rigorous organic standards worldwide.

Then there’s the health of the planet. The environmental consequences of conventional cotton production are horrendous. Conventional cotton uses more pesticides than any crop on earth -- and more of the most toxic kinds. These chemicals poison the soil and wildlife, drift into waterways, contaminate livestock even when applied to fields miles away, and wind up in human tissue. They also destroy entire ecosystems. For example, the fourth-largest body of water on earth, the Aral Sea -- once a thriving food resource, is now too polluted from cotton agriculture to support fish.

Turning the Corner

Like our environment, human beings suffer from conventional cotton production at every step of the cycle. Agricultural laborers’ children sprayed while playing near cotton fields, factory workers exposed to a slew of toxins, and consumers who wear or sleep on fabrics that carry chemical residues -- all could testify that non-organic cotton is NOT “the fabric of our lives.” Ready for a hopeful note? More people are turning toward organic cotton. Global output has exploded, increasing over 500% in a recent four-year period.

So when you choose your natural mattress, make it an organic one. A mattress casing of pure organic cotton not only is better for your health, but the unbleached color is beautiful. It’s a natural reminder that simpler materials are safer ones for you, for those you love, and for the earth we live on together.


Trickster in Your Sheets

In folklore, a trickster is a person who lies or deceives. In our tale, it’s a trickster chemical. Thanks to wily marketing, it supposedly “does you good” but…. There’s no happy ending.

Ready to add sumptuous sheets or other bedding to your natural bedroom? When you’re shopping for mattresses or bedding, beware products described with terms like “antibacterial”, “odor controlling” or similar terms. They have been treated with one of the more hazardous (and common) chemicals found in home products today—triclosan.

You may have heard that antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers (most made with triclosan) are contributing to dangerous antibiotic resistance in the population—and that they’re not one bit better at getting rid of germs than ordinary soap and water! But you may not have known that triclosan is also embedded in many mattresses and bedding products.

Why worry?

Triclosan is associated with a number of negative health effects. It is toxic to the liver, and at low doses, can increase the proliferation of breast cancer or other cancer cells. It chemically mimics thyroid hormone while blocking normal hormones in the body. It even raises the risk of developing hay fever and food allergies—an ironic wake-up for parents who may believe that “antibacterial” bedding sounds as though it’d be better for kids.

It’s not, and it’s not better for you, either. It’s also extremely harmful to the environment, because it damages marine algae that are responsible for much of the earth’s photosynthesis.

Keeping It Clean

The bottom line on keeping bedding clean and odor free is not to rely on added chemicals. The best answer is the same as for the how-do-I-sanitize-my-hands? dilemma. You sanitize your hands by washing them with soap (or using a triclosan-free sanitizer when you can’t find a sink). Soap’s the right approach for healthful bedding, too. Just wash your bedding regularly with an eco-friendly laundry soap and “odor control” won’t even be an issue.

It’s worth pondering that using so many antibacterials wasn’t even on consumers’ radar until clever companies advertised the “sanitize everything” idea to death—and spooked many people into believing that all germ exposure is dangerous.

In fact, exposure to bacteria is exactly what helps children develop healthy immune systems. That doesn’t mean we should ditch household cleanliness or common-sense hygiene, such as always washing hands thoroughly after using the bathroom or before eating. (Using triclosan-free sanitizers on shopping-cart handles during colds season is a smart move, too.)

But triclosan added to mattresses, mattress pads or sheets? Time to boot this chemical from your bed.





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