why organic sheets…
are they worth it?

Ask most people why they buy organic produce and they might tell you it tastes better, or that it’s healthier for their families, or maybe that it’s better for the planet. The higher prices that organic produce can command is worth it. Ask them if they buy organic bedding, and most will say no, they’re too expensive.

When it comes to bedding, thread count isn’t the only predictor of quality. High thread count does mean a smoother feel, and usually a better quality sheet. But what really matters is what goes into that thread to begin with—high-quality fibers make better bedding, even if the thread count isn’t as high. That alone is one reason to make the switch to organic bedding—you’re starting with higher quality fiber.

Cotton may conjure up images of green fields and white puffy clouds that look like pure cotton balls, but the truth is, traditionally-grown cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops there is. Conventional cotton farming is bad for the soil, the air, ground water, and beneficial bugs and birds.

Organic cotton had been grown, harvested, processed, and manufactured without the harmful chemicals, resulting in a lower carbon footprint, and significantly less negative impact. Growing organic does take more time, and for now, costs more. But the results are worth it—the process hasn’t damaged the earth, and you’re sleeping in bedding that is free of harmful chemicals.

As more consumers make the switch to organic textiles, the demand will increase. Eventually, the price will go down as organic becomes the standard instead of the exception.

Want to make the switch? Do it in steps. The next time you need to purchase bedding or towels, choose an organic option instead. Keep doing that each time you need to buy a new towel, or sheet set. It’s easy, and it feels good. Start with just one set of organic cotton sheets, and see how good they can look and feel; you’ll be convinced.

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mastering the art of the bedroom…
claiming your sanctuary

Your bedroom is perhaps the most personal space in your home; it’s where you relax, and really unwind. It’s often the last room to be decorated, but it’s really the most important room in your home. Your bedroom is the place to really let your personality shine. So what’s your personal style? What kind of bedroom makes you feel like kicking your feet up and relaxing? Continue reading

making the bed with style…
our favorite looks

Bedroom part 1

A good night’s sleep—it’s a necessity for feeling good the next day. Your bed should feel good, with cozy, welcoming organic bedding that makes you want to crawl between the sheets for a few zzz’s. But style plays a part as well. Making the bed may not be your favorite task, but it’s the fastest way to have your bedroom looking neat and tidy. And a freshly made bed is inviting; it’s relaxing and soothing. We’ve said it before, you don’t have to make hospital corners and bounce a quarter off your sheets. There are many, many attractive ways to make a bed, and you can certainly combine techniques. Here are just a few of our favorites… Continue reading

bed linen decoder…
the language of linen

Bedroom part 1

Just looking at bedding options can seem overwhelming. There are so many different things to choose, from the type of sheets, and whether or not to use a dust ruffle, to different types of pillows and whether to use a blanket, quilt, spread, duvet, or… the list seems endless. Understanding the basic terms is the first step to sorting it all out and getting down to what’s really important, a well-made bed! Continue reading

bed making…
a more modern approach

bed making

We’re on a bit of a bedroom theme this week. It just makes sense. As the seasons change and cooler weather comes along, one thing that tends to change radically is what we’ve got on our beds. Your bed should feel comfortable and welcoming, and we’ve offered tips on achieving that layered look and going a bit lighter for a summertime bed. Today we’re delving even deeper into bed making territory to create a bed that’s effortless, elegant, personal and most of all, luxurious and green. Continue reading