Organic cotton bedding has been increasing in popularity over the past decade as people have become more aware of the impact their consumer choices can have. Organic cotton is cultivated using environmentally friendly methods. It doesn’t contain any genetically engineered substances or synthetic chemicals and it has been grown without pesticides.
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People tend to spend more sustained time in their bed than interacting with any other environment. Because of this, it is especially important that all bedding materials be promoting one’s health rather than diminishing it. Organic cotton sheets are hypoallergenic largely due to the lack of chemical additives. Those with chemical sensitivities can find that non-organic sheets will cause skin or respiratory reactions.
This is especially important for those with known sensitivities and babies and children who have far more sensitive skin than most adults. The dyes, chemicals, and pesticides can cause a variety of reactions.
Organic sheets are good for the planet. Conventionally farmed cotton has taken a huge toll on the health of the planet. It is responsible for a quarter of the worldwide use of insecticides. Some of the most dangerous pesticides are used to promote the growth of cotton which can then enter the food chain through water run-off.
Making the choice to use only organic cotton helps support those farmers who are committed to growing a high-quality product without the use of these toxic methods. It also serves as an incentive to switch to organic methods for those farmers who are using conventional farming techniques. When they make the switch to organic methodology it improves the health of the farmers and their families by preventing local water contamination and improving the overall quality of land.
Organic bedding just feels better. The fabric has less contact with harsh chemicals which results in a naturally soft experience. They way in which the cotton is weaved can play a role in how crisp or soft the sheets feel. Using the weave of the cloth, rather than chemical processing, to achieve a desired density and softness results in a product that is consistently soft even with regular washing.
They are naturally breathable and wick away moisture to keep you cool throughout the night. This further enhances the overall comfort of sheets made with organic cotton.
Organic cotton sheets are not only remarkably durable, they are also bio-degradable, and produced with sustainable methods. While it is true that man-made fabric can be more durable, it will not break down naturally once it is worn and the methods of production are not sustainable.
One of the reasons organic cotton provides a higher quality textile is in the way the crop is harvested. Conventional growers will use a harvesting machine that mixes the cotton with the oil and seeds of the plant. Harsh chemicals are then utilized to remove the other parts and clean the cotton.
An organic farmer will pick the cotton by hand which provides a cleaner product that doesn’t require harsh additives. The cotton is cleaned using hot water and vegetable based soaps rather than chemicals.
Choosing organic bedding is a way to incorporate a greater environmental awareness into your everyday life while also improving your own quality of sleep.
Jefferson Lane recognizes the value of using organic farming methods which is why all of our products are created with organic cotton. When you slip into bed each night, you'll know you are surrounded by all natural comfort that is good for you and the earth.
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