One third of our lives are spent in bed, where we fall asleep wrapped tightly in our sheets, and wake up every morning either fatigued or refreshed. But the majority of the population purchases their bedding based on color and feel, ignoring production and quality of the fabrics used. Paying attention to these details could mean a more sound sleep with the reduction in harmful chemicals leading to better health.
Most people are educated on thread count and how it pertains to sheets. They will have to believe that the higher the thread count and price, the more premium the product. This isn’t the case. In fact, bedding from a higher quality fiber sourced from organic materials is your best bet.
3 Reasons Organic Sheets Are Necessary
1. Better for Environment
A study from the Sustainable Cotton Project states that traditional cotton farming uses 25% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of the pesticides. This harms the soil, air, ground water, and pollutes the earth on a monumental scale.
2. Better for Sensitive Skin & Allergies
Many people suffer from skin sensitivities and allergic reactions such as a runny nose, watery eyes, and a scratchy throat. This can be reduced or eliminated by switching to allergy-free bedding. Organic cotton is also devoid of harsh chemicals and dyes that can provoke respiratory and skin reactions.
3. Better for Farmers & Workers
Farm workers are regularly exposed to toxic chemicals in the form of pesticides.
They breathe them in and are absorbed through their skin during planting, harvesting, and processing. Studies have linked pesticides to higher risks of cancer, learning disabilities, and birth defects.
Why Certified Organic?
Certified organic means the cotton in your product has been grown, processed, and manufactured without any chemicals. This process takes more time and skill but is absolutely worth it. Make sure to check for the ‘certified organic’ logo (specifically GOTS certified organic) and not just terms like ‘natural’. That is a marketing term which doesn’t take safety into account.
Purchase SOL’s organic cotton sheets today and rest easy knowing your decision to buy organic is better for the environment, farmers, and your health.