April 11, 2013

Tucked-in to Organic Bedding

While many people are familiar with organic foods and other household products...even furniture items like bunk beds; organic alternatives for textiles are becoming increasingly popular.


The number one pesticide intensive crop in the USA is cotton. The pesticides used in producing cotton are very damaging to the earth and one can just imagine the impact of these substances on our bodies or in our water ways. These pesticides are very effective, but they linger in the soil long after applied, robbing it of its nutrients; hence the need for strong chemical fertilizers. Essentially, this is probably the most unsustainable way to farm ever!

While many people are familiar with organic foods and other household products...even furniture items like bunk beds; organic alternatives for textiles are becoming increasingly popular. The availability of these products is also increasing, making them a real consideration for people looking to have a less damaging footprint, as well as the ability to choose healthier products for day to day life. Textiles made from organic fabrics often last longer too, as it has been demonstrated that plants can produce stronger fibres when not treated with pesticides and other chemicals. Clothing and bedding manufactured from organic crops of bamboo and cotton are great choices, which we now see in many mainstream stores.

When you consider the amount of time a person spends sleeping (about one-third of your life), not to mention and the amount of time kids spend in their bunk beds playing, it’s a great idea to choose bedding manufactured from organic sources! Many people also suffer from allergies, and more and more infants and children who are sensitive to allergens and chemicals are having reactions to conventionally produced fabrics. Choosing organic kids bedding is a great option that many families are making. Often these beddings are not only healthier, but come in some exceptionally beautiful designs.

Here are a few tips for organic style:

  • Bunk Beds. Bunk beds are a blast! Look for organic bedding that will last, and bring some fun into the imaginary world of your youngsters. Many organic products come in natural colors, since they are not manufactured with chemical dyes. They can bring a soft and naturally calming feel to your child’s room.
  • Loft Beds. Imagine the fun! You can buy really cool loft kits for your kid’s bed. Tie in to the organic theme by choosing bedding that is organic.
  • Kids furniture. Tie these in to your organic theme by choosing softer finishes. Or do the opposite, and choose a dark color as a complementary piece. Either way, you can make what you already have work, or you can purchase new items. You can also consider “distressing” the finish on the furniture you have. Think antique look.

Today, as awareness is now main-stream, caring for our planet is essential. We know the impact that we have, and it is important to make the changes that we see need to be made. Creating our supplies of food and textiles in a way that does not harm people and the planet is really important, so if you are thinking of making over your bedrooms, consider upgrading to organics!



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