You might think it’s a fad or a passing trend, but in reality, the importance of using organic cotton and organic hemp for bedding and clothing is growing rapidly. By choosing organic bedding for your home, you are making a great choice for you and your family by making sure your bed linens are made from natural materials without the use of chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides and without disgusting and harmful flame retardants.
Organic textiles are made from two materials; organic hemp and organic cotton. These are produced by countries like India and Turkey which account for half of the world’s organic cotton production followed by Tanzania, Uganda, United States, China, Burkina Faso, Peru, and Egypt. Not only does organic hemp and organic cotton take 71% less water than conventionally grown cotton to manufacture, it’s grown, processed, and harvested without the use of chemicals and with lower carbon. Its higher demand has increased its production. This has created a lot of competition among companies and more brands are beginning to use organic cotton to meet the growing demand.
Did you know that organic agricultural practices, such as crop rotation, composting, and natural pest management actually improve and maintain soil fertility, lowering environmental degradation? There are so many reasons to find the best organic bedding and organic cotton clothing too.
The following are the essential tips you can use when choosing the best organic bedding.
1. Compare Cost
There are numerous organic beddings that are currently available in the market. They are made by different manufacturers with more or less the same materials. The prices too are different with some being cheap and others being expensive. Regardless of how much you want to spend, you get what you pay for. You aren’t going to find a good quality organic cotton sheet set for a king size bed for less than $20 so don’t even bother looking. Expect to pay upwards of $50, with some sets costing $25o or more.
You can find decent quality organic sheet sets at Target for around $55 for a king size set, but you can sometimes find them as low as $39 when they are having a 30% off sale on bedding. If you are looking for better quality organic sheets, check out Pottery Barn, West Elm, Wayfair, and even Amazon.
2. Consider Your Preferences
When it comes to sleeping, we all need that good night’s rest that will guarantee us sweet dreams and so the right bedding is essential. Customers are different in terms of their preferences when it comes to bedding. Some like lightweight, slippery sheets while others prefer heavy, dense sheets. Still, others will prefer those that don’t wrinkle. If you husband’s sheets preferences differ from your own you’ll have yet another element to consider before deciding which is the best organic bedding and making the purchase.
In case you plan to order online, ensure that you know what you want, the size you need, the thread count you prefer and the washing instructions so that you can get what you really need. Ensure that when you are ordering something like a sleeping organic latex mattress topper that you measure twice to ensure you are getting the perfect fit with no overhang. Not all king size beds are the same dimensions so always measure before clicking that buy button! In addition, also check to ensure that the materials are what you really need and are comfortable with.
When it comes to sheets and blankets, I personally prefer white for a crisp, clean look. It’s also easier to clean because you can just spot treat stains with Shout or hydrogen peroxide. You can also bleach them if they get really bad, which you can’t do with colored or printed sheets.
3. Read The Labels
If you are trying to be conscious about your surroundings and want to create a safe haven for you or your family members, then organic cotton sheets, blankets, and comforters are a great way to go, especially if you are allergic or sensitive to chemicals.
Most manufacturers do not actually display the materials they use during manufacturing, so do your research before pulling the trigger on a new sheet set. You’ll find that organic bedding is generally smoother and softer than their non-organic counterparts and most organic bedding is colored with non-toxic dyes. If you are unsure about the honesty of the organic label, don’t hesitate to call them on it and ask for proof. Also be sure to read as many reviews as possible to make sure other consumers were happy with their purchase so you know you’re getting the best organic bedding.
Regardless of which organic cotton sheets or blankets you decide to buy, be sure you take these 3 tips into consideration before buying anything.