Why should you choose our organic bedding? Check out our fact sheet for a roundup of organic product benefits.
Your bedding is one of the most important components to healthy and restful sleep, which is why many people are turning to organic bedding products. However, as a consumer, how can you ensure you’re getting your money’s worth when it comes to premium bedding? Is it the label? How about thread count? Well, that depends on who is making and selling your “premium bedding”.
One of the most recent examples that highlights how consumers are being duped into purchasing low quality bedding is the Egyptian cotton debacle. For decades, consumers have been lead to believe that Egyptian cotton bedding was one of the best options because of the natural qualities of the fibers.
So, what is Egyptian cotton? Well, real Egyptian cotton has naturally long fibers, which makes it an ideal choice for luxury premium bedding since it is softer and more durable when compared to other conventional types. The huge problem with this fiber however, is that The Egyptian Cotton Association tested Egyptian cotton labeled bedding sold at many national retailers and found that 90% of products were not made with the authentic fiber. Many national retailers like Target were then forced to refund customers over $90 million because the premium bedding sold nationwide was simply counterfeit.
This latest conventional bedding story is just one of many that highlights the need for industry accountability for the products sold to customers. To help you make the best purchase decision for you and your family, we’ve compiled a fact sheet to help you understand the real fact-based differences between conventional and organic bedding.
-Materials: Egyptian cotton is one of the better alternatives in the conventional bedding world. The problem with this fiber, however, is that only 1% of cotton production in 2015 was traced back to Egypt and production continues to decline according to the latest report released by The Department of Agriculture. This downward trend means that the conventional bedding you purchase at a premium price may not be as high quality as manufacturer’s label.
In contrast, the organic bedding sold on our site is carefully selected from trusted manufacturers that follow strict standards for growing and processing cotton. For example, Savvy Rest Organic Cotton Sheets use long staple cotton that is processed using safe and non-toxic methods which helps the fibers maintain their natural properties. This unique processing method allows organic cotton to retain natural properties that results in bedding that is soft to the touch and keeps the body cool for all night comfort. That is why organic bedding is superior as long as it is certified & from reliable manufacturers.
-Thread Counts: Have you purchased sheets that are 1000 threat count sheets thinking that they were better in quality? Conventional premium bedding misleads customers into thinking that higher thread counts are superior in quality. But what does thread count even mean?
The thread count is the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch used to create a sheet of fabric. A common method that is used by conventional bedding manufacturers is to use thinner strands of non-organic cotton fibers twisted together. By processing cotton in this manner, manufactures multiply the thread count and are able to sell bedding at premium.
But does higher thread count matter? Well, not necessarily. According to Consumer Reports, purchasing sheets with a higher thread count than 400 is simply as waste of money. White Lotus Home 100% Organic Sateen Sheets sold on our site are USDA certified organic, and feature a comfortable thread count of 250 to allow air to circulate around the body for a more comfortable sleeping session.
-Health Benefits: So, why is organic bedding better? Conventional bedding utilizes non-organic cotton that is grown using an array of pesticides to help crops grow annually. The widespread use of these pesticides pose a significant risk for everyone who comes into contact with non-organic cotton. From the farmers to you, the customer, conventional bedding made with non-organic cotton can be toxic to human health. Not to mention the devastating effects that cotton farming has on the earth’s soil, drinking water, and sensitive ecosystems.
At Natural Healthy Bedroom, we carefully select each bedding product to ensure that it is free of toxic substances. The results of this process ensures that the products you purchase such as our Savvy Rest Pillow Allergy Encasement is comfortable, non-toxic, and supports the personal health of you and your family.
-Certifications: The latest Egyptian cotton controversy highlights huge problems in the conventional bedding industry: lack of regulations and accountability. The label you see on non-organic premium bedding may not be worth the extra money considering the production process. From pesticides, low quality cotton, and manufacturing techniques, conventional bedding is not regulated to protect your best interests. If what you’re paying for is not real Egyptian cotton, then you may be wasting money on an inferior product.
Organic bedding sold on our site is sourced from trusted manufacturers such as SavvyRest, White Lotus Home, and Naturepedic. These trusted brands have one thing in common: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification. When you purchase a GOTS certified product, you can sleep comfortably knowing that your sheets are made with high standards for quality, that prohibit toxic chemicals in order to protect your personal health and the environment. Although many people believe that thread count does matter & Egyptian cotton labels are reliable, this is not always the case. Trust the brands you choose and make the switch to Natural Healthy Bedroom today.
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