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Eco-Decor Delights: Plover Organic Cotton Bedding & Kitchen Textiles

9/24/2009 11:55:45 AM

Tags: organic cotton, plover organic, green home decor, eco-decor delights, green design, kitchen textiles,

Color—we all want to use it, but we fear we may use too much or mix the wrong colors. Sometimes all it takes is one key piece to inspire an entire room. For me, that could easily be a quilt from Plover Organic

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An example of the variety of patterns Plover Organic offers. These patterns are from Plover Organic’s Fall/Winter 2008 collection. Photo Courtesy Plover Organic.

I first learned of Plover Organic roughly a year ago and was quickly enchanted with its sophisticated yet unashamed use of color. Reds, blues, greens, yellows—nothing was off limits. When co-founder Marisa Kula Mercer moved to one of the greenest cities in the world, Portland, Oregon, she figured it would be easy to find sustainable bedding. Apparently, that wasn’t the case—at least not anything with personality! With her sister-in-law, Sheila Mulvihill, she launched Plover Organic in 2007 to lots of love from the press and consumers. 

Named after a “short-billed shorebird that has been a cherished inspiration in the arts for centuries,” Plover Organic holds fast to its eco-credentials: 

• All items are made from 100 percent organic cotton, are free from herbicides and are grown from non-genetically engineered seeds. 

• Plover’s vibrant colors are created from a hydrogen peroxide bleaching process and fiber-reactive dyes (read: low-impact). These processes use less water and no heavy metals. 

• Plover Organic’s goods are made in fair trade-certified factories in India, and each textile is printed by hand.

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Using a small range of colors, Plover Organic’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection is full of pizzazz. Photo Courtesy Plover Organic.

Plover Organic’s creations are available in various bedding options, table linens and even fabric-by-the-yard. Visit Plover Organic’s website to shop or to find one of the many local retailers in your area. Keep your eyes peeled for a limited edition printed pillowcase collection, available exclusively through Anthropologie later this year. If you’re listening Plover madams, I think an online gallery of customers creations make from your fabrics would be a cool idea. 

Editor's Note: Natural Home does not recommend, approve or endorse the products/services offered by companies guest bloggers review online. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase. 



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