Rest Assured: Better Bedding and Pillow Options

Conventional bedding is made from chemical-laden synthetic fabrics. Choose better bedding from the many eco-friendly options available.

| November/December 2010

  • West Elm's organic Pin-Tuck duvet cover in slate, Plover Organic's reversible organic cotton duvet cover in Cartouche/Teal Confetti, and Amy Butler's Bucharest & Constanta throw pillow
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
  • From top to bottom: Amy Butler's Dream Daisy coverlet, Plover Organic's Cartouche/Teal Confetti quilt, Amy Butler's Dream Daisy duvet, and Amy Butler's Dream Daisy square decorator pillow
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison

Conventional bedding supports chemical-heavy synthetic fabric production and pesticide-laden cotton farming. Such bedding is often treated with formaldehyde and chemical dyes, and can be full of irritating allergens. Choose from the many options healthier for you, your family and the planet.

Linens 

Organic Cotton
Pros: Hypoallergenic, soft and breathable; not treated with formaldehyde, bleaches, harsh dyes or other chemicals; easiest to find
Cons: More expensive than conventional cotton; can be hard to find in bright colors or a variety of patterns

Hemp 
Pros: Absorbent, lightweight and sturdy; requires no pesticides to grow; can be blended with other organic fabrics to soften; gets softer over time
Cons: Some hemp fabric can be stiff; manufacturer softening can entail a long, chemical-heavy process.



Peace Silk
Pros: Natural protein fiber; eco-friendly production process; lets silk worm live a full life; luxurious texture
Cons: Expensive; requires special care; not always machine washable; snags and wrinkles easily

Pillows 

Resteze
6/24/2014 9:29:50 AM

Thanks for the list of stores. I would also add Resteze for chemical free and all natural bedding. http://resteze.com




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