Why should you purchase organic cotton bedding?
Organic cotton bedding is free from flame retardants, formaldehydes, and other harsh chemicals. Because organic cotton isn’t processed with harsh chemicals and detergents, it is safe for sensitive skin. It is also a great choice for individuals with allergies. Purchasers will not have a reaction to the chemicals or dyes. Many synthetic sheets use wrinkle resistant treatments that release formaldehydes.
Organic cotton bedding is more breathable than bedding made with synthetics that can trap heat leaving you feeling hot and sweaty. Organic cotton bedding is stronger because chemical processing in conventional cotton sheets weaken the fibers. This can cause sheets to pill more quickly. Organic Cotton has longer fibers that make the fabric very soft to the touch. Organic cotton is not stripped of its natural wax due to chemical processing. This gives the bedding a smoothness and causes it to drape nicely.
Organic Cotton uses less water than conventional cotton without the harmful pesticide’s, which makes it better for the planet and the soil. It is estimated that organic cotton uses 71-91% less irrigation and 62% less energy. Organic cotton gets 80% of its water from rainfall, so the organically grown crop puts a lot less pressure on local water sources. No pesticides or fertilizers are used, so these potentially harmful substances don’t run into local water sources leaving them cleaner and safer. Pesticides are not only harmful to the pests they are meant to ward off but also the humans that apply them. With GOTS certified cotton, workers are fairly treated, by receiving a livable wage and not being over worked. Organic cotton farming can help the biodiversity, soil, and keep wildlife safe in the areas it is grown.
Organic cotton takes more time and requires more knowledge and skill top grow. For now, it costs more than many other options. Here at the Natural Mattress Company, we think it is worth it.