Making the right bedding choices
So I am a mom of a beautiful three year old little girl and am currently expecting a new little addition to our family! So, to try and be eco- friendly I have started looking at organic cotton bedding for my little ones. So far I have found that the everyday regular bedding we’ve always used is actually very harmful to our bodies and cause many issues such as; headaches, or severe allergic reactions. If that isn’t enough for you guys, how about what our regular everyday bedding actually consists of in its material?! Chemical fabric treatments, pesticides, artificial colors, dyes, and hazardous flame retardants are all contributing chemicals in our bedding! So I have decided to research websites and local stores that sell organic kids bedding and even bedding for me and my partner, I’m sure he’s going to love my creative way of being able to go out and spend money! Here is a list provided by chasing green for online places currently selling all the organic needs for both your kids and the older family members as well.
ECO Sleep Solutions, Inc. of Eugene offers you all-natural and organic mattresses, beds and bedding. Their natural rubber latex mattresses are the most organic mattresses available- no synthetic materials, no chemical flame retardants and no harmful off-gassing.
The Clean Bedroom is an independent retailer of the finest organic mattresses and bedding in the world. Founded in November 2004 by expert home furnishings marketers Theodore Duquette and Christine Chamberlin, The Clean Bedroom is now the premier online resource for organic bedding products and reliable industry information.
Ecobaby, Inc & Pure-Rest Organics Offers over 20 Years of Purity and Quality Manufacturing in everything organic textiles for the home and family, including babies. They take care of your natural needs from birth and through out life.
Kate Quinn Organics takes pride in their commitment to fair trade and the earth. They use certified organic cotton on whatever elements possible, whenever possible, that is grown using sustainable farming practices which maintain and replenish soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. Each certified organic cotton piece is made of ultra-soft, all-natural, organically produced cotton certified by GOTS and colored using low environmentally impact dyes. They also use fair trade practices under the global organic textile standards (GOTS). Every little garment makes a difference with the unprecedented opportunity to positively impact lives.
The Natural Baby is a family-run boutique committed to offering products that encourage and enhance a gentle, natural approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. The shop is positively brimming with organic and planet-friendly products that are healthy and safe – for you, your baby, and your family.
Over 30,000 mattress’s are produced in the United States per annum! That’s quite a large amount of mattress’s being made! What are in these synthetically produced mattress’s you may ask?! Well to start, since these mattress’s are not organically made they contain a wide variety of synthetically based chemicals such as; polyurethane foam and other man-made, nonrenewable materials that have been treated with flame retardants and stain- and wrinkle-resistant chemicals.
These polybrominated diphenyl chemicals can pollute your home air and make not only the person sleeping on the mattress but anybody living in the home very sick! Some mattress’s are also treated with water and stain resistant repellants such as teflon. For those of you who know, Teflon is the same non-stick spray applied to our pans! For even more information on this I have added the website for anyone to access to read through this information themselves and become even more away of these dangers so secretively hidden.
Here are some organic mattress options for you in case that was something pondering on your mind as well!
Natural Latex: Sap collected from rubber trees in Indonesia and Malaysia is whipped together to make latex foam. The sap can be collected for up to a year and a half and the tree heals within an hour each time, making natural latex a genuinely renewable resource. Natural latex is also denser than inner-springs, as well as body-conforming.
Organic Cotton: Organic cotton is grown and processed without insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides. It also combats global warming through carbon sequestration (the process by which carbon dioxide is captured from the atmosphere and incorporated into soil, ocean, and plant matter) and by using 37 percent fewer fossil fuels than conventional farming. If you want to purchase an organic cotton mattress that isn’t treated with chemicals, you may need to first obtain a written note from your doctor that says you have chemical sensitivities and require a chemical-free mattress.
Organic Wool: Unlike conventional wool production, which uses pesticides on pastures and chemicals in the feed, organic wool is produced without hormones or pesticides. Pure wool is also naturally fire resistant, breathable, and moisture regulating. So not only do pure wool mattresses not require fire retardant chemicals, their moisture-wicking quality also makes them less susceptible to dust mites.
Here are a few local Shops in the K-W area selling amazing organic materials for you and your family.