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Cozy Up With Organic Cotton Flannel Sheets

CoyuchiOne way to create a more sustainable bedroom is with an organic mattress but they can be quite pricey. If you just want to make a small change by giving your current bed an eco-chic makeover you might want to consider organic bedding. For more budget-friendly options, Target has a 325-thread count organic cotton collection in multiple colors and West Elm has some really great contemporary designs in 100% organic cotton. But if you feel like splurging a bit you might want to check out the organic sheets, pillows, and duvet covers by Coyuchi. The other day I had a chance to check out the latest collection at ABC Home & Planet. I was amazed by the array of sustainable bedding choices that ranged from crisp Percale to slightly stretchy Jersey. My favorites for winter were the organic cotton flannel sheets. They are incredibly soft and come in heather grey, natural, and pale dusty aqua.

Coyuchi was a pioneer in bringing organic cotton bedding to the United States 20 years ago and only sources it from suppliers that are either certified to the OEKO-TEX standard or Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Each of the farmers, spinners, and weavers the suppliers work with are audited by third-party certification organizations to make sure that the high standards are met including social and environmental criteria. To learn more about the list of requirements you can also visit Coyuchi’s website that has additional helpful links.

What I really like about Coyuchi is the company’s transparency about the sourcing of the fibers used to create the classic designs. The cotton comes from India and Turkey, the linen from Belgium and France, and the wool from Canada and Argentina. Coyuchi’s website tells you exactly what happens to the cotton after it’s grown, harvested, washed, spun into thread and woven into large sheets of fabric. For example there you can see that only low-impact dyes are used that require less water, heat, energy and dye material than conventional cotton dyes. Knowing that your bedding has less of an impact on the environment might make you sleep better. At least that’s how it works for me.

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