Wednesday, May 21, 2008

CLOTH - in the Bedroom

Just today in my office, my co-worker brought me an article about mattresses. She teaches yoga part-time and the article was featured in one her balanced living publications.

Most of the new mass production of mattresses contain high contents of toxic materials that are harmful to our delicate systems. The very haven that we must all retreat to every evening is the very place our bodies are taking in toxins during those dreamy hours. Can you imagine what the long term effect will be to our delicate skin and nervous systems...each night, every night, for our entire lifetime...?

Thus, my hunt for the next eco-friendly and human-friendly fabrications for the bedroom.


Keeping with this month's theme of CLOTH, here is a modern line of certified organic cotton bedding from Amenity.
The beautiful, blown-out botanical prints feature non-toxic, water-based
techniques.
And they are produced right here in the United States.

One of their earthy designs featured above in cove/cream + moss.
www.amenityhome.com


Add some “spice” to your bedroom with this dramatic paprika-colored LUCIA ORGANIC BEDDING from GAIAM. The stunning set features reversible jacquard pattern duvet and shams, with solid coordinating sheets and pillow cases. Made in Portugal of 100% organic cotton. This dramatic color was achieved using low eco-impact dyes.
www.gaiam.com


Another luxurious option is the LARCH organic blanket and pillow from UNISON.
Design team Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer launched their uber-modern home textile designs 4 years ago while residing in Finland, and have thus returned to Chicago. Inspired by nature and modernity, their designs feature nature-friendly organic cotton as well.
Let this elegant branch motif reach into your bedroom.
Made in Portugal of 100% organic cotton.
http://www.unisonhome.com/

Now you'll rest easy by going "au naturel" in the bedroom.

Next up...the hunt for the ideal mattress - toxin-free!



4 comments:

Claudia Logan said...

Hi-
Just happened by your blog and thought I'd share links to two high-end organic beds.

(Is $50,000 too much for a mattress?)

See The Dux(TM) Bed:

http://www.duxbed.com/usa_english.html#/finestMaterials/

Hastens - Swedish, hand-made, a gazillion layers and yes it costs 50 grand:

http://www.svenskabeds.com/hastens.htm

~Claudy

Raven said...

I'm LOVING that bedding for our new master bedroom! We should be finishing up the room next week and that would look so very sweet!

Great post, Tani...I look forward to more, more, more!

xxx
Raven

Claudia Logan said...

Tania,
Happened on new eco home mag -
Natural Home.

Here's the link:

http://www.naturalhomemagazine.com/

See the feature on home bedding.

CU
CL

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