Growing Back to Organic

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

A great story of commitment to an organic future - with benefits for the producers and for you. It's an upbeat and hopeful story of one farmer's and one village's move to organic and Fair Trade certified cotton production. It shows how an Indian village made the decision to go back to the organic practices of earlier generations and explains the benefits and opportunities organic growing and Fair Trade certification offer.

Organic Bed Threads chooses to manufacture with Indian certified organic cotton and produce to fair trade standards in the creation of our duvet cover sets, in respect for people and planet.  

Our Certified Organic Cotton Proof

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

GOTSOrganic Bed Threads chooses to manufacture with certified organic cotton for its many production benefits for farmer to you. Organic cotton has the powerful advantage of following internationally recognised organic farming standards that are enshrined in law. Our cotton has been certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), via OneCert. 
 
Organic Bed Threads wanted to create a 100% transparent and traceable certified organic bed linen range, not just for the benefits to you as the consumer, but to a wider working community for cotton farmers, spinners and weavers and handmade artisan work, in India.
 
The conventional processing of cotton textiles relies heavily on chemicals, many of which are acutely toxic and classified by authorities as hazardous. Certified organic cotton is pesticide free and hypoallergenic. This means from the farmer to you, all people and planet are safe from the toxic dyes and insecticides used in conventional cotton production.

White Gold - Cotton

on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

It was this simple yet powerful video that drove me, founder of Organic Bed Threads, to support certified organic cotton practices within the textile trade and thus launch a bed linen label based on Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). 
 
This 9 minute video literally sent shivers down my spine, knowing that the Western world are so greedy for the cheap white gold and how little we regard the farming communities in developing coutries.
 
It illustrates powerfully why the change to organic cotton production is so important to the health of the farming families. It tells the sad story of Anan, a peasant farmer in southern India caught up in the vicious cycle of pesticide-dependent cotton growing. You will see the effects of heavy use of pesticides on cotton, learn how international pesticide companies exploit cotton farmers and observe the tragic consequences of these conventional growing practices on the farmers, their families and their environment. 
 
From its polluted landscapes to its poisoned workers, India is paying a heavy price for the Western world's desire for cheap cotton. Pesticides banned in many Western countries readily find their way onto the Indian market.
 
Chemicals are not fully removed from the body with a wash, they filter into the pores of the skin. Chemicals upon the land permeate the soil and find their way through water veines that support neighbouring communities for washing, cooking and animal husbandary, which are then either digested or contaminate the land further + upon cleaning they are washed straight into water ways and thus continue to create a vicious cycle of revolting health concerns.
 
Please support us in supporting the health and wellbeing of Indian farming communities by purchasing our certified organic cotton bed linen. While the price may be marginally higher, isn't it worth it, for farmers and for you? Do the right thing, be a conscious consumer! 
 

Media Spotlight - Family Living Magazine

on Friday, 01 May 2015.

OrganicBedThreads PromoOrganic Bed Threads are gaining traction with local media. This month sees us in the Northern Beaches Family Living Magazine - May 2015, page 7.

We are delighted to be able to reach a wider audience to showcase our certified organic bedding for the whole family. In this edition we were able to connect with those concerned about health concerns such as allergies, via a mass issue at the San Hospital annual teddy bear picnic. Thus raising the benefits of using chemical free bed linen for those who are ill or in recovery. All our handmade duvet covers are free from chemicals - the cotton, dyes and yarns - as certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.