Articles in Category: Fair Trade

Eyeview on Bangladesh

on Saturday, 01 April 2017.

visionblog2While Organic Bed Threads appraises the efforts of ethical production processes in our chosen manufacturing country of India, and focus' on the poignant role of fair trade and safe working conditions in all phases of our bed linen creations from certified organic cotton seed to chemical free artisan studio; India's neighbour, Bangladesh, the second largest ready-made garment (RMG) producing country in the world has had many an eagle eye and critical media backlash on this apparel manufacturing hub since 2013.

As we head towards the anniversary of the Savar building collapse that occurred on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 in Savar Upazila, a division of Dhaka in Bangladesh, where an eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza collapsed due to structural failure, we are reminded that it is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, with 1129 loss of life, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. This textile disaster, bought to light the appalling plight of unfair and unsafe conditions that workers were subjected to if they wanted to be employed.

While the fashion spotlight still remains on the horror of this disaster, with an additional negative tag of those factories creating fast fashion for the larger Western fashion houses¹, many positive stories of the fashion sector continue to be overshadowed with the tendency of traditional media viewing that negative stories are news and positive stories are not news at all!

Bed Linen Test

on Monday, 21 November 2016.

BedLinenTestWeb7 bed linen aspects to help you sleep soundly at night.
1. There are a lot of human hands involved in the making of our bedlinen - #handmade
Sure, you can't beat the speed and efficiency of modern machinery used by many of the larger bedding companies out there, but as with so many other things in life, slower is sometimes simply better. While many of our competitors focus on volume and economy, our focus is on quality and craftsmanship. Organic Bed Threads duvet covers are made by highly-skilled crafts people in India, each of whom not only bring years of experience and knowledge to their jobs, but also a passion for creating only the best work by hand. Encouraging handmade techniques on the textile world stage is so culturally important.

Media Spotlight - Designer Humanitarian

on Tuesday, 16 February 2016.

TarshaBurn Designer Humanitarian

Organic Bed Threads chance to be in the limelight and jump upon our soap box, to be featured, interviewed or critiqued, to have the opportunity to create a healthy debate, is all in the name of textile production education.

The ethics behind fashion and homeware production is greatly needed so that peope can become wiser buyers in steering away from fast fashion practices, and taking the time to find out who and by what methods the products they want to own are made by.

Read up on our feature article by style editor and journalist, Penelope Herbert.

Organic Bed Threads humanitarian designer, Tarsha Burn, was fortunate to be interviewed on Penelope's Fashion + Home radio show in November 2015. The airwaves were introduced to Tarsha's passion for fair trade and helping the planet via the creation of her ethical bed linen label. You’ll enjoy hearing about her experience and her future plans.

A Journey of the Humble Cotton Boll

on Saturday, 05 September 2015.

Our Moving Story

Let us take you on a journey of the world's most widely used natural fibre in textile production - the humble cotton boll - and one being manufactured responsibly by us to create ethical bed linen. The average harvest period of a cotton ball is 140 days after which it continues, along numerous production processes to find it's way to your bed.