Articles in Category: Humanitarian Engagement

Honouring Handmade

on Saturday, 17 December 2016.

Handmade woodblock carverDo you recall that iconic 1988 cult film 'Cocktail' when the characters of Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shu are talking on the deck of a Jamaican bar, he lazily twirls his cocktail umbrella in his hands and idly comments to her...
"Do you know there is a guy who makes these, but still he gets up in the morning and he kisses his wife and he goes to his drink umbrella factory and whips up ten billion of these a year, the guy's a millionaire" ... and their conversation continues about the people who make other small restaurant table items like ashtrays, tooth picks and their wrappers and even the plastic ends of shoelaces. I realise I have taken the character's intended meaningful out of context, for all his character wanted was make a motza, but this scene grab is so poignant in terms of reflecting on, respecting and honouring the handmade process.

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.

Why Organic Bedlinen?

on Monday, 12 September 2016.

Why Organic BedlinenFrom Organic Bed Threads perspective, producing bedlinen to certified organic standards is not only an obvious manufacturing process but an absolute necessity for preserving and protecting the environment, the many workers who make our bedlinen, and for the end user. Our aim is to reduce the chemical overload in textile manufacturing so that people and planet are not covered on nasty chemicals that can adversely affect ones health nor cause massive devastation to the land.
Just because a product is not literally dripping in chemicals from the rack in-store, does not mean they are not there, dried into every fibre. Our aim is to educate buyers about our processes for peace of mind. Neither health, nor working conditions, nor comfort nor decor should raise the risk of serious health concerns such as breathing difficulties, skin allergies, deformities and cancers. We didn't want to create products that exploited people nor the environment.
That is why Organic Bed Threads exists. We wanted to create a brand of bedding that addressed all of the issues plaguing the textile industry today.

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.