Articles in Category: Video, Docoumentary

Documentaries - Textile Ethics Questioned

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

documentaryHelping to spread the unjustness that is occuring in the textile industry of developing countries, via a growing list of documentaries worth watching. Ethical questions are bought to stark reality in terms of the triple bottom line of companies, chemical use, crude and forced labour and unearthing the inhumane treatment that does not support fair trade....

Organic Bed Threads only engages in fair trade and social and environmental textile produciton practices. Our passion is fuelled by respecting creative techniques and we are driven by humanitarian intent at every step. Our own moving story is The Journey Of The Humble Cotton Boll(2.48mins).

From seed to shelf, Organic Bed Threads leaves only a pinkie toe, not a whole footprint, on the planet. We bring your attention to these documentaries because we believe consumers need to be informed on how they fuel these activities via their purchasing power. The greater self education on how we are disrespecting people and planet, with hope, will prick our conscience and convert our buying habits to healthier ones. Just because we do not know the many hands and faces who make our products does not mean that their lives are any less of value than ours.

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Media Spotlight - Organic Bed Threads TV Debut!

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.

Organic Bed Threads now popping up on Foxtel's LifeStyle channel as part of the Try It Rate It promo. A sensational way to receive 2 of our ethical duvet cover designs for free.

For Australian eyes and ears, keep them peeled on your TVs during:

More details to come, so stay glued to our posts to be in the running to receive.

"The best things in life are free - the second best are very expensive." - Coco Chanel

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.

 

Organic Bed Threads Reviews - 'The True Cost' Documentary

on Sunday, 21 June 2015.

fb truecostreview post'Careless production and endless consumption' this pretty much sums up the business model of the global fashion industry as depicted in 'The True Cost' documentary.

Not unlike those films that have come before it, The True Cost succeeds in shedding light on the three key elements that make textile clothing and footwear second only to oil as the biggest polluting industry in the world.

Fast fashion - with its sheer disposability, means we are buying more fabric per person than ever before. The textiles must be grown somewhere: water use, soil degradation, fertlisers, pesticides and chemical runoff all have an environmental cost. Then there is the human cost to farmers exposed to pesticides, and workers crammed like battery hens into unsafe factories.

These were the very reasons why we, at Organic Bed Threads, were determined to find another way to produce bedlinen. Transparent, fair trade and certified organic sourcing, manufacturing and the direct engagement of artisans. These are the components of a respectful, slow fashion, handmade creative process that we are proud to bring to you.