Articles tagged with: Organic Health

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!

Let's Talk Healthy Bed Linen for Kids

on Friday, 24 March 2017.

IMG 20170228 105233 598A pivitol documentary Organic Bed Threads witnessed about the lives of Indian cotton farmers and how the chemicals they spray on their generic crop impacts upon themselves, their families and their communities in the most destructive being the varying degrees of deformities, gave rise to us creating healthy bed linen so that the benefits could be far reaching beyond the consumer ~ from farmers and artisans children to yours.

Our aim is to transport young bodies (+ mums and dads dads too) nightly slumber to a whole new dimension. Telling them the truth of the origin of an Organic Bed Threads duvet cover is easy and inspirational night time story telling.

Tell them the crisp white chemical free organic cotton that covers them is grown on certifed farms for the benefit of the families of the farmers, the environment and their health.

Tell them that EVERY hand that helped create their doona cover is protected by fairtrade standards and that all workers are paid fairly for their creativity so their own children can remain in school and create their own wild visions for their future.

Tell them these creatives talk of children like yours. Tell your little ones that their entire family can be covered under heathly bed inen - scientifically, socially and consciously.

Tell them our true bed time stories of their respectfully handmade bedlinen that empowers sustainable textile working clusters in developing India... what more could you ask for in bedlinen?

We have made it easy for you buy the most gorgeous ethical duvet covers for you and your family. Our organic eShop sways your buying power into a more conscious one to encourage fair textile production in #respectforpeopleandplanet For one day your little ones may become a change maker. Crossing fingers and toes they will be.

For tonights bed time story, show your kiddies this video, so they have a greater understanding of the many processes of their own products. Kids love stories and their inevitable 'Why' and 'How' questions will sure to be a thrill for you as they grasp the values of what they own.

Kids Certified Organic Cotton Bed Sets

on Friday, 24 March 2017.

IMG 20170304 083701 552Did you know that non-organic cotton bed linen:

  • contains 1kg of pesticides per sheet set;
  • uses 16% of the world’s pesticides and contains over 2,400 chemicals commonly used in standard textile production;
  • uses harsh chemicals in the spinning and weaving process, plus silicone softeners and formaldehyde resins;
  • will contribute to bioaccumulation and the breakdown of your immune system (due to chemical inhalation);
  • contributes to polluted waterways in third world countries; and
  • is weaker and less durable than certified organic cotton?

No? Well luckily we've done the R&D for you and hence why Organic Bed Threads ONLY procures 100% certifed organic cotton and threads and chemical free woodblock print dyes, approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Sleep health the natural, obvious way under our safe duvet covers for child and you.

eShopping from the bed next to your little one, imparting the ethical stories that makes us what we are, will ignite their own advocacy interest in the protection of the environment and people #whomademyclothes It's never to late to instill positive values.

Dear Parents

on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Dear Mums, Dads and Guardians of your Precious Ones,

Did you know that traditional bed linen contains 1kg of pesticides per sheet set. Your greatest creations, your children are precious and you want the best for their health. But do you know what they're sleeping with? Your children will be inhaling multiple chemicals every night if they are sleeping in bed linen that's not 100% certified organic cotton.

Organic Bed Threads doona/duvet sets contain NO chemicals, are 100% certified organic cotton, ethically sourced, handmade and protected under fair trade. This magical product video will encourage and inspire you to add more positive healthy ingredients into your children's bed coverings. Watch our healthy bed linen product video to find out more.

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New Year, New Bedroom Chi

on Tuesday, 24 January 2017.

bedroom chai blog organicbedthreadsEnergy, that invisible element, like wind and time. We know it's there, we can feel it and its repercussions, we are surrounded by many types - electronic, atmospheric, flammable and personal to name a few. Good, bad, or indifferent, the energy in our homes need to be cared for, or you will be affected. So, there is a lot to be said about getting the energy right in ones living spaces, especially the bedroom as we spend approximately one third of our lives in slumber.

In the bedroom, where you harness the life-renewing force of sleep, chi (energy) becomes perhaps more important than anywhere else. Bedroom energy can influence family relationships, and it is one of the most important rooms for marriage and relationship, our greatest creative loving action. Building biology, space clearing and the 5000-year-old practice of Feng Shui - combining elements of geology, psychics, mathematics, philosophy, astrology, astronomy and intuition - are actions that create beautiful and nourishing environments that enhance positive chi.

Most of us can feel when a space is at odds with our comfort level, and instinctively make changes to that area. You don't need to get bogged down with some of the intricate and esoteric applications that these principles can go into interesting depth about, though applying some of the more practical guides may help the quality of your rest and sleep, enhance harmony in relationships, romance and love, promote a healthy career and prosperity.