Simple | Ethically Sourced | Traditional
When you know better, do better. - so I did better.
Cover - 100% recycled natural cotton, cotton thread
Stuffing - 100% wool - ethically and locally sourced wool, up-cycled wool yarn
Duvet Cover and Pillow Case
Organic Cotton and Hemp and Organic Cotton and Linen, cotton thread
Natural insulator - wool is a hygroscopic fibre. Basically meaning that wool constantly reacts to changes in body temperature, maintaining its wearer’s comfortable temperature! As the humidity of the surrounding air rises and falls, the fibre absorbs and releases water vapour. Heat is generated and retained during the absorption phase, making wool a natural insulator.
Breathable - wool fibres are crimped and when tightly packed together form millions of tiny pockets of air. This unique structure allows wool to absorb and release moisture—either in the atmosphere or perspiration from the wearer—without compromising its thermal efficiency. Wool has a large capacity to absorb moisture vapour (up to 30 per cent of its own weight) next to the skin, making it extremely breathable.
Odor Resistant - Wool is far more efficient than other textiles at absorbing sweat and releasing it into the air before bacteria has a chance to develop and produce unpleasant body odor.
Stain Resistant + Hypoallergenic - The protective waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and they also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static.
Renewable - Don't just throw out wool, wool can be cleaned and re-carded into a new source of wool to be used again!
Biodegradable - If renewing it is not an option, at the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil where it decomposes. Wool breaks down in a very short time compared to most synthetics that will never decompose, but break down (yikes, micro-pollutants).
Flax / Linen -
Requiring far fewer chemical inputs than cotton and little to no irrigation, linen, made from flax, is by nature a more environmental fabric than most.
Boasting all of the same benefits as conventional linen, organic linen has the added benefit of the seeds, sprouts, and soil are spared from the use of fungicides and pesticides.
Breathable, lightweight and slightly textured, linen softens with time and wear.
Hemp textiles are made from industrial 'cannibus sativa' fibers. Hemp plants grow very quickly, without the use of chemical herbicides or pesticides and produce high yield commercial crops which optimize both land use and available resources. Hemp also returns a significant amount of the nutrients it takes from the soil leaving it rich and ready for new crops.
Exceptional tensile strength, naturally hypo-allergenic, offering UV protection and with the ability to help with thermo-regulation, hemp textiles are multipurpose and multi-functional.
Organic Cotton -
Starting from untreated, natural seeds, organic cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton crop rotation and composting maintain the health of naturally moist soil by creating a biodiverse, balanced ecosystem. As a result, organic cotton plants are more resistant to pests and disease and therefore eliminating the need for the use pesticides which are often suspected to be carcinogenic or neurotoxic.
As a result of the cleaner growing process, farm workers are afforded a healthier work environment and the resulting uncontaminated plant waste can be used for other purposes - feed for livestock, oil production, etc.
Certifications (referenced from textile manufacture)
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified
Our fabric is organic Cotton Knit programs that are manufactured using yarns that are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified.
The aim of the GOTS standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing & certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production (raw materials, intermediate, and end product).
This includes testing for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, and other parameters for health care. It provides manufacturers with a uniform benchmark when evaluating harmful substances potentially used in the production process.
Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.