Nowadays many people realize unquestionable environmental and health benefits of going green and buying certified organic products, such as organic foods, personal care items, clothes, children's products and home furnishings (sheets, bedding, blankets, pillows, towels, bathrobes, tablecloths, napkins) is not an exception.
Why organic bedding? The answer is simple. We spend a third of our life sleeping and our skin is the largest human organ. That's why it's very important to use all natural bedding, especially organic blankets. Why organic blankets? All natural organic cotton or organic wool blankets are manufactured using certified organic wool or cotton which are chemical, resin and pesticide free.
Most Certified Organic Cotton Blankets are made from the cotton which is grown and manufactured in the USA meet special requirements which are regulated by National Organic Program from USDA covering how the cotton is grown.
It's a fact that cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land and conventional cotton uses approximately 25% of the word's insecticides. What's why organic cotton blankets are so beneficial for all people especially for those who suffers from allergies and experiences chemical sensitivities. All natural organic cotton blankets are:
Most organic cotton blankets are certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture where it is grown. All colored blankets has been colored with eco dyes. White cotton blankets has been whitened with peroxide, not chlorine. Blanket stitching has been done with viscose thread which is known to be stronger than cotton one.
Organic Merino Wool Blankets are made in the USA from premium 100% Organic Merino Wool from Australia. These blankets keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Wool has the ability to breathe with the skin and absorb excess moisture naturally without feeling wet to the touch, then releases all wetnesses into the air to provide you with a pleasant, healthy sleep. They are hypoallergenic, natural, untreated, soft and supportive and good for your health. They can be machine washed on delicate and hang dry. Attractive whip stitched edges in the same organic wool.
Organic wool is wool which is produced in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production.
Federal requirements for organic livestock production include:
•Livestock feed and forage used from the last third of gestation must be certified organic;
•Use of synthetic hormones and genetic engineering is prohibited;
•Use of synthetic pesticides (internal, external, and on pastures) is prohibited, and
•Producers must encourage livestock health through good cultural and management practices. (OTA)
One of the most important characteristics of the natural wool blanket is the ability to insulate and retain air without blocking air circulation. This process can be easily explained. Wool's crimp naturally creates a textile volume which is help to retain heat and at the same time wool textile is completely breathable. This unique ability of wool to adjust the air temperature has been known many centuries ago.
Another distinctive characteristic of organic wool blanket is ability to absorb excess moisture, then gradually releases it into the air. Wool is able to absorb approximately 1/3 of it's own weight.
Wool blanket is also naturally static electricity resistant. This feature is conditioned by wool's ability to absorb moisture and then this moisture conducts static electricity.
Wool is known to be naturally flame retardant. Unlike most synthetic fiber, wool has low rate of flame spread and low heat of combustion. It means that wool blankets provide a high safety environment.