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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic products are produced as nature intended, free of artificial interference by genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and toxins. They are typically of a much higher quality, are better for you, and kinder to the planet and the atmosphere. Can we really afford not to go organic?   Organic Certification Any product labelled organic must meet a set of strict criteria. In the UK, organic products are approved by the Soil Association through Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS certification, the leading regulatory body worldwide that evaluates produce to decide whether it meets the criteria necessary to be called organic. To...

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Nisa Shah
Saving our planet, sheet by sheet

Saving our planet, sheet by sheet

You only get one life, and we only get one planet, so doesn’t it makes sense to ensure both are in tiptop health? Your health and our planet’s wellbeing should be a top priority whenever you shop, after all both of those things are irreplaceable. But though almost everyone has heard about the myriad benefits of organic food, not everyone realises the importance of choosing organic cotton bedding just yet. Farming organic cotton requires less water than normal industrial cotton farming, due to the superior filtration system in the soil caused by the presence of dense organic matter. As Organic...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Feeling the heat? Breathe easier, sweat less, sleep better

Feeling the heat? Breathe easier, sweat less, sleep better

Struggling with night sweats? Choosing quality organic sheets will ensure you stay cooler, as air can circulate much better due to the higher grade, long staple and single ply cotton fibres used to create your bed linen. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or skin reactions, going organic will dramatically improve your condition. This is because organic cotton uses none of the pesticides or chemicals used in ordinary cotton growing - ingredients that have been linked to severe irritation of the airways, and painful skin complaints like dermatitis and eczema. Furthermore, organic cotton fibres are of a much higher quality,...

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Nisa Shah
What does thread count mean?

What does thread count mean?

Thread count (TC) is a measure of the coarseness or fineness of a fabric. Let’s see the technical side of thread count, which means the number of threads woven together in a horizontal and vertical orientation per square inch. You count both lengthwise (warp) and width-wise (weft) threads. So, 100 length-wise threads woven with 100 width-wise threads produce a TC of 200. While 150 lengthwise threads woven with 150 width-wise threads make a 300TC. Thread count is a highly used phrase for describing luxury bed linen. The idea is the finer you can weave the threads together, the softer and...

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