Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic – the common thread

Organic – the common thread

We use the term organic in diverse contexts. We might be talking about carbon chemistry, particularly the chemistry of life, or in the sense of organ-ic, referring to organ systems or organisms, or to specific farming practices and its produce. Let’s look at each in turn and see if there’s a common thread...       The chemistry of life All life forms are based on organic compounds; that is compounds containing carbon. What’s so special about carbon is its ability to hook up with other carbon atoms in long complex chains, leading to the formation of, literally, millions of distinct...

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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
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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Nisa Shah
How to care for organic cotton with love

How to care for organic cotton with love

I would like to share things to consider when caring for your beautiful organic bed linen! WashingYou can rest assured that organic bedding is machine washable, so you don’t have to put a huge amount of extra effort when cleaning it.We recommend using a natural, plant-based laundry detergent and ideally washing at 30-40ºC. Although less environmentally friendly, if you need to wash your sheets at 60ºC, then that is fine too. As with any material, repeated washing at higher temperatures will shorten the lifespan of your bedding.Using bleach or whiteners is not recommended because it can damage fibres over time...

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