Sleep Organic Blog — Sustainability

Nisa Shah
Top Ten Reasons to Love Organic Cotton

Top Ten Reasons to Love Organic Cotton

Many studies have cited indebtedness as the major contributing factor to the appallingly high rate of suicides in conventional (i.e. non-organic) farmers in developing countries. Organic farming practices help to greatly offset such risks...

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Nisa Shah
Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Organic cotton will improve your health and our planet's health! A bold claim, so let’s delve a little deeper and see why. Every day tens of thousands of highly toxic chemicals are used in the production of textiles. This makes the textile industry the second largest contributor to pollution after the oil industry. The toxic waste produced is then disposed of in our rivers and seas. The waste is extremely dangerous and hazardous for our health, especially for farmers and garment workers who are heavily involved in the production phase. Our wildlife and climate also suffers with the current method of disposal....

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Dr. Chris Murphy
The benefits of doing it naturally

The benefits of doing it naturally

As it's national gardening week, we thought we discuss the benefits of natural outdoor activities - doing it naturally, so to speak. These days there seems to be a ready-made option for just about every conceivable situation. While this seems so convenient, it’s worth pausing to consider what we might be denying ourselves by opting for ‘the path of least resistance’. You know the adverts, telling us, ‘don’t worry, we’ve got this covered’. A pre-packaged, ready-made solution for every possible challenge, and insurance against just about any eventuality. Seems so reassuring, and time-saving. And yet, we appear to be left...

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Nisa Shah
Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

As Valentine's day is on the horizon we thought let’s check our flowers, the symbol of love.  Did you know most mass-produced flowers are grown using harmful chemicals? No doubt flowers are beautiful and a cherished symbol of love and passion. This connotation can be traced back to Aphrodite in Greece and Venus in Rome - Goddesses of love. Sadly the situation has become somewhat muddied in our time. Now we are surrounded by cut flowers that are grown with harmful agro-chemicals and pesticides which are damaging the environment, our ecosystem. It's putting florists and people who are working with flower farms at...

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