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Organic Bedding at Greenpicks

Organic bedding tested on harmful substances

In bed, we should feel just as comfortable as on a desk chair. Finally, we spend six to ten hours a day in the bedroom and office (or other workplace) on average. If, after a day of work and duties, we slump exhausted into the pillows, we want to be flattered by organic bedlinen. In addition to the purchase of a natural latex mattress, it is also worth investing in high-quality bed linen like duvet, bedsheets, pillow and fitted sheet in organic quality for a restful night's sleep.

Bedding sizes for little ones and long people

In addition to colour and design, measurements and material are important criteria when choosing bed linen. For the little ones children’s bedding usually has a measure of 100 x 135 cm. In German-speaking countries, the standard sizes for a cushion cover are 80 x 80 cm and a bed cover 135 x 200 cm. A Queensize bed is a little bit larger than the German standard size. If you prefer other pillow sizes, you can choose the size of 40 x 60 cm or 40 x 80 cm. It is comfortable to cuddle in duvets of 155 x 220 cm. Long people are covered with duvet and bed linens in oversize 200 x 200 cm or 200 x 220 cm, a kind of Kingsize or California King.

The stuff that dreams are made of

If you have chosen a bedding size, you should pay attention to the materials. Keep in mind that bed linen is on the skin during bedtime. Therefore, duvet, pillow cases and bedsheet should be free of harmful substances – no matter which material you prefer. This guarantees GOTS certified organic cotton. The organic label is the world's leading organic textiles standard and protects the biological origin of the fibres as well as their environmentally and socially acceptable processing throughout the entire production chain. Control and certification by independent entities give you security for your shopping.

Many bed linen sets also carry the Fairtrade seal. Fair trade in cotton ensures a stable minimum price, including a fairtrade bonus, improved working conditions for people involved in production and an environmentally friendly production process. Child labour is also taboo.

Organic bedlinen not only protects pillows, duvet and mattresses, but also the skin and the environment.

Lovely bedlinen for allergy sufferers and children

Allergy sufferers and children are dependent on special protection. Their skin is particularly sensitive. The raw material used for bedding should neither irritate the skin nor contain harmful substances. Natural fibres or microfibers, a very dense woven material, also prove successful. Coloured bed linen should be dyed with vegetable based or water-based dyes and do not contain heavy metals or other chemical substances. Ultimately, however, the kind of the allergy is crucial, which material is selected from you for the bedding.

Eco bedlinen as heat source and air conditioning

For eco-friendly bedlinen certified organic cotton is the material most commonly used. From the cultivation through the processing to the final product, these bedding are free from harmful substances, produced in an environmentally friendly manner under fair conditions. They can be recognized by various eco seals such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fairtrade and Natural textiles IVN certified Best.

Depending on the season, bed linens should be warming or cooling. The slightly roughened surface of flannelette gives of heat especially in the cold season. A double sheet and fitted sheet made of jersey feels pleasant to the skin and is easy to clean and non-iron. Even those who sweat heavily during their sleep rely on absorbent fabrics such as jersey. Linon bed linen is characterized by a high breathability. Seersucker ensures a cool sleeping climate; a cotton fabric which promotes air circulation due to the irregular structure.

Children like it fluffy and cuddly. This is why, and because of its special absorbency, terry cloth is often used for children's bedding. Satin bedding shimmers delicately and gives the bedroom a noble look. Like silk, satin is a natural air-conditioning system – just in summer, the noble materials have a cooling effect and are breathable. With damask bedding a touch of luxury comes into every bedroom.

Tip for care: If you wash your organic bedlinen inside out, close the zipper and buttons and pull into shape when wet, you will have great pleasure for a long time with the ecological bedding.

If dreams comes true …

Do not dream any longer of high-quality and skin-friendly bedding. Turn your bed into a cuddly oasis of peace and relaxation. The eco-friendly online shops at Greenpicks offer duvet covers, pillowcases, bed sheets, blankets and fitted sheets in many different sizes, designs and always in organic quality with durable and hardwearing properties.