Eco-Friendly Bed Sheets Buying Guide

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Eco-Friendly Bed Sheets Buying Guide

Staff Writer · Sep 20, 2010

Turning your apartment in to an eco friendly place may require a lot of changes but one easy change you can make is by purchasing new eco-friendly bed sheets. The eco-friendly options in the past have been fairly limited but the options available on the market today offer a wide variety to choose from. Using eco-friendly sheets allows you to have a lower impact on the environment, reduces allergies and chemical sensitivity and makes your home environment a healthier place to live.

Organic Cotton and Wool Options

Most of the major linen brands now offer an organic option as well. With the increasing popularity of organic and eco-friendly items, the choices in colors and patterns are continuing to increase. Organic cotton sheets are made without harmful chemicals and made with natural and organic fibers. Eco-friendly dyes, plant dyes or low impact dyes are used and no bleach is used on the sheets. Look for labels on the packaging ensuring that the cotton used in the sheets is organic.

Luxurious Bamboo Sheets

Bamboo may not sound like the type of material you would want to curl up with in bed but bamboo sheets are very soft and a great option when looking to choose an eco-friendly choice. Bamboo is a highly sustainable material and a great eco-friendly choice for furniture, decor and sheets. Bamboo is a great choice for people who have allergies or sensitivity to chemicals. It is also great for anyone with asthma or respiratory issues because no toxins are released into the air. Bamboo sheets are becoming a very popular choice in baby sheets and bedding as well.

Eco-Friendly Hemp

Hemp is another great natural fiber that offers a great option for bedding. Hemp grows very easily without much water and without the use of chemicals. Any plant that can grow well such as hemp makes a great natural option. It is known for its strength but is not as soft as bamboo. It is used often in paper, rope and some materials used to build. It can also be combined with other materials such as organic cotton. Hemp is stronger than cotton, more absorbent and resists mildew. This is another great reason to use eco-friendly bedding such as hemp, it can breathe better than synthetic fibers. It can provide more insulation using your own body heat but prevents moisture.

Another Alternative Is Legna

Legna is an eco-friendly option that many people are not as familiar with. It is a new material that is made from sustainable trees using the wood pulp. It is processed with solvents that are free of chlorine. The look and feel of Legna is similar to silk because of it softness but it can be machine washed and dried similar to cotton. Look for this new option in stores, as it becomes more popular it will be available in more options. The combination of softness and durability will make it a great eco-friendly material for bedding and other items as well.

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