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Why is Organic Cotton Important?

Why is Organic Cotton Important?

Cotton is known as the most widely used natural fiber in making clothing and bedding more than wool and other materials. Growing conventional cotton requires using a lot of pesticides, which has a harmful impact to the environment and presents health risks to people and wildlife. It may appear to be cheap to manufacture and buy conventional cotton, but organic cotton is environmental- friendly, a better choice for farmers because it is sustainable in the long term.

GO Organic for the Planet

Organic cotton is better for the environment compared to the traditionally grown cotton. Conventional cotton uses massive amounts of synthetic, insecticides pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, bleaches, and dyes. According to World Health Organization, three out of the ten insecticides used in growing and process of cotton are the most harmful to human health because these toxic insecticides enter our food chain through foods containing cottonseed oil.

Cotton is a plant considered to take a significant amount of nutritional elements out of the soil where it is grown, making mass producing companies to use industrial fertilizers which often render the soil useless after three or four crops but organic cotton farmers make the use of natural fertilizers to grow. Conventional cotton use water-dependent method; the volume of water can be dangerously high, but organic cotton depends mainly on rain which helps to keep the water contamination low.

Choosing to buy organic cotton will not only help in supporting and motivating organic farmers, textile and bedding manufacturers but will also give our earth the chance to replenish itself and recover from the harm that the modern-day farming and chemicals have done to it.

GO Organic for your Health

Our skin is a sensitive organ that loves to absorb. Its exposure to chemicals can lead to many health concerns. Organic cotton can be worn by people with chemical sensitivities and allergies, who are unable to wear conventional cotton because of the allergic reactions to the dyes and chemical it may contain. It is also recommended for children because their skin is thin and porous, making them even more vulnerable. Organic cotton is also believed to have the ability to absorb moisture and stays dry unlike synthetic fibers, making it more comfortable to wear or sleep on.

GO Organic for the Quality

The conventionally produced cotton material goes through a lot of production process through chemical treatments; bleaching, dyeing, flame retardants, softeners, formaldehyde sprays, scouring and these procedures lead to the breaking down of fibre at a molecular level. Traditionally grown cotton can start breaking down after 10 to 20 washes while organic cotton starts to break down after 90 to 100 washes. This quality of organic cotton shows that it has a longer lifespan because it has not been damaged in its fabrication. Organic fibre is much stronger because the fiber is not weakened by the chemical cleansers.

GO Organic for the People

According to research, chemicals used in farming can change the brain chemistry of the farmer leading to increased in depression and sometimes suicide. You can read about it here http://www.ehn.org

Choosing organic can help to reduce the accidental poisoning of farmers, which happens from working in conventional growing fields and keeps manufacturers away from chemical-related illnesses. These are just a few reasons why we at Natural Mattress Matters have decided to only carry organic cotton covers for our mattresses, toppers, sheets, protectors, and pads.

Importance of Organic Cotton 

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Treat Yourself: Go Organic

TREAT YOURSELF: GO ORGANIC

Quality is what I discovered first when I started sleeping on our organic and natural products. It brought an end to highs and low that I have experienced in my previous mattress. No more sleeping on a pillow that was packaged with what I call mystery fills. Enough of sheets that was made with cotton and treated with insecticides. I have been eagerly waiting to for that period of nights that I will crawl into my bed, having a feel of a calming and relaxing atmosphere knowing fully well that I am about to have a good sleep. Anticipating the plush feel of Talalay latex, the tenderness I will have with my organic Kapok pillow, and engulfing myself in the complete luxury in our natural duvet insert, coupled with the aesthetics of our natural platform bed, which absolutely has transformed the space.

I have completely upgraded our bedroom. Nourishing my body with organic food and natural skin care product is never enough, that is why at Natural Mattress Matters we encourage the need of investing in organic bedding products and doing away with organic conventional mattress brands. Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured. The type of bed you sleep on contributes to that, you should not be spending the later parts of your life on memory foam or synthetic materials. You want to know why for all these emphasis? Read this to the end to know why you need to treat yourself with our organic bedding products without compromise.

Say No to Toxic Petroleum & Memory Foams

Your health and comfort is very important, this forms part of your identity and goes a long way in determining how you will live your life. Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam that conforms to your body heat. We have heard some companies, for the sake of marketing their product, added the word “Natural” to their memory foam, trust me, there is nothing natural about it. The latex we use in our organic mattresses cannot be compared to memory foam in terms of how safe it is. Using memory foam is most like to make you have a feeling that you have toss and turn through the night. You don’t want to have this kind of feeling when you wake up.

In the aspect of durability, memory foam is no match compared to Natural Latex. Customers have shared their experience with me using memory foam, they complain that their mattresses started forming large dips within only few years. After few years they were back in the market searching for a mattress because they initially bought a typical mattress in a box instead of buying an organic and quality alternative. It is saddening that what ought to be the first choice is being regarded as an alternative.

Gentle to the Touch and Safe to your Body

Being conscious of the presence of toxins in mattresses is never enough, we need to consider the material that is used in whole for bedding products. I was never bothered about whether or not my sheets where organic before Natural Mattress Matters. My mind immediately went to softness and count, when that is what is on everybody lip. The comfort and safety of products is the number one priority at Natural Mattress Matters. In addition to safety, our concerns expend to how the cotton is grown and manufactured. Certified organic cotton that is free of harmful pesticides is used. During your sleeping period, your body has a direct contact with your bed, which is why you need sleep on pure materials that are made with the aim of enhancing your health not harming it.

I once started a research on the dangers of pesticides, high presence of chemical and synthetic materials in main stream bedding products, I got to know that it is time for me to change my bedroom environment. With all these information with me, I decided to take it home and add it to my evening routine.

Now, I need not to worry about what my body comes in contact with whenever I am sleeping. Or whatever I am breathing in, with my products at Natural Mattress Matters, I am assured of total rest of mind.

Get Fitted with Natural Mattress Matters

Do you want to know more about the luxurious set up? Alright let us begin with a few great recommendation for an organic Mattress. If you are a side sleeper, depending on your weight, we suggest to try our soft Talalay as the top latex layer because Natural Talalay is known for its ability to relieve pressure. For side sleepers, Talalay is typically recommended on Top. Talalay is so soothing and incredibly comfortable, this has put an end to hip pain to many of our customers. For proper support the middle layer could be Firm/Medium Dunlop and the bottom layer is Firm/Medium Dunlop. With this arrangement, most folks with get the proper posture alignment and pain relief. 

To make it even more luxurious try a wool or latex topper on top of your organic mattress. A few inch wool or latex topper will not be too soft to deny the right amount of support you need, but it will add the cozy feel all of us are looking for. We love to support our domestic business and most of our wool is domestically sourced which is covered by certified organic cotton casing. If you’d love the completely organic version, we’ve got that too.

You ask me, how about the pillow? Organic Kapok, Organic Wool, and Shredded Latex pillows are just a few that do the job. What is an Organic Kapok pillow? Kapok is a natural, plant-based fiber that is buoyant and super soft. Kapok grows in warm climate and it is used as an alternative to down. It is made in a way that you can unzip the outer and the inner organic cotton casings and remove as much Kapok as you like. The pillow is overstuffed for you to have plenty of kapok to work with. When I first got my pillow, I took some kapok out and then stored the rest. You may feel like you need to add a bit more as time goes on because Kapok compresses overtime. My pillow is like my companion, I even travel with it.

Finally, our platform beds are what completes my organic bedroom paradise. A number of our platform beds are made by our partners talented woodworkers with sustainable sourced maple poplar wood. You don’t have to worry about breathing in toxins, because we only use Zero- VOC stains. With attention to detail and furniture is well constructed, not being simply manufactured in small quantity. What we love about this amazing structure is that every piece of it has a story behind, which together is being made into something beautiful.

No VOCs Platform Bed

We offer customizable headboards, you can opt between slatted and solid. This headboard has can give a room unique stylish look, it serves as the centerpiece your bedroom Oasis. The unique designs are simple, but at the same time elegant. The sleek lines and subtle involution of each slat wood are completely amazing.

Go Organic with Natural Mattress Matters 

Are you thinking of upgrading your room? How you sleep has a direct link to your health and happiness. NNM cares about the health of our clients, that is why we only give the very best.