We are all becoming more aware of recycling, re-using and being green. There are many places in our daily lives where we can show our concern for our planet. Now it is even possible to make your bed a more Eco-friendly place. Many people think products that are organic and sustainable are not very good looking. This is simply not true anymore, the two things are not mutually exclusive. Buying green bedding also helps you have a more safe bed. When you think about how mush time we spend snuggled up under our blankets with our heads on our pillows it makes sense to buy products that are safe. Natural bed products that are environmentally friendly are also better for our health. Here are some Eco-friendly bed and bedding products that are safe, green but beautiful.
Beds, Dressers, Nightstands
When choosing a bed frame you can look for ones made of reclaimed wood, or sustainable materials like bamboo. There are other types of woods you can search out that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Here you can learn more about products that have earned the FSC certification and carry the logo. This guarantees that the wood used in these products is from a certified well-managed forest. There are many stylish and Eco-friendly beds you can purchase. From a wonderful company called Earthsake, offering many green products here is their beautiful L’Attitudes bamboo bed and furniture. This series of furniture is made entirely in the United States from sustainable harvested bamboo. It is also finished with non-toxic linseed oil. These solid handcrafted beds and furniture come with a lifetime warranty. This collection ranges in price of $795.00 to $5,945.00. The price of the bed frame is $1995.00, but these are quality pieces that will lasts a lifetime, a wonderful investment.
Viva Terra also offers a beautiful and green bed choice, the Gustavian dark bed priced at $1,795.00 to $2,095.00 is a true statement piece. This bed is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir and finished with a Eco-friendly water-based stain and light oil wax. Viva Terra’s products are all green and gorgeous, I frequently get their catalog and love everything in it.
Another place where you want to buy a good quality, green bedroom item is your mattress. It is important to purchase one with a natural flame-retardant like wool, not one that is treated with chemical retardants. Reclaim offers a natural latex rubber mattress that is covered in organic cotton and wool from Savvy Rest. The innerspring part of the mattress is with organic cotton and wool from Royal-Pedic. Both mattresses do not contain harmful chemicals or produce gas, and they use wool as a natural flame-retardant. Natural rubber stays cool while you sleep, will not sag and is naturally resistant to dust-mites, very helpful for those who suffer from allergies. The Savvy Rest mattresses come with a limited 20 year warranty, they even pay for your shipping costs. To get prices on the mattress size of your choice you can contact the at 1-650-329-9480.
The Serenity Zoned Natural Latex Mattress from Earthsake is made in America with local organic products. The 100% natural latex mattress has an unique vent design to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is quilted with a layer of organic California cotton, and locally grown wool is wrapped around the mattress for extra comfort. The wool makes this mattress naturally fire retardant, and it is mold and mildew resistant. As you can see on their Website they offer all mattress sizes, the twin is $1495.00 up to the California king for $2795.00. One of the most comfortable and Eco-friendly mattress choices on the market it is a well made product.
Pillows, Sheets and Comforters
To finish off your green bed you will need comfortable pillows and stylish bedding. For pillows I suggest Pure Grow wool pillows from Earthsake. These wool filled pillows contain no chemicals or synthetics and have a 100% organic cotton outer shell. They sell for under $100.00 for Queen and King sized pillows. Also from Earthsake you can get cushy flannel linens by Purists. Made from 100% cotton linen these sheets do not contain any chemical bleaches, dyes or finishes. These luxury bed linens can help anyone get a perfect nights sleep. And to finish off your Eco-friendly bed you can get an elegant duvet cover from branch home.com. Their fern pattern duvet by Amenity is $330.00 for Queen and $395.00 for King. The lovely print comes in either celery or peacock. Made from organically grown cotton, the print is non-toxic water-based dye, and comes in a heavenly 320 thread count, luxurious and green, the perfect finishing touch.