Nancy Kenney, blogger for Denver GreenStreets (www.denvergreenstreets.com) discussed organic bedding in a recent blog post. She featured Malpaca pillows as an excellent representation of the kind of bedding we should be using!
Read the blog:
Spring Clean with Fresh Bedding Made With Alpaca and Organic Cotton
The bedding industry has come a very long way in it’s efforts to provide you with products that are healthy. The sleep industry provides a wealth of information on research associated with medical problems and the mattress you sleep on and the pillows you rest your head on. From dust mites and other allergy causing bugs and molds to the position you sleep in, all have an impact on your health.
Since before green was green and eco friendly actually ment something, companies like NauraWorld have put the healthy bedding industry on the map. Since 1994, NaturaWorld’s mission has been committed to helping their customers “achieve a superior night's sleep, alleviate pain, and increase comfort through unique and exceptional sleep systems that aid overall health and well-being.”
Malpaca Founder, Mary Anderle spoke to Nourish The Planet about the benefits of Alpaca in the bedding industry. No chemicals are used to clean the fibers, only a mild detergent which is fragrant free and earth friendly. The water used in the manufacturing process is recycled four times in a contained environment then released back.
Certified Organic means the contents have been grown in an environment, harvested, processed, and manufactured without chemicals, with a lower carbon footprint than traditional manufacturing and processing.
As Spring is in the air, take a look at these companies as alternatives. All natural fibers and 100% organic pays in the end. It can help lower health issues associated with over exposure to chemicals. That alone should give you a good night sleep.