Organic cotton sheets are made from organic cotton and they offer many health benefits when it comes to comfortable sleep at night. In order to understand the facts, myths and answer some frequently asked questions about these sheets, it is important to understand what organic cotton is in the first place.
What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton is the finest cotton which is grown through the most environment friendly and safe ways. Beddings made from organic cotton pass the benefits of the natural methods of production to the user. For this reason, organic cotton beddings are smooth and safe to the skin and the lack of chemicals and toxins in them means they are hypoallergenic and safe for use by all.
How do you know its organic cotton for real?
Unlike food which is labeled organic, organic textiles need not be so labelled. Thus, some beddings and cotton sheets described as organic may in reality contain just some small percentage of the organic cotton, oar may actually be made of organic cotton fabric but be dyed using chemicals which thus make it unsafe. Thus, just because it is described as 100% organic cotton does not mean that it is entirely safe.
There are some international organizations which certify organic products to be truly so and thus safe such as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OE (Organic Exchange), QE 100 and SA (Soil Association) among others. However, some organic cotton materials may still be authentic but still lack these certifications. This notwithstanding, certification is important as it show there is legitimate backup to the claims that the material is truly organic.
How can you ensure that the organic cotton beddings have not been treated, dyed, processed or treated with unsafe chemicals?
The impact of the unsafe methods of producing the fabric used for making clothes is not felt just by those who work in the cotton fields but also those who wear the clothes made from that fabric. The first way of ensuring that a bedding made of organic cotton has not been subjected to treatment with unsafe chemicals is by checking to certification to ensure it has Soil Association, GOTS or other quality certification symbol.
Do organic cotton beddings cost more?
There is this misconception that organic cotton sheets cost more than those made of the conventional cotton. This is only partially true because the cost of the sheets made of organic cotton may initially seem to be high bust the benefits in the long run make it a cost effective option. On the other hand, sheets made of conventional cotton may be sold at cheaper price, but the cost of treating allergies, uncomfortable sleep and other adverse effects thereafter make it an expensive option.