Unlike the foods that we eat and the beauty products we put on our bodies, we probably do not analyse the health factors of one of the most intimate spaces in our homes - our bedroom. Our bedrooms should be a safe haven for our body, mind and soul. We spend more time wrapped in our sheets than with the clothes we wear.
During the journey of conventional cotton into a fabric, numerous toxic chemicals are added at each stage of growing, processing, dyeing and handling - these are pesticides, fertilisers, silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, artificial softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, fasteners, ammonia, dyes, colourants, finishers, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, bromines, urea resins, halogens and formaldehyde - to name just a few. And it is these toxic substances that make their way onto and into our bodies while we sleep forcing our body to fight an uphill battle so the body reacts in different ways. For many people it manifests in multiple skin sensitivities, respiratory disorders, hormonal disruptions and skin allergies.