The winds have changed, the air is cooler, the rains and stormy grey skies embrace us as Autumn sets in preparing us for Winter. There is a quiet humility about the earth in the colder months. She gracefully surrenders to the haunting beauty of emptiness and silence of winter, the darkness that comes before the light of warmer days, the stillness that precedes all activity of life and the serenity that prevails until it is burst by the business of spring.
The earth is beginning to slow down and is preparing to sleep. Perhaps we too can take note from Mother Earth and retreat, slow down, wind down, restore, heal, nourish and nurture ourselves. In this cooler time we should warm our bodies with natural heat and limit the exposure of artificial heating to avoid the skin drying out. In the bedroom it is time to turn to the Jersey and Flannel fabrics.
Jersey is like your favourite T–shirt that’s soft, comforting and slightly stretchy. As it is a knit fabric it drapes easily and is very easy to maintain. Jerseys soft texture creates a cocoon for you to sleep in trapping the warmth naturally in and perfect for the cooler autumn and winter evenings.
Flannel is a soft, warm and cosy fabric that is woven from thick yarns and brushed to give it its soft thickness. The velvety surface feels warm to touch and the beautiful unique weave traps the body heat to help you stay warm and cosy all night long. It's perfect for chilly nights and great for maintaining a warm temperature for your body.
Both of these fabrics give you a natural option to stay warm and cosy throughout the night, a choice for you to truly create a cocoon and your own unique winter sleeping experience.
About the Author: Vinita is the Founder of Bhumi Organic Cotton and passionate about an Earth Life Balance.