Blissful Organics is adamant on creating the purest mattress on the market by using only certified organic cotton.
Non-organic cotton is known to be treated with harsh chemicals known to cause cancer. This practice put many farmers health at risk around the world.
Simply put, organic cotton seems to be the safe choice for our families. Non-Organic cotton could be “as scary as a horror movie,”
Non-Organic cotton uses:
-Uses huge amounts of pesticides and insecticides throughout the world.
-Contaminates ground water, air, birds, fish, animals and environment
-U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per yearLearn more
Cotton is a plant and native shrub to both tropical and subtropical regions around the world. This includes both North & South America, Africa, Egypt, and India, as well as a large diversity of cotton species found in Mexico, Australia, and Africa.
Although cotton is a plant, it’s important to note that not all cotton used in products such as bedding is organic. The reason for this is because during the plantation of cotton, farmers may use synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides to treat them.
|Know The Difference||Organic Cotton||Conventional Cotton|
|Seed Preparation||Natural untreated GMO free seeds.||Typically treated with fungicides|
|Soil Preparation||Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter.||Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to monocrop culture and intensive irrigation.|
|Weed Control||Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects and trap crops used.||Aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides. 9 of the most commonly used pesticides are known cancer causing agents.|
|Harvesting||Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management.||Deflation induced with toxic chemicals|
|Production||Warp fibers stabilized using double plying ornon-toxic, cornstartch||Warp fibers stabilized using toxic waxes.|
|Whitening||Safe peroxide is used.||Chlorine bleaching creates toxic by-products, that are released into the environment.|
|Finishing||Soft scour in warm water with soda ash for, PH of 7.5-8.||Hot water, synthetic surfactants, additional chemicals (sometimes formaldehyde).|
|Softening||Natural soybean softening.||Petroleum-based softening.|
|Dyeing||Low-impact fiber-reactive or natural dyes with low metal and sulfur content.||High temperature with heavy metals and sulfur content.|
|Printing||Low-impact or natural pigments with no heavy metals.||Heavy metals in pigments run off into waterways, and pollute streams.|
|By Fox-Rich Textiles|