Optimal: Natural Linen Sheets by Area Simone

by Justin Thomas •


We recently discovered these 100% natural linen sheets by Area Simone. Linen, which comes from the flax plant, is an optimal material for making sheets. Like hemp, linen does not require pesticides to grow. By contrast, 25% of all pesticides used in the world are sprayed on cotton. Linen is also 2 to 3 times stronger than cotton, has no …


Slightly More Efficient: Target Begins Selling Bamboo Sheets and Towels

by Justin Thomas •

Target has begun selling bamboo sheets and towels. They are reasonably priced at $40 for a sheet set, and $20 for two towels. Unfortunately, the bamboo content is not all that high — 60% for the sheets and 40% for the towels, and the rest of the fabric is conventional cotton (which requires large amounts of pesticides to grow). Organic …


Bamboo Fiber Duvet & Sheets

by Justin Thomas •

After trying bamboo fibers shirts, I’m sure sleeping under this bamboo fiber duvet would be great. You can read about the efficiency of bamboo fiber here. Bamboo fiber sheet sets are available from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Household Products: Health & Safety Database

by Justin Thomas •

What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage and on the shelves in your laundry room? The National Institutes of Health has a database listing the ingredients of these products, the potential health effects, and safety and handling. Information in the Household Products Database is taken from a variety of publicly available sources, including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) prepared …


Unbleached, Naturally Processed Sheets

by Justin Thomas •

Sheets like ones featured here are the healthiest sheets available. Natural dyes are used for coloring, and the sheets finished without chemical softeners or chlorine. They are made from 100% organic cotton. Since you come in contact with sheets every night, minimizing chemical residues in your sheets is quite beneficial. Available from: Real Goods ($25-$65)