The term organic bedding refers to the way the materials are both harvested and then processed into fabric. Our cotton, hemp, and wool is grown or raised in compliance with organic agricultural standards. No dyes, bleaches, fire retardants, or other chemicals are used in the processing of the fabric itself. The environmental benefits as well as the health benefits of true organic bedding are numerous.
We believe that all natural bedding should not be a luxury reserved for just the fortunate few. We keep our overhead low in an effort to make this premium quality bedding available to as many as possible. In doing so, we hope to foster an increase in sustainable agricultural standards as well as decrease the amounts of chemicals and persticides put into the environment.
About Eco Wool
Our wool is grown, cleaned, and triple carded in the United States. Eco Wool is not exposed to carbonizing, bleaching, dyeing, or crimping. Additionally, strict standards concerning proper grazing methods and healthy veterinary practices are adhered to. The sheep do not undergo any type of pesticide bath as is common at other mills, nor are they exposed to herbicides and pesticides where they graze. Only by following these practices can the product be termed "eco wool".
Benefits Of Wool
Medical studies at Cambridge University have shown that lambs wool pads have a soothing effect on babies, resulting in better sleep, reduced stress, greater contentment and improved weight gain. Studies showing similar results have also been reported in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, LANCET, and THE AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL. Researchers find when babies lay directly on lambs wool, their activity rate is lowered producing a deeper, more restful sleep and promoting a faster growth rate. Hospitals in England, Australia, and New Zealand have used lambs wool pads to line their incubators for many years.
Lambs wool has become a year-round baby item. In the summer babies stay cool and dry when they are on lambs wool because of natural air circulation through the fibers. In addition, lambs wool absorbs perspiration and moisture more than any other material. Of course, lambs wool also keeps babies warm in cool weather. Pure lambs wool soothes and comforts baby with a soft, swaddling effect, reduces stress and restless movement, and promotes sleep. Wool fibers also limit the growth of harmful bacteria, do not hold moisture (thus mold) and are naturally fire retardant. It's hard to get all of these properties in one fiber! Thank you, Mother Nature.