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Organic Information

  • Formaldehyde

    While you are sleeping History is full of wonderful discoveries that turned out to be totally not wonderful. At the time they seem good because they grant us some advantage we didn’t have before. Asbestos gave us a low-cost, weather-proof building material called “fibro”, and so on. Skilled scientists working in the laboratories of multi-national [...]

  • Healthy Mattress

    How healthy is your mattress? (Is it slowly killing you?) The bedding we sleep in is vitally important to our health and wellbeing. We spend so much time in bed and while asleep we are vulnerable to the traces of chemicals in the materials contained in most modern bedding products. The reason for that is [...]

  • Wool Bedding

    Your body needs sleep Have you ever thought about why you sleep? The answer is partly that you have to. If you didn’t sleep you would eventually cease to function. Really though, you go to sleep so that your body can rest and recuperate. It is during sleep that your body is best able to [...]

  • Your child’s first bed

    The organic textiles industry in Australia really began when aware mothers started insisting on chemical-free bedding for their children. Most of those mothers later became users themselves, as it became fairly common knowledge that commercial bedding contains chemicals, traces of which become airborne and are absorbed through the lungs and skin into the bloodstream. Commercial [...]

  • Herbal Dyes

    Dyeing with natural plants One of the dilemmas of organic textiles has been that achieving good colours often involves using toxic dyes that are even more toxic than the conventional fabric itself. This is especially true of fabrics in garments that are made to a price in countries that have not yet developed a culture [...]

  • Some facts about Organic Cotton

    Organic Cotton and the Environment Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with health consequences, from asthma to cancer. Because organic agriculture doesn’t use toxic [...]

  • Is it really Organic?

    Having worked in the organic textiles industry these past 7 years, Raithe knows how easy it is for traders to misrepresent the organic status of what they are importing to sell here. This is often done carelessly if not intentionally – perhaps the overseas vendor says the product is organic and that claim is conveniently [...]