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Hitting the green sheets: '12 edition
Looking to avoid a date with pesticides this Valentine's Day? Outfit your love <s>dungeon</s> den with stylish sheets and bedding made from organic cotton and other eco-friendly materials.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means (and no, I don't mean setting up a profile at MulletPassions
or preparing a feast of oysters, chocolate, and "testicle sauce
Like in years past
, I'm here to hawk a few sexy, sustainable bedding choices — mainly sheet sets along with individual sheets and pillowcases made from organic cotton and plant-based fabrics like Modal and Tencel — that will enable you to transform your boudoir into a "green light district" on the one day a year reserved for affection and old fashioned amore. Added bonus: these eco-friendly options will prevent you from dwelling on groundwater pollution and genetic modification while rolling around in the sheets with that special someone.
I do hate to be a tease but before getting to the good stuff, take a quick moment to head on over to the Pesticide Action Network to review a few mood-killing facts about the environmental and health perils of conventional cotton production. And an FYI: Did you know what it takes 1.25 pounds of petroleum-based agricultural chemicals to produce a single queen-sized sheet set made from conventional cotton? Yikes. Now lets get our green sheeting on, shall we?
Loop Organic Green Sateen Sheets and Cases @ House & Hold
($36 - $186)
Organic Cotton Frayed-Edge Sheet Sets @ West Elm
($29.99 - $119.99)
Coyuchi Mini Stripe Cotton-Linen Sheets @ Branch
($248 - $310)
Organic ZZZ Sheet Sets @ CB2
($24.95 - $119)
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