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Hitting the green sheets: '13 edition
Want to avoid getting intimate with pesticides this Valentine's Day? If it's time for new bedding, try outfitting your love den with stylish sheet sets made from organic cotton.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:09 PM
I realize that Valentine's Day is just a couple of short days away and that you've probably turned your attention to concocting natural red food dyes
, updating your profile at FarmersOnly
, and plotting your move to Knoxville, Tenn
. Or perhaps you're super busy mixing up a nice big bowl of "testicle sauce
" and naming a giant Madagascar cockroach
after your honey (because nothing says forever like a roach). So please, pardon the brief interruption.
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 — that will transform your boudoir into a "green light district" on the one day a year reserved for 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. For example: 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. And for the love of St. Valentine, don't forget to tastefully drape the IKEA bookshelves and don those altruistic underpants.
Organic Harmony Sheet Set @ West Elm
($29 - $119)
Ikat Dot Organic Sheet Set @ PB Teen
($25.99 - $119)
Cloud-Brushed Flannel Sheets by Coyuchi @ Branch
($90 - $144)
Juniper Organic Gray Sheet Sets by Unison @ Design Public
($140 - $165)
Threshold 325 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sheet Set @ Target
($27.99 - $53.99)
Organic Grey Percale Sheet Sets @ CB2
($19.95 - $109)
Madera 400TC Certified Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets & Case Set by Inhabit @ Vine.com
($32 - $210)
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