Want to transform your bedroom into a “green light district” this Valentine’s Day? Does your mind drift to groundwater pollution and genetic modification whenever you have a lusty roll around the sheets with that special someone? You’ve come to the right place, baby.
Welcome to the 2011’s installment of “Hitting the green sheets” (check out 2009 and 2010’s eco-sheet recommendations here and here) a post where I round up a few sexy, sustainable bedding options, primarily sheet sets and duvet covers. This year, they’re all made from organic cotton.
Before getting to the good stuff, let’s take a moment to review a few mood-killing facts about bedding made from conventional cotton. According to the Green Guide, it takes about 1.25 pounds of petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers to produce one queen-sized, conventional cotton sheet. Of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton crops, seven of them are considered “probable,” “known,” “possible” or “likely” human carcinogens by the EPA.
Lovely Organic Sheet Sets @ CB2 ($19 - $99.95)
BFF T-Shirt Sheets and Bedding @ VivaTerra ($42 - $239)
Coyuchi Jersey-Knit Sheet Sets @ Branch ($112 - $202)
Organic Dandelion Duvet Cover and Shams @ West Elm ($19 - $99)
Organic Charcoal Flannel Bedding @ Gaiam ($29 - $159)
Organic Pima Cotton Sheet Set @ ABC Home ($165 - $185)
Target Home Collection Organic Cotton Sheets @ Target ($4.48 - $49.99)
Plover Organic Tesserae Sheet Set @ Anthropologie ($88 - $268)