In a recent trip to Target I discovered a little gem that I had to share with you -because it is not only ORGANIC but it is also A-FFOR-DA-BLE (cue to skies parting and angels playing harps in the background): Bed Sheets and Blankets made of Organic Cotton at super duper good prices that range from $27- $55 from the Target Threshold Line. I don’t know about you, but if I am choosing to eat organic and to use non-toxic cosmetics, why not choose "greener" materials for my bed? These organic cotton sheets make total sense to me. What truly closed the deal for me were the GOTS logo and the Oeko-Tex® certification that were on the label -see below. The Oeko-Tex® Association is a global testing program that screens more than 300 harmful substances in consumer textiles, including toxins and irritants. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. Both certify textiles to be free of harmful chemicals, but GOTS takes it a step further and certifies that no harmful chemicals were used from harvest through manufacture, waste was disposed responsibly, and fair labor practices are enforced.
Did you know that cotton farming uses more pesticides than any other area of agricultural production? Water run-off from cotton fields to rivers and lakes is common and the pesticides have a direct toxic effect upon wildlife. Moreover, cotton sheets labeled “Wrinkle-Free”, “Easy Care” and “Permanent Press” indicate the fabric has been treated with formaldehyde resin, one of the most toxic chemical fabric finishes that is designed NOT to wash out. I am definitely sticking to Organic Cotton!
Target Threshold Sheets Sets are made of organic cotton, super soft, and come in fashionable designs and colors. I can sleep like a baby knowing that there are no lingering chemicals, and that with my choice I am supporting the environment and fair labor. Not a bad deal at all. You can buy them online or at the Target store near you.
Let me know if you buy them, would love to have your feedback !