The insider’s guide to a cruelty-free life.
The sheets have gotten a little threadbare these days, as our EcoStilettoized knowledge of the pesticide load carried by conventional cotton butted heads with our distain for the plain-Jane, soul-less organic cotton and bamboo sheets that crowded the shelves stocked by retailers who seem to think that we greenies prefer our bedding the color of mud.
Yes, conventional cotton is on our Big List of Things That Suck for a reason. And yes, it’s a lovely thing when the eco-movement hits the big-box store and saves the Earth a whole lotta chemicals. But do you think we could have a few patterns? Maybe a little splash o’ color here or there?
Thankfully, Raksha Bella Organic Textiles just stepped up with a collection of 100% organic cotton, 225-thread count bedding, hand-made and hand-block printed in India with fair labor practices and featuring a glorious (though subtle—we are, of course, talking about places where people sleep) color palette of rose, amber and indigo, among others, created with heavy-metal free, non-toxic dyes.
The patterns are little homages to traditional designs like paisley, our favorite being the Raj in Rum Raisin, probably because the name alone conjures up an almost impossibly perfect fantasy. New sheets. Ice cream. Need we say more?