Reflect for a moment, do you really know what goes into making the things that you use daily? Take your bedding, for example. Have you thought about their journey from the farm to the factory?
Sometimes, the very fabric meant to bring you peace was silently harming both you and the environment, with their harmful chemicals. But, certifications like OEKO-TEX, GOTS and ISO 9001 might help you uncover the risks you didn't know were there in your bedsheets. They build a shield of trust, assuring your bedding meets the highest standards.
So, before you slip into your sheets, let us break down the importance of those certifications and relish the sweet satisfaction of informed sleep.
Why Should You Care About Your Bedding Safety?
Eight hours a day, you are in your happy place - yes, in your beloved comfy sheet. They become a happy escape from everyday chaos, the personal haven where you get recharged and at times, the only space where you can unapologetically be yourself.
Now, you wouldn't want to guess it but, your seemingly innocent sheets might be secretly hosting the potential irritant and carcinogenic formaldehyde, endocrine disrupting PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) and not to mention, some toxic dyes and heavy metals that affect the planet.
All of these and more chemicals in your bedding could threaten the earth, your safety and you! No, this is not meant to induce fear, dear friend, but rather to create awareness and inspire questions to grasp what safe bedding really means.
Knowing the possible dangers in your bedding makes you more mindful of your decisions. It guides you to choose better alternatives. So, snooze away without worries by selecting the premium quality bedding and the certifications will help you with just that.
Certifications: Seals Of Safe Sleep
Certifications are the official recognition from independent organisations and regulatory bodies that confirm your bedding meets specific benchmarks. Yes, it is a green light for your bedding, in regards to their safety and quality.
They guarantee transparency and assure you that the bedding is made with both your well-being and the earth in mind. Oh, travelling in the world of bedding is now made absolutely easier with certifications. So, come, and take a closer look at some of the key certifications.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100
OEKO-TEX stands out as a globally respected label which enforces stringent criteria that go beyond the national and international standards.
If your bed linens carry this certification, you can rest confidently knowing that they are free from more than 100 detrimental elements including formaldehyde, phthalates and azo dyes, across 17 different chemical categories. And you know, companies have to renew this certification annually, proving that they strive to maintain all the latest product safety measures.
So, don't worry, you will not face any unsettling situations that could make your heart race from the nightmare of the adverse effects of the chemicals in your sheets. Close your eyes and let your worries disappear like the ripples on a calm lake. Drift off soundly with serenity!
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
As a leading certification, GOTS is the epitome of high standards that ensure the bedding you snuggle all night is made with organic fibres and responsible manufacturing practices. Ethical sourcing is mandated by GOTS, with a focus on the organic farming methods, keeping the soil happy and the water clean.
Well, throughout the entire supply chain, from the cultivation to the retail, it imposes strict regulations to guarantee that everything remains pure and toxin-free. It is a green warranty, looking out for you and mother earth.
And, as you evade the harmful chemicals, you can reduce the possibility of getting skin irritations and even potential respiratory problems. So, wrap yourself in the comfort and security of the GOTS-approved bedding and wake up to a sustainable future, knowing that your sleep is contributing to a greener world!
Don't you wish to find a fine bedding that is gentle on your sensitive skin and doesn't break out itchy rashes? Well, this dream is closer than you think with SkinSAFE-verified bedding.
Yes, SkinSAFE is a valuable platform for brands to showcase their passion for crafting bedding that prioritises your safety and health. They assess whether the bedsheets are made with safe materials. Those sheets undergo screening to identify any possible skin allergens or irritants.
Enabling open communication regarding the materials and manufacturing, SkinSAFE helps you to choose the right bedding that lets your skin catch up on some much-needed peaceful sleep.
ISO 9001 is the global stamp of approval for Quality Management Systems (QMS) that works to make sure you get quality products, including the perfect bedding you totally deserve.
It provides the roadmap for the brands to sustain consistency in the quality of the product right from sourcing to distribution and always deliver what the consumers are looking for. This ensures that there is increased efficiency and a decrease in defects in the lovely sheets you adore.
The presence of this label is like a badge of trust, promising you only the best quality in your sheets. So, the bedding wearing the ISO 9001 certification is dedicated to providing you with better, more comfier and even more dreamier sleep.
What if we told you that you can support a system that treats everyone well, just with the help of your bedding? Yes, SA 8000 is here to help you ride the wave of ethical and responsible practices through your bedding choices.
SA 8000 is acknowledged worldwide as the Social Accountability standard. It sets the bar higher on how companies should treat their workers across various industries, with the bedding production being one of them.
Emphasis is placed on fair wages and reasonable working hours for all the workers. This nurtures an equitable workplace illuminated by the light of justice, hope and inclusivity. It advocates for human rights, and fair treatment and strictly prohibits child labour.
So, this is not the story of the bedding but about the hardworking people who bring them to life. And, that is the beauty of the bedding with purpose, the bedding with the promise of empowerment!
Safest Bedding With Blue Dahlia
We, at Blue Dahlia, hold with pride, each of the above-mentioned certifications. We reimagine your sleep as a voyage of holistic comfort with our superior range of bedding. Snuggle up, knowing our bedding is standing guard against the hazardous chemicals. So, sleep with a sense of security and greet the day with a smile!