We've talked about the toxic chemicals and off-gases that come from your mattress and other furniture. These chemicals can be unfortunately found in your comforter and duvet too. Similar to what we described with mattresses, chemical fire retardants are used in comforters and duvets. And they may be made with synthetic materials that release harmful chemicals during the day and while you sleep.
The good news is that there is a growing selection of options that are natural, humane, and organic that offer a healthy, deep, feeling-good sleep. Here's a selection of some of our favorites!
Organic cotton comforter
This comforter is certified Global Organic Textile Standard, the most stringent standard for organic textiles, which includes social and ecological requirements, so your comforter is better for you, the people who made it, and the environment.
Available in colors shown: White, deep pewter, pale ocean, and french blue
Organic wool duvet from humanely-raised sheep
This duvet comes with it all. It's made in the USA, in Michigan, at a company that sources wool from farms on the East Coast that treat their sheep humanely. The wool is washed with biodegradable soap. And it doesn't stop there. Wool is naturally fire retardant and non-allergenic.
One of our customers who ordered this duvet even messaged us today saying, "LOVE my comforter."
Down comforter made from humanely-raised birds
This comforter is made with the lowest-carbon material out there - down - and that down comes from humanely-raised birds. These comforters are made in the US, and are lightweight, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.
The comforter is certified to the Responsible Down Standard. As Bambeco, the manufacturer says, "This means that our geese and ducks are never live-plucked or force-fed, and that they are treated well throughout their lifetimes." So, you can sleep in a cozy comforter whose weight feels good year-round - and have a clear conscience while you sleep.
Plus, this comforter ships carbon-free!