Posted on Feb 09, 2015
Would you rather sleep on mattress made of unnatural materials or on a more natural sleep surface, made from products that come from Mother Nature such a natural latex, organic cotton and untreated wool? In the past, people slept on things like leaves or straw or furs, without a second thought for other options, because the printing-press hadn’t been invented yet, and the Media was confined to the stars. Today, most people sleep on mattresses made from synthetic fibers that come from petroleum. The invention of plastics and other synthetic materials made in laboratories seemed like a gift from God when they first appeared, but now we know that they originated from oil, an earthly resource that might have been better off if it stayed where it belonged. Consider this food for thought the next time the price of gas goes up.
Posted on Feb 04, 2015
Organic cotton and other raw materials are the heritage of the past and the wave of the future. The term organic means different things to different people, but essentially it means growing food or other natural resources, such as cotton (or how wool is obtained from sheep) by certain standards that covers many variables and procedures that differ from what is often referred to as conventional growing methods, which are actually recent development, historically speaking. The word organic is this context is a relatively new term, because it is often used to differentiate its meaning from its opposite, which is commonly referred to as inorganic or unnatural or man-made. These ‘polar opposites’ have been the subject of much debate among those who work or perform research in the agricultural community, and the argument has been going on for approximately 50 years, maybe longer.
Posted on Jan 23, 2015
For over 30 years, Copeland Furniture has been designing and manufacturing Mid Century Modern solid wood furniture for the bedroom, dining room, and home office. The simple, clean lines of Copeland furniture complements and enhances any interior. All Copeland Furniture is made of solid hardwood from the Northern Forest. Copeland Furniture is Forest Stewardship Council certified.
Posted on Jan 15, 2015
Sisal is a tall grass that produces lustrous and creamy white fibers. Exceptionally strong, durable and stretchable, sisal is one of the most hardwearing natural fibers and it does not absorb moisture. Seagrass is also an extraordinarily durable marine grass whose flat fibers are ideal for weaving various domestic products. Seagrass is grown in open wetlands in Asia. The crop is then harvested and woven to make seagrass rugs.
These organic rugs are light brown or tan in color and have a rough feel to them. The rugs typically have a canvas edging to prevent them from unraveling. Some seagrass mats may also have a foam backing which adds cushioning and prevents the rug from slipping and scratching the floor. Both seagrass and sisal are naturally resistant to stains.
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
Christening a new year always involves a planetary shift, and sometimes a personal shift. On a personal level, this often means setting ambitious goals and making positive changes to your life-style. Global warming has become a serious concern for many people. We have a conscious choices to make, every day, about everything we do, from the food you eat to the water you consume to the clothes you wear to the way you travel to the way you communicate and to the way that you relate to your daily trash and leftovers. In other words, a resolution means replacing a worn out style of life with a new one that fits better, all the way around.