What is the true meaning of organic?You may associate organic produce with avoiding the use of pesticides, fertilisers and other harsh chemicals – but it involves much more than that. Did you know that it takes three years of being chemical free for land to be truly organic? Farmers who produce organic food and products emphasise the use of renewable sources and avoid using conventional pesticides. But before a product can be marketed and labelled as “organic”, the farms are inspected to ensure that all the necessary rules and conditions are met.
What is organic farming?As you know, organic products and produce are grown without using pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, genetically modified organisms or other harsh chemicals. Organic farmers pay close attention to nature and the environment, meaning less chemicals, more wildlife and biodiversity, all while the animals are kept in more natural, free conditions to increase animal welfare. The process is designed to meet the needs of livestock and promote health and care for animals.
The sheep that our wool is sourced from are fed on 100% organic pasture. Our farmers are also signed up to the Five Freedoms and are independently verified and audited for complete assurance. But what does that mean for the animals? Well, they:
- Have access to fresh water and a well-maintained diet
- Live in an appropriate environment with shelter and a comfortable resting area
- Are protected against pain, injury or disease
- Are able to express normal animal behaviour as they have enough space, the proper facilities and the company of their own kind
- Are free from fear and distress
And ultimately, happy sheep lead to happy sleep. Find out what this means for your bedding below.
So, what is organic bedding?You’re probably familiar with organic food, or shopping for organic skincare and cosmetics to avoid putting any harmful chemicals on your face. But what is organic bedding? And how does it make a difference?
Organic bedding is healthier for the planet, and healthier for you. Other bedding alternatives are dyed with inks and colourants that can contain heavy metals and chemicals. Subsequently, this can cause skin rashes or other allergic reactions. Non-organic cotton also uses 16% of the world’s insecticides and 24% of the world’s pesticides, putting our environment at risk.
But at Woolroom, we believe in striving to do right by the environment and reducing that impact. That’s why we look to work with eco-friendly materials at every step – in both our products and our packaging. Truly organic bedding leads to better quality clean sleep, which leads to a happier, healthier you. And our organic wool bedding comes with multiple benefits that lead to better sleep. As nature’s miracle material, wool is:
- Naturally hypoallergenic
- Temperature regulating
- Naturally flame retardant
- Mould and mildew resistant
- Renewable and sustainable
Organic cotton is also more comfortable and breathable, compared to the synthetic alternatives that leave you feeling hot and sweaty in bed. So when combined with wool, you’re set up for the ultimate night’s sleep. Our range of Luxury Traceable Wool bedding uses certified organic wool and cotton whilst being completely traceable – meaning you can track it right back to the farm that it came from.
Find out more about The Woolroom Difference, and how wool and organic bedding benefits your sleep today.