USA made organic cotton sheets are a hard thing to come by, maybe because domestically grown and milled organic woven fabrics are not readily available. Organic jersey (knit) fabrics are a little more accessible, the reason you can typically find a fully USA made tee-shirt much easier than say, a button up (or as mentioned, sheets). Not to say that domestically made woven’s don’t exist, but they are few and far between, with price tags to match their exclusiveness. I’ve been browsing sheets a bit lately because our last pair just gave out, in my search I either found items that were out of my budget or brands that were a bit too vague about their supply chains. My quest for domestically manufactured organic cotton sheets within my price range fell flat. Serendipitously a photographer friend enlisted me to model for an organic company she was working with. Something I don’t do often anymore, but shooting with her is always more fun than work and the line sounded pretty cool.
Homestead sheets are certified organic, fair trade and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards), their products are manufactured in Indian with care and consideration in every step of the process. The organic factor means no GMO’s, fungicides, pesticides or insecticides are used in the growing process. So less impact on the environment from the get go (organic cotton also uses less water and energy than conventional cotton farming), but Homestead continues with the thoughtful manufacturing past that. Heavy metals, synthetics and bleach are never used in the processing of the cotton, creating a safer environment for workers, less impact on the planet and a cleaner product. The sheets are dyed using low impact dyes, which require less water, less energy and create less waste. The final product is packaged without plastic, neatly folded inside a pouch made from the same material as the sheets, with no added stuffing. Just a perfect little bundle of comfy, non toxic bedding.
I loved the sheets right away when I shot for the company, nothing like spending the day in a cozy bed and calling it work. The icing on the cake was getting my very own set (now pictured in my home). I chose the Percale in White Sand (kind of a warm off white), the percale is the crisper of their two fabric options, Sateen being the other. If you like traditional cotton sheets (like I do) the Percale is perfect, if you prefer softer and less prone to wrinkles Sateen is just lovely. Its a fantastic time to try some for yourself because Homestead extended their holiday sale until the end of this week (11.30.18). Right now everything is 30% off, plus you get an additional pillow case set with code GRATITUDE30.