I am a huge fan of TOMS Shoes. If you’ve never heard of them, they are a shoe maker that gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every single pair purchased. So what does that have to do with organic bedding, right?
Well, The Company Store, a 100-year-old manufacturer of bedding and other household textiles, has developed a similar program.
They teamed up with regional non-profit organizations all across the country for their Buy One, Give One program, which donates a comforter to a homeless child for every one sold. And for anyone who doubts the impact this could have, consider these facts:
- Each year, 1 in 50 children in the U.S. are homeless.
- Families with children make up 34% of the homeless population.
This program could help up to 1.5 million children. So if you’re in need of new bedding, grab one of their comforters and rest assured that you’re helping a child who needs a little warmth and comfort.
While none of the comforters are made from a specifically sustainable material, the cause is worthy. And the company store does have an awesome selection of organic sheets, duvet covers and other bedding. Among my favorites is the reversible Tile/Fretwork pattern duvet cover and matching sheets shown below. It is available in brown/red and green/blue.
Why It’s Green:
- Buy One, Give One program helps homeless children
- Bedding made of GOTS-certified organic cotton