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Review Week: Organic Cotton Jersey Bedding from The Company Store

Organic Cotton Jersey Sheets from the Company Store

After pushing my 3-year-old’s legs back onto her toddler bed in the middle of night too many nights in a row, I decided it was time to move up to a big girl bed. This was a big milestone for both of us. She would get to sleep in it and I would get to dress it up. For me, of course, that meant organic bedding. I priced out a couple of organic mattresses, but they were too pricey for our budget. I then spent weeks trying to find a used bed in good condition, to no avail. Craigslist doesn’t have as much to offer when you’re in a small town. I finally settled on a new, antimicrobial mattress set.

Lucky for me, the linens were much easier to come by. The Company Store sent me a set of twin organic cotton jersey sheets to review, and I paired them with a graphic organic cotton duvet cover from Linens’N’Things. With the chain going out of business, I got a really great deal. The sheets were the perfect complement.

I love jersey sheets for the winter months because they tend to stay warm when other sheets get cold. The natural (off-white) organic sheets were perfect for her new big girl bed. The corner elastic was very firm and secured to the bed well. This was important for me, as my daughter tends to toss and turn a lot when she’s trying to fall asleep. There was no slippage, and the fabric has just enough stretch to allow me to tuck the flat sheet firmly under the mattress without making it hard for her to get in bed.

I’ve spent a couple of nights laying in bed with her for a while, so I know firsthand that these sheets are comfy. They are soft and smooth, and I love knowing that she’s sleeping on linens that are free of pesticides and harmful dyes. They also washed really well. There was no shrinkage or pulling of the threads in the wash. Aside from a few extra wrinkles, they came out of the dryer looking as good as they did on the day I got them.

While I received the natural sheets, they are available in a variety of colors. Those colors were dyed and finished according to strict Oeko-Tex standards, so the exposure to any trace chemicals is greatly minimized. If you have allergies or are using organic bedding for other health reasons, however, I would still recommend sticking to the natural color. Fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillow cases, shams and comforter covers are available in the jersey bedding collection, and each piece is sold separately.

I plan on buying another set of these sheets for my daughter in another color so I’ll be able to alternate them when I change her linens. Organic bedding is an investment I know I won’t regret, and if you choose quality bedding instead of making a buying decision solely on price, they should last for your years to come.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of 100% organic cotton
  • Solid colors dyed and finished according to strict Oeko-Tex standards

Price: $24-129

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

3 Comments

  • PAUL
    January 7, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Remember when looking for a mattress for your child, consumer reports shares with us that a “USED MATTRESS” may be almost double in weight after a period of time due to our skin cells shed in the mattress over a period of time. Also consider that in a mattress that is claimed to be anti-microbial benefits, that may have been achieved with harmful chemicals.

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  • jennae
    January 7, 2009 at 10:30 am

    @PAUL Thank you so much for your input. You are absolutely right, and we considered all of these things when we were making our buying decision. In the end, it ended being a combination of availability, price and quality that helped us choose, and we asked a lot of questions before we bought it. I will also be buying an organic mattress cover and topper to make the bed greener.

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  • Ann
    February 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I had a bad experience with “organic cotton” sheets from The Company Store. They advertise them as “chemical free,” and based on my experience with them, they are NOT. I have chemical sensitivities, and I reacted to the sheets. The Company Store is refusing to credit me the shipping fee. I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING BUSINESS WITH THE COMPANY STORE.

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