It is important to understand the ingredients that make up our skin care products, washing detergent, clothes and especially our pillowslips. A lot of products have either been treated with or contain toxic chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides and bleach.
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Not only do the properties of organic silk benefit us as humans the production process is one of the most eco friendly processes around. Silk worms feed off the mulberry leaf. Mulberry tree plantations help with CO2 production offering a large capacity for carbon mitigation. Essentially, the trees store Carbon Dioxide (one of several greenhouse gasses) instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
Commercial non-organic silk fabric is usually made up of synthetic alternatives like polyester. These cause havoc to our environment as each time they are washed micro fibres are released which pollute our oceans and ultimately end up in our food chain. Additionally, the cocoons of the silk worms are washed with bleach in order to ‘clean’ it of its natural protein content. This leaves you sleeping for 8 hours amongst toxic chemicals instead of the natural protein of organic silk fibre.
Image: Tom Batrouney Photography
When choosing to buy organic we are supporting those whose products are free of harsh chemicals and made ethically, this means not only are they good for us but they are also gentle on the environment in which we live.
At Roumage we only use certified organic silk because we want you sleeping with the best.
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