With sustainability becoming a more important topic over the past years, most consumers are looking for ways to improve their ecological footprint by choosing eco-friendly products. We’re trying to eat less meat, take the train rather than the airplane and turn down the heating at home. Collectively, we can make a small but steady difference when it comes to the climate. What if you could help the environment in the easiest way possible, by simply choosing eco bedding? No need to change your behavior greatly or drastically change up your diet. By consciously choosing eco bedding produced via a sustainable supply chain, you will contribute to a smaller ecological footprint.
What is eco bedding?
Before you think eco bedding means you will be sleeping under a stack of leaves, we can assure you that you won’t be able to feel the difference. Eco bedding can be just as luxurious as regular bedding and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Being more conscious about what materials we’re bringing into the home every day will help you to be more eco-friendly. So, what is eco bedding and what differentiates it from other bedding?
Eco bedding is, as the name suggests, eco-conscious bedding that is made out of recycled materials to lessen the waste that would otherwise end up in landfill or oceans. The Eco Duvet is the first ever duvet to be introduced to the market fully made out of 100% recycled materials. The Eco Duvet is made out of recycled plastic bottles, but don’t worry, this won’t mean you will be sleeping less comfortably. In fact, the Eco Duvet has a luxurious, soft feeling to it and uses a filling of fluffy fibre made from 100% PET plastic bottles. Even the cover has been created from plastic and is not only very soft but hypoallergenic as well! That makes the duvet perfect for people who are suffering from dust mites allergies, giving them a pleasant night’s rest without an itchy nose, runny eyes or non-stop sneezing. But that isn’t all, the Eco Duvet is known for its breathability as we use our Smartfil technology that guarantees your bedding will amazing. Overall, the Eco Duvet has a luxurious feeling to it and we can proudly say that it’s the first-ever duvet that is fully eco friendly but still very very very comfortable.
Add an Eco Pillow to complete your eco bedding while not having to feel guilty about the damage you’re doing to the environment. The pillow, similarly to the duvet, transforms plastic into a luxuriously light and fluffy pillow. Plastic waste that would normally have ended up in landfill is now used to create one of the most comfortable pillows you will lay on. With a filling of Smartfil® Eco fibre, the pillow provides a super soft touch for a wonderful sleep.
Is eco-friendly bedding comfortable to sleep in?
One of the most important things to consider when buying new bedding is whether it’s comfortable. After all, we should spend eight hours a night on average in our beds so comfortable bedding is a must if you want to have good quality sleep. You will be glad to hear that when you’re making an eco-conscious choice by buying eco bedding, you will not be compromising on comfort.
As the eco bedding is available in both 4.5 Tog and 10.5 Tog, it provides the correct warmth throughout all different seasons. During the summer months, the 4.5 Tog duvet will be enough to keep you warm (or cool during the hot nights), whereas the 10.5 Tog is perfect for spring and autumn.
Does poor bedding affect your sleep?
Why is it actually so important to have high-quality, comfortable bedding? Poor bedding can affect your sleep greatly when it doesn’t meet up with the comfort or warmth you need. Creating the optimum body temperature and having the right comfort preferences for duvets and pillow is about achieving the right sleep posture for your primary sleeping position and body size. To start off, it’s important to find a mattress that supports your back and spine and combine it with a pillow that does the same. Which pillow you need depends on your sleeping position, which can be on your back, stomach or side.
Bedding that is too light will have you waking up shivering throughout the night. Reason enough to invest in quality bedding that will not only keep you warm throughout the entire year but will also provide you with that luxurious hotel feeling but from the comfort of your own home. Especially during the pandemic, we have to improvise and grant ourselves that luxury at home. After all, you wouldn’t want the quality of your bedding to affect your sleep.
Not only is it important to have a high-quality duvet and pillow but a mattress can have a massive impact on your sleep. Are you waking up feeling achy or walking around with back pain all day? This may be due to your mattress and to be more precise, the poor quality of your mattress. If you’ve had your mattress for a while, you will notice that it’s starting to lose its shape and collapse more and more. Therefore, it’s important to turn over your mattress every once in a while and use a mattress topper to prolong its lifespan. Not only does the topper help to extend the lifespan of your mattress and protect it, but it also brings more comfort as it provides an extra cushioning layer.
Eco bedding at Fine Bedding Company
Sustainability is of great importance to The Fine Bedding Company and that is shown in its factory and products. Last year, The Fine Bedding Company realised a 35% reduction in Carbon footprint compared to the 2017 benchmark. By 2030, we want to have realised a 40% reduction in CO2 as a raw material. How do we want to do that? By offering sustainable products such as our duvets that have microfiber fillings that use 25% less polyester than similar competitor products. And don’t forget about responsible sourcing, we select our supplies very carefully by making sure the priority is placed on fair working conditions and sustainability.