Why does it matter?
When it comes to choosing bedding, it's important to consider not only comfort and style, but also the impact your choices have on your health and the environment.
Two materials that are commonly used in low quality bedding and textiles are polyester and rayon, but how do they compare to the sustainable and natural option of hemp?
Read on as we discuss the impacts of microplastics and our choices have when washing our bed linen.
Why invest in Hemp ?
One of the main benefits of hemp is its eco-friendliness. Hemp is a fast-growing and renewable resource that requires little water and minimal pesticides to cultivate. In contrast, polyester and rayon are both made highly impactful resources, with polyester being derived from petroleum and rayon coming from wood pulp usually grown in monoculture forests which lack biodiversity and possible replaced beautiful native forests.
The production of these materials is also energy-intensive and has a larger carbon footprint compared to hemp.
In addition to its sustainability, hemp is also better for your health. Unlike synthetic materials like polyester and rayon, hemp is naturally hypoallergenic and breathable, making it a great choice for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
What happens when you wash synthetic sheets?
These synthetic materials can also release microfibers, also known as microplastics, which can be harmful to both human health and the environment. Microplastics have been found in our oceans and water systems, posing a threat to marine life and potentially entering our food chain.
Choosing hemp bed linen can and will help reduce your contribution to the growing and frightening problem of microplastics.
If you wanted to really delve down this rabbit hole, looking into PFAF’s and the impact they have on our body will scare the $%$# out of anyone and how they are know finding these in our tap water is mind blowing. But makes 100% sense when you think about washing these man made petroleum bed products weekly or fortnightly in our washing machines
Breath Easy with Hemp
Polyester bed sheets may release chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the process of off-gassing. These VOCs can cause unpleasant odors and may have negative health effects, such as headaches, dizziness, and respiratory issues. Choosing bedding made from natural materials like hemp or linen can help reduce the risk of off-gassing and improve indoor air quality.
This one is big investment when looking into beds them self, we plan on working with some manufacturers in the future to looking into Coconut and Hemp Futons, Latex and other natural materials we recommend over Petrol based Rubber or Foams.
Email me and I can tell you some Australian Bed Makers who are doing some cool things for Eco Friendly Beds.
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Another advantage of hemp is its durability. Hemp fibers are strong and long-lasting, meaning that hemp bedding can last for years with proper care.
In comparison, polyester and rayon are prone to pilling and may need to be replaced more frequently. This makes hemp a more cost-effective and practical choice in the long run.
Overall, Jo Dope and its hemp is the clear winner when it comes to sustainability, health, and durability.
By choosing JD hemp bedding, you can make a positive impact on both your personal well-being and the environment.
So, yell out if you have any other questions on the sustainability of our bed sheets, and leave a comment if you think we need to add any aspects to this blog to help inform others on the reasons why we should all invest when able to in hemp bed sheets for ourselves and loved ones.
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