What is a Japanese Futon Mattress?
If you have ever travelled to Japan for a vacation or business trip, chance are that during a warm, sunny morning, you’ll find strange looking, thick blankets hanging from virtually every window balcony across Tokyo or any other major urban center. Despite having made enormous technological progress, the Japanese […]
What is a Japanese Futon Mattress?
Most of us spend at least eight hours every day in bed, and longer than that on those lazy Sunday mornings. Few people ever stop to consider, however, the materials that make up the bed sheets where we spend a third of our lives. While awareness has been growing in recent years about natural, organic […]
Unlike their western counterparts, Japanese culture is focused on minimalism, simplicity, functionality, and the relationship between Nature and the interior of the home. While most modern-day furniture options are focused exclusively on comfort, luxury, and extravagance, the end result is often a cluttered living space that leaves your home feeling less “livable” despite the extra […]
Getting a solid night´s sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle… Organic cotton blankets play an extremely important role in creating a healthful and comfortable sleep environment […]
The clothes we wear, the sheets on our bed, and the blankets that keep us warm at night are all made from different types of textiles and fabrics. One hundred years ago, the vast majority of fibers that were used for our textiles came from organically produced and grown cotton or sheep wool that were raised on a backyard farm. Today, synthetic fibers, most of which are sourced from the petrochemical industry, dominate the market. While these synthetic fibers might be cheaper to produce, they also cause a number of health and environmental-related problems, which we will explore below. GOTS certification is one way that consumers can make sure that they are only purchasing healthy, non-toxic, and socially just textile fabrics for their homes.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every three adults do not get enough sleep at night, thus leading to a number of potentially serious health issues. Finding the best mattress for your bedroom is certainly an important element for getting a good night of sleep and staying healthy and rested. What many people don’t understand, however, is that the bedding accessories you choose can also affect either positively or negatively your overall health and quality of sleep. Wool mattress toppers are relatively inexpensive accessories that can improve your sleep experience no matter what type of mattress you have.
Are tiny, unwanted creatures lurking around your home? Insects might be a huge benefit to the outside environment, but feel people feel as pleased to see them taking residence in their house. If your home is becoming overrun with hordes of bugs, it might be time to make some changes so they feel a little […]
For better or for worse, doing laundry is a standard part of life in the world we live in. But have you ever taken the time to think about the impact that your clean clothing has ON the world? It turns out that most commercial laundry detergents are pretty nasty – full of toxic chemicals […]
Who doesn’t want their home to be more environmentally sustainable? Greener homes are healthier to live in, help you to live like a responsible global citizen, and are a smart way to take care of the world’s limited natural resources.
Though an entire eco-friendly home renovation is probably out of your budget, there are lots […]
Do you think the state of your home affects your daily mood? Strange but true, it probably does more than you know. Though the world gets more interconnected every year, more people are choosing to work right from home. You might not think it affects your creativity to work in a cluttered space, but the […]