we need a new fitted sheet. the top sheet is not pristine, but i've been able to cut off the top wide hem where it was tearing off…and fold and sew a new top hem…same for the side and bottom hems. it still looks good, so i don't want a whole new sheet set.
it is apparently difficult to buy sheets separately…especially ethical ones. i'm always apprehensive to tackle finding something new on this ethical journey…so i thought i'd take you along. :) i want to consume less, so i only want a fitted sheet. i would like for it to be made from organic cotton and to be made under fair conditions. i found that there are many certifications for bedding, but that maybe the most common is GOTS.
here is how one company explained GOTS:
This product is certified to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard [GOTS], the toughest organic-textile standard in the world. To obtain the GOTS "organic" label, a product:
- Must contain at least 95% organic fiber.
- Must not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde or any other toxic substances.
- Must be colored with non-toxic dyes.
- Must be produced in mills that enforce strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect.
once i knew what terms to google, it became easier to find what i was looking for. ultimately, i decided to go with this fitted sheet. buying the pieces one at a time allows me to get the full use out of each piece and then to spend a bit more on each piece, if necessary, since the cost is spread out over time.
while we are on the subject of sheets… i only have one set of sheets per bed in our house. it works well for us to wash the sheets and then put them right back onto the bed. i never have to fold fitted sheets. :) i was enticed by some organic cotton sheets i saw in nashville, but i know i like boring white sheets best. they are simple, minimal and fresh. they are easy to clean, because they can be bleached, if necessary. white sheets can adapt to different pillowcases, accent pillows or throws, if you like. i just never get sick of them.
thanks for being my shopping buddy!