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Gaiam Deluxe Organic Flannel Bedding
About Gaiam: Gaiam was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1988. The company is a provider of information, goods and services to customers who value the environment, a sustainable economy, healthy lifestyles, alternative healthcare and personal development.
Gaiam (pronounced “guy-um”) is a fusion of the words “Gaia” and “I am”. Gaia, mother Earth, was honored on the Isle of Crete in ancient Greece 5,000 years ago by the Minoan civilization. This civilization valued education, art, science, recreation, and the environment and believed that the Earth was directly connected to its existence and daily life. The concept of Gaia stems from the ancient philosophy that the Earth is a living entity. At Gaiam, we believe that all of the Earth's living matter, air, oceans and land form an interconnected system that can be seen as a single entity. The word Gaiam represents planetary awareness, preservation and support of the interconnectivity of all living things. By nurturing, protecting and respecting our planet, its natural resources and its inhabitants, we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.
You can read more about Gaiam here.
About Deluxe Organic Flannel Bedding: These sheets are 100% organic cotton, made with low eco-impact dyes and they are finished without harsh chemical softeners or chlorine. The 6 oz. after-wash luxury weight flannel is brushed on both sides for never-want-to-get-out-bed softness. They are yarn-dyed, for a long-lasting color and with low eco-impact dyes. They are pill resistant. The sheets are Eco-Tex certified.
Eco-Tex Standard 100 is the world's leading human ecology product label for textiles that have been tested for hazardous substance content. Textiles carrying this product label have been tested and approved for certification by internationally renowned textile institutes.
Textiles with the "Confidence in Textiles" trade mark:
Do not contain pesticides and chlorinated phenols
Have been tested for the release of heavy metals under artificial perspiration conditions
Are free from formaldehyde or contain trace amounts significantly lower than the required legal limits
Have a skin-friendly pH
Are free from chloro-organic carriers
Are free from biologically active finishes
Does not contain allergenic or carcinogenic dyes
My Review: Living in New York, the winters are horrendous, so staying warm is very important. One of the ways that you can easily do that is by having a good set of sheets. Specifically, flannel sheets. My mother brought it to my attention that the flannel sheets that she had owned had been ruined in our move to the house that we live in now. Therefore, I went on a search for flannel sheets and that is when I came across Gaiam’s Organic Flannel Sheets. They were so wonderful when they agreed to send me the flannel sheets and pillowcases. When you purchase these sheets from the website, you will purchase them individually, so you will have to buy the fitted sheet, top sheet and then the pillowcases separately, as you cannot purchase them as a set, per say.
We selected a natural color for the sheets and in queen size, for my mother’s bed. They do have a variety of sizes and they have a few different colors. There is a nice selection of neutral colors, so most likely you will find a color that will match your bedding. The "natural" color we picked out is a cross between cream and an off-white. It's a soft color and we're very happy with the selection.
When everything arrived, my mother was in a hurry to get them washed and put on her bed. Washing them, you have to be very careful to avoid shrinkage. We chose to wash them on a gentle cycle and dry them in low-temperature heat. However, they did wash and dry nicely. Putting them on the bed, they fit very well.
The first night my mother slept in her bed with the new sheets, she said it was heavenly! The sheets felt very warm and comfortable. They were definitely the type of sheets that would make you not want to leave your bed. They were cozy you felt like you could just wrap up in them and lay in bed forever.
The products were shipped very quickly to me! I was surprised at how fast they showed up at my doorstep.
Overall, we are very happy with the sheets that we picked out. I know we will use them for years to come. They are definitely a quality sheet, so I think they will withhold a lot of washing very well. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gaiam as a company, as they have great quality, they’re super friendly, they ship quickly and they make products that make you feel like they truly care about their customers.
If you are in the market for a new set of sheets, you should definitely check out Gaiam’s Flannel Bedding. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.