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Certifications Many companies pose as ‘green’ or eco-friendly retailers but, in fact, do not offer any eco-certified products. Matilda-House is currently sourcing certified eco-friendly linen from all around the world. To make sure your product is genuinely eco-certified, look for the following labels: • GOTS • OEKO-TEX • ISO 140001 The Global Organic Cotton Standard (GOTS) outlines the processing and manufacturing standards a product must qualify to be labelled eco-friendly. This certification also ensures the ecological and social benchmarks have been reached throughout the entire supply chain. OEKO-TEX standards set the guidelines as to what a product may be used for and also gauges the effect the production of the product has had on the environment. Standard 100 ensures the product is safe to use and standard 1000 means that the product has been...


Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton Organic cotton is naturally softer than conventional cotton. This is because of the eco-friendly farming and manufacturing process it goes through. Minimal chemicals are used in the production of organic cotton whereas conventional cotton uses 10 per cent of the world‘s pesticides and almost 25 per cent of the world‘s insecticides in areas covering 3% of the world’s farmlands. This has devastating effects on the environment, as the soil is contaminated with nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals. Organic cotton is also hypoallergenic, so those who have sensitive skin and sufferers of skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis will find organic cotton more suited to their needs. Although it can be more expensive, organic farming practices have a lower carbon...


Bamboo Fiber

Bamboo Fiber Products: Bamboo fiber products are healthy, eco-friendly alternatives to conventional and synthetic linen products. Bamboo has exceptional properties that make it more beneficial for you and the environment which is why Matilda-House recommends them over most other forms of linen products. Why it benefits you: Bamboo fibers are naturally soft, so no other chemical softeners are added. For example, the more you wash towels, the softer they become. Bamboo fabric feels like other, more expensive materials such as silk, but is less expensive and more durable. It is easy to care for and maintain and can be washed and dried with machines. Bamboo fibers are hypo-allergenic, a perfect alternative for newborns and people with sensitive skin. The fibers are also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, meaning...