Greetings dear bed fellows. The fact that you are reading this is a sure sign that we’re on the same page when it comes to embracing change both in our daily routines as well as our manufacturing methods. Those of you familiar with our brand and story know that sustainability is right at the very top of our list (above peanut butter and lie-ins) and although comfort is important, our commitment to this comfort should never come at the expense of our planet.
As proud members of the B Corp community, we are part of a global network of businesses that are dedicated to meeting the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. You can rest assured that when it comes to sustainability, we are working really hard to make our bed linen collection the very best it can be.
Almost all our cotton is responsibly sourced, with an increasing proportion being organic too. Nearly half of our range is now 100% linen which is widely known for its eco credentials: flax requires minimal water and pesticides to grow, it’s biodegradable and has a long lifespan, making it an eco-friendly alternative to some other fabrics.
We have also recently launched a hemp bed linen collection which is a sustainable super star. Hemp grows very quickly without needing any pesticides and only a small amount of water. It also helps regenerate the soil it’s grown in and is a carbon-sequestering champ, which means that it removes carbon dioxide from the air and locks it safely away.
Please have a browse below for further information on our most sustainable ranges, and as always, you can contact us at any time to chat through these products.
Responsibly Sourced and Organic Cotton
Although almost all the cotton used here at Secret Linen Store is responsibly sourced, we are making efforts to do even better than that and gradually introducing more and more organic cotton into our range. Organic cotton is grown using methods that have a low impact on the environment and eliminate the use of chemicals that can be harmful for soil, so this is a big tick in our ‘doing all we can’ book.
White Petworth 100% Organic Cotton 400 Thread Count Bed Linen is a beautifully crisp, white bed linen which, all well as being organic, is also Oeko-tex standard 100 certified which means it’s an environment and human-friendly choice. We have the full range of UK sizes (single to emperor) in duvet covers, fitted and flat sheets as well as both Oxford and housewife pillowcases in a range of sizes. Petworth is an excellent place to start your organic 100% cotton journey.
For a bed linen that ticks both the sustainable and luxury boxes, then look no further than our delightful White Yarmouth Organic 100% Cotton 800 Thread Count Bed Linen. A heavyweight 800 thread count cotton percale, Yarmouth is available in all UK sizes from double to emperor with three sizes of both Oxford and housewife pillowcases. True luxury with minimal impact on the environment.
100% linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. Flax has long been used to make fabric and there is a laundry list of reasons why 100% linen is a top choice for bed linen (read more about this here)
Flax needs minimal water to grow compared with other natural fibres like cotton. It also is naturally resistant to pests and disease meaning that there is little need for chemicals during its production. Flax isn’t just grown for its fibres, but also its seeds, which means there is a high yield and little waste when processing this miraculous marvel.
We have 100% linen bed linen available in a whole rainbow of colours so there really is something for everyone. Love your bed and the planet by choosing 100% linen.
Hemp is truly a super hero when choosing a sustainable bed linen. The fabric looks and feels very similar to 100% linen but it’s an incredibly sustainable crop with a wide range of eco-friendly benefits. First and foremost, hemp is super fast-growing without the need for synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. This means that growing hemp has minimal impact on the environment, reducing the chemical load on soil and water systems. A hemp crop also needs much less water compared to other crops like cotton.
One of the most mind-blowing qualities of hemp is its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – a process known as ‘carbon sequestration’. As hemp grows, it absorbs carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and stores it within its fibres. This helps slow down climate change by reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In fact, hemp has been found to sequester more carbon per hectare than most other crops or even forests.
By choosing hemp for your bed you can snooze soundly knowing that you are doing your very best to reduce your ecological footprint.