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The Rundown on Sustainable Bedroom Furniture -  Header Image

How many pieces of furniture do you have in your bedroom? Probably at least a mattress, a bed frame, a dresser or two, a couple of night stands, maybe a headboard, a desk, vanity, an upholstered chair or a couch. And you probably have more than one bedroom to furnish. Add it up across a couple of rooms and you’re already nearing 20 pieces of furniture.

Sustainability Activities for Preschoolers -  Header Image

It’s never too early to get your child thinking about what it means to be sustainable. Pre-school, in fact, is the perfect time to start this conversation; when your child is open, understanding, receptive and, most importantly, creative. Not only does this time window provide an opportunity to instill sustainable values that can carry through for your child’s whole life, it’s also a fun time to get creative with it!

A Comprehensive Guide to Napping -  Header Image

Napping is a perfectly natural (and, indeed, necessary) part of your child’s development, particularly around the infant and toddler stages. As any parent knows, even minor sleep deprivation can result in crankiness and tantrums, and even has the potential to disrupt an entire household. In some ways, naps are a great time for busy parents to get things done without interruption.

What Does Sustainability Mean -  Header Image

Solar power, composting and recycling, buying organic produce, biking to work. You’ve likely seen “sustainable” options everywhere. From how we eat to how we sleep to how we commute, it sounds like “sustainable” is the latest craze taking over. But it’s more than just a trend. And its increasing presence in our products, our conversations and our lives marks an important shift. So what does it mean to be sustainable? And why should we even care?

The Best Kids Bedroom Ideas to Encourage their Creativity -  Header Image

Does your kid have just one thing that they love to do? A hobby or a keen interest that they could talk about for hours on end? Yes? Then this blog post is for you!

We’re looking at the best kids’ bedroom ideas to inspire their creativity. No matter what your kids’ interest is, we’ll show you how to incorporate it into their room!

Cotton Pesticide Statistics Header Image

Buying cotton items for your home and family seems like a good choice. After all, it’s a natural fibre, so it must be better for our bodies and the environment. Right?

But unfortunately, depending on how that cotton has been grown and then produced into your purchased item, your choice might not be as safe as you’d hoped. You see, the growth of what we’ll call conventional cotton has developed over time to include some harmful practices, the effects of which have only relatively recently begun to be understood.

Best Bedroom Color Schemes for Kids Header Image

Decorating your child’s bedroom can be such fun - whether you’re in the nesting stage of pregnancy and creating a space for your newborn, or as something you and your child are doing together as they grow.

One thing we’ve noticed is that it’s easy to get swept up in the latest trends, themes or your child’s favourite colour of the moment.

Care and Maintenance of Cotton Fabric

Deciding to invest in organic cotton garments, bedding and other soft furnishings is a wise. After all, organic cotton is:

  • Soft, durable and resilient
  • Good for the planet: sustainably farmed with minimal impact
  • Safe for your family: non-toxic with no harmful dyes
  • Socially-responsible: farming and production use ethical labour
  • Great for those with sensitive skin and respiratory concerns
  • Great for temperature moderation in our warm Aussie climate

Fun and Interesting facts about cotton header

The next time you look for mattress toppers, pillow cases, bed dressings, and other bed-related accessories for your kids, you probably will come across a wide range of options. From polyester and synthetic blends to purely natural all-cotton bedding, the wide variety of products can be daunting.

What is Oeko-Tex

As consumers, we've all noticed from time to time the various product labels that appear on our product purchases. Paying closer attention to these, you will uncover a number of logos and identifiers that all communicate to consumers a degree of trust in the product which allows us to make more informed decisions about our purchases.

Kid lying on bed smiling and looking directly at camera

When it comes to our kids, terms like natural, organic and safe are music to our ears, because buying products with these labels helps us feel like we’re giving our kids the best start in life. The trouble is, all that we see, read or hear, cannot necessarily be believed. Terms like these, including the much-beloved ‘organic,’ may be loosely regulated. That’s why it’s important to be informed, so you know how to tell a truly organic product from a misleading one. When it comes to organic cotton, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the bees-knees. So, when it’s GOTS certified, you know that every part of a cotton textile product is exactly as it should be - 100% safe for your little ones. Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth choosing GOTS certified bedding, for the good of our planet, our people and of course, your kids.

The Australian Childhood Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is a non-profit/non-governmental organization that helps children who suffered abuse heal from their trauma in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Abused children are often caught up in a downward spiral of low self-esteem, stress, trust issues, and internalized trauma. The more a child feels alienated, disconnected, and misunderstood, the more they withdraw. Their learning skills and ability to concentrate suffers at school and this unleashes another wave of low self-esteem, stress, and other issues. Around 68% of the children referred to ACF trail their peers in academic development by at least two years.

Dyes of multiple colors in tubes

We spend a great deal of time caring for our children, making sure their seatbelts are buckled, keeping them warm in winter, keeping them well-fed and happy. We tuck them in with a kiss goodnight, relieved that they are safe for another good night’s sleep and the promise of a new day ahead. But, you might be shocked to hear that their soft, pillowy bedding isn’t the safe haven you thought.