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Why you should use OEKO-TEX® certified bedding

Why you should use OEKO-TEX® certified bedding

Is the bedding you sleep on every day and night safe from harmful chemicals? Probably not.

The sad truth is, even the textiles that comfort you during a long night’s sleep can be toxic for your health. Considering you’ll spend roughly one-third of your life in bed, the quality of your bedding shouldn’t be a fleeting decision.

If you want to make sure you’re sleeping on the highest-quality bedding available, look for the STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX® label on your sheets, comforters/duvets, sleeping masks, and pillow cases. Here’s why.

What does it mean when a product is STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX® certified?

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a widely known label that certifies textiles have been tested for harmful chemicals. If any piece of bedding carries this label, that means every last part of it (including any existing buttons, zippers, and stitching) has gone through careful examination based on strict criteria. If a certain textile doesn’t meet the necessary criteria, it can’t be distributed.

The certification process is robust: customers who have purchased certified bedding and want to check its validity may do a label check at the OEKO-TEX® website anytime.

Why should you go for certified bedding instead of regular bedding?

 Your favorite comforter could be riddled with all sorts of toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde resin, which is highly toxic to humans. It’s often added to most bedding as a way to prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria.

Most bedding also contains harmful substances like parathion, which is a pesticide. Both parathion and formaldehyde are effective against microorganisms, but damaging to your health.

Although you’re exposed to small amounts of these chemicals every single day, this exposure is frequent, and it could be dangerous in the long-term. Something as seemingly innocuous as your bedding could be the starting point of all kinds of illnesses, including:

  • Contact dermatitis, which may cause rashes and itching;
  • Nose, eye, and throat irritation;
  • Respiratory problems;
  • And even cancer.

The advantages of sleeping on OEKO-TEX® certified bedding is, above all, the certainty that you’re sleeping on the cleanest and most comfortable bedding in the market. You can sleep soundly, knowing your new sheets and duvets are not only keeping you cool and safe, but also protecting your health.

Here at Bedtribe, all of our bedding and duvets are engineered for a safe and dreamy night’s sleep. Our full range of products are OEKO-TEX® certified to create the perfect, comfiest base for your favorite place in the world: your bed!

Since you’re here, why not take a look at our Iced Bamboo Sheet Set

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