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Chandra Rugs: What kind of materials are used in Chandra Rugs?

Cotton | natural
Durable, soft feel, wide range of colors, ideal for high-traffic areas
Jute | natural
Beautiful natural coloring, soft feel, suited for low-traffic areas, should not be placed under furniture
Polyester | synthetic
Retains color clarity, easy to clean, provides plush feel, ideal for living areas
Polypropylene | synthetic
Easy to clean, resists moisture and mildew, best for low-traffic areas, colorfast, may be used outdoors
Sea Grass | natural
Easy to clean, should not be placed under furniture, natural coloring provides a rustic look, well suited to high-traffic areas
Silk | natural
May provide highlights in wool rugs, high luster, soft feel, best for low-traffic areas
Sisal | natural
Strong, ideal for high-traffic areas, best for indoor use, coarse texture
Wool | natural
Provides a luxurious feel, soft and thick, strong, resilient and static-resistant, perfect for high-traffic areas, may shed when new

Chandra Rugs make sure to use organic products to make their rugs, like cotton for the Enza collection, jute vegetable fiber for the Art collection, natural latex adhesive and raw wool for everything else. And because all of the rugs are hand-made, they don’t have a slew of factories spewing pollution every workday

Naturepedic: What is an organic mattress and why do I want one?

You’ve heard of organic vegetables and organic milk, but what on earth is an organic mattress? Is it really healthier? 

Well, quite simply, yes. Organic vegetables are healthier because they do not have chemical pesticide residues. Organic milk is healthier because it comes from cows that are not given artificial chemical hormones. Likewise, organic crib mattresses do not have all the chemicals that regular crib mattresses have. 

But that’s just the beginning. Organic mattresses are made with organic and non-toxic materials instead of conventional and chemically questionable materials. Parents and physicians recommend organic crib mattresses as a way to avoid unnecessary exposure to these chemicals. 

What are the certification standards for an organic mattress? 

Organic mattresses, like all other certified products made with organic fiber and textiles, are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The largest U.S. GOTS approved certifier is Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)

In particular, the GOTS standard requires that all fiber and fabrics, with limited exceptions, must be made from certified materials that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) standard and are processed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). All other components (such as innersprings, fire protection, etc.) must meet stringent non-toxic standards. Naturepedic is an OTCO certified organic processor of fiber and textiles and is certified to manufacture organic mattresses and bedding.

Are mattresses labeled "eco" or "green" just as good? 

No. "Eco" and "green" are not regulated terms and can be misleading. For example, "plant derived" or "soybean" foam used in many "eco" mattress models are at least 80% petroleum/chemical based and are not really "made of soybeans." "Bamboo" fabric, also common in "eco" models, is typically made using environmentally toxic chemicals with no trace of the bamboo plant in the finished product. Many of these "eco" materials may sound good, but they are not really "natural" and are certainly not focused on eliminating harmful chemicals.

Dwellstudio General FAQ's

What are your products made of?

We take great pride in the quality and construction of all of our merchandise. All DwellStudio products are made of the highest quality cotton and linen available. DwellStudio prints are all low-impact fiber-reactive dyes. They contain no heavy metals or other known toxic substances, are AZO free and formaldehyde free, and meet all criteria for eco-friendly pigments.

 

Are your products organic?

organic separates bedding and our organic layette collection are made of 100% organically grown cotton. For all of our other products, we do extensive testing on all items in compliance with industry standards. All of our products are formaldehyde-free and have NOT been treated with or contaminated by the following chemicals or agents during any part of the manufacturing process:

  • Lead
  • Formaldehyde
  • FWA (Fluorescent Whitening Agents)
  • AZO dyes
  • Disperse dyes
  • Toxicity from chemical finishes