Posted: 20.07.21 at 15:54 by Jessica Broadbent
An ethical bedding business based in Richmond has won a national award from the Soil Association for its organic bedsheets.
Sleep Organic based in Parkshot House on Kew Road won Soil Association's Best Of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards for Best of Organic Fashion & Textiles Brands - Fashion Brands.
The Soil Association's national awards highlight UK brands demonstrating a commitment to certified organic products as well as working creatively and innovatively with materials, design and communicating the benefits of organic.
Established in 2018, Sleep Organic is an ethical online family-run business specialising in organic bedding and founded by Twickenham residents Nisa Shah, from Pakistan, and Dr Chris Murphy, a former leading Oxford research scientist.
All of their bedding is 100% organic and certified by Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS).
Sleep Organic is also Fairtrade certified, as is their entire supply chain for their organic cotton bedding.
Each of their cotton bedding products is labelled GOTS organic and Fairtrade enabling customers to verify their eco and ethical credentials on the relevant databases.
The company also aims to minimise its footprint through the strict organic farming and manufacturing practices in Sleep Organic's supply chain.
It says: "Growing organic cotton uses 91% less water than its non-organic counterpart.
"Since organic cotton is predominantly grown in rain-fed regions, farmers don't need to consume precious local water resources."
*Richmond card holders can also get a 20% discount online using code RICHMOND-SLEEP-20.*
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