When we were expecting our first child we knew nothing about babies, but we did know that we wanted products that would be safe and healthy. We began researching everything from organic foods and fabrics, to how to more safely clean our home. We made so many changes! We bought some gorgeous organic cotton baby clothes and were given some super cute hand-me-downs, but we were shocked when we couldn’t find any organic cotton sheet sets in stylish designs.
We were surprised to discover how much children’s bedding was made with polyester. Polyester is a synthetic fabric and it’s not very absorbent or breathable. Polyester is actually derived from petroleum and is chemically identical to the plastics used to make soft drink bottles…Yuck!
We wanted good quality organic cotton sheets, but we wanted them to be stylish and fashionable as well. We wanted the sheets to be a feature in the room, rather than being “beige” and plain. So, drawing on my 15 years experience in the fashion industry, we decided to design our own in unique prints that we LOVE. Moonlit Sleep was born!
All our products are certified organic to the GOTS standard. This is your assurance that they have been produced ethically and to the highest global organic standards. We use only eco-friendly dyes, which are free from toxic chemicals and heavy metals. We don't use any nasty chemical finishes such as anti-wrinkle or flame retardants, so our cotton is pure and gentle, even on the most delicate skin. We're truly passionate about creating healthier, safer options to help create a sustainable world for our children and generations to come.
It's important to us that our organic bedding is affordable for as many families as possible. We're proud to be offering our organic cotton sets at comparable prices to non-organic brands of a similar quality.... We believe this needs to be the way forward! We price our products at fair, reasonable prices all year round, so you can shop at our on-line store with confidence.
We are so grateful to all the families who've already joined us, and helped forge positive change for both people and the planet. It may seem like a small thing, but each time we choose organic, we do make a real and positive impact in the world. Thank you!
Our children spend such a large proportion of their time in bed. By creating Moonlit Sleep, we could rest assured that our precious ones, were sleeping in and having their sensitive skin rub against PURE organic fabric, grown and processed without the use of nasty chemicals.
We created Moonlit Sleep for our children. We'd LOVE to share it with you and your little ones, so you can ENJOY it as much as we do.
Why we LOVE Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is grown naturally without any toxic or potentially toxic chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizers. It uses beneficial insects and animals, secondary or trap crops, crop diversity and crop rotation to break the pest cycle.
If needed, natural pesticides are made from safe, natural ingredients such as chilli, garlic and soap. Weeds are removed manually and soil is fertilized with organic matter such as compost and manure.
Healthy soil is full of nutrients and it's organic matter retains water better than chemically dependent soil. This places less stress on water resources.
By buying organic cotton we truly support safer farming for people and the environment, as well as safer products for our children. Besides being a healthier and sustainable alternative, our organic cotton fabric is wonderfully soft and will wash and wear beautifully.
Cotton is also a non-allergenic natural fiber that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. Cotton is naturally absorbent and allows the skin to breathe. It actually helps buffer changes in temperature and humidity, creating comfortable conditions for a restful sleep. We LOVEour Organic Cotton!
Why we say NO to pesticides
The Pesticide Action Network reports that, “With the world using about 50 times more pesticides today than six decades ago, their harmful impact on the environment and human health has increased alarmingly - and evidence is growing that children are especially vulnerable. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop....accounting for more than 10% of total pesticide use and nearly 25% of insecticide use worldwide." Some of the chemicals sprayed on cotton are considered to be among the most toxic in the world. It's scary stuff!
Pests can become resistant to pesticides, so each season more may be needed. Pesticides kill the natural nutrients in the soil, so synthetic fertilizers are then needed to make the cotton grow. Heavy pesticide use reduces biodiversity and disrupts ecosystems. Both the pesticides and chemical fertilizers can contaminate drinking water and enter the food chain.
Farmers and workers are at direct risk of pesticide exposure and poisoning whilst they apply pesticides. Additionally, families and communities close by can also be affected by pesticide sprays which may miss their target and drift to nearby homes, waterways, food crops, animals and even to children playing outside.
By buying organic cotton we say NO to pesticides and YES to a healthier, safer future. We LOVE our Organic Cotton!