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Wool and Cotton

AUSTRALIAN WOOL

Our wool comes from the rolling green farms, on the north tip of Tasmania. It travels across the straits to Victoria where it is prepared. It is proudly part of the 5% of Australian wool that doesn't head overseas and offshore. It is combed and cleaned, with no abrasive or toxic chemicals, before heading back to Launceston, to a beautiful old mill where it is spun and knitted, and finished into the stunning blankets you get to snuggle into and enjoy. The labels are from Victoria too. It's so fine, no toxic chemicals touch this wool along its journey - certainly no bleaches or cleaning chemicals or harsh dyes. So from start to finish, you know you are supporting the Australian environment, Australian farmers and workers, across a host of little rural communities. 

Australian grown, spun, knitted and made. From farm, to finish. 

(PS. Yes, we have been to the farms and the mills! But unfortunately our camera died on us, so we don't have the photos we took! We will update you with photos when we next head back over!) 

COTTON FOR LIFE

Your incredibly fine, long-staple cotton begins its life on the Fairtrade, organic farms of Chetna, along the central belt of India. India is the land where cotton originally came from, where, if farmed well, it can be fed by monsoons and can be grown in traditional, organic ways. It is also the country famous for the incredible quality of cotton.

We don't know if it is just because the workplaces are happier, or the whole process is free from abrasive toxic chemicals... but we do know the end product is phenomenally softer, and more durable, to last a longer life. 

Unfortunately, this isn't how almost all the world's cotton is made. Most cotton is laden with pesticides and dyes and genetic modifications, and chemicals that harm the rivers and farms and communities around. Not to mention the breaches to human rights (yep, we'll say the words: blatant child labour, modern day slavery and trafficking) that continue to go on. 

Instead, we've done it differently. 

For starters, we pay living wages, at every step of production. All cotton comes from Fairtrade farms, where the women and workers get the benefits of not just fair pay, but education, sustainable farming, warehouses to keep their stock and their homes safe.

Not just the people are better off - but the environment is too.

By buying certified GOTS organic (the gold standard), you are reducing irrigated water use by up to 90%, and ensuring no bleaches and non-organic, toxic chemicals touch your products, the environment or communities, at any stage. 

On top of this, every purchase has funded educational scholarships for school children, literary programs for women and communities and provided living wages for workers. It has empowered women, men, children - in fact whole communities - to get out of poverty for good.

Every purchase pays for health insurance, paid leave, staff lunches, safe transport home for workers. It pays many multiples more back to the people who crafted and worked incredibly hard to make your sheets. 

It supports education of farmers to practice more sustainable farming methods and supported organic cotton farming.

We use renewable energy to power our factories, recycle water and re-use off-cuts in order to minimise waste. 

We'd like to think of this as starting a revolution from your bed. But that all sounds really exhausting... so we're just putting it down to plain, old human kindness instead.

 

organic bedding journey
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 Notes: (1) Life cycle assessment of organic cotton, Textile Exchange, November 2014.

 

"we are 1200 egyptian sheet converts!"

Colour and Size Charts

COLOUR SELECTION

 CLOTHING SIZES

Robes

Short Fits size 6-10 women. Length approximately to knee or above with 3/4 sleeves
Long

Fits sizes 10-14 women. 
Or anyone wanting extra length below the knee, and sleeves with extra length 

 

Shorts

Small Fits approximately sizes 6-10 women
Medium Fits approximately sizes 10-12 women

 

BEDDING SIZES 

Fitted Sheet Sizes

Elkie & Ark (Australia &
New Zealand)

U.K.

Europe

North America

Single
91 x 193 x 40cm
36" x 76" x 16"

Single
90 x 190 x 35cm

Single
90 x 190 x 35cm

Twin

99 x 190 x 40cm
39" x 75" x 16"

King Single
107 x 203 x 40cm
42" x 80" x 16"

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Double
137 x 193 x 40cm
54" x 76" x 16"

Double
140 x 190 x 35cm

Double
140 x 190 x 35cm

Full

137 x 191 x 40cm
54" x 75" x 16"

Queen 

152 x 203 x

40cm (linen sheets)

50cm (cotton sheets)
60" x 80" x 20"

King
150 x 200 x 35cm

King
160 x 200 x 35cm

Queen

152 x 203 x 40/50cm
60" x 80" x 16/20"

King 40 cm
183 x 203 x 40cm
72" x80" x 16"

King 50 cm
183 x 203 x 50cm
72" x 80" x 129"

Super King
183 x 200 x 35cm

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King
193 x 203 x 40/50cm

76" x 80" x 16/20"

Super King 40cm
203 x 203 x 40cm

80" x 88" x 16"

Super King 45cm (no seams)
203 x 203 x 45cm
80" x 88" x 20"

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Super King
200 x 200 x 35cm

California King

183 x 213 x 40 cm
72" x 84" x 16"

Cot
77 x 140 x 19cm
30" x 55" x 7.5"

Cot
70 x 140 x 19cm

Cot
60 x 120 x 19cm

Cot
71 x 132 x 19cm
28" x 52" x 7.5"

 

HOW TO MEASURE OUR FITTED SHEETS FOR KING & SUPER KING SETS

(1) Measure the height of your mattress including any mattress toppers

(2) If it is less than 40cm, you need our lovely 40cm fitted sheets

(3) If it is higher than 40cm, you need our extra-generous 50cm fitted sheets!

It's that simple!

Quilt Cover Size

Elkie & Ark (Australia &
New Zealand)

U.K.

Europe

North America

Double
180 x 210cm
70" x 83"

Double
200 x 200cm

Double
200 x 200cm

Full 
198 x 210cm
78" x 83"

Queen (cotton)
210 x 210cm
83" x 83"

Queen (linen)
220 x 220 cm (to allow for wrinkled look)

King
225 x 220cm

Queen
210 x 160cm

Queen
223 x 233cm
88" x 92" 

King
245 x 210cm
96" x 83"

King
255 x 220cm (to allow for wrinkled look)

Super King
260 x 220

King
200x180cm 

 

King
270 x 233cm
106" x 92"

Pillow Cover Sizes

Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe and North America
Standard & Oxford Pillow Cases

50 x 75 cm (Oxford with 5 cm trim)

21" x 31"

King Pillow Cases 55 x 90cm
Mini Pillow Cases 30 x 40 cm
European Pillow Cases 65 x 65 cm

★★★★★ Reviews

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Aussie products that tick all the bixes

Recently purchased a beautiful merino throw for a wedding present. Was so impressed I bought one for myself.

Great service and gorgeous product.

I ordered sheets from Elkie & Ark, looking for luxury bed linen, locally and ethically produced. They tick all these boxes. In addition, the service was excellent- prompt reply to my questions, delivery notifications. The packaging was gorgeous with a personal little note. The sheets are very very good! So good, I’m snoozing my alarm to spend longer in them. For a premium product, the pricing is excellent. 5 stars from me and I’ll be buying more x

Top Quality

My beautiful white and blush linen shorts arrived. I love everything this small business stands for . Love and life xx

Such attention to detail

I absolutely ADORE my new linen Quilt set! The fabric is gorgeous, so to is the incredibly thoughtful packaging and fantastic linen bag you can store your set in when it’s not on the bed. The order process was straight forward, I received instant confirmation and the tracking once dispatched was timely and up to date. Package arrived within two days of my order being placed. I can to recommend Elkie and Ark highly enough!!

Beautiful products

I can't imagine ever buying bedding anywhere else now! The sheets are lovely and soft, and I can't tell you how excited I am to know the efforts Elkie and Ark have gone to ensure that their products are ethical and sustainable.