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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'RE DOING AMAZING THINGS TO BRING YOU THE VERY BEST PRODUCTS CUSTOMERS SIMPLY RAVE ABOUT - THAT ARE ALSO BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN, PEOPLE AND PLANET!

"we are 1200 egyptian sheet converts!"

Bed Linen Size charts

 

HOW TO MEASURE OUR FITTED SHEETS

(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!

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 40 cm
152 x 203 x 40cm
60" x 80" x 16"

Queen 50 cm
152 x 203 x 50cm
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"

 

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
210 x 210cm
83" x 83"

King
225 x 220cm

Queen
210 x 160cm

Queen
223 x 233cm
88" x 92" 

King
245 x 210cm
96" x 83"

Super King
260 x 220

King
200x180cm 

 

King
270 x 233cm
106" x 92"

Pillow Cover Sizes

Elkie & Ark (Australia &
New Zealand)

U.K.

Europe

North America

Standard & Oxford Pillows
50 x 75cm (Oxford with 5cm trim)
20" x 30"

Standard 
50 x 75cm

Standard
50 x 75cm

Standard
53 x 78cm
21" x 31"

King Pillows
55 x 90cm

All measurements are shown in centimetres. One international inch is equal to approximately 2.54 centimetres.

★★★★★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

292 reviews
Literally the best sheets we have ever owned.

Soft and crisp simultaneously - they are pure luxury. Need more sets as I don't want anything else on my bed! My daughter is so jealous she's thinking of asking Santa for a set.
It's rare to find products this good that are also ethically and sustainably made - a complete package!

The best organic option!

These sheets are incredible!! They're incredibly soft, but more importantly they're environmentally friendly. There isn't a single bit of plastic in the packaging, a totally transparent supply chain and organic farming. Five stars!!!!!

New sheets with a lovely feel

I am enjoying my new sheeets. They feel fabulous, really luxurious. The best part is that the work on them is all ethical. No one has been exploited to get me a great night's sleep. I'm resting easy on them this morning after another night of peaceful sleeping.

Queen Shhet Set

We love these sheets , the quality is fantastic. The story behind them even better. We are a huge fans of supporting ethical retailers. The more who do then they can expand their product range.
You are not only going to feel good in your heart and mind but in your body if you get yourself lying down on these sheets

Sleeping on a cloud!!!

We can't wait to jump into bed at night and wake up super refreshed. Pure luxury.