Back to Basics with Cotton and Wool


Our modern society is full of synthetic materials in our cars, homes and at work. While modern science and inventions have certainly helped our society in countless ways, there are products such as bedding that are increasingly available on the market that would be much better if they were made with natural materials. Cost cutting and profits drive business and sometimes conflicts with the interests of the consumer.

When looking in the bedding section of a department store, it is not uncommon to find 100% polyester sheets marketed as ‘microfiber’. The word microfiber sounds modern and advanced, but polyester is one of the worst fabrics for bedding, as it does not breathe. The average person perspires x amount per night, and this can easily increase with bedding that does not breathe. Be sure to check labels (usually on the back in small print) for the material used and not just a nickname such as microfiber.

St Geneve only uses the finest quality European milled fabrics for bedding such as cotton, linen, silk and micro modal. The Nico sheet set is certified organic and made from Giza 70 Egyptian Cotton. The fabric has long cotton fibres which are very durable and are less likely to pill as quickly as a lower quality cotton. A set of Nico queen sheets will run you $364 and it is well worth the investment. A quality cotton sheet set helps to regulate temperature and humidity. The addition of a wool mattress protector such as the St Dormeir can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and goes in the washer and dryer, helping to keep you comfortable and your mattress in good condition for the long term.