The fabric cover that we chose to use was decided upon only after
a great deal of careful consideration. Although cotton is extremely
hypoallergenic, it tends to absorb a lot of moisture from our bodies as
we sleep. We lose about 1-2 ounces of fluid each night. We have therefore
chosen to include a layer of wool under the all organic cotton in order
to whisk away the moisture and provide a cooler sleeping surface. For
those individuals who are vegan and are philosophically against the use
of any animal materials, the cover may be ordered without wool.
Another aspect of cotton that few people are aware of is that even
organically grown cotton contains 10-12 naturally occurring mold spores.
For most people, this would never be a problem but for the hypersensitive
individual with allergies, asthma, multiple chemical sensitivity or
environmental illness, this can be the difference between the ability to
tolerate the bed and sleep well or not. Because of these issues, we only
use organic “superwashed” cotton. “Superwashing” is a German process by
which the cotton is superwashed with a safe, non-toxic solution of hydrogen
peroxide prior to being woven, eliminating all of the mold spores that
could cause any intolerance or allergic reaction.
We also chose to allow the top of the mattress cover to be removed in
order to shake off any dust or skin cells that can attract dustmites.
This also gives you the ability to inspect and test the inside of your
mattress at anytime.