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Organic Unbleached Cotton Interior

Futon Style, Cotton Mattress

$ 2795.-
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Organic Unbleached Cotton Interior


The upholstering of the inside of conventional caskets is usually done with a crepe or velvet fabric. These fabrics are made from polyester or other petrochemical based fibers. In contrast, the inside of the Eco Casket is upholstered with a very soft grade of cotton flannel. The cotton flannel is certified organic and unbleached.
Why organic cotton? While we tend to think of cotton as a natural, plant based fiber, it is actually a crop that uses very large amounts of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides when grown conventionally. Each year cotton producers around the world use nearly $2.6 billion worth of pesticides--more than 10% of the world's pesticides and nearly 25% of the world's insecticides. Research shows that extensive and intensive use of synthetic fertilizers, soil additives, defoliants, insecticides and other substances wreak terrible havoc on soil, water, air and many, many living things.
There is, of course, an alternative: organic cotton. There are farmers who have been growing cotton without harmful chemicals for years. Their yield is high and the quality of the cotton they grow is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton. Their methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But we certainly think it's worth it.


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