Eco-friendly, affordable bedsheets?
Does such a thing exist?
My bedsheets are so old I'm mending the mends these days. I decided it was finally time for new ones. I wanted affordable, natural fiber, environmentally friendly. It's been years since I bought any, and so was truly shocked at the price of good quality cotton these days. Eventually I resorted to Amazon, and found "Zen Bamboo Luxury Bedsheets" for $30, with a big blurb about how environmentally friendly the product is. So, I'm ashamed to admit, I ordered that several weeks ago.
It took longer than usual with Amazon, but the bedsheets finally got here today. And in the very tiniest print in a dark color on a dark label, underneath the big bright blurbs about how luxurious and environmentally friendly they are, you can just barely read "60% polyester and 40% bamboo rayon." What that really means is 60% petroleum by-products processed into fiber with massive amounts of toxic chemicals and 40% bamboo pulp processed into fiber with massive amounts of toxic chemicals.....
I checked the Amazon page again to see how I could have missed that when I ordered, and I swear what came up is a different page altogether--this one clearly says the sheets are "Rayon derived from Bamboo" and has them priced at $37.99, not the $30 I paid. There's no way I could have missed that "rayon" part the first time if it had been there.
Looks like Amazon is playing games--no surprise, I suppose. I did some checking, and found out Amazon and three other big companies lost a lawsuit and had to pay big fines in 2013 for marketing their bamboo rayon products as all-natural and eco-friendly.
So while I am deciding whether to send these sheets back, I am still hunting for natural fiber, environmentally friendly bedsheets at a price I can afford. Has anyone found anything like that recently?
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