American Sheeting Blossoms at Thomaston Mills

American Sheeting Blossoms at Thomaston Mills

September 11, 2020

Finally, American made organic cotton sheets from fiber to finished product. Thomaston Mills has been making sheeting for over a century. In recent decades they have been making them for the hospitality and institutional industries. They now have launched an organic cotton percale program for residential use and the sheets are high quality that is more akin to what one would have found forty years ago..

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Non-toxic Home Furnishings and Me

Non-toxic Home Furnishings and Me

May 05, 2020

I have had a lengthy career in the textile industry, dating back the 1980's. It wasn't until 2004 when I met pioneers in the organic mattress and home furnishings industry that I started to research and educate myself about the toxicity of textiles, mattresses and upholstered furniture. I have since used my textile background to focus specifically on promoting non-toxic textiles and home furnishings products produced with non-toxic textiles and other natural ingredients.

Consumer knowledge and purchases in this category have risen over the decades. 

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Mi Casa No Es Su Casa

Mi Casa No Es Su Casa

April 28, 2020

Our dwellings are our safe havens and fortresses. During this quarantine period with no defined end date, we can and should assess health and wellness within our confines and make enhancements to our homes a high priority.

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Getting Past Fast Furniture

Getting Past Fast Furniture

April 07, 2020

For generations, consumers considered furniture to be an investment. Most consumers today spend less money on a new sofa than on a pocketbook.  What factors impacted consumers' view of furniture as disposable?

Frustrated by the ongoing deterioration of quality, a handful of people have recently eschewed the archaic furniture distribution model and have founded direct-to-consumer customizable better quality upholstered furniture companies at lower prices and with shorter lead times than those that are sold through brick and mortar retailers.

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