I was prepared to splurge a little and had a budget of around $200 for a queen set. We had gotten sheets from Pottery Barn as a wedding gift and they were nice but nothing special. After a couple years they had started to pill and we wanted to invest in a quality replacement that would last. This is what I was looking for:
- It was very important for my new sheets to be organic. We spend about 1/3 of our life in bed (unless you have a newborn and then ts closer to 5%…) and I've just been reading about how cotton is excessively sprayed with chemicals. That stuff unfortunately doesn't just wash off like you hope it would. I don't own many organic clothes but do try to purchase organic pajamas - Hanna Andersson offers so many cute and comfy options!
- 100% organic cotton. Natural, eco-friendly, safe for me and my family.
- Sides long enough for a large mattress
- SUPER soft. Like a t-shirt you've worn for 5 years soft.
I found all of the above and more with Boll & Branch. Our new sheets feel like the finest ones I've ever slept in and I get to enjoy them every night! Its been two months now and Ed and I are still commenting how luxe they are. I would bet Beyonce has the finest sheets around and I wouldn't trade with her. THE BEST!!
The prices were in line with what I wanted to spend and range from $200 to $260 per set. (They do offer discounts sometimes - I think my Black Friday deal was $25 off) and are hundreds less than comporable luxury brands like Sferra and Frette. I would rather spend $250 for a set that will last several years than $75 for a cheaper option that needs toy be replaced annually. You get to enjoy this purchase every night!
A huge bonus for me is when something is made in the USA or uses fair trade practices. Not only does Boll & Branch make an amazing product but they also are passionate about fair trade practices. Read this impressive commitment from their website:
- "Right now, more than 30 million children and adults around the world are enslaved in force labor, debt bondage, sex trafficking and military servitude, and that number continues to grow everyday. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "after drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms-dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world" at $32 billion dollars a year."
- "We want to prove there is a better way. We're dedicated to creating a world where everyone lives better, works safer, and has the best. We're making a difference. Every farm and factory we work with is Fair Trade Certified. Our products are made ethically by workers who are treated well and are working by choice. Our sheets are crafted by adults who are paid a fair wage in above-standard work conditions that keep everyone's health and safety in mind."