Ripe cotton balls in Field
Churchill and Smith uses uses a blend of organic and natural cotton. The organic cotton that we use is 100% organically grown cotton fibres from organic farmers. The fluffy cotton bolls that spring from the opened seed cases of the cotton plant come to full ripeness on a ‘controlled diet”. Instead of being sprayed with traditional pesticides, they are pampered with a mixture of organic fertilizer, ground tea tree seeds and soap. We know that in conventional cotton production, generally too many pesticides are used. It’s a fact that these pesticides pollute the groundwater and soil, and are dangerous to humans and animals alike.
The organic cultivation methods by no means detract from the natural qualities of our cotton. Our organic cotton is just as soft, strong and voluminous and is certified by the umbrella inspection organization, Skal, which guarantees you a 100% organic cotton product. According to Cotton Council International, cotton is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable fiber.
Why We Use It…
Churchill and Smith uses a blend of organic and natural cotton in its products because the benefits of cotton are numerous. Cotton is one of the oldest materials used in fabric production and dates back to prehistoric times. It is an ideal raw material for a pure and eco-friendly fabric. We use cotton in our beds, toppers, and pillows, due to its absorbency, durability, softness, and breathability.
Cotton is so naturally soft and comfortable and provides the ideal density for a sleeping surface. Cotton becomes denser to provide a supportive sleeping surface, which does not bottom out to the underlying surface.
Cotton allows for excellent air circulation. It removes body moisture and draws heat away so you do not have excessive overheating. Cotton breathes so your body can breathe.
Unlike cotton’s synthetic competitors, natural cotton is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant which is an ideal material for people who suffer from asthma, allergies, or sensitive skin.
How We Use It…
Our skilled artisans layer cotton on all sides of our mattresses, toppers, and pillows to ensure a soft, subtle and smooth sleeping surface. We then hand stitch and tuft the cotton layers together ensuring a seamless strong bond. In addition, the edging and panels are much less prone to slippage due to the nature of the cotton fibre itself. Cotton is easy to work with and ensures problem free precise construction.