I love sleep. A lot. There, I said it. I’m a full time, homeschooling mama of 4 kids, so you can probably see why I love sleep so much. I don’t get much of it, but I love it when I do. It’s important that the sheets on ones bed are comfortable. We have a bamboo set that we love (they’re cozy like jersey… I am getting groggy just thinking about laying on them), but the other sheet sets we have are not cozy. It’s pretty hard to live with only one set of sheets. I hate laundry. I’m a mama who lets a load sit in the dryer or those clean clothes sit in a hamper for a few days to avoid folding them. Plus I do enough laundry as is, let alone having to scurry to wash sheets, dry them and get them back on the bed in one day. Hate it. We needed a new set of sheets as comfortable as our bamboo sheets, and I wanted some pretty ones too. Yes, pretty was a must. :) I was so excited to be able to review a set of Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets from Gaiam!
These sateen sheets have a luxurious 350 thread count, and the silky organic cotton premium bedding has a subtle sateen sheen. They are woven from soft, 100% organic cotton and available in 12 gorgeous colors created from low eco-impact dyes. I had the hardest time choosing between the iron, rattan, and teal colors, but with the help of my husband we decided to go with teal- a nice bright change from the brown we currently have.
The sheet set included one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two king pillowcases with a beautiful decorative hemstitching. I was also pleased to see that the fitted sheet has 17″ deep pockets; we have a Tempur-pedic mattress that is very deep, and we’ve had the hardest time finding sheets that will go over the corners and stay put. We loved the fit and the look of the sheets on our bed, but the true test was how they would feel sleeping on them…
It was a bit hard to get used to at first, only because we were so used to the jersey softness of our bamboo sheets. These sheets were definitely cozy, but the sateen finish made them a bit more slick than we were used to. We quickly found out we liked that though. We live in Arizona where it gets pretty hot during the day. Our a/c is kept higher than we’d like in order to save on our electric bill, so sometimes sleeping at night can be a bit warm. The organic cotton with sateen finish of the sheets actually allowed us to sleep quite a bit cooler than we had been- something I found very refreshing. Considering the fact that I have to sleep with a blanket, it was nice not to overheat on these sheets!
Another awesome additional feature to these sheets is that they are created in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way. The Organic Cotton Premium Sateen Bedding meets dyeing and finishing requirements for the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). The GOTS covers the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, exportation, importation and distribution of all natural fibre products. This means that not only is it made from organic cotton, but our bedding is also created with eco-friendly dyes and finishers, has low VOC content and meets social as well as environmentally standards.
I have fallen in love with our new sheet set, not only for it’s comfort but also because it’s nice to have more than one to choose from. I’ve decided I want at least one more set, and since these Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets are so comfy and come in other gorgeous colors that I love, there’s no reason not to get one more set from Gaiam.
All moms need a good night of rest! Why not consider getting mom a gorgeous new set of Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets from Gaiam this Mother’s Day?! If sheets aren’t the gift you think she’ll want, be sure and check out all that Gaiam has to offer. From yoga and fitness products, furniture and bath accessories, clothing and more, Gaiam is sure to have the perfect gift for mom!