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Let's Get REAL: Chemicals in Our Every Day Products.

Companies often use harsh chemicals like formaldehyde resins to create wrinkle-free sheets. These chemicals are applied to the fabric during manufacturing to provide a smooth, wrinkle-resistant finish. While this might sound convenient, these chemicals can have negative impacts on both human health and the environment.

Formaldehyde, for example, is a known carcinogen and can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system. Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to respiratory issues, allergic reactions, and even cancer. Additionally, other chemicals used in the process of making wrinkle-free sheets, such as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), have been associated with various health concerns including hormone disruption and environmental pollution.

While wrinkle-free sheets may seem like a desirable convenience, it's essential to consider the potential health risks associated with the chemicals used in their production. Fortunately, consumers have alternatives. Choosing organic or naturally wrinkle-resistant fabrics like cotton or linen can help avoid exposure to these harmful chemicals while still enjoying comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedding. Additionally, proper laundering and care techniques can help minimize wrinkles in bedding without the need for chemical treatments.


Choosing 100% organic cotton and 100% organic linen for bedsheets and home use offers several benefits compared to chemically treated or synthetically manufactured fibers:

  1. Healthier Option: Organic cotton and linen are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This means that the fibers are free from harmful residues that can be absorbed by the skin or inhaled, reducing the risk of allergic reactions, skin irritations, and respiratory issues that may arise from exposure to chemical residues in conventional cotton or synthetic fibers.

  2. Environmentally Friendly: Organic farming practices prioritize sustainability and minimize environmental impact. They promote soil health, biodiversity, and water conservation, while avoiding the use of harmful chemicals that can pollute soil, water, and air. By choosing organic cotton and linen, consumers support agricultural methods that are better for the planet and help preserve natural ecosystems.

  3. Comfort and Breathability: Organic cotton and linen are naturally breathable materials that help regulate body temperature and wick away moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the night. Unlike synthetic fibers, which can trap heat and moisture, organic fibers allow for better airflow and ventilation, promoting a more restful sleep environment.

  4. Durability and Longevity: Organic cotton and linen tend to be more durable and long-lasting compared to chemically treated or synthetic fibers. They have strong, resilient fibers that withstand regular washing and wear, maintaining their quality and appearance over time. This longevity reduces the need for frequent replacement, ultimately saving money and reducing waste.

  5. Ethical Production: Organic certification standards typically include criteria related to fair labor practices, ensuring that workers involved in the production of organic cotton and linen are treated fairly and paid a living wage. By supporting organic farming and production practices, consumers contribute to the well-being of farmers, workers, and communities involved in the supply chain.

Overall, choosing 100% organic cotton and linen for bedsheets and home use not only benefits personal health and comfort but also supports sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, and ethical production practices.

Here at YaYa & Co. ethical and sustainable practices are our biggest focus, supported by creating platforms for talented artisans to provide for themselves and their family in safe and healthy environments. We pride ourselves in making heirloom-equivalent products that will last generations by using all organic and natural fibers/dyeing processes and recycled materials to limit waste and turn what some may see as "trash" into "treasure". 

Thank you for supporting YaYa & Co.



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