When I was getting married, it has recently become a custom to “register” a personalized list of wants for yourself and your husband. You guests can easily download this list and buy gifts for you for your wedding day. At first I was hesitant. In no way did I want my guests to feel obligated to buy items specifically off of the list. I was reassured by my maid of honour that this is actually a kind practice, as your guests have an idea of what you would like and what you would actually keep. If they don’t feel like purchasing something on the list, they can easily give a cheque, cash, or another gift of their choosing. The registry just provides your family and friends with more options. So, with that security, I registered at a very accessible store.
The next phase was the search, what did my husband and I need for our new life together? Well, we had literally started from scratch. We pay for everything ourselves, so anything is welcome. Pots, pans, towels, and other basics went on the list. I stumbled dazed into the bedding section and there I came across it: a duvet.
How I loved duvets. Their comfort is like sleeping on a cloud. I have had my best sleeps on duvets, and a good sleep to me is essential to ones health. Should I splurge and put one on my list? It’s not a need, it’s more of a “want”, but I thought I would slip this one in. I saw “SALE” in big letters and as the investigator that I am, I started reading the tags: Goose feathers? You got to be kidding me! I can’t understand the practice of ripping feathers from geese in order to make a blanket for me? No thanks. I hastily put down the scanner the sales clerk gave me and refused to put this on my list, until I saw a broucher next to one of the fluffiest duvets I have ever seen.
“BAMBOO DUVET” on sale. A bamboo duvet is derived from bamboo cotton. It is a safe and incredibly comfortable material. It also is greener, and avoids killing or hurting animals in the process. As long as the blanket is not over treated, bamboo is a natural repellent to bacteria. It is said that those with cotton allergies have no problems with a bamboo duvet and most cotton allergies are caused by the manufacturing of the product with harmful chemicals anyway.
Though my bamboo duvet was on sale to promote this greener way of lifestyle, it must be said that bamboo duvets can be a little pricier then a regular duvet. However, imagine the hygienic, green, and comfort benefits! Needless to say, I put the bamboo duvet on my list, and thanks to my husband’s cousins (thanks again gang) I am the proud owner of a bamboo duvet! I have now slept on a goose feather duvet and a bamboo duvet and from my personal experience; the bamboo duvet is much more comfortable. It has been two years and has remained fluffy and not separated like some goose filled duvet covers tend to do.
I invite you all who are looking for a wonderful duvet for yourself or your children to explore the option of a bamboo duvet. Not only is it comfortable, durable, and green, but it is harmless to animals, and you know you are doing a great service to the environment, and countless lives.