A few days ago, spring came out of her slumber and gave us a beautiful glimpse of what is to come. Melting snow, incredibly warm sun, mittens off, and windows wide open.
And I started to think of camping.
I grew up camping, and have missed it during the last years when we’ve struggled to figure out how we can camp without the usual (unfortunate) spate of toxic chemicals that come along with – lots of PVC, waterproof coatings and other chemicals that I’m just not OK using anymore.
And we’ve got it figured out – so excited to share our little eco camping project with you.
In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about sleeping bags, and we’ve been meaning to put some organic versions in our shop for the longest time.
A fabulous handful of recent customers finally prompted us to finalize an organic sleeping bag design.
Unfortunately, many (most!) outdoor gear manufacturers add chemical treatments like “GORE-TEX”tm and Teflon to fabrics to help them repel insects, water adn odors. But these chemicals do break down in our environment, and in our bodies. Recent studies have found multiple PFCs in human blood, and even in breastmilk. In children this is a huge problem – particularly as kids under 6 simply don’t have the physiological capacity to detox at all from the chemicals that are ingested or absorbed into their little bodies.
This sleeping bag is for warmer weather and indoor use – it has beautiful organic cotton quilt batting inside. Lined in organic cotton flannel, with organic cotton outside. Custom made for a 4 year old, but will fit her generously for many years to come.
I’m thinking that with one or two layers of wool batting inside, our design would work quite well for camping. Now, off to wait for spring… and baby.