Take a second to think about how much time you spend in your bed each day. It’s roughly a third of your day that goes in sleeping on those bedsheets, not to mention the fact that you probably eat in bed too; among the other activities that happen in that bed. Now take a second to think about exactly how much bacteria makes it to that bedsheet and those pillowcases over just a week of usage. I don’t know about you, but it sure as hell didn’t occur to me – a guy who changes his bedsheets once a fortnight… if not a month.
Bedsheets are just like clothes. They get dirty pretty easily. You drop food, you drool in your sleep, you let your dog lay on the bed beside you, you perspire on a hot summer night, and while it’s easy to change out of old clothes and into new ones every day, changing your bedsheet every day sounds ridiculous, even as a concept. Even conventional hotels don’t change their sheets every day unless a new guest checks in… so the easiest way to solve this problem is to relook at how the bedsheet is made.
Meet the Christianshavn, a bedsheet that tackles this problem on a molecular level. Even though its name sounds like the kind of bedsheet that would put the fear of god into bacteria, it is, in fact, the unique material developed for and used by the bedsheet that helps it self-clean by automatically killing the microorganisms on it and preventing the spread of odors… so your bedsheet remains cleaner for longer, and doesn’t need changing so often.
Nordifakt’s Christianshavn bedding is made in 100% organic cotton, which means it feels just as comfortable as your current bedsheets. However, it comes treated with Polygiene®, a fabric treatment that uses low concentrations of silver chloride that has anti-microbial properties. The Polygiene within the bedsheet acts like a natural disinfectant, using silver ions to break down germs that make their way into the bedsheet. These ions can break down VOCs or volatile organic compounds too, stopping the growth of molds and even keeping your bedsheets smelling fresh. The Polygiene treatment lasts practically forever, because silver chloride isn’t water-soluble… which means washing the bedsheet doesn’t diminish its self-cleaning power.
The Christianshavn bedding’s benefits are distinctly two-fold. Sure, they keep your bed clean, your lifestyle healthy, and require lesser maintenance; but at the same time, they also save tonnes of water because they disinfect/clean themselves, saving you a trip to the washing machine. Before you’re wondering, no, they don’t get rid of coffee-stains or Doritos crumbs, so it’s best if you keep your food out of bed!
Designers: Trine Johansen & Sofie King of Nordifakt
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Nordifakt – Bedding with Eco-Technology
The Christianshavn Bedding by Nordifakt is treated with Polygiene®. An eco-technology that gets rid of unwanted bacteria and will enable you to use more, wash less and save time.
Polygiene® is one of the most advanced and sustainable silver fabric treatments available. The treatment consists of a low concentration of recycled silver salt (silver chloride) which is naturally found in both water and soil, and which effectively gets rid of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. The treatment is applied at the finishing stages of the textile production, and field and lab tests show that it lasts the entire life-cycle of your bedding.
There is no interference with bacteria naturally occurring on the skin – the technology is active only on the materials surface and does not interfere with bacteria naturally found on the skin. There is no identified risk from dermal and oral contact with silver treatments. Polygiene® is not a nanosilver.
Christianshavn bedding is made in 100% organic cotton and OEKO-TEX® certified. Their technology partner Polygiene® is both OEKO-TEX® and Bluesign® certified.
Under The Microscope
The above shows how much bacteria can grow on your sheets after weeks of not washing them.
Nordifakt bedding greatly helps alleviate your personal impact on the environment, because you can both wash less at low temperatures, dry less and buy less.
Their bedding is made from 100% organic cotton percale. Percale is lightweight, durable, cool to the touch and with a crisp finish that only gets better with time. They have used a “garment dye method” which means the bedding is dyed after it is sewn, giving the colors a natural and soft look.
The edges have been finished off with a double stitch so there won’t be any creased or folded lips and you can throw the sheets back on as soon as they have been washed and dried.
The pillowcase has an envelope closure with a generous overlap and the duvet cover has a smart closure, that is hidden on the lower backside, so you can’t see the closure when the bed is made and the duvet will stay inside the cover.
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