Organic cotton for a healthy, happy home

Does shopping organic really make you and the planet healthier?

We see the word organic everywhere, food shopping, clothes shopping and thankfully it is starting to become more prevalent in the home décor market. But does it matter? The short answer is YES it matters and here's why!

Why It Matters To You

Thinking about buying a stain resistant sofa for your living room, mattress or bedding. It probably contains PFAS also known as "Forever Chemicals" which according to the CDC are linked to numerous health concerns, including liver and heart damage, immune disorders, cancer and hormone disruption.  A report in 2015 report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected PFAS chemicals in the blood of 99% of Americans.

What is Organic Cotton

Organic Fair Trade Cotton is grown without the use of harmful synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers and with respect for workers rights and safety, but only about 1% of the global cotton market is organic.

Look for GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a worldwide leading textile processing standard that includes ecological and social criteria. An independent certification of the entire textile supply chain ensures the final product you bring into your home is truly organic and sourced from green supply chains.

Why It Matters to the Planet

Less chemicals that run off into our water supplies helps maintain natural habitats. Not using petroleum based fertilizers reduces the carbon footprint in organic agriculture, resulting in higher CO2 absorption and higher yields. Farming organic cotton has 91% lower water consumption than non-organic.

The World Counts

Here are some staggering numbers reported by The World Counts regarding the cotton industry. 

 We hope this encourages you to shop organic and create your healthy, happy home.

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Inspiring Reads -

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date, Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries, and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.

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Doing it Right - 

The Futon Shop Empowering Organic Living with healthy, all natural, organic futons made in the USA. Futons are a fabulous way to ensure your guests get a comfortable sleep. See the wide selection of futons, mattresses, pillows and more.  

In Case You Missed It - 

PlushBeds is committed to using certified organic and natural materials to handcraft, high-quality, eco-friendly mattresses and bedding accessories. GOTS Certified, GOLS Certified, GreenGuard Gold Certified, and CertiPur Certified are just a few of the third-party certification standards PlushBeds adheres to. USA made in California using handcrafted techniques passed down through generations ensures that each mattress has the quality, durability, and support you deserve for a superior night's sleep. PlushBeds backs this up with a 25-year warranty, 100 night risk free sleep trial, and free shipping. 


ECOS Paints - Environmentally friendly, water-based paints for your home that is non-toxic, zero VOC and hand crafted in their South Carolina plant. Exceptional coverage up to 560 sq. ft. per gallon and a transparent ingredient list make ECOS Paints the healthy home choice.

 ECOS Paints - Paint you can feel good about

East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality.  Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage.  Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is!  See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.  

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The Savvy Elephant is dedicated to helping you create a happy, healthy home by sourcing heirloom quality sustainable furniture and home décor made with reduced chemicals and sustainable materials that will protect you and our planet. 

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