Transparency disclosure: thank you to SOL organics for sponsoring this post and supporting Life+Style+Justice! I was compensated for this post and received a duvet cover for review.
I've been discovering so many Minnesota-based ethical companies lately! SOL is my latest find, a purveyor of organic and fair trade cotton bedding- from pillow shams to crib sets. SOL stands for "sustained organic living", and the team behind the brand are passionate about reversing the harm caused to our planet by pesticides, unethical manufacturing, and thoughtless consumerism. They're also concerned with making organic products available to everyone, changing the stereotype around organic goods that they're "luxury only" or just for the elite.
SOL asked if I'd like to test out a product- and of course I did! Having a fluffy, cozy bed is a necessity for me as the winter months get colder (and I spend my days in a mild state of freezing as I try to avoid wasting energy by cranking up the heat). I was already set with sheets, but I had just pulled my winter duvet out of the closet and its cover (a scratchy, many-years-old and not-so-white-anymore number from IKEA) sorely needed replacement so I chose the SOL duvet cover in white, full/queen.
I always test home goods for a couple of weeks before I write about them so that I'll have time to really get a feel for the product (in this case wash it, dry it, and sleep in it). SOL's textiles are soft and silky right out of the box.... but they also get softer with each wash. I feel like I'm sleeping under a cloud! The seams are sturdy, and the duvet cover has a nice wide opening at the top making it quite easy to stuff in your duvet in (always the worst part of owning a duvet, right?).
I also really value the transparency of SOL's brand. Their wonderful blog is filled with detailed pieces that often talk about money and consumer awareness- for example, this piece on why Sol believes that your duvet cover shouldn't cost more than your sheets (they are made with less fabric than sheets, and aren't particularly difficult to manufacture). I'd also encourage you to read this piece on fair trade and pricing models. I love that SOL explains to the consumer why their prices are fair rather than just saying "it's a great price" without any other explanation.
You can purchase SOL bedding through their website- $99 for a duvet cover and $129 for a sheet set. Get 20% off by using code lifestyle20 ! Let me know if you try SOL products, I'd love to add your own experience to my review!