If you get the suggested eight hours of sleep per night, you’re spending one third of your day in bed. If there’s any place to try to buy American, surely the bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. And yet finding sheets and duvets that are made in the USA can be a difficult task. I know this firsthand because I’ve been trying to buy only American-made goods for This American House.
In searching for new bedding for the house, I learned that there are a number of companies that are still producing goods stateside. Here are ten companies to help outfit a bedroom with everything from sheets and duvets to mattresses and pillows, all made in America.
- The Company Store has been producing sheets, duvets, pillows and other bedding basics in their LaCrosse, Wisconsin factory since 1911.
- AJ Moss has a Made in the USA section on their online shop. They offer everything from luxury sheet sets to modern duvets to old fashioned Martha Washington bedspreads.
- Kelly Green Organic offers organic hemp and cotton sheets, pillows, mattress covers and even kids bedding and diapers, all produced in Ashland, Oregon.
- Brahms Mount blankets and throws are made in Maine using premium cotton, linen and wool that’s woven on antique shuttle looms.
- Celia Rachel has blankets, comforters and sheet sets – including jersey knits sheets – that are made in the company’s Mohican Mills plant in North Carolina.
- Holy Lamb Organics creates organic cotton and wool bedding – and even some US-grown sheets! – in their factory near Olympia, Washington. They also make mattresses, pillow toppers and pillows for a completely domestic sleeping experience.
- American Made Dorm, as their name would suggest, specializes in US produced duvets, comforters and other bedding and soft goods. Headquartered in Kentucky, the company works with suppliers and mills in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
- Rough Linen produces natural linen bedding that is individually hand finished. The company was a Martha Stewart American Made nominee and has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Remodlista and a host of other trendy home and design blogs.
- Cuddledown’s comforters, pillows and feather beds are all made in the USA. Their sheets, however, are imported.
- Linoto has been making linen sheets, duvets and other home goods in their New York City workshop since 2007.
Image: This American House
Ah, the joys of shopping at Goodwill. One day back in April I came across five unopened packages of white queen size sheets. Each package had been dated – in old lady handwriting, no less! – starting in 1973 and ending in 1980. These poor sheets have been suffocating inside their plastic wrapping all those years. Don’t worry, 40-year-old virgin sheets. I’ll find a use for you!
This is the second post in a series looking at what we keep on our bedside tables. I kicked off the series with a look at my own table a few weeks ago. This week we’re taking a peek inside the bedroom of Chicago-based blogger and designer Lindsay Humes.
Lindsay Humes is a very busy lady during the day. Whether publishing posts on her blog, The Garden Apt., collaborating on projects with indie retailers or designing and developing websites for small businesses, Lindsay is a whirling dervish of productivity. So when it comes time to retire at the end of the day, Lindsay likes to tuck herself away in a space that is simple and calming.
Our friends Edgar and Larry are an absolute inspiration. I first met the couple when I photographed their old apartment for Apartment Therapy back in 2011. I was amazed by the way they made great use of their 900 square foot space. Now in a much larger home, Edgar and Larry are still amazing me with their design sensibility. Today, Edgar is giving us a tour of the guest room. (Rumor has it their twin beds may have inspired the twin beds in the guest room of the Dream House.)
The bedroom is often the most private space in a home. It’s a sanctuary away from the hectic hubbub of the home office and a break from the distractions of the living room. And it’s the one room that generally is off limits to visitors and house guests.
As much as we’ve been told to keep our bedrooms free of electronics and other sleep deprivation devices, the bedside table is still the activity center of the room. Phones, alarm clocks, tablets and other essentials are stashed beside us while we sleep.
In collaboration with the folks at Restonic, I thought it would be fun to take a peek inside the inner sanctuaries of others. To kick things off, I’m offering a glimpse of what I keep on my bedside table.
- iPhone: Not surprisingly, my smartphone is my everything. It’s my alarm clock, white noise machine, music maker and so much more. So of course it sits in a prominent place on the bedside table, ready to be picked up first thing in the morning.
- Bedtime reading: I have a small stack of books that I turn to when I have trouble falling asleep. I try to keep my bedtime reading light and fun – no zombie apocalypses or political thrillers here!
- Land line telephone: Although we rarely use the land line, we had to get one in order to have internet at our house. The phone is mostly for show but I have been known to prop up the pillows and have a long conversation just like I did in my teenage years.
- Water decanter: There’s nothing worse that waking up completely parched and being forced to trek through the cold, dark house for a glass of water. I keep a small water decanter next to the bed for thirst emergencies.
- House plant: Not only does the plant bring a little life to the bedside, it also helps purify the air I breathe.
- Lotion: To help combat dry hands, I try to apply lotion right before I turn in for the evening. After I’ve checked my phone for the last time, I’ll apply some Corn Huskers Lotion and let it do its soothing magic while I snooze.
Be sure to check out my bedroom tour on the Restonic blog.
Interested in showing off your “sleep style?” Email us at email@example.com to show us what you keep on your bedside table or to give us a full bedroom tour.
Images: Mr. and Mr. Blandings