NATURE AT HOME
Over recent years, our understanding of how nature can benefit our overall health has significantly improved. And it seems that people have realised this for themselves, as seen by the surge in popularity of indoor plants. In fact, we can say with near certainty that you’ll almost never come across a home that hasn’t used natural materials in some way. So if nature is important to our health, what better way is there to incorporate it into our everyday lives than to use it in our interior design?
Natural elements and our health
Natural elements certainly look pretty but, when used well, they can also have a positive impact on our mental and physical health. Sunlight increases the production of the mood-enhancing chemical serotonin and plays an important role in our circadian rhythm. Indoor plants can help reduce stress, boost productivity and even improve air quality (depending on the plant, of course).
Choosing homewares that are made from natural materials will also benefit our health. Not only will they help us feel connected to the outdoors, they’re also less likely to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature and can impact our health in the long and short term. They’re often found in building materials and furnishings, but are much less common in natural products.
If we want to continue to bring nature into our homes for a long time to come, we can’t do so without respecting it on the outside as well. To do this, we need to be choosing materials that have been sourced sustainably, and one of the best options that we’ve chosen for all our products at Loop Home is organic cotton. It can be used in a wide range of interior decor and, when GOTS certified (CU1133274), uses no harmful chemicals in its production and maintains fair treatment of its workers. It’s much healthier on the soil it's grown in and uses 90% less water than conventional cotton. So, when it comes to your interior accessories, like bed sheets, bath towels and even your couch, choosing GOTS certified organic cotton will be better for the health of workers, the planet and you.
At Loop Home, we believe that natural, ethically sourced materials are the base of a great home environment. They look beautiful, are good for our mental and physical health, and, when sourced right, will give you the peace of mind that your home is filled with products that are made with the right intentions.