• Come In!
    Find a Futon Shop near you Locations
Organic Cotton Throw Pillow Garden

Why Harmony Art Organic Cotton?

Organic   Conventional
Seed Preparation: Natural, untreated GMO free seeds.   Typically treated with fungicides or insecticides. Possible GMOs.
Soil Preparation: Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter.   Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to mono- crop culture, intensive irrigation.
Weed Control: Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects and trap crops used.   Aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides. Nine of the most commonly used pesticides are known cancer-causing agents.
Harvesting: Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management   Defoliation induced with toxic chemicals.
Production: Warp fibers stabilized using double-plying or nontoxic cornstarch.   Warp fibers stabilized using toxic waxes.
Whitening: Safe peroxide is used.   Chlorine bleaching creates toxic by-products, which are released into the environment.
Finishing: Soft scour in warm water with soda ash, for a pH of 7.5 to 8.   Hot water, synthetic surfactants, additional chemicals (sometimes formaldehyde).
Dyeing: Low-impact fiber-reactive or natural dyes with low metal and sulfur content.   High temperature containing heavy metals and sulfur.
Printing: Low-impact, water-based inks and/or pigments with no heavy metals.   Pigments may be petroleum based and contain heavy metals. Run-off spills into waterways, polluting streams.
Fair Trade: Social criteria in place to ensure safe, healthy, non-abusive, nondiscriminatory, environment, with living wages.   No social screening. Possible child or forced labor used. Facilities may be unsafe and unhealthy.
Price: Initial cost more expensive. Long-term advantages: priceless.   Initially cheaper. Long-term impact on environment: devastating.
© 2008 Harmony Art & Fox-Rich Textiles

Organic Cotton Garden Pattern Pillow - Dimensions

Product Dimensions Diagram

Size A wall space (inches) B height (inches) C depth (inches)


certifications Cotton Inc Sustainable Furnishings Organic Futon Mattresses Organic Trade Association cerifications geo trusted site Bureau of Home Furnishings The Futon Shop in San Francisco Credit Cards PayPal

made in the usa
The Futon Shop, Futon Sales, San Francisco, CA