Skip to content

Fair Trade Bedding: Subtler, Simpler, Safer

After a long, tiring day at work our beds are safe and comfortable havens. Yet there is always room for improvement. For instance, if we take the simple step of switching to natural fibers and dyes in our bedding we have created a less toxic environment that could very well contribute to our overall health. Moreover, ancient Indian Ayurvedic traditions have undeniably proven the power of herbal remedies. If you can smell it your biochemistry is engaged in the substance. So pe

The Colorful Holi Festival

rhaps choosing

herbal medicinal dyes over synthetic, chemically derived products is a wise choice.


One of the more recent product lines from Sevya is our Fair Trade Bedding collection. Our bedspreads are available in both Queen (90″ X 108″) and Twin (60″ X 90″) sizes. They are machine washable, beautiful and subtle. Our selection offers a variety of choices in natural herbal dyes and all bedding is made from 100% natural cotton.

One example from this collection is the Earthen Leaves Bedspread. The colors and pattern are reminiscent of fall colors against deep reddish-brown earthtones. One of the herbal dyes used is turmeric, one of the most powerful healing agents in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric is useful against inflammation, bacterial and viral infection, circulation issues and chronic pain. This all-star herb is a famous antioxidant with positive digestive, antiseptic, antispasmodic and appetizing qualities. •Activities of Turmeric include: Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, appetizer, astringent, cardiovascular, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, stimulant, and vulnerary.
•Therapeutic uses of Turmeric: Anemia, cancer, diabetes, digestion, food poisoning, gallstones, indigestion, IBS, parasites, poor circulation, staph infections, and wounds.
•Turmeric helps to regulate the female reproductive system and purifies the uterus and breast milk, and in men it purifies and builds semen, which is counterintuitive for a pungent bitter.
•Turmeric reduces fevers, diarrhea, urinary disorders, insanity, poisoning, cough, and lactation problems in general.
•Turmeric is used to treat external ulcers that respond to nothing else. Turmeric decreases Kapha and so is used to remove mucus in the throat, watery discharges like leucorrhea, and any pus in the eyes, ears, or in wounds, etc.
•In Ayurvedic cooking, turmeric is everywhere, this multifaceted wonder spice helps

◦Detoxify the liver
◦Balance cholesterol levels
◦Fight allergies
◦Stimulate digestion
◦Boost immunity
◦Enhance the complexion It is also an antioxidant Ayurveda recognizes turmeric as a heating spice, contributing bitter, pungent and astringent tastes.