Sorting through all the choices posed to us every day can be a bit challenging... It helps to have a system. That’s why we’ve just created five Collections of our most popular bedding to clarify how to combine our products best. We chose The Linden, Tamarack, Aspen, Madrona, and Willow to describe five of the six types of bedding we offer. Since many of our products are made from plant fibers, and trees are the elders of the plant kingdom, trees felt like a natural choice for the collections. It was also easy to pick out a few favorites, everyone on the team has a tree they dig... After all they are beings of elephantine proportions, out lasting many of us in life span, recording much of our history in their growth rings, times of famine as well as flourishing. They are kinda the essence of place.
In fact, come to think of it, when I fall in love with a
place it's usually because of a particular tree there.
Here in the Northwest we have the Tamarack Larch up near the Enchantment Lakes and Pacific Madrona down near the coastal seashores. In Germany the Linden tree is an icon, where it grows to be thousands of years old. Known for its heart shaped leaves, flowers used for tea and perfume, wood for making musical instruments, and bark for cloth, it was the center of much of the life of the community in that place. In fact people would gather there to dance and celebrate, as well as restore justice and peace. At one time it was even said that “the tree would help unearth the truth”. It wasn't until later, during medieval times, that the myth of the man Siegfried arose, who became invulnerable after bathing in the blood of the dragon. Yet while doing so a single Linden leaf floated down and stuck to him leaving a spot untouched by the blood. This one spot was where he became vulnerable. Much has changed since this time, but the Linden is still used for shade arching over boulevards to create a canopy where lovers amble hand in hand.
A touching image really since the Linden had always been known as the “tree of lovers”.
So much history is connected to
trees and the places they come from. The Linden is no exception. Words like
“willowy” help to describe the lithe spirit, a Willow embodies. While the
Aspen which grows from a small seedling into a large clonal colony through its
many roots is known for the sound its many leaves make in the wind. These
colonies grow up to a meter a year to eventually cover whole mountains, reaching as much as 80,000 thousand of year they protect complex ecosystems and allow them to evolve. Even an occational fire will only take down the
tops of the trees and the expansive network of roots give rise to new saplings
quickly. There is so much to explore and learn about the world. Great design solutions abound if you have an instinct to explore, think outside of the
box, and to solve problems. Here at Soaring Heart we like to think we sleep a little better knowing that we do business that makes more sense.
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Climate change, global warming, ocean acidification, wildlife depletion - the list of environmental challenges we are facing today is seemingly endless. Endless and complicated - there are no "one-size fits all" solutions to problems that are clearly going to be with us for generations to come.
One thing we do know is that each of us, in our own ways, can make a difference. We can, as the saying goes "leave our campsite better than we found it." If COVID 19 has proven anything to us over the past year, it is that we are all more connected and more dependent on each other than ever before.
At Soaring Heart one of our biggest environmental commitments is our annual GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) compliance certification.
Covid-19 has taken the world in different tides and has taken its toll on everyone. From medical professionals, to businesses, students and employees – even when you aren’t infected with the virus, the pandemic has affected everyone’s daily lives. This global medical concern has changed a lot of our basic necessities including going out, eating, and sleeping.
Thank you for your support of organic fibers! As demand for certified organic products grow, every part of our industry is learning to pay attention - and learning how to make better products.
At Soaring Heart we use organic cotton products in two ways: (1) in the certified organic fabrics that we buy and sew into our beautiful mattress, topper and pillow encasements, and (2) in the organic cotton batting that we blend for use as pillow and mattress fills.
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