Out with the old, in with the new

new bedding

Dear old bed linen

It’s not you, it’s me. We’re just not compatible any more. We want different things out of life. I’ll remember the good times we had fondly. I hope you won’t think too badly of me.

We’ve been together too long

We’ve spent almost every night together for a long time now. We’ve shared snuggles, laughter, binge-watching cuddled up together, lie ins and even hangovers. When I was recovering from an operation, you provided a warm place for me to recover. I’ll never forget this. There have been good times.

But things change. People change. I began to research how long the perfect relationship should last. If I’m completely honest, I’ve been thinking about others. Is the grass greener on the other side? I need to discover this for myself.

I know this will hurt you, and I’m really sorry. It’s not you, it’s me. This is hard for me as well. I’ve listed the reasons why I’m finishing with you. I owe you this much at least.

You’ve let yourself go

You just don’t look as good as you used to. You’ve let yourself go. Sorry to be so blunt, but you used to look so good. You used to make such an effort. You used to be so loving – I felt as if I had to dive into bed with you every time I saw you. When was the last time that happened?

However, the constant washing and drying cycle. It’s worn you out. It’s taken its toll. You’ve begun to fray and pill. Your elastic is over-stretched. Perhaps I should take some responsibility for this… could I have looked after you better? The care instructions are there for a reason.

I feel cheated upon

I’ve found out that you are not authentic and honest… you are made of conventionally farmed cotton. As you know, so many harmful chemicals and pesticides were used to produce you, so many people harmed, land and rivers damaged… you’re truly harmful. I feel so cheated! Stacey Dooley’s the truth about cotton documentary really drove home some hard and harsh truths. Until this, I was in ignorant bliss. You’re just too toxic! There are others out there who can trace back to the origin of their cotton, from fabric to seed, so people can feel confident knowing products are authentic, pure and chemical free. Everything that you are not. More… ethical. I’m sorry if I’ve hurt your feelings by pointing this  out.

We don’t share the same values any more

I’ve been playing around for a while (so sorry to say this) with… choosing organic. How do I take this to the next level? Organic cotton bedding is the way forward. I’ll be truer to myself and will reduce my environmental footprint by switching. Organic cotton is responsibly produced to strict environmental and social standards. You’re not. I’m ashamed to say I bought you before I knew any better. Thank you Stacey Dooley for showing me the light. By finishing with you, I’ll be helping to make a difference. This can only be a good thing, right?

I’m in love with another…

There. I’ve said it. I’ve fallen head over heals with the new brand on the block… Linen Quarter. The finest 100% organic cotton bed linen… so beautifully soft and luxurious – the perfect bed partner.  It’s made my bed almost impossible to leave…

I know I should have done this sooner. I should have been more brave. I let things continue as they were for too long. I’ve treated myself to new bedding. I’m so much happier now. I know I’ve made the right decision – I just wish I had done it sooner.

Another happy Linen Quarter customer x