Today’s Solutions: September 25, 2022

From germs to dust mites to dead skin cells, your bed sheets quickly accumulate a lot of nasty things you can’t see. That’s why experts recommend washing them as often as once a week. That’s a lot of water and time wasted, so wouldn’t it be better if we reinvented the bedsheet?

That’s the question Danish design company Nordifakt asked itself before embarking to create a revolutionary, self-disinfecting bedsheet, dubbed “Christianshavn.” Tackling the problem at a molecular level, the bedsheet features an innovative material that allows it to self-clean by instantly killing the microorganisms that land on it. As a result, the bedsheet stays cleaner for longer, needing less water and energy because of fewer wash cycles.

The Christianshavn bedding is made from 100 percent organic cotton percale, but the cleanliness secret lies in a special treatment that’s applied to the material. It’s called “polygiene” and it’s one of the most advanced and sustainable silver fabric treatments available with anti-microbial properties.

The Polygiene in the bedsheet acts as a natural disinfectant, using a low concentration of recycled silver chloride to eliminate germs that end up on the bedding. The solution’s silver ions can also break down volatile organic compounds, ensuring that the bedsheets remain fresh for longer.

Plus, because silver chloride isn’t water-soluble, washing the bedsheet won’t weaken its self-cleaning properties. In case you’d like to get your hands on a set, Nordifakt is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to bring their sheets to market.

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