Hey friends! It’s been a while since I have been this excited about a new brand so get ready for a special review! One thing I have come to learn on my cruelty-free journey is that there is always room for improvement and even the slightest thing can be replaced with a cruelty-free alternative. For example, bedding. Who would have thought that bedding can contribute to animal cruelty? I know I sure didn’t until I did a little bit of research. That’s why I am excited to expand my cruelty-free lifestyle section on my blog to help others out there live a stronger cruelty-free life. When I was approached by the team from CHARM to review their new comforter I was intrigued. What sets them apart from typical polyester comforters that are also cruelty-free? Well, quite a lot. Keep reading to find out more!
First off, what makes traditional bedding cruel? If you’re not familiar with the wool or down industry then I encourage you to do some further research. You can refer to these PETA articles here and here if you want to learn more but trust me when I say that it’s not pretty. In an effort to move away from this industry, a lot of bedding options are now made from polyester. The problem with polyester is that it is not breathable and oftentimes, uncomfortable. That’s where CHARM comes in. Not only did their team test over 85% of viable textiles materials until they got it right but they would not settle for anything less than cruelty-free AND comfortable. That’s just one of the things that separates them from the rest.
So what does make something cruelty-free AND comfortable? CHARM comforters are created by using 30% of a super advanced material called 37.5 Technology composed of volcanic ash to make polyester more breathable, and 70% of lyocell which is a eucalyptus plant derived fiber. Completely animal cruelty-free! When combined together, these ingredients make a super cooling, hypoallergenic, and breathable comforter! Pretty neat, huh?
I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I first received my comforter but I can tell you that I was definitely surprised at how soft the material is. It almost reminds me of satin or silk but unlike it at the same time. My cats immediately fell in love and have already claimed it as their own. Oh and in case you are worried like I was, the CHARM comforter is completely cat-safe, as the eucalyptus is extremely broken down and therefore not toxic. 🙂
My partner and I’s home can get very hot in the Summer (low 80s) so we were both looking forward to something that is cooling at night. Our first night’s sleep was very comfortable! You can use this with or without a duvet cover but I find that without one it is much more cooling. Now don’t get me wrong, we still sweat, so it doesn’t keep you completely dry but I can tell that it is much more breathable and cooling than any other blanket we have tried. I tend to fall asleep with it covering me completely and then when I start to sweat I just lay with it half on and half off. I’m a fussy sleeper so you may find that a different way works best for you. I love that the CHARM comforter is hypoallergenic too because I don’t get itchy at all while laying with it and I find myself breathing easier at night.
As far as care goes, the CHARM comforter is said to not harbor mold, mildew, or mites which many other brand comforters do over time. You only have to have it dry cleaned every 3-6 months or you can wash it at home as long as you have a high functioning machine that will not ruin it. If you prefer being able to wash it often, I recommend getting a duvet cover so you can at least wash that frequently. Rumor is that CHARM will have an option for that very soon! The wonderful thing about CHARM is that they offer a lifetime warranty for your comforter so you are set for life! Now let’s talk pricing because I am sure you are thinking that something this fancy is going to break the bank, right? Wrong! Code REASONABLERAVEN will get you $25 off of your comforter + FREE shipping making this only $145! Plus, you can try it out for 100 nights to see if it’s for you and if it’s not then just send it back for a refund! So many good deals in one that it’s kind of shocking. I of course think that it is 100% worth it and am never looking back at our old bedding!
Overall, CHARM in general is such an amazing brand. As I said before, it’s been awhile since I have been this excited about a new brand and I truly feel that CHARM will make it far. Not only do they make a great product, but they have a great heart too. Being cruelty-free is such a huge part of who they are and I truly appreciate that. They have wonderful customer service and also donate returned comforters to their local homeless shelter. Talk about amazing! I hope that you consider ditching your current bedding for a CHARM comforter because you owe it to yourself to have a healthy and comfortable sleep. 🙂
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