Before Oliver came home from his stay in the NICU I was buying baby items at a rapid pace. Because Oliver was born two months early my husband and I were NOT prepared.
We should have been but we were also moving at the same time and we wanted to just buy the items at the new house so we didn’t have to move them. BUT of course as with all house purchases, things were delayed, agreements and contracts had to be revised so while Oliver’s birth came too early, the house buying came too late.
Because the new home was on the coast with ocean views, I was hell bent on making Oliver’s nursery into an ocean themed nursery but my husband REALLY wanted some input so I told him he could pick out one, JUST ONE, of the fitted crib sheets.
BUT, I actually really like this sheet! It’s organic and it just oozes with class. Now I sort of wish the nursery was a transportation theme as they have some very cute nursery decor with planes, trains and automobiles.
The sheet feels like a cotton sheet. It is about 300 thread count but it’s softer than you would think 300 TC would be. It’s more slinky, more of a sateen feel but a very luxurious and very pleasant feel. The elastic band around the sheet is not too wound up, it’s a little loose which makes it much easier to put on than the Burt’s Bees ones (which I also love). After many many washes, the elastic is still nice and taut.
The print of course is absolutely amazing. Intricately drawn with delicate detail. It almost looks like a pencil drawing with lines to shade different portions of the plane with only thin and thick strokes of blue. There’s even a little pilot steering the plane. Really reminds me of the classic movies from the 1940’s. The print was designed by renowned French Canadian (from Quebec) Children’s Author Katia Canciani.
The dye used on the print is safe for your little one as well and it doesn’t feel crunchy – it feels like part of the fabric, which is fabulous!
The fabric is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. Which means that the entire textile supply chain has been certified by an independent entity as safe, organic, ecologically and socially responsible.
This item was hand made in India in compliance with all human rights / working laws. Some of Atelier Edele’s items are also made in Canada which further makes this company unique and worth checking out.
Aside from this Biplane Print, the company has many other very beautiful children’s bedding prints each created by local artisans. Very cool!
What else is cool? These are Machine Washable. I wash Oliver’s sheets in the AMAZING Charlie’s Soap Powder Detergent (got it on Amazon for a great deal). In fact I even wash my own and my husband’s duds in the stuff. I got such a great deal on Amazon – it was even cheaper than TIDE! Plus since we carry Oliver around and he drools and eats our clothes ( LOL ) we want them to be free of chemicals.
To soften his items ever so slightly I use the organic and natural and SO FABULOUS The Laundress Fabric Conditioner in the Original scent (very faint, very pleasant in my opinion). The ingredients of both Charlie’s and Laundress are all natural so I feel good about having Oliver wear and sleep in items laundered in them.
I wash the sheets on a medium soiled setting, with warm water and medium spin cycle. I dry them in the drier on a medium heat setting.
All in all I give these sheets a GOOD rating. The only thing that keeps me from giving them a GREAT rating is that the elastic is EVER so slightly too short so I have to recruit Brian (my husband) to put the sheets on the crib mattress. Otherwise, these are definitely a splurge to make! To check out more designs by these guys, follow them on Instagram at @edelekids
Please Note: I actually purchased this fitted sheet and was NOT GIFTED the item. This review is absolutely honest and not swayed by freebies.