About The Founders
Organature was founded by Peter and Maureen Byl in 2004. They had previously worked for many years in a family business, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing bed linen, bedding and curtains.
In 1993 Peter was diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Testing showed the predominant cause of his illness to be the out-gassing of chemicals from the fabric used in the workplace and the overall work environment.
There is no total cure for this strange ailment which can strike anyone at any time; many people are already allergic to perfumes, detergents, soap powders and deodorants, due to the chemicals they contain! To-date the only recognised remedy and precaution is ‘Avoidance of Chemicals’. This is not only to the chemicals to which you are known to be affected, but also to other chemicals as these can cause the ‘domino’ effect.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity can happen to anyone. Because you need your rest without the effects of chemicals, it is most important to avoid formaldehyde treated bedlinen and the other chemicals, such as Phenol, which they contain. Conventional cotton sheets often contain formaldehyde to make them ‘Non-iron’, ‘Easy care’, ‘Wrinkle free’, ‘ Permanently pressed’, ‘Flame proof’ and many other fancy names.
Due to Peter’s ill health, the family business closed. As a consequence Peter and Maureen have made massive changes to their lifestyle and to their home environment – all for the better. Improvements in Peter’s health, due to these changes, combined with past knowledge and experience, enabled him to produce this exclusive range of organic cotton bedroom, bathroom and nursery products, and to help, not only those who have chemical sensitivities and allergies, but many others seeking a healthier lifestyle. Thus Organature was born.
Maureen and Peter are proud to offer you a higher quality and healthier textile product.