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How does international shipping affect bed?

Even though we make all of our sheets in Burnaby, BC, the fabric we use comes from overseas and the problems in international shipping are now our problems too. This article is a good explanation of what is going on; it is from NPR in the States so it focuses on the American situation but the very same things are affecting Vancouver as well.

image credit: Daniel Ramirez from Honolulu, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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Mesa

The experiment is finally finished! We’re happy to announce the introduction of our brand new marble, Mesa. It has a warm, coppery base with flares of earthy brown and (like most other marbles) has pink/red speckles. It makes a great partner to our solid, Terra Cotta. Click here to shop Mesa!

As always, if the item you want is out of stock just add yourself to the waiting list to be notified when we make what you need. 📬

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Thistle!

Say hello to Thistle, our brand new purple! Less grey than Mauve and deeper than Lavender, it’s a fun, mid-tone purple that pairs well with our Amethyst marble.


To celebrate its release, we will be making Thistle available for back order online & in-store from March 19-25. No waitlist necessary! 💜

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Hand Dyeing

Everything at bed is dyed by hand in small batches. Our hand dyeing process allows you to see the natural texture of the cotton muslin, highlighting the beauty of this comfy, rustic fabric. Nothing is ‘perfect’ and we like that way!

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Happy Pride!

Happy Pride, everyone! It’s been a tough, unpredictable year, and that makes it even more important to celebrate the strength the LGBT+ community finds in our diversity. Have fun, be safe & take care of those around you.


bed is a longtime supporter of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and we encourage you pick up some tickets online. You can enjoy the best in independent queer cinema along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels and parties while also supporting the other important work they do through programs like Out in Schools!

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Mix & Match!

Having trouble putting together a whole set in one colour? Consider looking at adjacent colours to complete your set instead. For example, using a Neon flat sheet with a Cyan Fitted sheet or putting some Robin pillowcases with a Neon duvet cover. It creates a unified look and might mean you get your sheets sooner!

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Colour

Our bedding is dyed by hand at our workshop in Burnaby, BC. We use a non-toxic, environmentally inert dye that doesn’t require any harsh acids to bind to the cotton. Everything is dyed in small batches and just like the leaves on a tree no two batches will be exactly the same. Sometimes the dyelots will differ, sometimes the grain of the fabric may create a crease that dyes a bit darker, sometimes you may even see a fleck of another colour–while our small team works hard to dye everything as consistently as possible, we embrace all of these as the imperfect beauty of a handmade product!

If you’d like to read more about colour and dyelots, we have more details at our about page, colour & dye lots.

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Website up with new stock!

Hi, everyone! We have some good news for you today. First of all, we’ve finally received some new fabric so, we are working hard on restocking some of our most popular colours in Queen, Double and Single sizes. If you’ve been waiting for something, now would be a good time to check in! If we don’t have it now, it could be coming in the next couple weeks.  We also used this low-stock time to take care of some long overdue maintenance on our website, which is now complete and updated with our recent restocks! Thank you so much for your patience and support during these complicated times. We hope we can help you add some much needed comfort to your home.