How A Lack Of Bathroom Rugs in Czechoslovakia Lead to Earth Friendly High Quality Organic Goods from Grund America

by | Jan 31, 2019 | Home Goods, Organic Goods

GRUND AMERICA‘s story starts after the fall of communism in 1990. The Grund’s had just acquired their freedom and had their hearts set on starting their own business. After Mrs. Grund read a magazine article about Czecholsvakia’s lack of bathroom rugs, Mr. Grund’s leaped on the idea. He had a textile engineer background and couldn’t pass up this opportunity. With an old discarded sewing machine that needed repair and long winter evenings putting it to use, Grund America came to life. 

Fast forward to 2014 when Grund came to America with a dedication to provide customers with high quality, luxurious goods that were also environmentally-friendly. All of their products are made of certified organic cotton that is sustainably sourced from Turkey and India, while the pigment used is chemical-free from a world known Dutch company called GOTS. The family-owned company now operates out of a reconstructed factory with its own spinning plant. Since the entire production is done in one place, from yarn to final product it allows them to better control the quality of their products rather than sourcing yarn from an external supplier.


These certifications are so important because they prove Grund’s commitment to sustainability. I have been devoted to filling my home, and encouraging others to fill their home with safe, chemical-free home goods that are made by companies with people and the planet in mind. With cotton being one of the most popular fabrics in the world it’s important to choose organic cotton over conventional cotton. Conventional cotton requires pesticides and other harmful chemicals for production. Organic cotton does not require harsh chemicals making it safer for the workers involved and healthier for us and our environment.

I was kindly gifted the organic cotton throw from the Sea Pines Collection in driftwood. The throw came at the right time due to our record-breaking wind chills here in Wisconsin. It’s the ideal size for our bed, couch, or anywhere I can snuggle up with my pup. A chunk of my time is spent working from the comfort of my couch and a good cozy blanket is always a necessity. I noticed it keeps its shape and doesn’t’ get wrinkly making it a perfect neutral decor piece hanging over a chair or the side of a basket when it’s not in use. It’s very soft with a medium thickness that keeps me warm and toasty. It is said that the more it is used and washed the more soft and comfortable it gets!

If you’re in the market for rugs, towels, sheets, blankets or even robes I highly recommend checking out GRUND AMERICA’S collection of organic goods. You can stay up to date by giving them a follow on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!

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