We spend a third of our lives in bed — so naturally, it’s among the first sustainable switches many people want to make to avoid synthetic fabrics and toxic chemicals in the bedroom.
To help you on your hunt for better bedding, we’ve curated a number of brands with responsibly-made pillows, throws, duvet covers, and coverlets that will transform your bedroom into a sustainable sanctuary. The eco-friendly bedding brands we’ve curated offer fabric options that are better for both our skin and the planet (such as organic cotton, organic linen, bamboo lyocell, and TENCEL™).
These brands also uphold high standards for ethical production, choosing manufacturers that pay fair wages, ensure safe conditions, and have achieved certifications from reputable organizations such as OEKO-TEX and the Fair Trade Federation.
Sustainability has been part of Coyuchi’s mission since the brand was founded in 1991. Coyuchi is truly an earth-first home and lifestyle company, and follows responsible production practices throughout its supply chain — from the farms where the fibers are grown to the final stages of production.
The brand sources ecologically friendly materials such as linen and organic cotton and supports the Chetna Organic Farming Cooperative, an organization working to improve the livelihoods of farmers in multiple states of India.
To provide guarantees of responsible practices, Coyuchi seeks fabrics and manufacturers with certifications from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and the Fair Trade Federation. Additionally, Coyuchi looks for practices such as renewable energy and water recycling when choosing vendors to partner with. And as part of their transparency efforts, Coyuchi works with many small- to mid-size, family-run manufacturers that they have long-term relationships with.
Bedding Categories: Sheets, Pillowcases, Duvet Covers, Blankets
2. Area Home
Area Home was founded by Swedish designer Anki Spets with the mission of creating beautiful-yet-practical products with simple, clean designs. The brand upholds high standards of both quality and sustainability. Area Home uses long-lasting and earth-friendly materials such as linen, organic cotton, and alpaca wool so all of their pieces can last a lifetime.
All of Area Home’s linen and organic cotton bedding is manufactured in Europe in factories that follow OEKO-TEX safety standards, and their alpaca wool products are made in Peru. Area Home ensures all their manufacturing facilities pay fair wages and provide safe working conditions.
Bedding Categories: Sheets, Pillowcases, Duvet Covers, Coverlets, Blankets, Decorative Pillows
Silky smooth bedding that’s completely vegan? Yes please! Ettitude creates dreamy sheets made from 100% organic FSC-certified bamboo. Their OEKO-TEX certified bamboo lyocell sheets are also produced using a closed-loop process and are naturally dyed.
With sheets for Twin – California King bed sizes, there’s something for every space. Ettitude also has pajamas made from the same luxurious fabric, too.
Bedding Categories: Sheets
Produced from sustainably sourced eucalyptus, Eucalypso’s OEKO-TEX-certified TENCEL™ sheets are soft as silk and produced using only organic solvents and natural dyes. TENCEL™ is a sustainable wonder fiber that is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and hypoallergenic.
All of Eucalypso’s sheets are milled responsibly in small batches in Austria and produced in Pakistan by makers earning fair wages and receiving provisions for food and housing.
Bedding Categories: Sheets
Anchal Project is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, partnering with women artisans in Ajmer, India who use traditional Kantha quilting techniques to create contemporary goods. All of Anchal’s products are thoughtfully hand-sewn, hand-embroidered, composed of organic cotton, and hand-dyed with eco-friendly dyes.
Anchal Project currently employs 77 artisans and, since 2010, the brand has trained over 150 former sex workers in Ajmer, India, offering careers in textiles (such as Kantha quilting, machine tailoring, and hand-dyeing).
Each purchase of one of Anchal’s beautiful home goods or accessories directly helps provide these artisans with a secure job, living wages, benefits, and educational workshops. For more on the brand, read our spotlight on Anchal Project and the technique of Kantha quilting.
Bedding Categories: Blankets, Pillows, Quilts
Sustainable bedding brand Sijo uses French linen and bamboo lyocell fabric for their luxuriously smooth bedding.
Sijo’s bamboo lyocell fabric is made using a closed-loop process that doesn’t waste any water or solvents and their linen bedding is sustainably sourced and dew-retted! (According to CFDA, “dew retting is preferred in terms of sustainability, which requires no additional inputs of energy, water, or chemicals and allows nutrients to return to the soil through natural decomposition.“)
The brand is also woman-of-color-owned and pays all makers fair wages and ensures safe working conditions.
Bedding Categories: Sheets, Duvet Covers