A great day starts with a great night’s sleep, but can you sleep soundly knowing your bedding is not sustainable? After upgrading to a sustainable mattress, you can dress your bedroom with pillows, sheets, and mattress pads that are easier on the environment. Here are nine bedding brands you can trust.
While mattresses carry the bulk of your sleep’s carbon impact due to their manufacture and transport, other bedding items like sheets, pillowcases, and comforters can also hurt the environment. Unsustainable choices can have deep environmental impacts, including pollution and excessive water use in production. You can reduce the environmental impact of your sleep by choosing sustainable bedding made from organic, environment-friendly materials, such as recycled textiles and wood-based Tencel. And always be sure to recycle or dispose of your old bedding responsibly when it is worn out.
These sustainable bedding brands use organic materials and embrace supply chain transparency and fair labor practices so you can sleep tight without adding to the world’s woes.
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Simply Organic Bamboo
As you might’ve already guessed, Simply Organic Bamboo bedding is crafted from organically grown 100% bamboo viscose. Simply Organic Bamboo uses OEKO-TEX-certified dies to color the fabric, so you can be comfortable that it’s safe for you and the planet. The company’s premium products include sheet sheets, pillowcases, quilts, pillow shams, comforters, duvet covers, mattress pads, throw blankets, and sleep masks. Their bedding offers maximum comfort without the use of toxic chemicals.
Get a relaxing sleep with a Simply Organic Bamboo Sheet Set that includes an OEKO-TEX certified fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcases (or just one pillowcase with the single sheet set). Available in three colors and machine washable in cold water, they come packaged in reusable bamboo bags.
Sheets & Giggles
Sheets & Giggles is a sustainable bedding brand that uses lyocell fabric made from eucalyptus fibers. All their products, including sheet sets, comforters, duvet covers, and pillowcases, are OEKO-TEX certified, sustainable, renewable, and eco-friendly.
A member of Pledge 1% Colorado, Sheets & Giggles donates 1% of their profits, equity, products, and time to impactful nonprofits in the state. They partner with One Tree Planted to plant two trees for every eucalyptus tree they harvest, and they donate to protect koala habitats. Sheets & Giggles also offers a #Give2Sheets donation program to help you reuse your old sheets: You can donate your old sheets instead of sending them to landfills, and you’ll receive a code for 10% off a purchase.
Try the eucalyptus sheet set, available in seven sizes, including a split king-size for adjustable beds. They are made using 96% less water compared to traditional sheets and are certified biobased and toxin-free. We appreciate that Sheets & Giggles adds a tag to the lower-left corner of the sheet to help when fitting it on a bed – that means no more flipping the sheets around until they fit.
Brentwood Home is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand that sells luxury mattresses, bedding, pillows, and yoga cushions made from natural, recycled, and nontoxic materials. The materials they use to make their bedding products include certified organic cotton, wool, and latex as well as textiles made from recycled bottles and memory foams made with eco-friendlier BioFoam®. Brentwood Home’s mattresses rank highly in our sustainable mattress reviews.
Brentwood Home is Climate Neutral Certified® as a carbon-negative company and is also GOTS-, Fair Trade-, FSC-, and vegan-certified. A part of Avocado Green Brands, Brentwood Home is the first home and bedding brand to achieve UL Environment Landfill Waste Diversion Validation, which means they divert all their manufacturing waste from landfills.
Do you like to read in bed? Consider the Whitney Gel Memory Foam Wedge Pillow as a summer indulgence that you can enjoy all year long. Depending on how you place it, the wedge can support a variety of postures. It includes a 1.5-inch layer of cooling gel memory foam for comfort and has a removable outer cover for washing. The pillow is a climate-neutral product and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
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Westlake Home uses 100% organic extra-long-staple cotton to make duvet covers, sheets, and pillowcases. The company uses 80% rain-fed cotton, which reduces the crop’s pressure on local water sources. According to its mission statement, Westlake’s organic cotton “reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 94% compared to conventional cotton.” The organic cotton sheets and covers are soft and comfortable so you can get the best quality sleep while reducing your environmental impact. The Standard Organic Italian Cotton Solid Hemmed Pillowcase Set makes a great gift. It’s delivered in an elegant box made from recycled wood and fabric that carries the Westlake logo in nontoxic, organic gold ink. You’ll make a great impression with any gift recipient.
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10 Grove is a direct-to-consumer luxury brand offering a wide range of sustainable bedding, from sheets and duvet covers to shams, pillowcases, and bed skirts. The company operates its own factory, giving it complete control over the production process. 10Grove handcrafts products instead of importing them from third-party manufacturers.
Elevate the style of your bedroom by adding The Hudson sham, available in five colors in percale or sateen. The Hudson features Egyptian cotton OEKO-TEX certified fabric made without toxic chemicals. The company ships its products in reusable duffle bags and uses recyclable paper envelopes for packaging. 10 Grove also relies on on-demand production practices to avoid overproduction – your sham will be made to order. The company follows ethical labor practices, including a healthy work environment, livable wages, health insurance, and more for its workers.
Somn Home is a Canadian online bedding store that uses natural biodegradable materials in its products. The company makes sustainable linen sheets from 100% pure flax, as well as “eco towels” that blend organic cotton and bamboo fibers from plants grown using regenerative practices. We’re particularly impressed with the company’s commitment to full lifecycle sustainability and its use of plastic-free biodegradable shipping materials. All its bedding is hypoallergenic with self-cleaning properties that support a healthier home.
Somn Home’s Linen Duvet Cover is made in Europe from sustainably grown flax (no pesticides or herbicides). Available in 13 colors to match your decor, it provides an elegant texture on top of the bed. The fabric is completely biodegradable, so you can sleep like a baby knowing you’ll be able to dispose of these sheets without hurting the environment.
Yaya & Co.
Yaya & Co. offers a wide selection of sustainable materials and ethically sourced organic cotton and linen bedding from local artisans in several Asian countries. Its sustainably sourced products are 100% natural, organic, and Fair Trade and GOTS certified. Yaya also sells sustainable home décor, kitchen goods, and children’s and pet bedding.
Yaya & Co. takes sustainability seriously, working to create more equitable communities. The company has established a school in Punjab, India, to educate women to help them become independent and self-sufficient. The school works to prevent the trafficking of girls into slavery. To reduce its carbon impact, Yaya & Co. also plants a tree in the Amazon Rainforest for every order. They’ve planted 2,289 trees as of this writing.
Take a look at the durable and soft organic bedding sets that include a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Available in a variety of colors, the bedding is made from 100% organic cotton that’s woven and sewn by artisans around the world. There’s a story in every set of these sheets.
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Notch is a luxury bedding company that provides cooling comforter sets, cotton sheets, duvet covers, pillow pairs, and pillowcases. All of Notch’s products are OEKO-TEX certified and free of harmful chemicals. If you have allergies, check out the hypoallergenic cooling comforter. With an outer shell made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus fibers, the comforter’s antimicrobial properties resist mold and mildew. It’s filled with a 100% recycled, earth-friendly down alternative. Notch also uses 100% cotton to make its sheets and duvet covers. Get the full experience and save 23% on the Notch Complete Suite, which includes a set of sheets, a comforter, and two soft cooling pillowcases in sizes twin to California king.
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Avocado Green Mattress, which has consistently led our sustainable mattress rankings for three years, makes organic mattresses in California with nontoxic, 100% certified-organic materials. But the company’s sustainable catalog includes bedding and pillows, several of which the Earth911 team treasures in our own homes. Avocado Green Mattress is a Certified B Corporation, received the Pinnacle Award from 1% for the Planet, and delivers products that are climate neutral, Fair Trade, and zero-waste certified. The materials they use include GOLS organic certified latex, GOTS certified organic wool, and GOTS organic certified cotton. Also, they’re one of only three mattress brands to be MADE SAFE certified.
The Avocado Green Pillow has performed great for us. Made with organic latex and kapok, a cotton-like fiber harvested from the seeds of ceiba trees, it has a washable cover of organic cotton. Comfortably soft, it holds its shape better than most pillows we’ve tried. It comes with additional latex filler so you can adjust it to your preferences perfectly.
Are You Ready to Make Your Sleep Sustainable?
Your sleep is precious, and so is our planet. Comfortable bedding can help you sleep, but, like so many other products, it can have an adverse impact on the environment. Shop from quality sustainable bedding brands like these and you’ll rest easier knowing you’re making a smaller impact on the environment.
Originally published on June 28, 2021, this article was updated in June 2022.