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 our bedroom.
To help you on your hunt for better bedding, we've curated a number of brands with natural and organic sheets, 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, linen, 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 like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and Fair Trade. 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
Values: Sustainable, Vegan, Women-Owned
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 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
Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Women-Owned
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 and hand-embroidered and are composed of organic cotton and are 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. Artisans earn between 25% to 100% more than in their previous line of work, and 70% are the main breadwinners in their family.
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, Decorative Pillows, Artisan Quilts
Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan, Women-Owned
Hoot sources one of the most sustainable fibers in the world for their luxuriously soft sheets. Their unique, earth-friendly sheets are woven with TENCEL, a fiber made from recycled cotton and responsibly sourced wood.
TENCEL is made from a blend of deadstock cotton scraps and eucalyptus wood pulp sourced responsibly from FSC-Certified farms in Austria. The production of TENCEL is a highly efficient closed-loop process that recycles 99% of the solvent for the next production batch.
Beyond sourcing a sustainable fabric, Hoot also uses recycled packaging, purchases carbon credits to offset the impact of shipping, and donates 1% of revenue to environmental nonprofits through 1% for the Planet. For more about Hoot, read our spotlight on the brand. Made Trade is also a 1% for the Planet member. Read our spotlight on Fibershed Made Trade’s 1% for the Plant recipient.
Bedding Categories: Sheets
Values: Sustainable, Vegan