We spend a little over one third of our lives between the sheets. Buying organic, non-toxic, sustainably manufactured bedding can cost a little more, but don't forget to factor the benefits to your health into the price. Here's a list of our favorite resources.
- Plover Organic (Online): All of their textiles are 100% organic cotton, and just lovely to behold. We appreciate the design first and eco-mission second, but you're welcome to come at it from the other direction if your green heart so desires.
- Loop (Online): LOOP, though small, works the organic angle while providing a very modern sensibility. You'll find no patterns here. This is for quality basics in whites and a few colors.
- Amenity (Online): Created by two graphic designers passionate about nature and modern design, Amenity follows a vision of "sleeping among treetops" to create organic bedding and linens with large nature-inspired silhouettes and a distinctly modern aesthetic.
- Unison (Online): We first met Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer from Unison three years ago at ICFF. Their line has flourished in that time, and they now have a complete collection of bedding, throw pillows, and tables linens that, according to their website, "mix organic and graphic inspired motifs for a modern and colorful look."
- Alejandra Dunphy (Atlanta/Online): Her collection includes hand-loomed and hand-knitted pillows and throws (using ancient weaving techniques) made of out 100% natural fibers, such as certified organic cotton and Peruvian alpaca, and colored using only natural dyes.
- Amy Butler (Online): The Midwestern designer's organic bedding line is produced with 100% organic cotton and printed with low-impact dyes. It's available at the Amy Butler online shop and select Bed, Bath & Beyond stores.
- Brook Farm General Store (Brooklyn/Online): Brook Farm General Store is all about products that are useful, simple, and timeless. We're fans of the linen and woolen blankets.
- Organic Rush (South Pasadena/Online): The store has a big selection of mattresses and organic cotton and wool bedding by Amenity, Vivetique, Coyuchi, and Cotton Monkey.
- Gaiam (Online): Gaiam has a little bit, make that a lot, of everything, including organic bedding, mattresses, and mattress pads.
- Pure Rest Organics (Online): Representing the healthy side of the spectrum, Pure Rest is a great, highish-end resource for ALL NATURAL bedding and mattresses. They do it all, specializing in two kinds of mattresses: organic cotton and natural rubber.
Photo: Plover Organic