Organic bedding is not as unusual (or boring) as it used to be. Companies like Plover Organic, LOOP, and Coyuchi have set the standard for beautiful and environmentally-friendly bedding, but there's one problem: they can be kind of expensive. Is there such a thing as budget-friendly organic bedding? Yes, there is! Here are our top picks for organic bedding—sheets, blankets, and pillows— all under $100.
What's the deal with thread count?
All of the sheets below have a thread count between 220 and 400, which may not sound very good to you. But according to this NYT interview with Macy's former home-product developer Julian Tomchin, you should "be suspicious" of anything higher than 400 threads per square inch:
The standard for counting is to add each warp (vertical) and filling (horizontal) thread per square inch. The most that normally fits, he said, is 400, after which the threads are thinner and weaker. Some companies use two- or three-ply threads and multiply the count. "An 800-thread-count sheet made of two-ply yarn should legitimately be relabeled as 400,' he said. 'That's how you get 1,000 threads per square inch: creative counting."