The 15 Best Organic Bedding Sources
If you’re striving to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life, a natural place to start is in the home. Aside from more obvious changes like using eco-friendly cleaning supplies and being more mindful of waste, another step is to buy organic bedding. Since we spend so much time in our beds, it makes sense to seek out products that are free of chemicals and potentially harmful substances — but it’s not enough to just buy sheets (or any fabric) simply labeled “organic.” While the FDA regulates organic labeling on food, there are currently only voluntary certifications when it comes to textiles. There is, however, a global certification you can look for. GOTS, or Global Organic Textile Standard, not only certifies manufacturers are using eco-friendly, sustainable techniques but also fair labor practices. Another is the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, which grades textiles on their exposure to harmful chemicals. While this also means that organic bedding tends to be more expensive, we know you’ll find the trade-off is certainly worth it. Below, we rounded up 15 of the best bedding organic sources that feel just as good as their positive impact.
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Note: All prices listed are for Queen size.
This Northern California company focuses solely on organic cotton bedding. Coyuchi follows standards set by USDA Organic, GOTS, Textile Exchange, Fair Trade USA, and the International Labour Organization to ensure that every part of their process, including shipping and packaging, is sustainable. They also use low-impact dyes. Reliable favorites include their Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets and Organic Relaxed Linen Sheets.
Boll & Branch’s bedding is not only 100 percent certified organic, but their goods, made in India, are certified by Fair Trade to ensure the makers are paid and treated well. Additionally, a portion of every purchase is used to fight human trafficking. AT editors have used Boll & Branch products in the past, and can confirm they’re great quality and feel amazing. Interested in trying yourself? Top sellers include their Classic Hemmed Sheet Set and Flannel Sheet Set.
SOL, which stands for Sustained Organic Living, donates $7.50 to one of four charities with every bedsheet purchased. Their bedding is certified by GOTS and OEKO-TEX, and they only work with Fair Trade partners. Not only are their sheets free from harmful chemicals and dyes, but even the cotton used to make their sheets is grown without using any pesticides or fertilizers. Even better? Their prices are lower than the average for organic bedding. Current offerings include Percale Organic Sheets and Classic Sateen Organic Sheets.
Originally launched because the founder couldn’t find soft, sustainable, and affordable bedding, Ettitude sells sheets and comforters made of CleanBamboo, a new kind of bedding fabric that uses resource-efficient bamboo to create breathable sheets. All of the bamboo is sourced from FSC-certified forests, and products are shipped in reusable packaging to help eliminate waste. Plus, for every purchase, Ettitude donates 1 percent of revenue to environmental organizations. Some of our favorite sheets include the classic Bamboo Lyocell Sheet Set and the slightly heavier Bamboo Twill Sheet Set.
Some, but not all, of West Elm’s cotton sheets, duvet covers, and blankets are organic, with most in that category labeled as GOTS-certified and Fair Trade Certified. Certain bedding items are also non-dyed or made with environmentally-safe dyes that contain no harmful metals. Some of our favorites from West Elm include their Organic Washed Cotton sheet set and Organic Sateen sheet set.
Buffy’s one goal is to make your life more comfortable without making the planet uncomfortable. They do that in all sorts of ways, like using eucalyptus instead of cotton, recycling plastic bottles into polyester sheets, or using only plant-based dyes on their materials. (Every product description tells you how many plastic bottles, geese, or gallons of water you’re saving.) Those different methods and materials don’t equal less comfort, though. Try out the hypoallergenic 100-percent eucalyptus sheets, but also give the Cloud Comforter — what Buffy’s best known for — a go.
If you weren’t aware, Pottery Barn’s got a whole section dedicated to organic, sustainable bedding available at its mid-range prices. The 31 pieces in the collection are all made with 100 percent organic cotton, and many are also GOTS-certified or Fair Trade certified. The Pearl Organic Percale set is a cute, simple option, while the Celeste Damask Organic Percale duvet cover is a nice bold choice for summer.
Most famous for its down comforters, The Company Store makes bedding in tons of styles and materials, but you can find a special part of its site dedicated to organic and eco-friendly options. They’re all made with 100 percent certified organic cotton — although you can also find other materials, like a bamboo-lyocell mix. Our favorite? The Organic Cotton Percale sheets.
With a range of inexpensive bedding and bath textiles (plus rugs!), Under the Canopy is a great place to stock up on organic basics. Their products have a range of certifications — aside from GOTS, OEKO-TEX, and Fair Trade, they’re also cruelty-free and certified by the FSC and Weltrack. Bestsellers include the Organic Sateen Sheet Set and the Down Alternative Comforter.
Plover’s colorful textiles are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and dyeing methods that conform to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and the company is audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). Plover is a small company committed to making limited-run and distinctively different products — right now our favorites include this Teal Zigzag Sheet Set and this Gray Lattice Quilt.
Target offers organic bedding at a much lower price than you’ll find elsewhere. Their organic sheets are GOTS-certified and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified, although you won’t get the eco-friendly packaging and full transparency you see with smaller organic lines. Our favorites include the Threshold Organic Cotton Printed Sheet Set and the Purity Home Organic Cotton Brushed Percale Sheet Set.
Anna Sova is dedicated to making “the finest organic linens in the world” for all parts of your home. All textiles are made of 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton, silk, or linen, and the bedding is made in carefully selected Italian mills. Their bedding section is on the pricey end, but if you’re going to invest, might as well go for the oh-so-soft Organic Cotton Velvet Collection or the Luxury Champagne Collection.
For a totally different type of organic bedding, check out Cariloha, whose specialty is bamboo. The company makes bamboo bedding, plus clothing and even mattresses. Breathable, moisture-wicking, and naturally sustainable, bamboo sheets are one route to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Plus, their products are also available on Amazon: Check out their Classic Bamboo Sheet Set and enjoy that Prime shipping.
Crate & Barrel has plenty of good bedding options, both organic and not, but we have to highlight their Washed Organic Cotton bedding line. It’s GOTS-certified, comes in a couple of neutral shades, and feels like a dream. Start with the sheet set and continue with the organic cotton coverlet. An added bonus: Crate & Barrel has a huge range of organic kids bedding as well.