We've been trying to make greener choices throughout our homes, and one seemingly easy place is in the bedroom, starting with the best in sustainable bedding. Organic cotton seems an obvious choice, but several bedding brands are pioneering alternative materials from renewable sources, like bamboo and eucalyptus to hemp, to offer sustainable and eco-friendly bedding options to lay down the foundations to your bedding.
Organic bedding is beloved because it's produced without pesticides or harsh chemical cleaners. It's kinder on your skin, and safer for your health and the environment.
As organically made bedding becomes more commonplace, it's important to remember that not all of it may be sustainably produced, since sustainable products emphasize production without harming resources, like cutting down on water use or working to reduce carbon emissions.
Fortunately, every product on our list, offers immense detail into their manufacturing process so you can sleep soundly knowing the organic cotton sheets you're snuggled up in take into account the strictest environmental standards.
*Editor's note: For our international readers, all the following products are available internationally, though additional shipping fees may apply.
- See: Best mattress – our guide also features several earth-friendly picks
1. Luxuriously soft and exceptionally cooling eucalyptus sheets
Eucalyptus Bedding Bundle | $224 for Queen at Sijo
Sijo's Eucalyptus bedding collection brings more than just a vegan option to the bedroom. Made of 100% eucalyptus lyocell, also known as Tencel, sourced in small batches from Austria, Sijo's dreamy sheets feel like ultra-smooth silk, but better. The sheets are also extremely cooling, breathable, anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and thermal regulating, as well as gentle on hair and skin. We've never been more comfortable in bed. Compared to cotton, the production of eucalyptus fibers requires much less water and energy for production and is naturally soft to begin with.
Sijo's Bedding Bundle includes a sheet set, with the option to add or skip the flat sheet, and a duvet cover for bed sizes twin through California King in eight colors.
2. Carbon neutral bamboo sheets that will create the ultimate retreat
Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet | $239 for Queen at Cariloha
Cariloha's temperature-regulating viscose bamboo sheets offer year-round comfort to keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They're naturally moisture-wicking to keep you three degrees cooler than other non-bamboo fabrics.
Cariloha's sheets are softer than a 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheet set, yet finished with a familiar sateen finish for the ultimate in cozy. Choose from eight colors in sizes Queen to Split King. In addition to being an amazing material for your bed, Bamboo is beloved as an extremely renewable source, some species can grow four feet every day. Plus, Cariloha's set is carbon neutral, and you can learn directly about their partnerships to offset production with each purchase.
3. A down comforter that is actually good for the environment
Company Conscious Down Duvet | $389 for Queen at The Company Store
The Company Store's newest Company Conscious collection is one of its most eco-friendly endeavors yet. They've taken their signature down comforter, blending traditional virgin down with recycled down to reduce waste, and added a Tencel Lyocell blend to its outer shell for additional breathable, absorbent, and temperature regulating properties. It's still the lofty and luxurious medium-weight comforter you expect, with the addition of ethically sourced materials that are kinder to the environment.
In celebration of the new collection and Earth Day, through May 14, The Company Store will donate five trees for each TENCEL product sold in support of further sustainability efforts in partnership with nonprofit One Tree Planted. Want to take the sustainability efforts even further? Check out their Down Alternative edition, made with recycled plastic water bottles.
4. An organic cotton sheet set with hand-finished details
Signature Eyelet Sheet Set | $270 for Queen at Boll & Branch
Right in the middle of cozy and cool, Boll and Branch's signature sheets with a buttery-soft sateen feel get a detailed update with a hand-finished eyelet banding on the flat sheet and pillowcases.
Boll and Branch work to meet the highest environmental standards, with Fair Trade, GOTS, and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certifications. Their single-ply organic cotton hit all the right notes of being both lightweight and durable, soft and breathable.
5. Breezy organic linen with a cult-following
Organic Relaxed Linen Sheets| $548 for Queen at Coyuchi
Fans of linen sheets say that once you try linen, you'll never want to sleep on anything else ever again. Linen is beloved for being highly breathable and temperature regulating, for optimal year round comfort.
Coyuchi's organic linen is woven in Portugal from flax grown in France under sustainable farming methods, but since flax can only be planted once every seven years, its definitely on the more expensive spectrum. The final result is a durable and weighty 185 gsm, which is heavier than what you'd normally find on the market, and gets measurably softer with each wash.
The Chambray weave lends to itself a casual, relaxed look, with its garment washed styling. a robust color selection that uses low impact dyes, and a color-matched pick stitching creates a perfect, subtle detail.
6. A hemp-infused bedding set with a relaxed, linen feel
Hemp & Cotton Solid Duvet Cover & Shams | $319 for Queen at West Elm
Forget everything you've ever thought about hemp textiles. West Elm's initial foray into the earth-friendly substance mixes hemp with a little bit of cotton for a bedding collection that is soft, breathable, and truly West Elm's most eco-friendly option yet. The entire collection is treated with natural dyes and produced in a Fair Trade environment. The final product is reminiscent of linen, and the durable fibers only get better with use. Hemp is so appealing as a textile because it requires just a third of the land, water, and fertilizer that cotton does as well as regenerates at an astounding rate. Start by trying out the duvet cover or go all with the best-selling hemp cotton sheet set.
7. A cooling comforter that will have you feel like you're sleeping in a literal cloud
The Buffy Breeze Comforter| $219 for Full/Queen at Buffy
Remember earlier how we enthused over the cooling properties of eucalyptus? If you sleep hot, you'll want to try Buffy's temperature regulating comforter which features both a eucalyptus fiber fill and a eucalyptus shell, making it an even better option than polyester down-filled comforters, which can leave you feeling hot and stuffy, and aren't all that great for the enviornment. To further it's commitment to the environment, Buffy is working on a closed-loop supply chain process to take back old Buffy products at the end of their lifespan to be turned into new ones.
8. A throw blanket as the finishing touch for your favorite cozy corner
Alpaca Wool Throw | $149 at Avocado
Lavish your home, ok, yourself with an elegant throw blanket made of naturally dyed Alpaca wool sourced sustainably in the Andes. Avocado notes that the blankets offer the texture of cashmere, the luster of silk, and the functionality of sheep’s wool for a design that is lightweight, temperature- and moisture-regulating, hypoallergenic, flame-resistant, and antimicrobial. Best of all, it's far from itchy, and will create a classic statement draped across the edge of your bed or on a lounge chair.
9. A fluffy pillow made with latex?
Shredded Natural Latex Pillow | Was $99, now $79 at PlushBeds
The majority of the latex pillows we're familiar with are typically pretty firm, and bouncy, and more or less mimic a memory foam pillow, as opposed to a traditional down. PlushBeds has seemed to combine the best qualities of both with its GOLS-certified shredded natural latex pillow, which remains perfectly fluffed and lofty, and gives you that traditional pillow feel, while never clumping or going flat. You also have the ability to remove the fill to find the right loft height for your sleep style, making it a win for all types of sleepers.
More sustainable bedding favorites
- Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets
- Pottery Barn Cloud Linen Quilt and Shams
- Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
Sleep well, everyone.
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Jaclyn is H&G's eCommerce editor and oversees all things shopping. She's also a bonafide sleep expert, and previously managed all sleep content on Homes & Gardens and Real Homes– in fact, she has passed our five-step certification process to become a verified customer advisor on mattresses. She regularly scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with only the best. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine. When Jaclyn's not working, she loves browsing real estate listings, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo, Reese.
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