Although our best intentions are to approach every day as
Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. So, in honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep. It all starts with waking up and making a more sustainable bed. Ahead we've rounded up 11 sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feels like — from the softest sheet sets made with chemical and cruelty-free manufacturing to partially biodegradable-fill comforters, certified-organic mattresses, fair-trade pillows, and more. The rise in direct-to-consumer bedding brands not only translates to higher quality goods for fairer prices but also to higher quality goods made with fairer environmental practices. In addition to premium eco-friendly products, many of these companies also partner with environmental-protection groups to promote social action too; whether it's planting a tree per purchase, exploring alternative energy options, practicing people-first employee ethics and equal pay, or even just minimizing water consumption. Scroll on to take a small step towards a more sustainable life simply by making your bed. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
With the tagline, "Make Your Bed Your Happy Place," Gryphon delivers on luxuriously comfortable bedding you can feel good in and about — each of the brand's products (from sheets to pillowcases and duvet covers) is sustainably-sourced and crafted with environmentally and ethically-friendly practices from recycled and harmful chemical-free materials. Gryphon also claims to reduce water consumption in its production by an impressive, "51.94 million gallons of water year over year."
Comfort Washed Duvet Cover Set, $, available at
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Buffy's super-soft comforters are not only made from 100%-natural eucalyptus fibers, but they're also made with cruelty-free and earth-friendly practices — by sourcing recycled water bottles into its eco-friendly fill, the company keeps, "6,000,000 bottles," out of oceans and landfills along with saving, "50 bottles," and, "12 geese," per sustainably-crafted comforter.
Breeze Comforter (Full/Queen), $, available at
This beautiful brand, known for its vibrant lumbar pillows to bohemian-woven rugs and throws, is also home to a line of luxury sustainable bedding that comes certified by the
Global Organic Textile Standard
— an organization that protects and maintains the highest sustainable and social production standards.
Stonewashed Linen Bed Bundle - Midnight Series, $, available at
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With a main company goal of producing, "quality luxury mattresses that are both eco-friendly and provide the highest quality sleep environment for our customers," Nest hits the sustainable bedding nail on the head — all of the brand's organic products (from mattresses to bedding essentials and more) are USA-made and CertiPUR-US certified (i.e. tested for harmful chemicals)
Certified Organic Mattress (Full), $, available at
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The modern-minimalist style company practices, "full environmental sustainability," by going chemical-free, achieving organic verifications, and partnering with green-groups (like farm co-ops) to uphold strong social and earth-friendly integrity in the production of every super-soft, and dreamy cotton sheet set.
Traditional Organic Bundle: Sheet Set + Duvet Cover , $, available at
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This simple but stylish brand boasts a lineup of home essentials spanning from premium kitchenware to stone-washed linen bedding that all comes
(i.e. tested-for and ensured free-of harmful chemical treatments, like pesticides or lead), packaged in 100%-recycled cardboard, and produced in factories with the highest commitments to social and environmental standards — Snowe's eco-company outlook is that, "avoiding dangerous chemicals on our textiles means pouring less chemicals into factories and back into the environment."
Linen Pillow Cases (Set of 2), $, available at
Boll & Branch regards itself as, "the first organic, Fair Trade Certified bedding company," with a stacked lineup of consciously-designed mattresses to pillows, bath essentials, and sheet sets that are all ethically-sourced through a company commitment to sustainable business and people-first ethics (i.e. mandating fair wages and business practices).
Boll And Branch
Luxury Down Alternative® Pillow, $, available at
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Founded 25 years ago in Northern California, this clean-living brand's focus on organic farming (i.e. 60% less carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas output than conventional farming) resulted in mindful processing of chemical-free fibers for the softest and most sustainable bedding that the company describes as, "healthier for the home, and healthier for all the elements we need to keep the Earth alive." The toxic dye, chemical, and softener-free goods range from apparel to bed, bath, and beyond essentials that are waste-efficient and luxuriously-comfortable.
Cozy Cotton Organic Blanket, $, available at
Primary's goods are as its brand name suggests: simple but essential. The company offers ethically and sustainably-produced linen to percale sheet sets that are crafted from high-quality materials in soft colors through water and waste-efficient methods.
Complete Bedding Set (Queen), $, available at
Touted as sustainable, organic, fair-trade, and transparent, SÕL Organics premium bedding is free of everything from pesticides to herbicides, child labor, and discrimination. The company's tagline of, "Making Ethical Luxury Affordable," with, "Equal pay for all," puts an appropriately comforting seal on its fine sateen to percale sheet bundles made from 100% organic and fair-trade-certified cotton.
Organic Down Comforter, $, available at
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This CleanBamboo company delivers on its founder's dream of creating bedding that is, "as soft as silk, as sustainable as hemp, as breathable as linen, but at the price of cotton." Each luxurious piece — from sheets to sleepwear and even bath essentials — is sustainably sourced, packaged, and partnered with wider charity efforts.
Bamboo Lyocell Sheet Set, $, available at
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