The bed linen guide
Best sustainable bed lined brands you should know
As the cold season is still in full swing, we all know how much we love to spend time in bed under the blanket. On average, we spend a third of our lives in bed and our skin is directly in contact with the linen and consequently more vulnerable. This is why choosing all-natural, organic, and cruelty-free sheets is one of the smartest moves you’ll ever make. Particularly a restful night’s sleep in sustainable sheets ensures health and well-being too. There is nothing worse than the idea that you are possibly sleeping on a ton of chemicals toxic for your health. So get rid of those synthetic fabrics and linens and say hello to sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical bed essentials. It’s important to choose the right bedding that won’t compromise our health or the planet’s. After trying different brands, I came to a list of my top three when it comes to linen.
If you are looking into luxurious bamboo bed sheets, the Australian label Ettitude is all you need. They are specialized in bedding and sheets made from organic bamboo lyocell, a sustainable fabric that requires less than one tenth of the water needed to grow conventional cotton. Ettitude’s fabric is superior, using an innovative closed-loop system that recycles and reuses water to minimise waste and solvents used are non-toxic. Couple that with the fact that bamboo fabrics require minimal effort and water to grow and ettitude is on eco-fire!
Bambeco‘s passion is to serve the planet and its people. They have three major missions: forest preservation and restoration, clean water and conservation, as well as fair wages and safe workplaces. Their product line includes bedding collections made from linen and organic cotton, duvets and blankets, throws and all other bedding basics, as well as an extensive range of homewares and lifestyle products.
Coyuchi has the most comprehensive collection of home textiles, including sheets, towels, pillows, duvets, quilts… They rely on guidelines such as those set by the USDA National Organic Program, GOTS, Fair Trade USA, the Textile Exchange, and the International Labor Organization, to ensure the products are made to the most sustainable and ethical standards. For the packaging, they choose environmentally friendly materials such as biodegradable poly bags, recycled paper and cardboard, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper and cardboard, and organic cotton bags. They have long lasting relationships with suppliers – many of them are small- to medium-size family-run companies – who use sustainable manufacturing practices, like water recycling, renewable energy, and reduced waste, and who actively engage their communities.
A must have next to your organic bed linen is a good selection of sustainable pajamas, comfortable and not toxic for your skin!
Text: Margaux Lombard, February 20th 2018