Believe it or not, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping or at least attempting to do so. 

Shocking right? But with that amount of time being spent to get the perfect snooze, it’s no surprise that many people are so invested in making their bedrooms as cosy as possible. 

And how do most people transform their sleeping space into a dreamy haven? They start with sprucing up their bedspreads. Some opt for soft and cloud-like sheets, while others have a knack for luxurious beddings with relaxing hues. 

Sure, soft and elegant beddings are nice to have, but not all sheets are made with the environment in mind. With 2022 just beginning, start your year by making the environment-friendly choice of organic beddings and sustainable bedsheets. 

Don’t know where to start? You don’t need to worry. 

We’re here to help, so keep on reading this article!

Are organic sheets worth it?

In case you’re not aware, organic sheets are beddings made of sustainably sourced and safe plant fibres. Organic sheets look like just the usual stylish sheets but what’s great about them is that they’re made to be free of harsh detergents and chemicals. 

Naturepedic, a known organic mattress brand, even says that organic beddings are an excellent choice for people with sensitive and allergy-prone skin. It’s because they’re usually chemical-free and non-toxic. 

Unlike synthetic and non-organic beddings, sustainably-made sheets are also breathable, ideal for hot and sweaty sleepers. For example, sheets made of organic cotton can be very comfortable to sleep on because of their ability to absorb moisture away from the body. 

Another thing that makes organic sheets worth is that they are created through planet-friendly means. Organic sheets are made with flax, bamboo, and cotton fibres which are never exposed to synthetic fertilisers, toxic chemicals, and pesticides. The resources needed to produce sustainable beddings are much less compared to the chemical-intensive conventional processes. Plus, sustainable beddings are also fair-trade! 

Essentially, organic sheets are worth your money because they’re safe, comfortable, and made with your health and the planet in mind. 

What are the different types of organic bedding fabrics?

At the top of the list, you’ll indeed find organic cotton. After all, it is one of the widely known fibres for sustainable bedsheets. It’s durable and breathable, which is why it’s so great to sleep in. When producing organic cotton, no genetic modification is done,  no synthetic pesticides are used, and most importantly, less water is used.  

Find out more: Everything You Need to Know about Cotton – A Sustainable & Ethical Choice…

Linen

Linen is a popular choice too. Carefully created from the fibres of the flax plant, linen is not resource-exhaustive. It grows fast, needs little to zero fertilisers or pesticides, and even uses less water than organic cotton. 

Bamboo

Bamboo lyocell fabric is a popular choice too. It’s made from pure bamboo pulp, washed and spun into a silky yarn. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and has a distinct silky feeling that most people like because of its ‘luxurious’ feel. 

Find out more: Bamboo 101: Everything You Need to Know

Organic Hemp

Organic hemp is also a well-known choice when it comes to organic sheets. It’s a natural fibre derived from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp fibres are soft, breathable and their texture is a mix between cotton and canvas, making them an ideal material for bedsheets.

Find out more: Is Hemp Sustainable?

Tencel

Another type of organic fabric that has been popular lately is Tencel. It’s a type of organic rayon made from cellulose fibres. What is interesting about making Tencel fibres is that they mainly come from dissolved wood pulp, and they require less water and energy than conventional cotton fibres. 

Find out more: What is Tencel? Check What the Hype is All About…

What are the different types of certifications?

Beddings made from organic fibres are great. But before getting one, you have to keep an eye out for the brand’s certifications. 

If your organic bed sheet is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified, it means that it was mindfully created from at least 70% certified natural organic fibres.  GOTS has a clearly defined set of standards and requirements for organic textiles. It ensures us, consumers, that the fabric in our sheets is eco-friendly, ethical, and made responsibly. 

Another certification that organic bedding brands also aim for is Oeko-Tex. It ensures that the fabric in your product is non-hazardous and is tested to be free of dangerous levels of harmful substances. Having Oeko-Tex-certified sheets informs you that the manufacturer did not use harsh chemicals to process your fabric.

Which materials to avoid? 

It’s always a good decision to be informed of harmful materials to be wary of when choosing sheets. These include beddings that are marketed as “wrinkle-free” as they contain formaldehyde resin, which may lead to irritation and has also been found to lead to cancer

Be also conscious of conventional cotton sheets. Cotton that’s not grown sustainably tends to be pesticide-laden which may linger in the fabric of your beddings. Check if your sheets use safe colours and dyes, as unsafe dye materials can also put your health at risk. 

Now that you’re learning more about organic sheets, it’s time you get to know about the five best sustainable bedding brands this 2022. 

Most Luxurious: Avocado’s Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets

Avocado Green Mattress is an LA-based brand specialising in creating mattresses and beddings made from organic, non-toxic, and natural materials. 

What Makes it Ethical: 

  • Made with sustainably grown and 100% certified organic cotton. 
  • Produced with energy from windmills 
  • No harmful dyes and colourants were used. 

Certifications:

  • 100% GOTS Organic certified, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, and MADE SAFE® certified 

Key Features:

  • Made with sustainably sourced Indian Suvin Cotton 
  • 38-40 mm fibres length 
  • Silky to touch 
  • It has a pearlescent lustre
  • Durable 

Who Is It Best For:

  • Shoppers who want a luxurious feel yet sustainable addition to their bedroom 

Why I Love It:

  • It has a 600 thread count and comes in 3 colours.
  • It gets softer and smoother with every wash. 

Size Range:

  • Fits mattresses up to 13 inches in depth
  • Can fit Twin, Twin XL, King, and California King beds

Colour Range: 

  • White
  • Natural 
  • Grey 

Price Range:

$349-$400

Most Affordable: Pottery Barn’s Organic Percale Sheets

Pottery Barn is a store you can trust for budget-friendly and high-quality eco-sheets. The brand partners with the Global Organic Textile Standard to ensure that they only use 100% responsibly sourced cotton. 

What Makes it Ethical: 

  • Made with woven 100% organic cotton percale 
  • Created using fair and safe labour practices
  • Uses responsible harvested raw materials 

Certifications:

  • GOTS-certified organic 
  • Created in a Fair Trade Certified ™ factory 

Key Features:

  • Smooth, crisp, and cool 
  • 200-thread count 
  • It fits mattresses with a depth of 16”.  
  • Machine-washable 

Who Is It Best For:

  • Shoppers looking for affordable, crisp, and breathable organic cotton sheets 

Why I Love It:

  • It allows me to enjoy high-quality eco-sheets without breaking the bank 
  • There’s no need to wash the sheets multiple times to soften them 

Size Range:

  •  Fits Twin/Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King Beds 

Colour Range:

  • White 

Price Range:

  • $89-$150

Most Cozy: Birch Organic Sheets 

Birch aspires to create the worlds most comfortable and organic sleep products. So, it’s no surprise that their sheets are nothing short of cosy and eco-friendly. 

What Makes it Ethical:

  • Made with 100% organic cotton with a sateen weave
  • Their sheets are mindfully crafted while upholding the economic and social wellbeing of labourers.

Certifications:

  • GOTS-certified organic 
  • Fair Trade certified 

Key Features:

  • It has a sateen weave that adds a luxurious feel to its soft texture
  • It can fit a mattress up to 15”. 
  • 320 thread count 
  • Wrinkle-resistant 

Who Is It Best For:

  • Eco-conscious folk who put softness and comfort at the top of their list when it comes to beddings

Why I Love It:

  • It’s exceptionally soft.
  • Absorbent, breathable, and wicks away moisture.
  • It has a 100-night sleep trial and one year warranty period. 

Size Range:

  • Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King beds 

Colour Range:

  • Natural, Light, Blue 

Price Range:

  •  $119- $209 

Softest: Simply Organic Bamboo Sheet Set 

Simply Organic Bamboo is a brand that takes pride in its premium and high-quality soft beddings. Expertly made with organic bamboo viscose, the softness of their sheets is something you shouldn’t miss out on. 

What Makes it Ethical: 

  • Made with 100% viscose from organically grown and harvested bamboo 
  • Vegan and cruelty-free 

Certifications:

Key Features:

  • Softer than Egyptian cotton with a 1,000+ thread count 
  • Hypoallergenic 
  • Breathable
  • It can accommodate mattresses that are 18” thick

Who Is It Best For:

  • Shoppers who want the softest sheets for maximum comfort 

Why I Love It:

  • It has a large size. 
  • Non-toxic and gentle on sensitive skin 
  • Very soft to the touch 

Size Range:

  • It can fit Twin/Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, and Split King beds. 

Colour Range:

  • White Cloud 
  • Silver Dream 
  • Sand Drift 

Price Range:

  •  $179-$250 

For Hot Sleepers: Sweet Zzz Organic Bamboo Sheets 

Sweet Zzz is a mattress and beddings brand that stays true to its name. Their organic bamboo sheets are nothing short of cozy and breathable. And so, it’s hard not to want great “Zzzs” from this brand. 

What Makes it Ethical:

  • Made from organic bamboo viscose, a renewable resource that requires less water when grown 
  • The organic bamboo used in making their products are 

Certifications:

  • OEKO-TEX® CLASS 1 Certified
  • GOTS-certified organic bamboo

Key Features:

  • Soft, breathable, and cool 
  • It has a 400 thread count.
  • Temperature regulating.
  • It has a 50-night risk-free free trial. 

Who Is It Best For:

  • Hot sleepers 
  • Those who prefer cool and moisture-wicking fabric 

Why I Love It:

  • It’s breathable, cooling, and wicks away moisture. 
  • It has free shipping & returns. 
  • It’s soft yet durable. 
  • It has a lifetime warranty.

Size Range:

  • Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King Bed, and Split King Beds 

Colour Range:

  • White, Silver, Sand, Taupe, Light Blue 

Price Range:

  • $110-$200

Takeaway

Now that you’ve acquainted yourself with these brands, we’re pretty sure that you already have a brand in mind that you would like to buy from. 

But no matter how top-tier your choice of organic sheets may be, how long they last will still depend on how you care for them. In case you’re not familiar with taking care of your beddings, here are some helpful tips on the pre-care and aftercare of your sheets. 

Tips on Pre Care of Sheets

New sheets may look nice, clean, and crisp, but most people forget that they aren’t ready to be slept on (unless the packaging says so). It’s always safe to wash your beddings before using them. This is to avoid the possibility of getting an “itchy” or “irritating” sensation when you sleep on unwashed beddings. 

Before washing your newly-bought sheets, check its product label first. See if your beddings are dry clean or machine washable. Look for your sheets’ fabric care instructions and follow the specifications stated there. This especially applies more to sensitive textiles such as bamboo, linen, or satin compared to beddings made from polyester or cotton.

Tips on Aftercare of Sheets

Now that you’ve washed your sheets and used them, it’s also essential to practice aftercare to ensure their quality. 

Change and wash bedsheets at least once every two weeks. This is to ensure that no germs, dust, or dirt will accumulate and keep your bedroom hygienic.

Also, follow the laundry instructions and only use gentle liquid laundry detergent. Unless specified by the manufacturer, avoid using bleach for removing stains as it may discolour your fabric and weaken its fibres. Misusing bleach is one of the main culprits of damaging sheets so, it’s always good to have a safety precaution. 

With all of these recommendations of organic brands and tips on caring for your sheets, you’re now a step closer to creating your dream bed. 

With that, we’d like to ask: what’s the best organic sheet brand for you? 

Feel free to share with us in the comments below!

About The Author

May can usually be found reading an eco magazine absorbed in the latest gripping articles on all things eco! May is passionate about the environment. May believes in looking and feeling good whilst living an eco friendly lifestyle. In her spare time she loves cooking, playing her guitar and going for country walks. May lives in the UK and enjoys spending time with friends, family and her two adorable cats.

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