Aside from the right choice in a bed and mattress, the right choice in bedding also matters. Keep in mind that the bedding serves several purposes in getting a good night’s sleep – providing a soft surface for the skin, keeping the body warm, and enhancing the aesthetics of the bed, among others. Indeed, without the right bedding, a bed will be incomplete!
But don’t just choose any kind of bed linens either! Nowadays, the best bed linens are the organic products because these are made from sustainable materials and with eco-friendly manufacturing methods. Think of it this way: You will not only get the benefits from the best bedding but you are also contributing to a better planet and a better quality of life for many people.
We researched about the best eco-friendly bedding companies in 2017 and here’s what we found.
All of Coyuchi’s organic cotton bedding are made of the best in cotton cultivated and processed in India, known for the world-class quality of these fibers. The bed linens have an ultra-soft quality to them, as well as easy to clean and place on the bed. These are also available in several colors from pure white to pastels, which have been colored using low-impact dyes.
Coyuchi, a Northern California company, has taken the necessary steps to ensure that, indeed, the organic cotton used on its bedding products has the necessary certifications. These include certifications issued by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the Control Union Certifiers of the Netherlands, and the ECOCERT of France, among others.
The bedding are also characterized by subtle textures that feel heavenly on the skin, as well as refined details including the seams and rich colors. These characteristics make these products such a great addition to a relaxed yet sophisticated bedroom.
Boll and Branch
Founded in 2014, Boll and Branch are known for their 100% certified organic bed linens that look good and feel good on the skin. The company ensures that their products are made from Fair Trade-certified materials so buyers can rest in the knowledge that the workers are treated and paid well. Plus, buyers are in effect, contributing to the fight against human trafficking – the company contributes a portion of the price to related organizations.
Boll and Branch products are also comparatively more affordable than their competitors’ products. This is mainly because the company sells directly to the customers via its online portal, thus, the retail, overhead and middleman costs are reduced, if not eliminated entirely.
Every bed linen in its range also has superb attention to detail, as is evidenced in the fine seams and even color. Many customers have even attested to the bedding’s heirloom quality.
Established more than 10 years ago, the LOOP mission is based on the company’s belief that the Earth and everything in it is a closed-loop system. For this reason, the company prides itself on offering organic cotton products designed for environmental sustainability. This means three main things, namely:
- The fabrics used in the bed linens have been certified according to the stringent standards set for the manufacture of organic cloth. Even the social criteria of safe working environments and fair pay, among others, are followed.
- The fabrics aren’t subjected to harsh chemicals during the manufacturing process. Chemical-free alternatives, such as hydrogen peroxide and low-impact dyes, are used to ensure that the beddings are suitable for use by all people. The beddings are even recommended for people with chemical sensitivities and acute allergies.
- The company adopts eco-friendly management principles and practices. These include sourcing from domestic sources so that the impact of transportation can be reduced.
Of course, the bed linens have been finished so that these have an ultra-soft look and feel. These products are made in the U.S.A., a source of pride for LOOP.
The Plover organic bedding also has the necessary certifications attesting to its organic nature. These include Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Organic Exchange/Textile Exchange, and GOTS while its factory is also certified by the Social Accountability International.
The proof of the pudding, so to speak, is in the cotton used for the bedding. Plover only uses 100% organic cotton harvested from non-genetically engineered seeds, which have been cultivated in soil free from cytotoxins, herbicides and pesticides. The GOTS certification also means that the organic cotton fibers have been handled according to strict eco-friendly standards.
The colors on the bed linens have also been applied using fiber-reactive, low-impact dyes without heavy metals, as well as less water because the dyes quickly form strong bonds with the fabrics. Many of the textiles are, in fact, printed by hand so variations in print and color can occur – but since it’s handmade, the linens usually have superior quality.
The brand is known for its active participation in environmental sustainability, thus, its positive reputation in the bedding industry. Portico Home also launches new lines on a regular basis and for special occasions, too, such as the 40th Earth Day celebration. The Home Bedding collection including pillow cases, sheets, coverlets, and duvet covers are available in brick-and-mortar stores and online shops.
The company holds several certifications including the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). It’s also a member of the Organic Exchange, a coalition of organizations advocating the international organic cotton industry’s expansion.
Best of all, the Portico Home beddings are made from the best organic cotton, as well as certified organic dyes and inks. Buyers will be glad to know, too, that the bedding products are free of heavy metals, aromatic solvents, chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, and genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Organic bedding can be made from a wide variety of fabrics, too, although the most common is cotton. These include organic cotton, organic linen, bamboo, hemp, and even eucalyptus, as well as mohair and wool for the more expensive products.
In conclusion, no matter the type of bed and mattress you’re using, you should invest in eco-friendly bedding. Even sofa beds will have a more luxurious look and feel with the best organic bed linens! The trick is in choosing the right size, style and color in bedding products but that’s another story.
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