Buying bedding is a purchase that only happens once every year or two. As interest grows in environmentally sustainable products, an increasing number of manufacturers are shifting their production processes and distribution practices to more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions.
To find the best sustainable and eco-friendly bedding brands, I’ve searched high and low to pick out what I think are wonderful bedding brands that truly care about the planet.
This includes the materials that they use, shipping and packaging practices, and certifications that gives me the peace of mind that their commitment to sustainability is a practice and not just sales speak.
The best aspect of Ettitude’s product line is their Clean Bamboo™ line of products. The beauty of Clean Bamboo is that it's made in a closed-loop system that reuses water up to 200 times, recycling 98 percent of the water in the process.
But it’s not just their bamboo products that are sustainable. Their comforters are made from recycled water bottles as an alternative to down filling. They are also phasing out plastic buttons on their new products and are using tagua nut buttons as replacements.
The bamboo that Ettitude uses is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources, which means that it comes from responsibly managed forests. It is also EcoCert organic, so no fertilizers or pesticides are used in the cultivation process. Their alternative duvet filling is certified RPET, or verified recycled plastic.
Ettitude’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t begin and end with their production process. They also ship in packages that are designed to be resealed and reused by you over and over again. Their sheets ship in cute drawstring bags, made from biodegradable fabric.
To help combat the climate emergency, they have measured their carbon footprint, and in partnership with projects in the Climate Neutral Network, aim to be carbon neutral by the end of 2021.
PlushBeds is one of only a handful of mattress manufacturers in the USA whose factory meets and exceeds the Global Organics Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certifications.
The GOTS certification requires that the process of manufacturing, processing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles is made from at least 70 percent certified organic fibers. The GOLS certification means that the product contains over 95 percent of certified organic raw material.
These are not the only certifications of sustainability that they hold.
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PlushBeds gives back to the community by sponsoring scholarships for two people every year in pursuit of an eco-degree. And, when Covid-19 hit, Plushbeds repurposed their factory to manufacture masks that they donated to first responders.
They are also a long time sponsor of the Ed Asner Family Center, a foundation that furthers the prospects of differently-abled children and their families. Besides donating a portion of their sales to your choice of over 1.5 million charities at checkout, they also offer discounts to essential workers, like first responders, medical personnel, teachers, non-profits, military personnel and seniors.
Sol Organics makes bedding such as sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, comforters, and other items while upholding the principle of “Fair Trade at a Fair Price”. Their non-negotiables include that from seed to sale, their supply chain has to be certified raw 100% organic cotton, manufactured in a FLOCERT certified factory. This ensures adherence to ethical labor practices and it means that no child slavery or exploitative labor practices is used in the manufacturing of their products.
Sol Organics has also achieved a GOTS certification, so they only use eco-friendly, socially responsible and sustainable raw products and manufacturing processes.
Giving back is also part of the ethos of Sol Organics. $7.50 of every purchase goes to one of four charities of your choice.
Delilah Home uses a range of eco-friendly alternatives to fabrics that have a destructive impact on the environment. Their bed sheets are made with either organic cotton, or hemp.
Sometimes companies use photos of cute pets to kickstart marketing campaigns - Delilah Home used a beautiful puppy to launch their brand and its commitment to being a sustainable, cruelty-free and caring company. They are named after a puppy called Delilah, who survived for 62 days living off the land in the Carolina Mountains before being reunited with her family.
Naturally, they also believe that bedding is not just for humans, and that’s why they offer a range of sustainably made pet beds.
Delilah Home is a certified Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) company, so their raw products and their processes are environmentally and socially responsible. They also carry a certification from OneCert, which verifies the GOTS standard of their warehouse and their head office. This is apart from certifications by the Organic Trade Association, Green America, and the Textile Exchange. Delilah Home is also certified 100 percent vegan.
Delilah Home also donates a portion of their sales to three worthy causes, Beds For Kids, Done Good, and 1% For The Planet.