Make eco friendly bedding a part of your sleep routine with these eight sustainable items. From mattresses to comforters to everything in between!

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Eco friendly bedding is a big part of sustainable living. I mean, the average person spends an astonishing 26 years of their lives asleep. So choosing products that are less harmful to the planet is pretty important.

But aren’t sustainable linens like sheets and duvet covers and other eco bedroom items like green mattresses  expensive? Not necessarily! Especially when you consider there are plenty of unsustainable bedding brands that charge a lot of money for products made without environmental impact in mind.

Which is why I appreciate sustainable bedding brands like Nest. Nest Bedding is a family-owned business that recognizes the need for “responsibly crafted mattresses, made with high quality materials at reasonable prices, and a longer renewable lifespan.” But they sell so much more than just mattresses! 

Nest offers all kinds of other products like organic bedding sheets, sustainable duvet covers and eco comforters. Plus, they have the most delightfully comfortable pillows (more on that below). And, of course, the aforementioned responsibly-made mattresses too.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best sustainable bedding options out there. If you’d like to take a deep dive into the topic of ethical bedding, check out this post.

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Eco Friendly Mattresses and Organic Mattress Covers

A new mattress is a huge purchase. And the materials and manufacturing process can leave a large environmental impact if not approached responsibly. A truly ethical bedding company is going to go the extra mile to make sure their products do as little harm to people and planet as possible. 

Read on to learn more about Nest’s Finch mattress – made from CertiPUR-US certified foam – and their organic mattress protector!


Natural Latex Mattress

A white mattress with green text on it in a bright bedroom.
The Finch natural latex mattress carries several third-party certifications – including OEKO-TEX, meaning it has been tested and found clear of chemicals that arm harmful to your health and to the environment.


Organic Cotton Mattress Protector

A mattress protector in a cotton bag with text printed on a label.
A mattress cover is a great way to make your mattress last longer, meaning a reduced need for replacement and a reduced amount of waste. Plus, this mattress protector is made from 100% certified organic cotton.


Eco Conscious Pillows and Sustainably-Made Pillowcases

Nest was kind enough to send me one of their Easy Breather Natural pillows, which is made of OEKO-TEX shredded latex. I actually wasn’t sure if I would like it because I’m pretty picky when it comes to pillows. I wish I could just sleep on any old pillow, but I really need something that is firm, but not too firm. Which is exactly how I’d describe this pillow! To be honest, it’s probably one of the comfiest pillows I’ve ever owned.

Learn more about my new favourite eco friendly bedding item below. You may also want to invest in pillowcases made from earth-friendly materials like bamboo and tencel to go with your eco pillow.


Natural Latex Pillow

Two white pillows without pillowcases that have organic printed on them.
Not all foam is created equal, which is why investigating the quality of the material used in a memory foam pillow before you make a purchase is important.


Bamboo Pillowcase Set

White bedding on a bed with a woven headboard.
The bamboo used to make Nest’s pillowcases was collected using a technique called “intermediate cutting,” which helps forests to grow more sustainably.

Tencel Pillowcase Set

Light peach bedding on a bed with a woven headboard.
Tencel is a popular material in sustainable textiles because it’s extracted from wood and pulp. It also has a very smooth texture and is great at wicking away moisture.

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Eco Comforters, Sustainable Duvet Covers and Organic Sheets

The best part of a bed, in my humble opinion, are the sheets and blankets. Not only are they the thing that makes you feel warm and cozy, they also are a highly visible part of a bedroom’s decor. Whether you’re looking for a sustainable comforter to use on its own or to pair with an eco friendly duvet cover, there are many options to choose from. 

As for eco friendly bed sheets, you could go with bamboo or tencel. Or you could stick with the OG option when it comes to sustainable sheets – organic cotton.

Weighted Bamboo Comforter

A blue-grey comforter draped over a person's lap.
Weighted blankets are meant to help calm our bodies by giving gentle pressure that feels like a warm hug. This one can be used on its own or as a duvet you can place inside an eco friendly duvet cover. (See below!)


Organic Cotton Duvet Cover Set

Closeup of a light pink sheet set.
If you’re seeking out the best organic bedding options, you can’t go wrong with 100% certified organic cotton. This Crinkle Percale set comes with the duvet cover and two shams and has that casual ever so slightly wrinkled look.


Organic Cotton Sheet Set

Terracotta bedsheets next to a table with orange flowers.
Another entry into the organic bedding category are these eco friendly sheets, which come in gorgeous colours like moss, slate, pewter and terracotta.

I hope this post about eco friendly bedding was helpful. Don’t forget to check out Nest Bedding! You can also head on over to my sustainable product gallery and browse a whole host of other sustainable bedding brands.

Let me know in the comments if you own any sustainably-made or organic linens like those included in this post? I’m a fan of bamboo sheets myself, but you can’t go wrong with anything made from organic cotton!



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Posted on February 2, 2023

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