Looking for natural cotton sheets that are just as good for the planet as they are for your quality of sleep? Check out these eight temperature-regulating bedding products made from 100% organic cotton – including fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillowcase, duvets and more!

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Sleep. Most of us could use more of it, am I right? And while I’m not going to claim that your bedding is the biggest contributor to sleep quality (hello doom scrolling before bed), there is indeed a deep link between our body temperature and our zzz time. 

A lot of studies have been done on the best temperature for sleep, but the honest truth is you know your body best. Are you constantly kicking off your bedding because you’re sweating? Do you need a pile on blankets to stay warm? Or, are you like me and fluctuate back and forth between the too hot and too cold zones?

If you’re thinking of investing in new bedding to help in your quest for better sleep, consider supporting smaller businesses that prioritize their environmental impact. The brand I’m going to be highlighting in this post is Canadian bedding company Homebird, but there are many other sustainable bedding brands to choose from. 

Skip ahead to see some of my favourite products for those chilly nights. Or, keep reading for bedding that’s so cooling you won’t need to kick it off.

Note that this post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you click on a link and make a purchase a small percentage of the sale goes to yours truly. Please know that I strive to only feature eco-conscious products and brands.

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4 of the Best Bedding Products for Hot Sleepers

How awesome is it that the exact same material can be used to create bedding that is smooth and cool to the touch AND bedding that’s softer and warmer? While cotton has been used in bedding since the 18th century, it has become increasingly important over the last few decades to invest in organic cotton due to environmental damage done by traditionally grown cotton.

All of the below natural cotton sheets, pillowcases and duvets are 100% Fairtrade organic. As for the term “percale,” it’s used to identify a weave type that uses a one yarn over, one yarn under technique. This weaving style gives percale a smooth, crisp feel and – even though the weave is fairly tight – it remains highly breathable. Percale is actually considered the best type of bedding for hot sleepers!

Here are four percale bedding products in a variety of beautiful colours. Because why have boring white sheets when you can have them in clay, sage or aqua instead?

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4 Warm and Cozy Bedding Choices for Colder Nights

We learned about percale above and now it’s time to talk about sateen sheets, which are not the same as satin sheets – in case you were wondering. A sateen weave uses a one yarn over, three to four yarns under technique. This weave leaves sateen bedding with a very subtle shine and makes it feel a bit heavier. 

Sateen sheets also tend to trap heat more than percale sheets do, which is why they’re more ideal for someone who likes to stay warm when sleeping. If you’re someone who likes to have different sheets for the summer and winter months, then you’d probably want to go with percale when the weather is hot and sateen when it’s cold.

And now it’s time for my picks for sateen bedding products. As with my percale recommendations above, all of these items are made from 100% organic cotton.

3 More Organic Cotton Products to Consider

Now that you’ve got a better handle on the sheets, pillowcases and duvet sets that are right for you, I wanted to mention just a few more organic cotton products for your bedroom and bathroom. These are also from Homebird, because I personally like to wait until I need a few items before making an online order. This usually means I’ll get sheets and towels at the same time, which saves on shipping cost AND reduces carbon emissions.

Please consider supporting brands like Homebird if you want a world where ethically-made, organic textiles are the norm! All of their products are designed in Vancouver, Canada and are manufactured in a third-generation, family-run textile facility in India. But don’t worry my American friends, they ship to the United States too!

 

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Posted on January 16, 2024

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