While you may already be taking steps to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life, its easy to forget about sustainability in purchases you only make every once in a while, like mattresses or sheets.
Even though I’m a big proponent of shopping second hand, bedding and mattresses are probably not something that you want to buy used; so I wanted to create a list of environmentally conscious brands that sell those items.
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Products Available: Awara has mattresses, sheets, pillows, and bed frames.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Their products are Rainforest Alliance certified, which means their manufacturing and sourcing processes have to meet strict standards that guarantee not only conservation efforts, but worker welfare too.
Awara is also partnered with Trees For The Future, a non-profit that plant trees in impoverished communities. A portion of each sale is donated to the organization, so your purchase can help give back to the environment and people in need.
Products Available: They have mattresses, pillows, bed frames, sheet sets, and blankets.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Plush Beds is certified by both GOTS and GOLS, so their products are evaluated to ensure that they’re free from harmful chemicals, manufactured in an eco-friendly way, and not putting workers in unfair or unsafe conditions.
They also donate to a variety of charities, and even let you pick the one you want to give to. At checkout you are able to choose which charity you want the proceeds from your sale to benefit.
Products Available: Saatva has mattresses, bed frames, pillows, blankets, and sheet sets.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: They use recycled steel to manufacture their mattress coils, incorporate sustainable harvesting practices when collecting latex, and their factory is solar-powered which makes their production more eco-friendly.
Saatva’s sheets are also Fair Trade certified, which means workers are guaranteed safe working conditions and fair compensation for their labor.
Products Available: Eco Terra has mattresses and mattress toppers.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: The cotton and wool in their mattresses are 100% organic and certified by GOTS, so the materials are sustainably retrieved and non-toxic. The latex Eco Terra uses is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified which means its natural and responsibly harvested.
Products Available: While Kotn’s most popular items are their sustainable clothes, they also have sheets, duvet covers, and comforters.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Kotn is a certified B corporation and rather than working with farms who already use organic cotton, they are working to set up sustainable systems with farmers so they can learn eco-conscious farming techniques.
They also prioritize ethical practices in their manufacturing process, ensuring that every factory worker and farmer receives fair pay and has safe working conditions. Additionally, the profits they receive benefit the communities where their farmers work, by helping to build schools and maintain infrastructure.
Products Available: Buffy has sheets, mattress protectors, and comforters.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Rather than using cotton like most other brands they make their products using eucalyptus fiber, which is made from the pulp of renewable eucalyptus wood. Eucalyptus regenerates more quickly than cotton and needs only a tenth the amount of water to grow, making it a much more sustainable alternative.
All of Buffy’s products are also vegan and made with 100% recycled polyester from plastic bottles that are diverted from oceans and landfills.
Products Available: Parachute has mattresses as well as sheets, pillows, blankets and duvet covers.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: All of their bedding is certified by Oeko-Tex, a certification system for companies that produce textiles. This ensures that the materials used in their bedding are free from harmful substances that can cause damage to the environment.
Parachute’s mattresses are also sustainable, because they are made with non-toxic materials including 100% organic cotton and pure New Zealand wool.
I hope the next time you’re replacing your mattress, or making any big purchase that you’ll choose a sustainable option. Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!