5 small businesses that make the coziest, sustainable bedding

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It’s 2021: If you’re not treating yourself to nice bedding yet, what are you doing?

While those bargain sheets you got from Walmart are still solid, maaaybe it’s time to shift the focus to some smaller businesses — it is Small Business Saturday after all! And if you’re anything like me, you’ve already given an ungodly amount of money to big-box retailers on Black Friday.

But why not take it one step further and look into some eco-friendly and sustainable bedding options as well? It’s honestly one of the easiest ways to venture into low-waste living.

Before we get into it: What makes bedding sustainable or eco-friendly?

Basically, it’s bedding that either uses sustainably-sourced material like bamboo or organic cotton manufactured in sustainable and socially responsible conditions to lessen the environmental impact, like using minimal water or fertilizers.

Here are some key terms to look out for when hunting for sustainable bedding and textiles:

OEKO-TEX Standard: A worldwide certification given to textiles that are thoroughly tested for harmful substances.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): This means that the organic textile is free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and ensures the use of ethical labor practices in production.

Green Business Certification: Signifies a business that commits to using its platform for social change.

Now that you know what to look for, are you ready to fall into a sea of fluffy, cloud-like bedding and have the most incredible sleep (or nap, Netflix binge, endless TikTok scroll, etc., etc.) of your entire life? Keep reading to shop the best of the best.

1. Sijo

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Sijo was founded with the vision to create a global home brand that provides modern home essentials created with integrity. The linens (like the best-selling cooling Eucalyptus Sheet Set) are certified OEKO-TEX standard, so they’re both safe for your skin and the environment. And for all of your hot sleepers, its CLIMA mattress pad has a moisture-wicking membrane. Fancy!

2. Holy Lamb Organics

Founded in Olympia, Washington, in 2000, Holy Lamb Organics has made its mission to be a zero-waste company. All products are 100% GOTS certified organic, OEKO-TEX standard and Green Business certified. So you can shop for comforters, mattress toppers, pillows, and more with ease.

3. Linoto

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If you’re on the hunt for 100% linen bedding, then Linoto is your dream. Founded by Jason Evege, Linoto sells top-tier linen sheet sets sourced from Italy and Belgium. While you’re there, also take advantage of the linen towels, boxer shorts, and dining essentials. An extra bonus: Everything ships in plastic-free packaging.

4. Ocochi

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Family-owned and operated in Chicago by three generations of women, Ocochi specializes in bespoke bedding using the highest-grade bamboo and mulberry silk. Its products are certified OEKO-TEX standard, hypoallergenic, and moisture-wicking. Oh yeah, and soft as hell. Isn’t this duvet the fluffiest thing you’ve ever seen?

5. Coyuchi

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Committed to minimally processed fibers and adhering to a strict manufacturing process, Coyuchi is your ideal one-stop shop for all things organic bedding. Not only will these flannel sheets keep you warm and cozy in the cold winter months (hi, yeah, winter is here!), but they also have duvets, quilts, blankets, and even bathrobes.

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