Best sustainable bedding to buy in the UK
We spend so much time in bed, it makes sure we're buying sustainably when it comes to choosing our bedding. Explore the best sustainable bedding sets available, in a range of styles and budgets...
Sustainability is increasingly becoming more important to brands as we all learn to be more conscious of our impact on the world. New and improved methods to make manufacturing more sustainable are evolving all the time, and we can see the effects of this in the growing range of sustainable bedding options available.
Sustainable bedding is made from natural fibres like linen, organic cotton or bamboo. There's a reason these materials are used in bedding, aside from their softness and durability:
- Linen's environmentally-friendly qualities lie in its origin plant: flax. Every part of the flax plant can be used to create something worthwhile, while the plant itself requires much less water to grow than cotton.
- Organic cotton, thanks to the lack of pesticides and chemicals, helps promote biodiversity where it's grown and leaves behind safe water. Egyptian cotton, a durable alternative to cotton, is known to be sustainable when made organically.
- Bamboo requires a third less water than cotton to grow and it grows up to three feet a day, allowing for a healthy yield per acre.
Check out our favourite environmentally-friendly bedding sets below. We also wrote about our favourite sustainable bedding companies if you want to browse further, and we've tried-and-tested the best winter duvets, too.
Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding Set
Panda make their bedding from organically grown bamboo. This original set, available in five different colours, is made from 100% organic bamboo viscose with a 320 thread count. It's free from plastic and chemical treatment for a natural, soft-to-the-touch finish. Even the buttons are crafted from raw bamboo!
The bedding is designed to get softer with each wash, providing long-lasting comfort - and, of course, the longevity only makes this bedding more planet-friendly. The materials are also naturally breathable in the heat while still providing insulation in colder temperatures.
Bedfolk 100% Linen Bedding Bundle
Bedfolk emerged with the goal of setting itself apart from the endless array of plastic-wrapped bedding in every colour and finish under the sun, by confining its range to the essentials only. This minimalistic idea allows each of their products to be designed carefully, and with natural materials.
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Made in Portugal, the linen bedding set is woven from Belgian and French flax. The material, available in six colours, is designed to be durable and long-lasting while getting softer over time. It's Oeko-Tex certified, meaning the bedding is free from harmful chemicals and synthetics.
Eve Sleep UK Linen Bamboo Duvet Set
A key goal for sleep experts Eve Sleep is to leave a minimal impact on the planet. They're FSC licensed, meaning they source their materials responsibly, and they refurbish and recycle their products when they can.
The linen bamboo duvet set combines linen with bamboo, a blend it claims has temperature-controlling capabilities while being super soft to the touch. Available in blue, grey and white.
Craftsworth 100% Egyptian Organic Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Craftsworth's approach is to design bedsheets that maximise comfort while sticking to trusted materials. They're GOTS certified, meaning they meet rigorous standards for organic textiles. All of their products are made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton, and they minimise their carbon footprint and water wastage.
This 300-thread count set includes a duvet cover and two pillowcases. Craftsworth promises that the material is super soft and fade-resistant - perfect for maintaining the pleasing tones of the seven colours available.
Scooms King Size Linen Bedding
The founders of Scooms set out to create the perfect environmentally-friendly and sustainably sourced bedding set. They now have a whole range of products available - all of which are responsibly sourced, dust mite allergy resistant and free from plastic packaging.
Made from 100% French flax, the linen bed set is designed in the UK and made in Portugal. It includes a sheet, duvet cover and two pillowcases and it even comes with a 60 night trial, within which you can return for a full refund.
John Lewis & Partners Egyptian Cotton Bedding
This John Lewis bed set is woven from Egyptian cotton grown in the Nile Delta. The yarn is twisted together before weaving, allowing this linen to have a thread count of 1000 - an impressive number that ensures maximum softness.
MADE Brisa Linen Bedding Set
MADE's Brisa collection is made from pure, relaxed linen. The set, made in Portugal, includes a duvet cover and two pillowcases in a range of available colours. The bedding is prewashed and, as it's pure linen, it will get softer after every wash.
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