The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Comforters of 2021

Rejuvenate yourself and the Earth with these sustainable comforters

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A great addition to your bedding bundle is a fluffy, breathable, and durable comforter that is also hypoallergenic, free from toxins, and gentle on the environment. Warm bedding can also help save energy on cold nights, by allowing us to turn down the thermostat. But choosing the comforter that is right for you and Earth-friendly can be daunting. So, we’ve researched a wide range of comforters with a conscience across all budgets and sleeping styles.

Conventional cotton is touted as the dirtiest crop on the planet. Instead, we’ve selected comforters made from organic cotton, eucalyptus, bamboo fibers, and other eco-friendly materials. Some of our recommendations do contain down, which is natural, warm, and long-lasting, although some vegans prefer to avoid products with this material.

So, dive right into our list to find the best comforter for your bed.

The Rundown
A lightweight duvet insert, this hypoallergenic comforter is versatile and luxurious.
Buffy's Cloud is a crowd favorite and has been described as soft as 'whipped cream.'
Plush like a marshmallow, this duvet is filled with a hypoallergenic vegan fiber similar to down's feather-like feel.
This thick duvet is ideal for cold nights when you want some extra weight.
Thermally-regulating and moisture-wicking, this comforter lets you enjoy a cool, sweat-free night of sleep.

Best Overall: Coyuchi Three Season Down Duvet Insert

Three Season Down Duvet Insert

Outer Material: 100% certified organic cotton | Fill Material: Down | Certifications: GOTS

A lightweight duvet insert, this hypoallergenic comforter is versatile and luxurious. Use it as a quilt, sandwich it between blankets, or tuck it into a duvet cover, to be as snug as a burrito while you sleep. We like that this comforter’s outer cover is certified-organic cotton, while double-box stitching keeps everything in place and adds a lovely textural feel. The filling is 600-fill-power down produced in the United States.

It's nice and fluffy but isn't too heavy. However, if it does turn out to be the wrong weight for you, you have up to a year to exchange it. Packaged in a reusable organic cotton bag, you can pop this no-fuss comforter into the washing machine safely.

Coyuchi supports nonprofit 1% for the Planet, which facilitates environmental giving.

Best Budget: Buffy Cloud Comforter

Buffy Comforter

Outer Material: Eucalyptus fiber | Fill Material: 100% recycled fiber | Certifications: Oeko-Tex

Buffy's Cloud is a crowd favorite and has been described as soft as “whipped cream.” Another all-season comforter, the secret to its softness lies in the stuffing. It has layers of fluffy vegan filling made entirely from 50 recycled BPA-free PET bottles sourced from Estonia, making it a great choice for people looking to avoid down. Sewn with recycled polyester thread, the shell is made from Eucalyptus lyocell, an eco-friendly fiber sourced from wood pulp of regenerative forests in Austria and the Czech Republic.

Buffy offsets the planet-warming emissions associated with shipping its products from its factory to your doorstep. It offers a seven-night free trial, but it’s unlikely you'll want to return this hypoallergenic ball of fluff.

Best Down Alternative: Boll & Branch Down Alternative Duvet Insert

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Outer Material: 100% organic cotton | Fill Material: PrimaLoft | Certifications: Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, GOTS

This down alternative duvet from Boll & Branch is plush like a marshmallow. The outer shell of organic cotton is filled with a hypoallergenic vegan synthetic fiber that's similar to down's feather-like feel but vegan.

If you’re fed up with lumpy comforters, then this is the one for you. The baffle-box construction, where a thin fabric is sewn between two covers, evenly distributes the filling, traps air in clusters, and maintains a generous loft. It's made in the United States and comes in a bag made from recycled material. Boll & Branch offers a 30-night trial in case you change your mind. The company is committed to ethical business practices and brings out a detailed impact report that’s easily accessible.

Best For Cold: Coyuchi Winter Weight Down Duvet Insert

Coyuchi Winter Weight Down Duvet Insert

Outer Material: 100% organic cotton | Fill Material: Down | Certifications: GOTS

A warm comforter can help you stay warm and toasty in the coldest of winters without cranking up the heat in your home. Coyuchi's Winter Weight duvet is insulated with down, which is sourced from humanely raised ducks from an Indiana farm and is double-washed and carefully processed. With 600-fill-power down and some extra filling, it’s perfect for cold nights when you want that extra weight and insulation. Box-stitched, it keeps the down feathers evenly distributed to keep you snug.

The shell is made from 100% organic cotton from China. It comes snugly packed in a reusable, organic cloth bag. Committed to a closed-loop supply chain, Coyuchi's 2nd Home take-back program renews or recycles your discarded or donated bedding products. So, you can sleep warm and guilt-free all winter long.

Best Lightweight: Ettitude Bamboo Comforter

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Outer Material: Bamboo lyocell | Fill Material: Bamboo fiber | Certifications: FSC, Climate Neutral, Oeko-Tex

This fluffy duvet comforter has a PETA-approved vegan organic filling and is encased in a silky bamboo lyocell fabric shell that's also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The duvet is infused with eco-friendly antimicrobial bamboo charcoal, which is great if you suffer from allergies. It features loops in all four corners, to help attach a comforter cover.

It’s thermally-regulating and moisture-wicking, so you can enjoy a cool, sweat-free night of sleep. Ettitude packs its comforters in a reusable zippered bag–perfect for storing your comforter in the summer–made from recycled water bottles. The generous 30-day sleep trial is long enough to snuggle in and figure out if it’s for you.

Ettitude offers a range of choices, including winter and summer weights as well as multiple sizes. A portion of the bedding sales go towards environmental non-profit 1% for the Planet and it offsets the carbon emissions of its website.

Final Verdict

If you're looking for an eco-friendly down comforter to use from fall through spring, we suggest Coyuhci's Three Season Duvet (available from Coyuchi.com). If you're looking for a down-alternative, Buffy's Cloud Comforter (available on Amazon.com) could be the blanket for you.

Why Trust Treehugger?

Here at Treehugger, we aim to demystify the process of shopping for eco-friendly products. We researched comforters to find ones with trusted third-party social and environmental certifications, and all our recommendations have at least one. That includes GOTS (which means that the textile is made from organic fibers), Oeko-Tex (meaning the product has been tested for harmful substances and is harmless for human health), and Fair Trade (indicating they're ethically made). Some bamboo products may be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which ensures that no forests were destroyed for the production of a product's fiber.

Author Neeti Mehra covers sustainability and also runs a platform that promotes slow and mindful living.