The 8 Best Eco-Friendly Robes of 2022

Find out why Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe is our top choice for a sustainable bathrobe.

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Woman in Coyuchi robe

Courtesy of Coyuchi

Choosing a comfortable robe isn’t just about selecting between cozy or silky (although those are important considerations); it’s about knowing your choices are doing good to the planet. Bathrobes get pretty close and personal, so like underwear and mattresses, many people will prefer to purchase something new over thrifting or vintage. 

This is why all of our choices are either organic or fair trade. Various claims abound to muddy the water around truly sustainable fabrics and manufacturing methods but we look out for two key standards. The first is the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which certifies textiles that use a minimum of 70% organic fibers. The second is OEKO-TEX, which confirms that the products have been tested and proven free of harmful substances. Buyer beware: With the coziness of these fabrics, there’s a strong chance you’ll struggle to get dressed for work in the morning.

We deeply researched the market to find the best eco-friendly robes.

Best Overall

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

This cloud cotton robe from Parachute luxurious, soft, and sustainable, making it it our top overall choice. It’s woven from 100% long-staple cotton, a fiber that results in fluffier fabric. Available in nine different colors including our favorite, “Surplus” (a shade of olive green), this bathrobe is so comfortable you’ll struggle to want to take it off. 

What’s more, the sustainability credentials of this brand really add up. All products are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified, so they’re made without any harmful chemicals or synthetics. Ever conscious of its impact, Parachute is Climate Neutral Certified and also works with the UN to send anti-malaria nets to countries in need.

Fabric: Long-staple Turkish cotton | Size Range: S-XL | Certifications: OEKO-TEX, Climate Neutral | Colors: White, bone, rose, mulberry, amber, surplus green, grey, cobalt blue

Best Plush

Coyuchi Unisex Cloud Loom Organic Robe

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Coyuchi robes

Courtesy of Coyuchi

The name “cloud loom” conveys the soft plushness of Coyuchi’s trademarked fabric, and this bathrobe is no exception. The long-staple organic cotton used to craft this bathrobe is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. It is both absorbent and as close to fleece as organic cotton can come, making for heavenly, post-bath comfort. Available in three understated colors (we love slate), its unisex style means makes it a versatile choice.

Available in three understated colors (we love slate), its unisex style means you might find yourself fighting over it with your other half. That said, it’s definitely tempting to just buy two off the cuff: The brand works largely with Fair Trade Certified farmers and will also take your old linens for a discount on a new purchase with the guarantee they won’t end in landfill—a truly laudable way of keeping fashion sustainable

Fabric: 100% organic cotton | Size Range: XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL | Certifications: GOTS, Made Safe | Colors: White, slate, ocean

Best Waffle

Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Waffle Bathrobe

Waffle robe

Courtesy of Ettitude

When it’s hot or humid, a waffle weave can feel refreshing and light. This waffle robe is made from organic bamboo lyocell, which is OEKO-TEX certified. It’s made using fair labor in China. The bamboo fiber is woven into a sumptuously soft waffle texture that is both comfortingly thick and moisture-wicking—making it a perfect post-shower robe. It comes packaged in a reusable drawstring bag, made from recycled plastic fibers.

Fabric: 100% organic bamboo | Size Range: S-XL | Certifications: OEKO-TEX, FSC, Climate Neutral | Colors: Natural, slate, green, blue, white

Best Lightweight

Bedestan Rainbow Hammam Robe

Rainbow Hammam Robe

Although this beautiful robe made by Bedestan doesn’t have a third-party certification, it was carefully vetted by the eco-retailer Goldune. The fabric is a blend of linen and cotton, made from on traditional Turkish looms, and colored with plant-based dyes. The robe is both quick to dry and very absorbent, and it safe to machine wash and dry. 

Goldune ships robes in recycled cardboard or compostable envelopes, and uses carbon offsets for all orders—a strategy some companies use to mitigate their contribution to climate change. 

Fabric: Linen and cotton | Size Range: S/M, M/L, L/XL | Certifications: N/A | Color: Print

Best Flannel

Pact Fireside Flannel Robe

Pact Fireside Flannel Robe

Pact

We love Pact apparel for its organic cotton basics made with Fair Trade labor. This flannel robe is no exception, and the brand estimates that this item uses 54 gallons of water less than the same garment made from conventional cotton. The robe comes in several different plaid color ways, has a detachable belt, and two pockets. It's also one of the less expensive robes we found that still has robust sustainability credentials.

Through SimpliZero, Pact buys renewable energy and reforestation credits, offsetting the company’s carbon emissions.

Fabric: Organic cotton | Size Range: XS-XXL | Certifications: GOTS, Fair Trade Certified Factory, SimpliZero | Colors: 4 variations of plaid 

Best Spa

Parachute Classic Bathrobe

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Parachute

Nothing says classic spa—just with sustainability thrown in—like this sumptuously cozy white bathrobe from Parachute. Long-staple cotton promises plush, soft-on-the-skin comfort, while the shawl collar that can wrap about your neck for an added burst of warmth makes this a truly year-round addition to your bath and sleepwear. 

Like all of the brand’s products, this robe is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified (so no harmful chemicals or synthetics are used in the manufacturing process). It’s also made using thick Turkish cotton, so it’s guaranteed to make even the most humdrum bathing experiences feel like you’re at a five-star spa.

Fabric: Long-staple Turkish cotton | Size Range: XS-3XL | Certifications: OEKO-TEX | Colors: White, blush, mineral, stone, fawn

Best Long

Hass Modal Long Robe

Hass Modal Long Robe

Avocado

This long, elegant robe is made from soft modal fabric that’s made from eco-friendly cellulose fibers, with 10% elastane. The hem falls near the ankle, and the drape gathers at the back of the neck and cinches at the waist with a narrow drawstring. However, one major drawback to this style is that this robe does not have pockets. 

The robe is cut and sewn in Los Angeles. Hass is an apparel line by the bedding company Avocado. The company is a member of 1% for the Planet and also a Certified B Corp.

Fabric: Modal, Elastane | Size Range: XS-XL | Certifications: Made Safe, Climate Neutral | Colors: Pink 

Most Size Inclusive

Girlfriend Collective Dream Robe

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Girlfriend Collective Dream Robe

Girlfriend Collective

The Dream Robe from Girlfriend Collective has a super relaxed fit and an airy feel, but it can still serve as a cozy layer on cooler days. Available in six colors and a wide range of sizes, this robe is a real crowd pleaser. 

This robe is made from all natural fibers: A blend of recycled cotton and Tencel, a stretchy fabric made from wood fibers. That means at the end of its life, this fabric is biodegradable, but we suggest participating in the brand’s ReGirlfriend program for recycling if for any reason you don’t want it any more. 

Fabric: Recycled cotton, Tencel | Size Range: XXS-5XL | Certifications: N/A | Colors: Dawn (pink), canopy (mauve), dusk (deep red), moonstone (blue), agave (green), chamomile (cream)  

Final Verdict

Our top pick for an eco-friendly bathrobe is Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe. If you’re after a cozy flannel option, consider the Pact Fireside Flannel Robe, which is made with organic cotton.

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Robe

Fabric

It’s best to look for organic or natural fabrics, instead of synthetic fabrics like polyester fleece. No only are many synthetic fabrics derived from fossil fuels, they can also contribute to micro plastic pollution. Instead, look for organic cotton, recycled cotton, and Tencel. 

We also like companies that offer take-back programs, like Coyuchi and Girlfriend Collective, to then resell or recycle their products at the end of their life. 

Certifications

Third party sustainability certifications are an easy way to see if a garment is sustainable. The main textile certifications to keep an eye out for are OEKO-TEX and Made Safe, which ensure that fabrics are free of toxins. Fabric that carries the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) means that the fiber is grown organically without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. 

Style + Weight

If you want a robe that will truly keep you warm and cozy, opt for a longer option made from heavier fabric, like organic terrycloth. If you want something to lounge in warmer climates, a lighter fabric or a shorter style might suit your needs better. 

Pockets

You probably want a robe with pockets to carry your phone, or any of the other little things you need to take from one room to another.

Why Trust Treehugger?

We researched dozens of robes to find the most eco-friendly and ethical options on the market. To make this list, we focused on items that have earned reputable third-party sustainability certifications, use fair labor practices, and participate in recycling and give back programs.

Author Steph Dyson writes about sustainability and adventure travel for outlets including Time Out, Eater, and Adventure Travel Magazine.