The 9 Best Sustainable Sheet Sets

Coyuchi's Organic Relaxed Sateen is our top pick for an eco-friendly set.

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If you're in the market for a more sustainable set of sheets, start by selecting fabrics made from natural fibers such as organic cotton, flax, bamboo, and hemp, that are breathable and durable.

Next, pay attention to the weaves and how they feel against your skin. Percale sheets are durable, crisp and lightweight and get softer with every wash and are great for warm sleepers. Sateen is silky, soft, and heavy, and is good to sleep in all year round. While hemp fabric is slightly coarser than linen, both linen and hemp are wrinkly, durable and natural insulators that soften with washing. When it comes to bamboo sheets, pick sheets made from bamboo lyocell, which are low-impact compared to those made from bamboo viscose.

You'll also want to keep an eye out for certifications. OEKO-TEX means the product is free from harmful substances and is harmless for human health, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certifications ensures the organic status of textiles, and Fair Trade certification ensures better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

We deeply researched the market to recommend the best sustainable sheet sets.

Best Overall: Coyuchi Organic Relaxed Sateen Bedding Set

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Coyuchi sheet set

Coyuchi

Soft as butter, Coyuchi’s sateen bedding set offers the best of two worlds, with a hint of luster on one side of the sheets and a subtle matte finish on the other. The sateen cotton set, including a duvet cover, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (twin sets come with one pillowcase), will keep you comfortable throughout the year.

The organic cotton is GOTS and Fair Trade certified and Coyuchi contributes to nonprofit environmental organizations through 1% For The Planet. The products are also MADE SAFE certified, which means they’re free from toxins that are harmful to humans, animals, or ecosystems. Minimalistic and perfect for decompressing, once you buy them you’ll find yourself more often in bed.

Best Budget: Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set

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Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set, 300 Thread Count - Queen, Natural

Magnolia Organics

Affordable and comfortable, Magnolia Organics bedding bundles are uncompromising on quality and the principles of sustainability. These sateen sheets made from long-staple organic cotton are GOTS certified and dyed with low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes that do not require toxic chemical binders. Our tester particularly liked the fitted sheet's deep-pocket with elastic in each corner, which help hold the sheet firmly in place on the mattress.

The sheet set includes a flat sheet and one deep-pocket fitted sheet along with two pillowcases (twin sets come with one pillowcase). You can snuggle in these 300 thread count sheets throughout the year.

Best Cooling: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth

Bamboo fiber’s moisture wicking and temperature regulating abilities have made it a popular choice for hot sleepers. Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Sheet Set is dye-free and made from bamboo sourced from farms in China. Although Cozy Earth does not currently list any third-part certifications, a spokesperson from the company told Treehugger that the bamboo is sourced from USDA Organic farms.

Cozy Earth offers a 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty. These breathable sheets are designed to help lower the humidity surrounding your body in bed, keeping the hot flashes and night sweat at bay.

Best Bamboo: Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Signature Sateen Sheet Set

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bamboo lyocell sheets

Ettitude

Available in a range lovely shades, stripes and multiple sizes, we love Ettitude’s Bamboo sheet set made from CleanBamboo, their signature bamboo lyocell fabric that’s sustainable, hypoallergenic, and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. CleanBamboo also uses a water-saving process, that allows the manufacturer to recycle water up to 200 times. This sheet set is super-scrumptious to touch and is thermoregulating, perfect for hot sleepers who toss and turn at night.

You can complete your bedding set in style with a matching bamboo lyocell duvet cover from their collection.

Ettitude Signature Sateen Sheet Set

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Best Organic Cotton: Avocado Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets

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Avocado Suvin Cotton Sheets

Avocado

Indian Suvin Cotton, nicknamed “Suvin Gold” is a rare, heritage hand-harvested cotton growing in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, with only a few 1,000 bales being produced each year. What’s special about this cotton is its extraordinary fiber length, allowing it to be woven to a high thread count. Avocado’s Superfine Suvin Sheets are GOTS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and MADE SAFE certified. Sink into blissful slumber in their 600 and 1,000 thread count sateen sheet sets, the epitome of cotton eco-luxury.

Best Silk: Orose 25-Momme 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set

Orose 25-Momme 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set

Why swathe yourself in fabrics which have a silky feel but aren’t the real deal? Momme is a measure of silk’s weight and density; great quality silks are 22 momme and higher. Orose Silk’s flat sheet set is made from 25 momme natural mulberry silk, touted as the most luxurious silk in the world. Orose silk sheets are equivalent to 800 thread count, making them luxurious and durable at the same time.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, they are lustrous, stay wrinkle-free, and are naturally dyed. Many people find that silk sheets help their skin and reduce frizzy hair, by cutting down on overnight friction. If you're looking to improve your beauty sleep, that might be reason enough to consider switching to a silk set.

Best Percale: Sol Organics Percale Bedding Bundle

Sol Organics Bedding

Sol Organics

Think of percale as the crisp white shirt that caresses your skin on a hot summer day. Sol Organic’s 300 thread count percale bedding is made from long staple cotton fibers spun into a single-ply yarn, resulting in lightweight, long-lasting sheets.

The company uses GOTS and Fair Trade certified organic dyed cotton which comes in three subtle shades. The sheets are available in Twin XL and California King, as well as in standard sizes.

Best Flannel: Boll & Branch Solid Flannel Sheet Set

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Boll & Branch Flannel Solid Sheet Set

Boll & Branch

Do you want to sleep in soft and fuzzy sheets that are breathable? Boll & Branch’s cotton flannel sheet sets in solid colors have been ethically manufactured in Portugal, a leader in cotton flannel. They have a smooth and velvety texture because the flannel has been brushed and sheared to resist pilling, which is the bumpy surface of broken fibers found often on the fabric. It’s cozy and weighty yet comfortable for even hot sleepers.

The sheets are GOTS and OEKO-Tex STANDARD 100 certified, and the company publishes a detailed impact report about its commitment to organic cotton farmers and the environment.

Best Deep Pocket: PB Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Percale Sheet Set

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PB CLASSIC 400-THREAD-COUNT ORGANIC PERCALE SHEET SET

Pottery Barn

If tucking in unruly ends of your fitted sheet under the mattress is a daily struggle after you wake up, "deep pocket" sheets offer a solution. Pottery Barn’s fitted percale sheet has a 16-inch-deep pocket that can easily be stretched over the loftiest of mattresses. All the items in the set have a 400 thread count. Our tester found these sheets to be durable, but noted that they do wrinkle easily, but that's expected with cotton sheets.

Made from combed organic cotton that’s GOTS and Fair Trade certified, the set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (twin sets come with one pillowcase). For an extra charge, these sheets can be monogramed, so you can tuck yourself into bed feeling like you’re royalty.

Final Verdict

Our top pick for a sustainable sheets is the Coyuchi Organic Relaxed Sateen Set, because they have three trustworthy certifications to ensure they're ethical, sustainable and free of harmful chemicals. If you're a hot sleeper, you'll want to consider the Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set.

Why Trust Treehugger?

To make this list, we picked sheet sets that ticked the right boxes when it comes to satisfying sustainability criteria, by looking for brands with trusted third-party certifications and products made with natural and low-impact materials. Our team also tests top products in our own homes, to make sure our picks stand up to real-world use.

Here at Treehugger, we want to make it easy for our readers to make the best sustainable purchases. Author Neeti Mehra is an expert in sustainable and conscious living.