8 Companies Selling Sustainable, Ethical Sleepwear

As the weather cools and the sun sets earlier, one can't help but crave cozy, comfortable clothing and quiet nights at home. If your pajama and loungewear situation is looking a bit dire this year, then here are some brands offering lovely eco-friendly fashion options for hanging around the house.

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credit: Moonbird

Moonbird is an Australian sleepwear company that sells pajama sets for the entire family. Available in a variety of styles and patterns, Moonbird uses 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and azo-free dyes. No flame retardants or chemical finishers are allowed. The pajamas are made by artisans in India who are paid fair wages. All products are vegan. When Moonbird realized that some of its fabric offcuts were going to waste, it launched a line of children's underwear to use up those pieces. You can order online and international shipping for orders over $100 is free.

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credit: Noctu

Founded by two sisters in Bath, United Kingdom, Noctu is deeply inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and minimalism in its pajama and loungewear designs. Fabrics are all organic and certified Fair-trade. From the website:

"Not only does our factory ensure equality, women empowerment and ongoing training programmes to include bonus schemes, but they are committed to helping those who have been affected by the chemicals and fertilisers used in growing crops by establishing a dedicated cancer hospital."

Sleepwear offered is for women, men, and kids, and includes some unusual styles like kimonos and long drape nighties. Flat rate 10 pounds for international shipping.

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credit: Coyuchi

Pajamas and bathrobes in cotton, linen, brushed flannel, terry cloth, and jersey fabrics are all on offer from this large company. (It also sells bedding, housewares, and interior decor.) Coyuchi prides itself on using only natural fabrics, all certified organic and Fairtrade, and processed as minimally as possible.

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Sorella Organics

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Another Australian company, Sorella specializes in pajamas and loungewear for men and women, as well as maternity wear. Using organic fair-trade cotton, the pieces are made in Australia and Fiji. Designer and company owner Anna McGregor is an outspoken supporter of fair-trade for many reasons, writing about it on the website:

"You are protecting farmers, surrounding community members, and local ecosystems from exposure to toxic pesticides commonly used in conventional cotton farming. And you are supporting sustainable environmental practices by choosing organic cotton grown in places where naturally high rainfall waters the crop, not artificial watering systems. You are respecting the rights of men and women struggling against a life of poverty to fair pay and working conditions. You are contributing to their ability to secure basic healthcare and an education for their family. And importantly, you are supporting a commitment to child free labour."

The pieces are lovely, some vintage-looking shorts and sleep robes, as well as sleep shirts and singlets.

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Raven & Crow

credit: Raven & Crow

We featured Raven & Crow on TreeHugger recently. This company makes its comfortable PJs from a bamboo-cotton blend and manufactures everything in Los Angeles. The pieces are well-designed, with elasticized legs, arms, and waists, making them practical for use around the house, as well. In other words, you won't be embarrassed to answer the door in these jammies.

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Pact Apparel

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Pact is best known as an underwear and basics company, but it does offer this pajama set -- a women's one-piece sleep romper made from organic cotton and modal. It comes in grey and burgundy with cute lace trim and adjustable straps. Pact makes fabulous, high-quality clothes that last a long time. (It's my go-to source for many basics.)

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credit: Alas

ALAS is another Australian company using organic cotton that's fairtrade certified "from seed to cloth" in India. It sells a wide range of comfy clothes, from pajamas and nighties to leggings, robes, and fleeces. All cotton is GOTS-certified, which means that "the cotton that has been farmed without dangerous chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers and genetically modified seeds. The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres." The dyes used for printing have no AZOs, toxic metals, or formaldehyde. Fabric is woven in a fair-trade, sweatshop-free factory in Jaipur, India.

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People Tree

credit: People Tree

This British brand is sustainable fashion royalty and, as expected, offers a impressive selection of nightwear. From robes, camisole dresses, and nighties to tops and bottoms, you'll be able to find whatever you're looking for. All pieces are fairtrade and fabric is organic.