Soft and sustainable: Guilt-free bedding we love

Our favorite bedding trend for the season is Green. And we aren't talking about shades of chartreuse. We're talking about linens made with sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices.

But you don't have to sacrifice luxury for sustainability. Bedding made with wood fiber can be sumptuous and soft just like silk.

What is wood fiber?

Commonly known as Lyocell or TENCEL, wood fibers are created by dissolving cellulose-rich wood pulp in an eco-friendly manufacturing process that recycles 99 percent of solvent and water used.

The fibers are completely compostable and biodegradable. And they're known for being extremely durable yet still gentle on skin — a truly guilt-free luxury.

Our picks

SDH Legna Classic sheets feel as supple as silk but they're as easy to care for as cotton. These 100 percent wood fiber sheets are woven in Italy to SDH's meticulous standards for beauty and quality.

Looking for sheets that are softer than silk, cooler than linen and more absorbent than cotton? Look no further than Pine Cone Hill's Silken Solid collection.

Found in a variety of colors and styles to match every decor, this collection is 100 percent TENCEL and 100 percent luxe. Morning hack: top your bed with a Silken Solid "Puff," the one-and-done bedding solution that will have your bed made in 60 seconds -- just give it a shake and head out the door.

 

Another extremely sustainable fiber bedding option is bamboo, found in these decadently soft Pom Pom at Home sheets. Technically classified as a grass, bamboo is fast-growing and requires no fertilizer or pesticides.

These 100% bamboo sheets are silky smooth with a beautiful drape and luxurious sheen.

 

Add an eco-friendly layer to your bed with Matouk's Dream Modal blanket, made in Switzerland with 60% modal and 40% long-staple cotton. 

Also made with cellulose, modal fibers are 50% more absorbent than cotton and are naturally lightweight and breathable. This soft yet lightweight blanket is perfect for year-round coziness.

Shop all of our wood fiber bedding here.

 

Organic vs. conventional cotton: What's the difference?

"Organic" may seem like a buzz-word added to a label, but this designation does make a difference. Growing conventional cotton is one of the most chemical-intensive processes in the world. These chemicals have tremendous impact on the earth’s air, water, soil, and the health of people in cotton-growing areas. 

By contrast, organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility while reducing the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers.

Our picks

John Robshaw's organic cotton bedding comes in several gorgeous, eye-catching prints inspired by John's travels around the world. These 200-thread count percale sheets are made with long-staple combed cotton for unbelievable softness and durability.

All the cotton used in SDH's Purists line is certified organic for guilt-free softness.

We love the classic yet modern urban vibe of the Eton collection (coverlet, shams and accent pillow), which is 70% Egyptian organic cotton blended with 30% linen for a crisp, cool finish.

For sheets, we love the cloud-soft Julia collection, made in Italy with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. Like all the bedding in The Purists line, these sheets contain no chemical ingredients, chemical bleaches, chemical dyes, chemical finishes, or formaldehyde.

Shop organic cotton bedding collections here.

For more information, stop by the store to discover your new favorite soft and sustainable bedding.