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Duvet days: 7 organic bedding companies to tuck up with in 2018

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Georgina Wilson-Powell

30 December 2017

We know, it’s January. It’s dark and cold and quite frankly, most days we just want to be in bed. Even without lazy long weekends between the sheets, we spend a third of our lives in bed, so doesn’t it make sense to have the stuff that’s next to our skin - the duvets, sheets and pillowcases - as organic and chemical free as possible?

These five brands have set themselves a challenge to change our sheets not just for own comfort, but by using organic and Fairtrade sourced materials, to make the manufacturing process better for others.

5 organic bedding brands to tuck up with

Lily & Mortimer

Lily & Mortimer is a luxury homewares brand that focuses on ethically sourced, 100% organic and Fairtrade bedding and babywear.

“Our commitment to Fairtrade comes from our belief that everyone should benefit from business; communities thrive and prosper when companies commit to paying farmers a fair price for their cotton. Our cotton is sourced from the Chetna Organic and Fairtrade Intervention programme,” explains founder, Jayne Harvey.

Lily & Mortimer’s linen comes in 300TC (threadcount), perfect for any season and its launch collection contains three designs: The Regale – embroidered in three different colours; Stargazer - a modern take on the classic pleat and Dreamers – that brings a pop of colour to any bedroom scheme and each comes in sizes from Single to Super King Size. The brand also has two styles of nursery fitted sheets in crib to cot bed size, with elephant and butterfly prints.

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House of March

New Zealand’s House of March has started delivering to the UK. It creates Fairtrade certified, organic certified bedding that looks and feels luxurious. Crisp and clean white sheets abound here, with duvet sets that incorporate a modern, angular touch of blue of grey, perfect for guys or girls. You’ll want to snuggle straight down in a 100% GOTS certified organic cotton duvet set from House of March.

House Of March Organic Bedding

Snuggle up in one of House of March's sumptuous sets

Nimbus

The new SMARTDOWN collection at Nimbus Bedding offers a cosy vegan alternative to goose or down. Its duvets are filled with recycled PET plastic bottles, which you think might be scratchy but they've been broken down in an eco-friendly factory to silk soft strands for a hypoallergenic, eco-friendly alternative to regular duvets.

By using recycled fibres, the factory uses 66% less energy and 54% fewer CO2 emissions. Let's cuddle.

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Nimbus use recycled PET plastic bottles to stuff their duvets and pillows

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy are the most certified bedding company in the States. All of its bedding is 100% GOTS certified organic and aims to be as affordable as possible. It also sells pillows and duvets and comforters, filled with EcoPure® Fiber, an advanced, hypoallergenic recycled poly fill. There’s a large range of styles and sizes, we love the Shibori Chic collection, Shibori is the Japanese art of hand-dying and these gorgeous prints come in shades of soft indigo.

Under The Canopy Organic Bedding

Fall for one of Under the Canopy's gorgeous hand dyed bed sets

Nour Luxury

What really constitutes luxury sheets, asks Nour Luxury. Are really expensive sheets worth so much more? Put off by the huge chemical consumption in mainstream cotton production, Nour Luxury’s founders decided to create a brand where every piece of organic and Fairtrade cotton could be traced back to farms and factories where people are treated properly.

Nour Luxury also uses Chetna Organic in India, which has a 100% transparent supply chain - even the buttons can be certified organic. Nour Luxury’s range includes fitted and flat sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases which comes in three colours, white, pewter and natural. Each duvet set gives back a percentage to Penny Appeal's Thirst Relief project which builds water wells in nine countries.

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Nour Luxury go above and beyond to create bedding that does good

Ara Living

This London based brand believes that luxury bedding shouldn't cost the earth, financially or metaphorically. It aims to reinvent the bedding market by getting people to think about the cost to the environment when they buy new sheets. Ara Living's 100% organic bedding is Fairtrade certified and its factories use renewable energy to reduce waste (and use 90% less water during production). There's a transparent supply chain and a percentage of the profits go to Hope For Justice, which fights against modern day slavery. Along with bed linen, Ara Living's range also includes 100% natural, essential-oil based aromatherapy candles for a better night's sleep. 

But best of all, these are hotel quality, super soft sheets and duvet sets that won't make you feel guilty for staying in bed all day.

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How to spend the weekend in bed and not feel guilty about it

Ettitude

Aussie brand Ettitude are changing up bedtime. We've slept in sheets since the Ancient Egyptians, but hardly anything has changed. Until now. Ettitude make gorgeous duvet sets, pillowcases and sheets from organic bamboo lyocell, a sustainable soft fabric that can use less resources than traditionally produced cotton. The organic bedding is made with high eco-standards, using a closed-loop system that recycles and reuses water to minimise waste. And the results are super soft and full of different colours that both guys and girls will love.

Ettitude Organic Bedding

It's time to think differently about bedtime. Have you slept on bamboo sheets?

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