Let’s face it: pillows need to be replaced every 1-2 years, which means the one you choose should be as affordable and as environmentally friendly as possible. You know, so you can sleep well at night knowing your comfort is not causing huge damage to the planet OR your bank account. Everyone has a type: recycled down, natural latex, organic cotton, kapok fibre, hemp, soft, firm, side sleeper. The eco-friendly pillow options are bigger than you’d imagine, and sometimes you have to kiss a few toads before you find your prince. Our advice: try brands like Coco-Mat, Yumeko, Urbanara and Scooms.
Think of this as all-important outwear — the duvet to your bed shares a dynamic like trench to maxi dress, leather jacket to jeans, blazer to cycling shorts, puffer to… well… everything. And like all great outwear decisions, the key is to get something versatile. You’ll want to consider filling, weight and shell to find the best option for your sleep style (and ever-changing sleep temp). Eco-friendly fillings like organic and responsibly sourced down, and plant-based kapok, are non-negotiables for sustainable sleep. Our Advice: try brands like Urbanara and Coco-Mat.
If you have fallen apart and forgotten who you even are in the sheets and covers section of your local bedding store, please know that you are not alone. This one is tough! A general rule of thumb is to pay attention to materials and invest where you can — a better quality sheet needs to be replaced less frequently, which in itself is more sustainable for both planet and wallet. Silks are super soft, cool in summer and warm in winter, and super breathable. Cotton stays cool and comfy as air can circulate through it super easy. Linen is much more durable than cotton, and while it’s crispy at first (some love this!) it softens nicely over time. Our advice: try brands like Tekla, H&M Home conscious.
Layering? You got it! And just like outfits, there’s a science to layering your bed. Once you have your seasonally versatile duvet, you can add (and remove) weight and warmth with good-looking throws and blankets made from eco-friendly materials — plant-based Tencel, recycled yarns, linen, wool and, cuddlier that it sounds, materials made from recycled plastic bottles. Our advice: try brands like Bearaby, Artket and Urbanara.
Still not cosy enough? Before you turn the heat up in your apartment, there are a few options that are a bit better for the planet AND for your sleep. Our advice: try a natural rubber hot water bottle, or a heat cushion filled with organic wheat and lavender (so gentle!), or just pop on a pair of soft lil bed socks and embrace that retiree life.
Not to neglect the bed’s two best friends (the bedside table and, well, you), there are a few lil bonus pieces to ensure cloud bed energy. Pyjamas you LOVE to put on is number one — because there’s nothing like an outfit change to signal purpose, which in this case is sleep. A gentle bedtime tea is also a good idea to lull you off, and a gorg bedside carafe for when thirst hits on the astral plane. For further indulgence: silk slip pillows, CBD products, lightly fragranced mists or candles, and organic overnight beauty. Good night indeed.