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There’s nothing like drifting into a deep, restorative slumber at the end of a long day and dreams are made even sweeter when you’re ensconced in ethical bedding. Considering we spend a third of our lives in a state of pure sleeping bliss, our relationship with our sheets is one worth investing in. For bedding to be marriage material, sheets need to be sustainable and soft on skin for maximum relaxation plus easy on the eye to enhance our interior style.
Read on for our roundup of eco-conscious Australian bedding brands so you can rest easy knowing your beauty sleep isn’t harming the planet.
With a knack for crisp white bedding, Ettitude is a Melbourne-based label with one eye on the future. No, they’re not time travellers, but they have whipped up a future-forward recipe for CleanBamboo fabric. Their signature sateen is made using 100% organic bamboo in a non-toxic, closed-loop system that saves 98% of the water and is silky smooth on skin and hair with its frizz-free properties. Curly haired ladies rejoice!
Carlotta and Gee
Sydney besties Carlotta Casals and Georgie Cavanagh fell head over heels for soft linen sheets on a weekend getaway to a boutique hotel in Byron Bay and decided to turn their obsession into a beautiful bedding brand. Their fibre du jour? One hundred percent French flax linen, which regulates body temperature, becomes softer with each wash and uses every part of the plant to minimise waste. With their gorgeous bedding, lazy Sunday mornings spent propped up against pillows may as well be in the south of France. Très chic!
Like being in the honeymoon phase, Adelaide-born Weft’s 100% flax linen sets will have you dreaming about them even in your waking hours. The brand creates small runs of organic bed linens, homewares and sleepwear with native botanical dyes, and pre-wash their linen sheets in an eco-friendly enzyme wash. What’s more, their elegant camisole slip dresses easily transition from sheets to the streets, so you can crawl out of bed and into the office, no dramas.
Sliding into bed with Prinka is a dream come true, as their GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton bedding – made without synthetic pesticides, toxic chemicals or dyes – wicks away moisture and allows air to circulate through the weave of the fabric. Hit snooze and linger a little longer between the sheets. Zzz…
Another purveyor of 100% French flax linen, this cult lifestyle label wants you to show your sheets who’s boss by mixing and matching their 19 dreamy colourways. If this sage and mineral combo is anything to go by, we’re in linen love.
With a name translating to ‘Mother Earth’ in Sanskrit, bedding, bath and loungewear brand Bhumi understands that nature knows best and uses 100% organic cotton and non-toxic dyes. Their minimalistic bedding range, with buttery-soft cotton, is made in fair trade factories which put farmers and workers’ needs first. We love!
The Sheet Society
The Sheet Society is a sleepover club we want to join. The snug and sustainable flax linen and long-staple cotton sheet sets are available in super cute colours and prints so you can take your pick from dreamy tie-dye to moon motifs. With patterns and textures galore, this is a design decision you won’t lose sleep over.
Elkie & Ark
If you’re dreaming of a beachside holiday spent drifting in the ocean and dozing on the sand, Elkie & Ark’s calming quilt cover sets will have you halfway there. Made from GOTS-certified, fair trade cotton, the classic, eco-friendly bedding channels Hamptons style while the navy duvets will hide cheeky coffee stains for those fond of breakfast in bed. Bon appétit!
I Love Linen
For the love of our good friend linen, we’re obsessed with this Sydney label’s ability to bring the aesthetic material into every room of the house, including tablecloths in the dining room, Turkish towels in the bathroom and – the reason you’re still here – luxurious sheets in the bedroom. Maintaining a SA8000 Standard to ensure the protection of workers’ rights and earning ECOCERT and Oeko-Tex approval for their organically grown and clean fibres, this beloved brand makes sustainability so simple you can practice it in your sleep, literally.