The 10 Best Organic Sheets Sets That Are Eco Friendly And Sustainable

If you are in a hurry and just want to know what the best organic sheets are, I recommend you get the DAPU Stone Washed 100% Organic Linen Sheets Set.

Today I review the best organic sheets to help you make the best choice when buying natural and eco friendly bedding, from cotton to bamboo, silk and more.

I also describe the types of sheets that you can generally buy, what organic really means, as well as how to know that it really is an organic sheet.

Organic sheets ensure that less chemicals are used during farming and factory manufacturing, making it better not only for the environment, but also for your skin and your health.

However, not all natural plant based fibres are “good” just because they are organic.

Cotton is probably one of the most destructive things to grow and manufacture on this planet, while you’ll probably be horrified to find out how silk is made (keep reading).

By the way, if you are struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, check out my guide on how to get a good night’s sleep, and if you are in the market for a new mattress, I have plenty of tips to get you started.

If you want to know more about Thread Count, I have a section on that which you can read by clicking on that link.

And if interested to know more about Momme (silk fabric) I have a section entitled “What Is Momme In Silk Fabric?” on this page.

Today I Review The Best Organic Sheets Sets That Are Eco Friendly And Sustainable

  1. Editor’s Choice:  DAPU Stone Washed 100% Organic Linen Sheets Set
  2. Tissaj 100% Organic Cotton Sheets Bed Set
  3. THXSILK 4 Piece Silk Organic Sheets Set
  4. BIOWEAVES 100% Organic Cotton Sheets
  5. BAMPURE 100% Organic Bamboo Sheets
  6. PANDATEX 100% Bamboo Sheets Set
  7. Mellanni 100% Organic Flannel Sheet Set
  8. Mellanni Cotton Jersey Sheet Set
  9. Casa Platino Store 100% Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set
  10. ZIMASILK Silk Bed Sheet ONLY

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Fabric Options For The Best Organic Sheets

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian cotton produces a long-staple fibre with a fine thread that can be woven into sheets with a very smooth texture, creating very luxurious sheets.

Originally grown in North Africa, it has since been exported and is now cultivated in many other places, including the USA.

Of all the types of natural bedding, organic egyptian cotton sheets are perhaps the most well-known, easiest to find and sold in most shops who offer organic bed linens.

For more about Egyptian Cotton, and the differences between Sateen and Percale weave, check out this article I wrote a while back.  

Pima Cotton

Prima cotton produces fibres that can be up to an inch longer than normal cotton fibres. This creates a smoother but toucher yarn when woven, which in turn ensures a fabric that is soft, durable and wrinkle resistant.

Grown in the Southwestern USA.

Upland Cotton

Upland cotton is originally from Peru but is now also grown in the USA.

It produces some very long fibres, up to 3cm long.

Sea Island Cotton

Sea island cotton is the rarest type of cotton you can buy, and makes up about 0.0004% of the world’s cotton supplies.

It has extra long fibres, and produces a silky and very high quality yellow cotton fibre.

Given that it is only grown on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia it is also the most expensive cotton you can buy.

The seeds for this type of cotton originally came from South America, before being imported and cultivated in the West Indies, before finally making it to North America.

It makes for the most luxurious cotton sheets and garments.

MicroCotton

This is a Trademarked brand name.  

The company behind the ™ uses the finest quality natural cotton from around the world.  Master weavers then take that cotton to produce a beautiful and soft cotton fabric to be made into sheets or towels.

Linen

Linen is made from the flax plant, it has thick threads and is therefore much stronger than cotton. 

It is also hypo-allergenic, durable and long lasting, with a high moisture absorbency.

Linen is well known as a cool breathable fabric that dries easily.  It is especially sought after in hot climates.

The finest flax currently comes from Belgium and France where the temperatures are cooler making it ideal for the cultivation and controlled decomposition of the plant stalks.

It also uses less water or chemicals to cultivate so is considered more eco friendly than cotton.

Linen becomes softer with every wash and only really starts to look “new” after a few years of use.  It gets a soft sheen to it as the fibres break down.

Tencel

Tencel is another trademarked brand, but in this case it is made from wood pulp.

From there it is made into either lyocell or modal fibres, which can be blended with other fibres such as cotton if wanted.

It’s very similar to rayon or viscose, as it is also made from cellulose fibres but uses chemicals that are less toxic and wasteful.

Made from sustainably sourced wood and produced using environmentally friendly methods, it is considered more sustainable and eco-friendly than normal viscose or rayon.

Tencel is very soft and silky but even though it feels very delicate, it is a strong durable fabric with very good moisture absorption, making it a great choice for those hot summer months.

Silk

Silk fabric is made from the silk cocoon spun by the silkworm during its pupa phase.

To create silk, the cocoons, with the pupa inside, are steamed or boiled before you can start processing the silk cocoon.

In other words, there is no such thing as cruelty free silk. A living creature died to make your silk bed sheets.

Having said that, silk is absolutely amazing, luxurious, and surprisingly strong.

Bamboo

Bamboo fabric is another cellulose fibre, in this case the pulp comes from the bamboo plant and processed to make viscose or rayon fabric.

Like tencel, it is soft and silky and a great alternative to real silk fabric.

It’s moisture absorbent, cool and breathable, but can wrinkle very easily

Bamboo is probably one of the easiest to grow and most sustainable plants on the planet, meaning it can be grown in great quantities without harmful chemicals.

Flannel

Flannel can be made from any type of fibre, even a mix of fibres.

Although in modern times it is mainly made of cotton or from a synthetic fibre, before the 20th century it was mainly made from wool.

It is a soft fabric that has been brushed so it has a fuzzy feel to it.

It’s often associated with tartan or plaid patterns but really it’s just a coincidence, flannel itself refers to the form of the fabric (fuzzy or soft), not the print of the fabric.

Organic Certifications

I really need to write a whole article about this so I don’t have to keep repeating myself when reviewing organic products, but here it is again.

A company may only claim to sell 100% organic products if they have at least one of the below certifications.

GOTS Certified (Global Organic Textile Standard)

An organic certification from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) means that the fabric itself was produced without the use of any harmful chemicals like pesticides, throughout the entire supply chain, from farming through to the dyes used in the final bedding. It prohibits the use of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers, reducing the impact on the soil and regulates how wastewater from processing is handled.

The cotton is grown using non-GMO seeds.

The company is Socially Responsible, which means the fabric was processed and manufactured in facilities that meet the standards set out by the International Labour Organization.

To carry the GOTS label of “organic” a company must prove that the fabric/textile they’ve produced has at least 95% certified organic fibres.

To claim it’s “made with organic” on the label, it must contain a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres.

You can read more about GOTS here.

OEKO TEX Standard 100

OEKO TEX Standard 100 certificate means the textile/fabric/bedding itself was created without the use of harmful chemicals, and that every component of the final product was also tested, like buttons for example.

What are the healthiest bed sheets?

I think most people would be surprised to learn just how many chemicals are used to manufacture their clothes, their foods, their bedding, sofas, chairs, mattresses and even fridge/freezers.

These chemicals often disperse into the atmosphere inside your home where you breathe them in.

The European Union has some very strict rules and laws regarding which chemicals can be used in consumer products but the good old US of A has more of a free market priority, and since the USA government doesn’t offer free healthcare (not really), they don’t really care if you get ill.

However, they can make you ill and in many cases give you cancer, which is why the EU bans them, because those governments do offer free healthcare so it hurts their budget when Europeans start getting ill.

Bit of a rant, I know, but I want you to understand that it’s not some conspiracy theory peddled by millennials, there are really a lot of harmful chemicals in consumer products, more so in America than in Europe.

Having said that, by buying natural organic bedding, you can rest more easily knowing that at least less chemicals will make it into your home.

But don’t just trust a manufacturer’s claim of organic or natural, instead look out for the GOTS or OEKO-TEX certifications.

Are organic sheets better?

Yes. They are.

When you buy sheets with the GOTS or OEKO-TEX certifications, it means that not only was it farmed and cultivated with less harmful chemicals, but the factory itself is more eco-friendly. 

This ensures you are buying the most natural eco friendly bedding possible.

What are the best organic sheets?

Since cotton uses so much water to grow, my preference is bamboo. 

Bamboo is sustainable, grows easily and without chemicals, and makes strong and durable fabric and sheets.

Bamboo sheets are also soft and silky and smooth and have many hypo-allergenic qualities.

But they are not as easy to find as organic cotton sheets, however that is slowly changing.

What are the softest organic sheets?

Silk would be the softest organic sheets, however I would argue that silk is not really eco-friendly due to how it’s produced (killing the silkworm in its cocoon), so you may want to go for Bamboo or Linen.

Is organic cotton better than bamboo?

In my personal opinion, given that bamboo is more sustainable, I would say that bamboo is a better choice.

What are the best organic sheets?

Our choice today for the best organic sheets is the Dupa 100% organic French linen set, it’s so soft and comfy, I just can’t resist.

What are the best organic cotton sheets?

Our choice today for the best organic cotton sheets is the Tissaj 100% Organic Cotton Sheets Bed Set.

Why is organic cotton better than normal cotton?

Normal cotton is grown using a lot of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

It’s bad for the environment, the soil, the farmers, and your skin.

Organic cotton is grown without any chemicals.

But, do not just trust a company who claims to be organic, look out for their GOTS certification, or another similar certificate.

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Editor’s Choice for Best Organic Sheets

DAPU Stone Washed 100% Organic Linen Sheets Set

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Best Sheets For Hot Sleepers

This organic linen sheet set from Dapu is made from 100% high quality French grown flax.

The stone wash technique makes the linen glossy and soft to the touch.

They come with an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, which makes them 100% organic and perfect for those with a sensitive skin.

These have a 16 inch deep fitted sheet, plus a flat sheet with 2 standard pillowcases.

Linen can be machine washed on a gentle cycle, and can even go through the tumble dryer on a low heat.

I love linen and I have a set of linen sheets, but they are not like cotton sheets. Linen, even stone washed linen, feels a lot rougher than cotton. Cotton, especially sateen cotton, has a super smooth and silky touch, whereas linen has more texture to it.

However, I think as you wash linen, it becomes far more soft and luxurious than cotton. 

Linen is obviously a great choice for anyone living through hot summers, it’s moisture-wicking and fast drying, and allows air to move freely through the fabric onto your skin.

But I find that my linen bed set is far more cosy in winter than any of my cotton bed sets, it’s the texture and the softness I think that gives it that extra “I just want to stay in bed wrapped in my bedding all day” feeling.

Linen bed sheets are a great choice if you are looking for eco friendly sheets, and also make the best sheets for hot sleepers.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 5

Tissaj 100% Organic Cotton Sheets Bed Set

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Best Organic Cotton Sheets

The Tissaj range of Organic Cotton Bed Sheets come in 6 sizes – Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and California King and 5 colours – Ultra White, Natural, Smoke Gray, Navy Blue and Ice Blue.

Made from extra long staple organic cotton fibres with a sheen/sateen finish, the sheets will fit a 15″ deep mattress, and are sold with 2 standard size pillows.

The Tissaj range of bed sheets are 100% organic, and have both a GOTS and OEKO TEX Standard 100 certificate, making them an excellent choice if you are looking for an organic cotton sheet set.

Tissaj organic bed sheets also come in eco-friendly packaging that can be recycled, and has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so will refund any customer that is not happy with the product.

Because it’s a 500 thread count bed sheet set, it’s a tad more expensive than other sets.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 5

If you have your heart set on an organic cotton bed set, I recently reviewed the best organic cotton sheets here.

THXSILK 4 Piece Silk Organic Sheets Set

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Best Organic Luxury Bedding

The THXSILK set is made of 100% Mulberry silk and includes a fitted and flat sheet, with 2 Oxford style pillow cases.

They have a luxurious 400 thread count and can be purchased as 19 momme or 22 momme, with lots of different colours to choose from.

The company has both a OEKO-TEX and ISO 9001:2008 certification, meaning you can rest easy as the sheets were made without harmful chemicals to the environment or your skin.

The company has excellent Customer Service and in a previous review we gave it the Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval of  5 out of 5.

If you ask me, for the best organic luxury bedding, you can’t go wrong with 100% silk organic sheets.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 5

BIOWEAVES 100% Organic Cotton Sheets

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Best Organic Sheets

This organic sheet set from BIOWEAVES includes a 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 2 standard pillowcases.  

The extra deep fitted sheet will fit a mattress up to 18 inches deep. 

It has a handy label at the bottom of the sheet to tell you which side has to go at the foot of the bed, so no more having to plan which side goes top/bottom versus left/right.

Made from a long staple cotton yarn in a single ply, it has a 300 thread count with a smooth sateen weave.

These are GOTS certified sheets, and comes with an organic reusable carrier/shopping bag.

They also have matching duvet cover sets available.

Bioweaves rigorously tests for pilling, shrinking and tearing of their fabric before using it for making their organic sheets, and all their sheets are manufactured in India in Fair Trade factories.

These sheets are very comfortable and soft and silky, although you might find that you first have to wash it once or twice before it will start to soften up.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 4

BAMPURE 100% Organic Bamboo Sheets

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Best Sustainable Sheets

Bampure makes 100% natural organic bamboo sheets, which are soft and silky with a sateen weave.  They feel softer than Egyptian cotton sheets and will continue to soften with each wash.

OEKO-TEX certified, included you will find 2 standard pillowcases, a flat sheet and a 16 inch deep fitted sheet that is wrinkle resistant and very cool and breathable.

They sell in 12 beautiful colours, so something for everyone.

As a negative, it seems the listing on Amazon had some problems in the early part of 2020.  From what I can gather, someone was selling fake Bampure sheets for a while, and unfortunately a lot of customers ended up with polyester sheets thinking they were ordering a organic bamboo sheet set.  

Luckily this now seems to be resolved.

These are an excellent choice if you are looking for sustainable sheets.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 3

PANDATEX 100% Bamboo Sheets Set

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Best Organic Bamboo Sheets

These are made from 100% eco-friendly bamboo viscose, they are naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and cooling, making them an excellent choice if you are looking for some eco friendly sheets.

It has a 16 inch deep fitted sheet, and comes with a flat sheet and 2 standard pillow cases.

There is a handy “foot” label on one side of the fitted sheet so you never have to worry which side goes lengthways or sideways on your mattress

You can buy these in 6 beautiful colours, in sizes full, queen, king and California King.

With an incredible 1000 Thread Count on a sateen weave, these are amazing to sleep on.

My only complaint would be that the fitted sheet seems a bit big for the mattress, with at least one corner coming loose from the mattress every night.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 5

Mellanni 100% Organic Flannel Sheet Set

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Best Organic Flannel Sheets

Mellanni is a family company that sells both flannel and jersey GOTS certified cotton sheets, which makes them non-GMO, non-toxic, and 100% organic.

These organic flannel sheets have been double brushed on both sides of the fabric, and as a result it has a very luxurious velvety feel to it.

With a 180 thread count it is very soft and cozy, and very warm as well.

Included are a fitted sheet which should fit up to a 16 inch mattress, a flat sheet, and 2 standard pillow cases.

These organic flannel sheets are naturally wrinkle resistant and won’t fade, stain, shed or shrink.

These are GOTS certified sheets, and like most flannel, these sheets will get softer with each wash.

There is a lifetime manufacturer guarantee with a 100% no questions asked money back refund.

Because these are 180GSM flannel sheets, you might find that they feel a lot heavier than normal cotton sheets.

The company seems to be having a few quality control issues at the moment (September 2020) because a lot of customers have complained about the dye washing out and leaving white bleach like blotches all over the sheets. It makes them look a bit like a tie-dye project.

However they are an established and highly regarded family company so I’m sure they’ll figure it out.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 3

Mellanni Cotton Jersey Sheet Set

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Mellanni also produces a OEKO-TEX certified organic jersey sheet set for those who don’t like flannel.

The jersey set is made with a 300 thread count and has all the same features as the flannel set, except of course it is stretchy, like sleeping in your favorite t-shirt.

Personally I’m not a fan of sleeping on jersey sheets, so I’ve scored it a bit lower than the others, but don’t let that stop you, there’s nothing wrong with these, they are great, it’s a personal preference.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 3

Casa Platino Store 100% Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set

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Best Organic Percale Sheets

This set of organic cotton bedding has not only got a GOTS certification, but it also comes with a OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, meaning not only was the cotton produced without harmful chemicals, the sheets themselves were manufactured without harmful chemicals in a OEKO-TEX compliant factory using compliant methods.

It will fit a mattress up to 15 inches deep (so not for very thick mattresses) and included are a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and 2 standard pillow cases

It comes with a nice 100% satisfaction guarantee backed by a 30 day manufacturer money back guarantee.

These sheets are made from a long staple fibre and have a percale weave and while the manufacturer does not like to specify the thread counts, I would place it around 180 to 200.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval: 4

ZIMASILK Silk Bed Sheet ONLY

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For the ZIMASILK sheets, buying just a single sheet instead of the pack of 4 pieces might be more beneficial for your budget.

They actually sell this as either a fitted or flat sheet, but they do have less colour choices than others, and they are a teeny bit more expensive than some of the other options here.

They also only offer a Queen and King size.

But they are made from 19 momme Mulberry silk with an OEKO-TEX certification, which means it was constructed without harmful chemicals.

You can buy matching bedding such as pillowcases.

Buying the sheet as a single item seems far more expensive than buying the pack that contains 4 pieces (flat & fitted sheets, 2 pillow cases).  However if your budget is limited, just buying a single sheet is a great option.

Bedtime Specialist Stamp of Approval:  3

Editor’s Choice

Because I’ve reviewed so many different types of organic bedding today, it’s been a tough choice.

But I think my favourite choice for best organic sheets is the Dupa Stone Washed Organic Linen Sheet Set.

The soft organic bamboo sheets will come a close second. 

Both are just amazing and cool in summer, but soft, huggable and cosy in winter.

I guess I’m just not that big a cotton fan.

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