The definitive list: Healthy cotton sheets

Posted by Jennifer Easton on

We're giving the phrase “clean sheets” a whole new meaning. Since we spend an estimated 26 years of our lives in our “sleep environments” 👀—your bedroom is an excellent place to start in terms of swapping in healthier home products. (This stat comes from Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Toronto and healthy buildings researcher.)

You know what our mantra is when it comes to sheets? "Make that a double." Certification, that is. When we vet sheets for Sway, we look for third-party organic certification from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), as well as OEKO-TEX certification (to either STANDARD 100 or the MADE IN GREEN label), both of which indicate that products have been tested for potentially harmful substances. MADE SAFE certification also works as an acceptable compliment to GOTS. 

Re: materials: we've got a thing for natural materials, and this particular list features the best certified organic cotton sheets out there.


Budget pick: Target

Target's Threshold brand has a set of sheets made from 100% GOTS-certified cotton and boasting OEKO-TEX's MADE IN GREEN label. That makes them the most affordable sheets we've been able to find that have the same high-quality certifications as some of the most expensive sets on the market. 


The go-to: Under the Canopy  

A brand that’s been in the eco-friendly bedding space from the beginning: their 100% long-staple organic cotton percale sheets are GOTS certified, and bear OEKO-TEX's MADE IN GREEN label. The price point also really stands out from the broader field of luxury and fairly expensive organic sheets. 


From the mattress masters: Avocado

Avocado has already dominated the non-toxic mattress market, and their sheet set is an excellent add-on to any mattress purchase. Their GOTS certified, OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified sheets are among the most popular products on the Sway marketplace! 


Luxe basics: Coyuchi 

Coyuchi sheets are pretty high-end, but they're also among the best-known brands for health and sustainability standards. These 300 Thread Count Organic Percale Sheets are made from cotton certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and are certified to MADE SAFE. 


For the color-lover: Parachute

You guessed it: these organic sheets are certified to GOTS and OEKO-TEX (STANDARD 100, in this case). The colorways are beautiful: Willow? Bisque? *chef's kiss*


For the design-savvy: The Citizenry

The Citizenry's Organic Resort Cotton Sheet Set is really appealing to our vacation brain, in both name and its subtly festive striped options. They check the double-certification box, too, of course.  


Luxury living: Boll & Branch

Boll & Branch's signature sheets are giving luxe hotel vibes, and the range of soft colors available will ensure you can create the bedroom retreat you've been dreaming of. You guessed it: They're certified to GOTS and OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 to help ensure the healthiest sleep environment possible. 


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