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If you're anything like me, then your bedroom is your sanctuary. So naturally, I take a lot of pride in what goes on my bed, especially when it comes to bedding. Like my mattress, I want my sustainable blankets to be made of natural materials and free of harmful toxins and chemicals.
The average person will spend 227,760 hours in bed in their lifetime. That's a lot of sleep! When you're spending that much time in bed like that, you want to ensure that your mattress, sheets, and pillows are not only super comfortable but also safe and natural.
Sleep better with these cozy sustainable blankets
With lots of research and comfort in mind, I have compiled a list of the most sustainable blankets on the market! And before you go, make sure to check out the bottom of the post; I've got lots of helpful information on how to shop for eco blankets, what to look for and what certifications are trustworthy.
With the belief that if you take care of your home, your home will take care of you, Parachute launched a line of premium bedding. Ariel Kaye, Parachute's founder and CEO launched the company in 2014 as a direct-to-consumer brand specializing in bedding crafted by modern Portuguese craftsmen with the highest quality.
Let's get into the cozy stuff, sustainably made blankets! Parachute offers beautiful linen duvet covers and percale ones; they also quilt like their box quilt, ribbed, every day, and organic cotton quilt.
You can choose stunning and natural colors: moss, white, steel, clay, coal, dusk, and ivory. They are all-natural colors, and you can also shop for sets if you want a complete package. All the bedding is incredibly durable and made with the best sustainable fabrics for a great night's sleep.
Parachutes fabric and materials
They use linen, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and 100% Egyptian cotton.
Parachutes ethical sourcing
This company has partnered with manufacturers who are Fair Trade certified along with GOTS certified.
Parachutes corporate responsibility
Parachute is climate neutral certified, and they also are OEKO-TEX certified and RDS-certified. They are also committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion, they demonstrate this through their paid influencer budget, which over 50% is dedicated to BIPOC, and they also host quarterly DE&I education sessions.
Be sure to look at their items like sustainable robes, organic towels, and eco-friendly bed frames.
Coyuchi has been delivering high-quality and nature-inspired designs for three decades now. Their durable textiles fit perfectly in any home, and they have sustainability in mind with all their products, as they are made from 100% organic cotton.
When shopping for ethical blankets, Coyuchi is the place to shop! They have many sustainable throw blankets, wool blankets, quilts, and heavy-weight throws. In addition, some are stunning and lightly patterned with stripes, diamond stitching, prism patterns, and classic solids. They have white, beige, blue, rust, and moss colors.
Coyuchi's fabric and materials
They use 100% organic cotton that is grown and woven in Portugal.
Coyuchi's ethical sourcing
This company's cotton is GOTS-certified and Fair Trade certified; the cotton is ethically sourced from the Chetna Coalition, a supply chain network that supports sustainable farming in India.
Coyuchi's corporate responsibility
Coyuchi packages its products in an organic cloth bag, which you can use for safe storage. They also have a circular initiative which is the 2nd home program which takes back used products and renews them into a product they can resell.
On to the good stuff! Snowe offers beautiful, sustainable throw blankets, quilts, and blankets. The throws come in super simple designs like checkered, striped, solid, and plaid, which also come in colors like ash grey, slate blue, beige, forest green, light, and charcoal grey, along with white. All the blankets and throws are incredibly soft and durable.
Snowe's fabric and materials
Snowe uses 100% linen, Merino lambswool, cashmere-cotton blend, and eco-cashmere.
Snowe's ethical sourcing
This company has paired with the best European and American factories that use only the highest-grade material from ethical fabrics.
Snowe's corporate responsibility
When your new blanket arrives, it will come in a 100% recycled box, and they are committed to the health and safety of their consumers by ensuring they use certified products and materials.
Cariloha was created on the islands and embraces every aspect of it. They produce some of the best eco-friendly blankets on the market. They only use bamboo to craft their products, making some incredibly comfortable blankets to wrap up in! Every process step for Cariloha has the environment in mind!
They have some classic options for bedding that can range from lightweight to heavy for those cold days. They offer a sustainable weighted blanket along with quilts, fleece blankets, knit throws, and beach blankets.
Most blankets and throws come in solid colors like grey, cream, blue, and brown. They do also offer some patterns, such as plaid and diamond knit.
Look at their sustainable sheets, organic mattress protectors, and women's and men's apparel.
Cariloha's fabric and materials
They primarily use 100% viscose from bamboo and polyester.
Cariloha's ethical sourcing
They have an official Cariloha farm that stretches across Sichuan Province in China. They harvest 14,000 tons of bamboo annually and grow 61 million bamboo trees each year that are all free of chemicals and pesticides.
Cariloha's corporate responsibility
Cariloha has high safety and sustainability standards for its products. They are a Fair Trade company, certified CertiPUR-US, part of the sustainable forestry initiative, part of the FSC, and OEKO-TEX. Their products are also carbon neutral.
Rawganique is perfect for chemically sensitive and chemically averse. They create collections for those with skin issues with typical fabrics. They are small-scale manufacturers that provide pure and organic materials that are incredibly sustainable. Please look at their men's wear, socks, and shower curtains.
As for the blankets and eco-friendly throw blankets, Rawganique offers organic fleece blankets, comforters, organic baby blankets, duvet covers, sleeping bags, and hemp-knitted blankets, along with a sustainable wool blanket. In addition, the blankets are free of plastic, PVC, BPA, and PFAS.
Rawganique's fabric and materials
They use 100% organic cotton, organic cotton fleece, organic hemp, organic flax linen, and organic wool.
Rawganique's ethical sourcing
Rawganique grows, weaves, knits, and sews all products in-house or in various places such as Canada or Europe (you can find where it was made in the item's description). They also prioritize being a sweatshop-free company that ensures safe and fair working conditions for their employees across the globe.
Rawganique's corporate responsibility
This company ships from warehouses in the US and Canada. They ensure that no animals are ever harmed in the production of their products or tested on animals. In addition, they ensure that none of their products are made with chemicals or anything else that might harm others.
6. Luna Blanket
With quality and affordability in mind, Luna Blanket delivers some of the most comfortable and best-weighted blankets! The founder of Luna had sleep issues and was desperate for a whole night's sleep and wanted to source a high-quality and sustainable product and didn't find it. In comes Luna! They deliver the rest you deserve with their weighted blankets.
The weighted blankets they feature come in bamboo, cotton, and Sherpa fleece. The blankets only come in a solid color, except for the kid's blankets which have patterns. The blankets come in white, grey, blue, and pink. The weight range is from 10-30 lbs. The weight is dependent on what size you want for your bed.
Luna's fabric and materials
Luna uses 100% lyocell bamboo, cotton, and microfiber. Each of these fabrics is OEKO-TEX 100 certified. The filling in the blankets is micro glass beads and polyester microfiber.
Luna's ethical sourcing
The factories that Luna pairs with are chosen based on their dedication to fair treatment of the employees.
Luna's corporate responsibility
The weighted blankets target people with sleep disorders, stress and anxiety, ADHD and other sensory disturbances, and restless leg syndrome. They donate to Mental Health America, NYC Fair Trade Coalition, and are a CarbonFund Small Business Partner.
Okay, I am a big fan of this brand because of the female empowerment surrounding it. Stray and Wander works with women's cooperatives, family-run businesses, and individual artisans.
They buy all their products directly from the artisans who make the products and ensure the price point for the goods ensures that artisans are paid fairly.
There are five different blankets to choose from, all are made from 100% organic Turkish cotton, but they have varying patterns. There are solid, light stripes, large and small diamond patterns, and a chevron style.
The colors include green, black, grey, pink, white, and beige. As you wash your blanket in your natural laundry detergent, the blankets get softer with every wash.
The blankets are great for your bed or couch and make for a great picnic blanket or tablecloth. They also offer stunning sustainable beach towels.
Stray and Wander's fabric and materials
They only use 100% hand-loomed organic Turkish cotton.
Stray and Wander's ethical sourcing
Turkish cotton is ethically sourced and woven by farmers in Turkey.
Stray and Wander's corporate responsibility
Stray and Wander believe in bringing value to the artisans that have crafted their products and honor the generational traditional weaving process. They also give back to the communities that they have partnered with and believe in supporting women and creating sustainable livelihoods.
Founded by a husband-and-wife duo, they have put together timeless bedding, bath, and home décor pieces to connect you with your home. They are the first 100% organic Fair Trade Certified bedding company on the market and have ensured that their products come with the promise of being harmful chemical free.
So get your hands on their lightweight bed blanket, waffle, herringbone, and knit bed blankets. They also offer Alpaca throws and reverse cotton blankets.
When it comes to colors and patterns, you can purchase dark neutrals, oatmeal, cranberry, spruce, navy, or stone. You can also shop for prints that are striped and knitted. Some also have fringed bottoms.
Boll and Branch fabric and materials
100% organic cotton that is Fair Trade, OEKO-TEX certified, and GOTS certified and 100% Alpaca from a Fair Trade facility partnership with Pacomarca.
Boll and Branch ethical sourcing
Boll and Branch have purchased 5.3 million pounds of Fair Trade seed cotton to produce their organic cotton. Although all products are traceable from start to finish, they also value ethical and fair treatment for everyone.
Boll and Branch corporate responsibility
They are committed to being transparent with their consumers and ensuring that you can track where their products are made and how at every step of the process. They are very committed to providing fair and sustainable wages for farmers and factory workers. They have paid over $880,000 additional wages to farmers and factory workers.
How to shop for sustainable blankets?
Blankets are so much fun to shop for because of all the fabrics, colors, and patterns you can choose. They also come in different shapes and sizes and types for each need. However, shopping for an ethical and environmentally friendly one can be difficult if you don't know what you are looking for.
You will want to look for certain specifications and fabrics when shopping for your blanket. However, it's essential to have a general idea of what to look for, especially with greenwashing becoming increasingly popular as the world shifts to being more conscious of what is good for the environment and what is not.
We make it easy for you to shop by providing details on the fabrics and materials used. How those are being sourced and other sustainable actions (corporate responsibility) that brands might be making.
For sustainable fabrics, look for the following when shopping for blankets:
- 100% organic cotton
- Alpaca wool
- Organic hemp
- Flax linen
- Viscose from bamboo
- Merino wool
As for the certifications, be on the lookout for the following:
Why choose to buy sustainable blankets?
Here's the deal: buying sustainably is safe for you and helps protect the environment. For example, buying a blanket made from organic cotton saves water. On average, to produce 1 kg of cotton, it takes 10,000 liters of water.
There is also the whole issue of toxins. Most blankets that are not from sustainable or organic sources contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, AZO dyes, Aldicarb, and Parathion. Most toxins in blankets irritate people's skin, especially if they have any sensitivities.
A final thought on sustainable blankets
Regarding bundling up in a blanket and sipping a lovely hot tea, sustainability is always best! If you are looking for the least amount of environmental impact, choosing sustainable blankets is always best, or you can always thrift them.
Following the fabric guide and keeping your eyes peeled on certifications, you should have no problem purchasing a sustainable and eco-friendly blanket!
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