Get cosy without harming the planet this winter with our expert-led guide on eco-friendly bedding and shopping edit.
Four Tips On Choosing Eco-Friendly Bedding From Mark Tremlett, Naturalmat founder
The Wonder Of Wool
Although not a traditional duvet or pillow filling, wool is fast becoming known as an excellent natural alternative to feather and down. In duvets it delivers unmatched temperature regulation in a slimline form, and makes for a firm, supportive pillow perfect for side sleepers
Opt For Organic
When it comes to natural fibres such as cotton, silk and wool, choosing organic certified bedding means that not only can you be confident that the raw materials were grown and harvested in a way that is mindful of the environment, but also of superior quality and durability.
If you’re looking for the most luxurious natural bedding experience, look no further than goose down. It provides a plump cosiness to duvets, and traps heat when you need it and releases it when it gets too hot. When it comes to pillows the bliss of nestling into goose-down is hard to beat.
Who To Trust
The best way to ensure the bedding you are buying is from a company that acts in an environmentally and socially responsible way is to look for brands that hold independent certifications for their products – Soil Association, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and EDFA (European Down & Feather Association) are ones to look out for.
The Eco-Friendly Bedding Edit
When it comes to bedding, buy better and buy less. Instead of throw-away items made from synthetic materials, look to eco-friendly materials such as wool, bamboo, cotton, linen and eucalyptus silk. These are breathable, durable and help with temperature regulation for comfort, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. It is also worth noting that eucalyptus silk typically uses less water in the production process than cotton, so something to keep in mind when updating your bedding set. Here are our favourite eco-friendly bedding buys.
Featured image courtesy of Naturalmat.