Is there anything better than getting cozy and relaxing before bed? I am all about getting into pajamas at the start of the evening, often even before dinnertime! It’s truly one of my favorite ‘self-care’ activities as it makes for such a delightful evening, even during the dinner and bath time rush with little ones.
I’m also all about thinking about the environmental impact my life has on the world. And although it’s nearly impossible making the perfect choice in our everyday life, there are some simple things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. I try my best to use sustainable clothing brands, those whose manufacturing process uses less water promote fair trade practices and have better quality controls when it comes to avoiding toxic chemicals in their materials.
And these practices extend to my pajama sets as well! I try to find the best sustainable pajamas for my whole family that is made with mostly organic materials and follow high environmental standards. I didn’t think finding pajamas made with sustainable materials was possible, but there are so many sleepwear brands that really care about the environment!
Here’s everything you need to know about my favorite brands, what eco-friendly pajamas are, and how to make sure you’re making a great choice when it comes to choosing materials.
What is a natural fiber?
Natural fibers —such as cotton, wool, silk, linen, and bamboo— are made from natural materials that come from plants, animals, or minerals, whereas synthetic material fibers are man-made materials typically formed through a chemical process. Conventional cotton, although it sounds like good material, is often treated with multiple pesticides that are bad for us. On the other hand, in organic cotton products, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are not permitted, making them a better choice for both the soil health and, as a result, the quality of our pajamas.
Pajamas are clothing items most of us wear for a significant period of time, and at night our bodies detox and restore, so choosing natural fiber fabrics and avoiding synthetic fibers like polyester and acrylic can help decrease our body’s toxic load. That’s why it’s so important to use organic fabrics (especially organic sleepwear) when possible.
Wanting to up-level your sleep routine to incorporate sustainable living practices? See our guide for Best Natural Sleep Remedies and 6 Sleep Time Rituals for a Better Night’s Sleep.
To make it easier, I created a walk-through video of my favorite natural fiber pajama brands and styles and why I love them.
The Best Natural Fiber Pajamas for Sustainable Living
These are brands and styles I’ve personally tried and highly recommend. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly brand with a wide sleepwear range, you’re sure to find it here!
Mirth // I adore their prints, and they are so soft, cool, and luxurious to sleep in. The thick, soft elastic waistband in the pajama pants is the best, and I wore these during pregnancy and postpartum, and they were so comfortable. These run large, even if you like an oversized sleep feel like I do.
Mate the Label // My go-to for organic cotton basics; I just adore their shirts and thermals for every day. Their basics are so soft I often wear them as pajamas and loungewear. Their quality and colors stay soft and vibrant even after many washes, for sure worth the investment. Runs true to size, maybe a tad on the roomy side.
Favorites: Thermal Wide Leg Pant, Organic Thermal Short, Raw Neck Boxy Tee, Tencel Sleep Pant
Lake Pajamas // So soft and buttery, these are a house favorite, and the styles are timeless. Their Pima cotton is an all-natural fiber and is both soft and durable. Their pants run pretty true to size, a bit on the smaller side, but their shorts run pretty small—size up.
Favorites: Pima Short Long Set, Cloud Pajama Set
Cuyana // Timeless staples to add to your wardrobe that you will love wearing again and agina. Most pieces are GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified, these truly stand the test of time and wear beautifully!!
Favorites: French Terry Wide Leg Cropped Pant, Pima Classic Pant, Pima Drape Back Top
Cleobella // So feminine I just love their soft colors, floral designs, and timeless styles with a flare of modern. Their clothes are all ethically made, and GOTS certified organic cotton. Fits true to size.
Favorites: Hydrangea Pajama Set, Jogger Pants
Luyana // Luxurious sleep ware that uses sustainable fabrics, good for you and the planet dyes, and ethical factories and makers. Very worth the investment, and their fabrics hold value and even help regulate your body temperature while you sleep. These run small—size up!
Favorites: Washable Silk Set, Cozy Cotton Silk Loose Short, Washable Silk Sleep Mask, Organic Pima Shorts
Petite Plume // Favorite for classic PJs, especially at Christmas time. Their cotton is crisp yet so soft (softer with each wash) and lasts forever. Fits true to size.
Favorites: Pima Cotton Classic Pajama Set, Pima Cotton Short Set
Other sustainable brands for pajamas and loungewear
Organic, natural fiber pajamas for babies + kids
Organic, natural fiber pajamas for babies + kids
Quincy Mae // My absolute favorite for babies and toddlers; the feel and quality is the best. These are SO soft and all organic cotton! Fits true to size.
Hart + Land // These are so silky soft and the sweetest designs. Most are organic cotton, but all styles use nontoxic dyes, are grown without pesticides, and are Oeko-Tex certified.
Simple Folk Co // Great neutral options for onesies, loungewear, and pajamas. We adore their sweaters in our house. They are of such great quality, and everything is so soft. Typically fits just a bit on the larger, cozy side.
Pehr // They just started making organic cotton basics for babies, and they are so silky and soft. It fits a bit smaller, size up to last longer. Love their sleep sacks too!
Petit Plume // So timeless and fun, we love these, especially for Christmas time. They use high quality, very soft cotton and no added flame retardant chemicals. Adult sizes are very true to size but for littles, size up for longer wear.
Monica and Andy // Love their quality. Fits just a tad small.
Hanna Anderson // They have some great organic cotton options for babies and older children. Some of their fabrics seem very thin and not the softest, in my opinion.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING NATURAL FIBER PAJAMAS
Tips for choosing natural fiber pajamas
- invest wisely: These pieces will truly last a long time and wash and wear great. You may spend a bit more upfront but will be thankful in the long run. Invest in pieces you totally love!
- look for certifications: If you want to choose all-natural fibers, look for cotton, ethically made silk, linen, organic bamboo or labels like GOTS or Oeko-Tex. Check out our Best All Natural Fabrics + Brands post >
- size up: If you like a bit of an oversized, cozy fit, size up on most of these brands!
- look at the ingredients list: sometimes, we overlook important things like dyes! I recommend looking for brands that not only use eco-friendly fabrics but also avoid using non-toxic dyes.
I hope this information was helpful to you! I understand how overwhelming it can feel when you’re trying to live a healthier, more holistic, and more sustainable lifestyle, but little steps do wonders. You don’t have to change your entire life from one day to the next, just try making the best choices when possible! The planet, your family, and your body will thank you for putting in the extra effort.
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