Conscious Life & Style Mindful Media for Thoughtful Living Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:09:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Conscious Life & Style 32 32 Our Favorite Linen Home Goods for All-Natural Living and Dining Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:03:32 +0000 Get that cozy lived-in feeling in your space with these sustainably and ethically made linen home decor and home goods.

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Linen home decor is having a moment, but the fabric is more than just a trend — there are many benefits to linen, and as a durable fabric that only gets softer with age, linen home goods can be with you for many years to come!

The Benefits of Linen in Your Home

When it comes to home textiles, linen is a preferable fabric thanks to its thermal regulating properties (perfect for bedding & blankets) and its lived-in feeling (instantly makes a space feel more ‘home-y”!). 

Plus, natural fibers are typically better when trying to keep your indoor air healthy and safe. That said, not all natural fabrics are created equal because they can still be grown with pesticides and be colored with toxic dyes or treated with potentially hazardous chemicals. 

Look for certifications like Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex that vets products to ensure they are free of harmful substances. Not only is this good for you and your home, but it’s better for the outside environment as well.

Linen can also be a more eco-conscious fabric choice than conventional cotton and synthetic fabrics like polyester. 

The plant used in linen, flax, often “comes close to the organic standard without trying” according to the CFDA, and in many cases can be cultivated with natural rainfall alone.

Where to Find Linen Home Goods

I’m excited to partner with Sauths for this guide because they have a beautiful selection of linen home decor and home goods. And their linen products are Oeko-Tex certified and all responsibly-made in small batches locally in Lithuania at a family-owned production house.

This factory uses geothermal heating, a clean self-renewable heating method that doesn’t release any harmful substances, to minimize their carbon footprint too! 

Taking responsibility for their supply chain, every person involved in Sauths’ production process earns fair wages and has good working conditions and a safe environment. Sauths ensures that the high working standards set by the European Union are being met through regular third-party audits.

Another highlight of Sauths is that they have a zero waste mindset and have no production waste. Larger scraps are upcycled into other textile products such as towels, hair bands, and bags while small pieces that aren’t suitable for textile items are recycled into other types of products.

And this sustainable mindset is ingrained in Sauths company culture too — a large proportion of Sauths factory team members commute by bicycle to work!

[This guide is sponsored by Sauths. As always, we only partner with brands who meet strict standards for sustainability and are brands we truly love — and that we think you’ll love too!]

Linen Bedding

Linen is such a wonderful fabric choice for bedding because it has natural thermal regulating properties, which keep you cool in hotter weather and cozy in colder weather. 

The fabric is also more breathable than other common bedding materials like cotton and polyester blends.

Linen Duvet Cover

There’s nothing dreamier than an earthy-hued linen duvet! This one from Sauths is available in Twin through California King for US customers and Single through Super King for EU and UK-based customers. I’m personally a big fan of the beige but it’s available in a variety of other colors, from clay to chambray blue, as well.

Sustainable beige linen duvet cover from Sauth's

Linen Pillowcase

Rest easy with a soft breathable pillowcase made from certified toxic-free linen. The pillowcases from Sauths are made from 100% European Flax linen and come with button closures. You can either coordinate your pillowcases with your duvet or mix and match for a more layered look.

Sustainable pink pillow case from Sauth's

Linen Blanket

Cozy up in 100% linen with these colorful two-tone blankets, available in terracotta, clay, and sky blue. As mentioned earlier, linen is a great thermo-regulating fabric that will not only keep you cool on hot days, but can keep you warm on colder days too! Plus, it’s breathable, so it’ll keep you cozy without making you feel sweaty.

Sustainable linen blankets from Sauth's

Linen Kitchen Goods

Linen Placemat

Dine in style with sustainably-made linen placemats crafted from Oeko-Tex certified linen. Soft table linens add an especially cozy touch to wooden tables! These minimalist placemats are available in beige, dusty pink, and dark blue and can be easily washed in cooler temperatures.

Sustainable linen placemat from Sauth's

Linen Apron

Protect your clothes while you cook up your farm-to-table creations in a lightweight linen apron. The aprons from Sauths — which are available in clay, beige, peach, and rose — also feature a convenient front pocket for placing cooking utensils or a kitchen towel for convenient access.

Eco-friendly peach-coloured linen apron from Sauth's

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(And, Sauths also has a lovely selection of linen clothing, which is also made from Oeko-Tex certified linen and produced sustainably in small batches in Lithuania.)

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Your Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Bedding by Material (30+ Brands) Tue, 26 May 2020 03:40:30 +0000 This guide to sustainable bedding brands is your resource for organic cotton, hemp, linen, hemp, and Tencel sheets, comforters, duvets, and more.

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This is your go-to guide to sustainable bedding, featuring over 30 eco-friendly bedding brands with organic cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell, hemp, and linen sheets, comforters, duvets, duvet covers, mattress toppers, and more.

This guide to brands is separated by bedding material, so before we dive into the guide, let’s talk about each type of fabric!

Organic Cotton:

Cotton is a natural fiber — but that doesn’t make it eco-friendly. Growing the cotton crop gobbles up 16% of the world’s insecticides (that’s out of the total pesticides used for food and fiber production combined) while it’s grown on just 2.5% of the world’s land. Organic cotton, on the other hand is free of synthetic pesticides and is never genetically modified. (Just like organic food!) And when we’re talking about bed sheets that we’re getting up close and personal with, we want that stuff to be clean!

When shopping for organic cotton sheets, look for the GOTS-certified seal. That label, which stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, is the highest certification an organic fiber can achieve. Not only does GOTS mean that the cotton crop was grown organically, but it ensures that the entire product was manufactured in a socially and environmentally-friendly way.


There are lots of reasons to love linen. Linen is more durable and dries faster than cotton, plus it doesn’t pill easily, and is temperature regulating (making linen the perfect fabric for year-round sheets that will keep you cool in warm months and warm in cooler months!)

And flax, the plant that linen is made from, requires very few (if any) chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Though conventional linen is generally preferred over conventional cotton, organic linen takes it up even one notch higher! Again, GOTS is the certification to look for when shopping for organic linen sheets, though you typically have to pay a significant premium for organic linen. (Want to bring linen into other parts of your life? Take a look at this guide for linen clothing brands.)

TENCEL™ Lyocell:

TENCEL™ Lyocell is a silky smooth fabric that’s made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees sourced from responsibly-managed forests. This pulp is turned into fabric using a closed loop production process in Austria by the brand Lenzing. This fiber is breathable, soft to the touch, absorbent, and gentle yet durable. Read more about TENCEL™ here.


Hemp is a hero when it comes to sustainable fibers. Not only does hemp grow super quickly, but it’s hearty and doesn’t require much water to grow. Not to mention, on the same amount of land, you can grow 250% more hemp than cotton and 6 TIMES more fiber than flax. Oh, and there isn’t even currently a known genetically modified hemp crop!

That said, hemp bedding is still not as widely available as the other materials on this list, and tends to lean on the more expensive side.

Brands included in this guide are partners or affiliates. As always all brands featured in guides on Conscious Life & Style meet high standards for sustainability and are brands I believe in!

Organic Cotton Bedding

1. Delilah Home

Eco-friendly organic sheets from Delilah Home

Delilah Home’s pure, naturally soft organic cotton sheets are both GOTS and certified. Their chemical-free, resort-quality sheets are available in three elegant neutral tones — I personally love their light gray sheets!

The sustainable bedding brand also has 100% hemp sheets. One-hundred-percent hemp bedding is not easy to find, but Delilah Home has a beautiful collection of ultra-soft 400 thread-count hemp sheets that are 50% thicker than most sheets, while still being breathable and lightweight.

Delilah Home also donates 10% of their profits to numerous local charities and is a member of 1% for the Planet and Beds for Kids.

Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, King bedding sizes; Queen and King Duvet Covers.

Other Fabrics Available: Hemp

Price: Sets start at $169.99-$399.99

Explore Delilah Home’s Sheets

2. American Blossom Linens

Organic Eco Friendly Bedding from American Blossom Linens

Locally-made, luxuriously soft, and built to last a lifetime, American Blossom Linens are sustainable sheets you’ll sleep well — and consciously — in for years to come. American Blossom Linens produces their 100% organic cotton sheets in the US from pesticide-free cotton grown by the Texas Organic Growers Co-op and spun and woven in mills in North and South Carolina. 

The brand’s earth-friendly bedding comes in both white and unbleached natural. They also have a dye-free, colored bedding option made from Foxfibre® Colored Cotton.

Sizes: Crib, Twin – California King

Price: Sets start at $229

*Use code CLS20 for 20% off your first order!*

Explore American Blossom Linens’ Sheets

3. SOL Organics

Organic Cotton and Linen Bedding from SOL Organics

Luxuriously smooth and made from 100% Fair Trade and GOTS-certified organic cotton, you’ll be sleeping soundly in SOL Organics’ sustainable sheets. The brand has both silky sateen sheets perfect for cozying up in cooler months and crisp percale sheets for the warmer ones. And for year-round temperature-regulating bedding, take a peek at SOL Organics’ European Flax Linen sheets.

Sizes: Twin – California King

Other Fabrics Available: Linen

Price: Sets start at $99

Explore SOL Organics’ Sheets

4. Origanami by hülyahome

GOTS-certified organic cotton white sheets

Origanami by hülyahome creates heirloom-quality, luxuriously soft sateen and cool, crisp percale bedding. Their bed linens and duvets are made with long-staple Fairtrade and GOTS-Certified Non-GMO organic cotton.

All of the organic cotton hülyahome sources is grown and hand-picked in Maharashtra, India by farmers using sustainable and regenerative practices like composting, cover crops, and crop rotation — pretty impressive! This earth-minded brand’s bedding is also colored with organic dyes and all water used is treated and cleaned before being sent back to nature.

Plus, hülyahome’s products and packaging is completely plastic-free. The buttons on their duvet sets are made from sustainable coconut wood and their bedding comes in an FSC-certified repurposable storage box.

The brand is truly environmentally and socially conscious throughout each step of the process!

Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King

Price: Sheet Sets Start at $79; Sheet/Duvet Sets Start at $139

Explore Origanami by hulyahome

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5. Coyuchi

Coyuchi Sustainable Bedding

Coyuchi is an established sustainable home and lifestyle brand that’s been producing organic bedding for decades! The brand has plenty of GOTS-certified organic cotton bedding and bath products as well as Fair Trade-Certified organic ones. And Coyuchi even has a climate-beneficial collection made up of wool items sourced from farms using regenerative practices that capture carbon from the atmosphere into their soils.

As if that wasn’t enough, the company also has a 2nd Home program, where they recycle or upcycle your used Coyuchi sheets to keep those linens out of the landfill.

Sizes: Twin – California King

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Linen, Wool

Price: Sets start at $128

Explore Coyuchi


PACT Organic Cotton Bedding

Go-to sustainable fashion brand PACT also has organic cotton bedding —and the bedding from PACT is made with the same integrity, too. The brand’s bedding is made with GOTS-certified organic cotton in a Fair Trade certified factory.

Sizes: Twin – California King

Price: Sets start at $100

Use code CONSCIOUSSTYLE20 for 20% off

Explore PACT’s Organic Bedding

7. California Cotton

California Cotton creates premium organic bedding in effortlessly cool, modern designs. The simple yet striking designs are actually created by various artists around California!

The brand uses only 100% GOTS-certified Fair Trade organic cotton produced in a Fair Trade-certified factory for their California-inspired duvet covers, pillows, and sheets.

Sizes: Queen and King

Price: Sets start at $180 (Queen)

Explore California Cotton

More Organic Cotton Bedding Brands:

Aizome Bedding

Anchal Project

Boll & Branch

Delilah Home


If Only Home

Jefferson Lane

Naturepedic (Has organic toppers and mattress protector pads as well)


Pehr (Crib Bedding)

Savvy Rest

The Company Store (Certain collections are organic)

Under the Canopy


White Lotus Home

Linen Bedding


White linen bedding and coral linen bedding from SAUTHS

As a temperature regulating fiber, linen is a great fabric choice for bedding that will keep you cool in warm weather and toasty in colder weather!

And the Oeko-Tex certified European flax linen bedding from SAUTHS is a great eco-minded and non-toxic choice if you decide to go this route. You can find duvet covers, pillowcases, and sheets in both European and American sizes at this linen home store!

Sizes: US Twin – California King | UK/EU Single – Super King

Other Fabrics Available: Oeko-Tex Certified Egyptian Cotton

Price: Pillowcases from $35, Sheets from $57, duvet covers from $119

Explore SAUTHS

2. Area Home

Sustainable bedding from Area Home

Founded in Sweden by Anki Spets, Area Home creates exceptional quality products made from eco, natural fibers like linen and organic cotton. The brand’s bedding products are all made in Europe.

Area Home’s linen is GOTS organic certified and dew retted, which is the most sustainable form of retting (many brands use chemical retting).

Sizes: Full – California King

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Cotton, Wool

Price: Linen sets start at $657

Explore Area Home on Made Trade

3. VivaTerra

VivaTerra linen eco-friendly bedding

VivaTerra, or “living earth”, is a brand dedicated to providing eco-friendly home goods — from reclaimed wood furnishings to linen bedding! They have some really beautiful linen sets available as well as some organic cotton bedding pieces, too.

When shopping on VivaTerra, you can use their value symbols to help guide you based on which sustainability or ethical values are most important to you when shopping.

Sizes: Queen and King

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Cotton

Price: Sets start at $249

Explore VivaTerra

4. Brooklinen

Brooklinen linen sheets

Brooklinen creates high-quality sheets from — you guessed it — linen! The brand is able to provide long-lasting, durable bedding from this earth-minded material by skipping a whole bunch of the traditional retail middlemen.

And as for comfort? The reviews on their site (tens of thousands of them) speak for themselves!

Sizes: Full – California King

Price: Sets start at $249

Explore Brooklinen

More Linen Bedding Brands:

The Citizenry


Elkie & Ark (Also has organic cotton bedding)

Linoto (Organic linen)

Sijo (Also have bamboo lyocell bedding)

TENCEL™ Lyocell Bedding

1. Eucalypso

Sustainable Tencel bedding from Eucalypso

Eucalypso has super silky OEKO-TEX-certified TENCEL™ Lyocell bedding crafted out of responsibly-sourced organic eucalyptus. The women- and POC-owned brand’s premium bedding is breathable, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial.

Sizes: Full – California King

Price: Sets start at $2

Explore Eucalypso on Made Trade

2. Nest Bedding

Nest Bedding sustainable Tencel sheets

Nest Bedding has super smooth TENCEL™ Lyocell bedding in a variety of lovely cozy colors. The brand reports that Tencel wicks moisture 50% more effectively and many reviewers have expressed that the sheets are super soft to the touch while being breathable as well.

Sizes: Twin – California King

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Cotton, Wool

Price: Tencel sets start at $119

Explore Nest Bedding’s Tencel Sheets

3. Bearaby

Bearaby sustainable weighted blankets

Bearaby creates quality weighted blankets from natural fibers. The brand has an organic cotton napper has well as a tree napper made from Tencel. The brand has been featured in Oprah — and I can see why! The team sent me one of their blankets and it’s so luxuriously comfy and cozy.

Sizes: N/A; Weighted blankets range from 15 – 25 Ibs

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Cotton

Price: Nappers start at $249; Sleepers start at $199

Explore Bearaby’s Blankets and Sleepers

More TENCEL™ and Eucalyptus Bedding Brands:

Buffy (Sources their eucalyptus from regenerative forests)

Plush Beds (Also has organic cotton)


Hemp Bedding

1. West Elm (Blend Fabric)

Eco-friendly hemp bedding from West Elm

West Elm is bringing hemp bedding to the mainstream. Hemp is a sustainable wonder fiber, but it’s still pretty expensive, so West Elm has created a line of comforters, bed sheets made with hemp and organic cotton. (The make-up of the blend varies by product, hemp tends to make up 50 – 60% with cotton being around 40 – 50%.)

Sizes: Full – California King

Other Fabrics Available: Organic Cotton, Tencel, Linen

Price: Hemp/Cotton sets start at $240

More Hemp Bedding Brands:

Jungmaven (100% Hemp)

Delilah Home (100% Hemp)

Etsy (Fiber content varies by brand)

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