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These Brands Make the Best Ethical, Sustainable, Non-Toxic Pajamas and Sleepwear

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When it comes to pajamas and sleepwear, you’ll want to prioritize organic, natural fabric. Not only do you spend a third of your life in your PJs, but during sleep your body performs its most important recovery and healing processes. You don’t want any toxic chemicals involved.

Whether you’re looking for standard comfy sweats, chic sleepshirts, or spacious, flowy nightgowns, we’ve rounded up the best ethical, sustainable, organic pajamas and sleepwear brands below.

(Are you looking for work-from-home apparel? We have a special guide to that here.)

What to Look for in Eco-Friendly Pajamas and Sleepwear

Natural Fabrics: The brands below use natural, low-impact fabrics like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, natural silk, and linen. These natural fibers don’t wreak as much havoc on the environment when they’re washed or thrown out at the end of their life. They’re also more comfortable on your skin, and less likely to contain sensitizing chemicals such as azo disperse dyes.

Non-Toxic: Choose brands that create non-toxic products that are processed and dyed without harmful chemicals. Look for labels like Oeko-Tex, bluesign, and GOTS.

Fair labor and transparency: As with everything you buy, check for fair labor practices. Look for brands that prioritize transparency (do they tell you where their apparel is made?) and certifications like Fair Trade and SA8000.

(In the market for eco-friendly undies too? Check out this post.)

Here are our favorite brands making ethical and sustainable pajamas and sleepwear:

 

Printfresh

Printfresh uses a manufacturing process that involves sustainability every step of the way. Its vibrant and unique pajamas are made in India using 100% GOTS-certified cotton, where they are embroidered or screen printed with patterns based on gouache paintings. The brand offers vegan pajama sets in several seasonal patterns and color options, and its orders ship in 100% recycled ivory mailers to further reduce waste and carbon emissions. 

YesAnd

YesAnd sells eco-friendly, sustainable, and affordable woman’s clothing. Its modern basics are GOTS-certified and made using 100% organic cotton and low-impact dyes. The brand is also committed to fair wages, empowering female farmers, sustaining their local communities, and no child labor. YesAnd’s pajamas selection ranges from tunics, shorts, and dresses, to long sleeves. 

 

Maylyn & Co

Maylyn & Co. is a slow fashion brand that creates vegan sleepwear and pillowcases out of moisture-wicking, PETA-approved fabrics, such as Lotus silk, a natural flower fiber, and organic Modal. Its silk is grown and handpicked from sustainable family farms in Iran, the founder’s home country. The fabric is then transported via ocean freight to Maylyn & Co’s family-owned studio in the north of Toronto, where the clothing is finished, and packaged using eco-friendly materials, such as biodegradable bags and vegan glues. No single-use plastic is in any of its packaging, and any fabric leftovers in production are turned into scrunchies, sleep masks, and other accessories. 

 

Hanna Andersson

Hanna Andersson mostly makes clothing for babies and kids, but it also has a selection of matching family PJs that are just too cute to leave off this list. Everything is made out of organic cotton that is OEKO-TEX-certified non-toxic and comes in all kinds of different designs, including collections with your favorite Disney, Pixar, and Marvel heroes.

 

ettitude 

Ettitude’s PJs are made from 100% OEKO-TEX certified Bamboo Lyocell, which means it’s low impact, toxin-free, and super soft. Its bamboo is also sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests and made in a closed-loop system that recycles 98% of water.

 

Boody 

Born in Australia, Boody is a basics brand that uses organic bamboo textiles throughout its range of underwear, activewear, and loungewear, including its PJs, which are made from sustainably-sourced natural bamboo with a closed-loop water system and non-toxic solvents. Workers are paid a living wage and garments are sewn in a way that significantly reduces fabric waste. Boody also uses recycled cardboard and vegetable-based ink for its packaging.

 

Symbology 

Symbology partners with marginalized artisans in developing countries to create handcrafted pieces using traditional fabric techniques like block printing, tie dye, and embroidery. It merges artisanal fabric techniques with fashion-forward designs, giving its customers a one-of-a-kind item. Most of its pajamas are made from Modal and organic cotton.

 

Mate the Label

Women-owned Mate the Label offers much in the line of pajamas that work year-round. Its pajamas are made from primarily natural, ethically sourced materials and manufactured with sustainability in mind. You can find Tencel, linen, and organic cotton among the pajama selection, as well as a variety of nontoxic dyed colors and styles. Mate the Label is climate neutral-certified and offers a clothing recycling program to help mitigate pre- and post-consumer waste.

 

Not Just Pajama

Not Just Pajama is a London-based company with a vision for 100% pure, ethically sourced, biodegradable silk. Its pajamas are made from GOTS and 100% Oeko-Tex-certified mulberry silk and colored with nontoxic dyes. These pajamas are hypoallergenic, breathable, and soft on the skin. As an added bonus, Not Just Pajama uses its production scraps to craft smaller bedtime accessories like silk scrunchies. 

 

Mirth

Offering pajamas and robes in a variety of hand-stamped patterns, Mirth uses mixtures of Pima cotton and alpaca fibers to create its handwoven looks. Mirth is dedicated to ethical employment in its small-scale factories in Bagru, India. Its selection offers two-piece short and long pajama sets and robes in a variety of floral prints.

 

Made Trade

Offering a large selection of pajamas in every color and style, Made Trade is a woman-owned, climate neutral certified small family business. Its pajamas can be found in materials including Pima cotton, eucalyptus lyocell, and bamboo, though there are many other options. Made Trade also features pajamas for women, men, and children alike in both vibrant patterns and cool colors. 

 

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning’s sleepwear is made from 100% French linen, which is soft, durable, and breathable. Its robes are stonewashed for a vintage-like feel that gets better with every laundry day. Everything is made ethically and sustainably, and 10% of profits are given to build homes in developing countries through New Story.

 

Pact

Pact carries pajamas for the whole family in a huge range of styles, fits, fabrics, and patterns all made from GOTS certified fabrics. The brand is also fair trade certified and uses recyclable packaging to ship its products to your door. Pact also partners with Simpli Zero, pushing for zero emissions by measuring the impact of every last product they produce.

 

Baukjen

Baukjen is a London-based brand that uses a mix of natural, bio-based, and recycled materials to create its extensive collection of women’s fashion. The Certified B Corp has its own pre-loved platform and rental program for multiple ways to shop. Each product features a list of sustainable attributes such as ethically made and natural materials. Its tier one suppliers are held to its code of conduct through regularly third-party audits, and its packaging is recyclable and biodegradable.

 

 

 

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