Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman

Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman


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

When it comes to pajamas and loungewear, you’ll want to prioritize organic, natural fabric. Not only are you going to be spending a third of your life in your PJs, but during sleep is when your body performs its most important recovery and healing processes, so 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 pajama and loungewear brands below. But first:

What to Look for in Eco-Friendly Sleep and Loungewear

Natural Fabrics: The brands below use natural, low-impact fabrics like organic cotton, TENCEL, hemp, 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.

Non-Toxic: See above! Most of the brands below come with non-toxic third-party certifications like OEKO-TEX and GOTS.

Environmentally-conscious manufacturing: The processes involved in creating textiles, especially high-performing ones, are often pretty harsh on the environment, using lots of water, chemicals, and energy, and leaving behind waste. Look for brands that are using more earth-friendly processes that reduce their impact.

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.

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

PACT

For their sustainable PJs and loungewear, PACT uses only natural, certified organic, long-staple (aka super soft) cotton without any toxic dyes. Plus, everything is made in Fair Trade certified facilities.

Coyuchi

Coyuchi’s pajamas are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, which is grown in Turkey and woven in Portugal. They work with Fair Trade certified partners in order to ensure their workers are being paid a living wage, and they also carry the MADE SAFE seal, which means there aren’t any toxic chemicals making their way into your home. They’re also a member of 1% for the Planet, and they work with Fibershed to source Climate Beneficial wool. Plus, they’re committed to making sure they provide the highest quality, affordable luxury products to their customers, at a reasonable price.

Alternative Apparel

Alternative Apparel’s pajamas and loungewear are made in WRAP certified facilities out of eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and low-impact dyes. They use water-conserving processes, oxo-biodegradable mailer bags, and have implemented a vendor recycling program.

 

Thought

Thought’s pieces are made from breathable bamboo, hemp, Tencel, and organic cotton. They are careful to source their fabrics consciously, use only slow shipping for the lowest carbon footprint, and adhere to a strict ethical code of conduct for employment.

 

People Tree

A sustainable fashion pioneer, People Tree has been partnering with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans, and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections for over 25 years. Their sleepwear is all certified Fair Trade and organic.

 

Amour Vert

Amour Vert (which means ‘green love’ in French, creates clothing and loungewear that’s made from low-impact fabrics like organic cotton, TENCEL, OEKO-TEX silk, ethical wool, and more. Most of their products are made transparently in California, in limited quantities to reduce waste. Plus, they plant a tree with each purchase of a tee.

 

Boody

Born in Australia, Boody PJs and loungewear that 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. They even use recycled cardboard and vegetable-based ink for their packaging.

 

ettitude

ettitude’s PJs are made from 100% OEKO-TEX certified Bamboo Lyocell, which means it’s low-impact, toxic-free, and super-soft.

 

Sudara

Sudara is a certified B Corp that started out in 2006 by partnering with a sewing center in India to teach six women how to sew a pattern for loungewear pants they named Punjammies®. They now have multiple sewing partnerships across India and the US, where they employ hundreds of women who have transitioned out of sex slavery. Their pajamas and loungewear is made from cotton and rayon.

 

Hanna Andersson

Hanna Andersson mostly makes clothing for babies and kids, but they also have a selection of matching family PJs that are just too cute to leave off this list. Everything is organic, and they have all kinds of different designs, including collections with your favorite Disney, Pixar, and Marvel heroes.

Azura Bay

Azura Bay is a boutique carrying a curated collection of cute, comfy, and conscious ethical + eco lingerie, PJs, and loungewear. With the goal of bringing you pieces that will empower both the wearer and the person who made them, their latest collection features a more size-inclusive range of bralettes; from 30A – 40H. Azura Bay uses eco-friendly packaging and gives back with every purchase to 1/3 organizations that you choose at checkout: WWF, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Because I am A Girl.

 

I Love My Nighty

I Love My Nighty nightgowns are made in the USA from super-soft TENCEL. They source their fabrics from mills that make it themselves (instead of importing it) in order to reduce their carbon footprint. They even have a nightgown hoodie with pockets!

 

The Sleep Shirt

The Sleep Shirt is a Canadian company that makes stylish, comfortable sleepwear that’s produced locally and ethically in Vancouver. They use natural materials like cotton, linen, and some cashmere in a way that’s built to last up to 750 wears. Their sleep shirts can double as chic resort wear or beachwear as well.

 

The Summer House

The Summer House’s sleepwear is made from low-impact fabrics like organic cotton and TENCEL. Much of it is artisanal, meaning it’s handwoven in India and printed using techniques that allow them to work closely with families of craftsmen that are the proud torchbearers of ancient crafts.

 

noctu

Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and minimalist design, noctu’s ethos is to make beautiful and comfortable nightwear using the softest organic fabrics made to exceptionally high standards by skilled seamstresses here in the U.K. Everything is made from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton, and they give back to the World Land Trust with each purchase.

 

kowtow

kowtow’s sleepwear is so beautiful that it looks like you could wear it during the day too… Their first collection of sustainable sleepwear consists of six beautifully rendered and considered styles, to be composed into mix and match sets. Structural origami folds are accentuated in a calming tidal stripe, made from 100% fairtrade certified organic cotton textured voile.

 

Satva

Satva uses organic cotton, recycled polyester, and non-toxic dyes for their sweats and loungewear. For their cotton, they partner with Suminter India Organics®, an environmental and socially conscious organic cotton production corporation in India. They also give back to the communities where their cotton comes from to support education and healthy livestock.

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