9 Best Bamboo Sheets For An Eco-Friendly Upgrade
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Sourcing cotton is typically a draining and wasteful process, needing 20,000 liters for just two pounds of cotton. With non-organic cotton sheets as the norm in many households, imagine the waste and water used for your king-sized bed alone! But there are sustainable (and even softer) alternatives: Tencel and bamboo.
Bamboo and Tencel (from eucalyptus) are both grown sustainably without the use of pesticides or insecticides. Using just a fraction of the water needed for sourcing, these eco-friendly alternatives can thrive in areas not typically suited for agriculture. Not only are they porous and hypoallergenic, but they are also antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and some of the softest fibers around. Because of their more sustainable production practices, they are sometimes slightly more expensive than traditional cotton. But while the lower impact on our natural resources is worth the cost alone, the fact is that bamboo sheets are also more durable and breathable than cotton. This is an upgrade that’s made to last.
We’ve found nine bamboo and Tencel sheets that are as eco-friendly as they are luxurious. You’ll never sleep the same again. If you’re looking to upgrade your whole sleep situation, check out our guides to natural and eco-friendly mattresses and organic pillows!
Best For | Various finishes and textures
Sustainability | 100% bamboo lyocell, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, recycled fabric bags, eco packaging
Price For Queen Set | $229+
Ettitude’s CleanBamboo fabric is made from 100% bamboo and comes in four finishes for whatever your preferences: Signature Sateen, Sateen+, Twill, and Waffle. This hypoallergenic material is free from chemicals and ideal for sensitive skin. Their signature sheet sets are comparable in feel to 1000-thread count cotton sheets but use 500 times less water and produce 52% less CO2 than cotton. We’ll take it!
Best For | Affordable bamboo sheet sets
Sustainability | 100% viscose made from organic bamboo, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
Price For Queen Set | $110
For all the benefits of bamboo sheets without breaking the bank, we’re turning to Quince. Their silky soft sheets are made from 100% organic bamboo, designed to be cool to the touch all night long. Named “Best Bamboo Sheets” by SleepFoundation.org and coming in at $110 per Queen-sized set, these are hard to beat! In beautiful natural and neutral colors, why not get two sets to mix and match? (Clay and soft blush would be a dream together!)
3. Cozy Earth
Best For | More bed sizes
Sustainability | 100% premium viscose from USDA organic-certified bamboo, reusable packaging, closed-loop system, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
Price For Queen Set | $369
Named one of Oprah’s Favorite things in 2018, Cozy Earth sheets are luxuriously soft, breathable, and go above and beyond sustainable production. Produced in USDA organic-certified bamboo farms, these sheets have an advanced weave that never pill and are designed to last. With an oversized and gentle drape design, there’s room to share with even the most determined covers-hog. We love that these amazing sheets come in a wide range of bed sizes, including California and Split King, and are delivered in a beautiful reusable bag. Talk about luxury!
4. Sunday Citizen
Best For | Hotel-quality sheets made to last
Sustainability | Sustainable viscose made from bamboo, recycled packaging, fourth-generation textile family, gives back
Price For Queen Set | $225+ (sheets and cases sold individually)
Sunday Citizen’s bamboo sheets have over 4,500 five-star reviews– so they’ve got our attention! The brand believes so strongly in its premium bamboo sheets that they offer a risk-free 90-day guarantee: if you don’t love them, return them for your money back– they’ll even cover shipping. We love that confidence! Their classic premium solid color or frame designs are sure to stand up to the test of time, just like the fabric itself.
Best For | Moisture-wicking, silky sheets
Sustainability | 100% viscose from bamboo, Made in the USA, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, FSC® certified
Price For Queen Set | $219
Naturally breathable viscose made from bamboo is known for its breathability, and the American-made sheets from Nolah are no exception. Naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, these sheets also have temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties– ideal for anyone who gets the occasional night sweats or hot flashes! No more hunting around for the cool spot in these cozy sheets, which stay silky (never sticky!) all night long.
6. West Elm
Best For | Mix-and-match sets
Sustainability | 100% Tencel, fair trade
Price For Queen Set | $165+
We all want our bedrooms to be the coziest space in our home—thanks to West Elm’s Tencel bedding and duvet covers, we are one step closer to making it happen. These silky and smooth sheets are made from sustainable eucalyptus fibers, and are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Made in a Certified Fair Trade factory, these 300 thread count sheets will give you the restful night’s sleep you deserve.
Best For | Tencel vegan silk
Sustainability | Organic, Fair Trade Certified, GOTS Certified, nontoxic, made in USA
Price For Queen Set | $175+
Ideal for the sleeper with sensitive skin, Plushbeds sells bedding made of organic cotton, Tencel, and bamboo. Their bamboo sheets are hypoallergenic, odor-resistant, and moisture-wicking, so you can sleep without irritation or sweat. Not only are these sheets Fair Trade Certified, but they’re also made in the USA. Sleep soundly knowing you’re doing good.
Best For | Infused bamboo sheets
Sustainability | 100% viscose from bamboo, renewable & sustainable
Price For Queen Set | $169+
The team at Cariloha is so confident you’ll love your sheets that they offer a lifetime guarantee. Their bamboo sheets include 320 thread count with box-stitch seams and a Sateen finish, giving you the perfect balance of smoothness and durability. Even better, the brand sells sheets infused with silver ions or charcoal to naturally cleanse, purify the air, and deodorize the fibers. It’s no wonder they have nearly 1,300 5-star reviews.
9. Nest Bedding
Best For | Sheets for sensitive skin
Sustainability | 100% rayon from bamboo, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, FSC® certified
Price For Queen Set | $162
Nest Bedding knows that bamboo fiber naturally creates a fabric that is ideal for sleep: cooling, breathable, hypoallergenic and super soft. These silky smooth sheets are 100% rayon from bamboo (meaning they come from bamboo cellulose instead of bamboo pulp), and are thermo-regulating and antimicrobial. They come in sizes up to California King in five beautiful neutral but vibrant colors like rich slate, pinky dusk, and rich indigo. Sweet dreams!
Featured image by Quince