​Green Your Bedroom for Spring With Eco-Friendly Bedding

Posted by Matt Cardoni on 19th Mar 2024

​Green Your Bedroom for Spring With Eco-Friendly Bedding

As the world awakens to warmer temperatures, it's a great time to think about your buying choices and consider making your sleeping space more of an eco-friendly oasis. There are a few ways to do this, including choosing sustainable bedding made from natural, organic materials; products that use filling from recycled materials; or bedding with cooling fabrics that keep your body temperature down – which facilitates better sleeping and lower energy consumption from air conditioners.

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Bedding?

While conventional bedding is frequently made using harsh chemical dyes, finishes, and pesticide-treated fibers, green bedding products omit these potential toxins that are harmful to human health and the planet. Organic farming also reduces the massive water consumption and pollution involved with mainstream textile manufacturing.

Look for GOTS, OEKO-TEX Certifications

When shopping for eco-conscious bedding, look for certifications like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OEKO-TEX. These third-party verifications ensure products meet strict standards for organic materials and responsible manufacturing without dangerous substances. Downlite is a proud member of the OEKO-TEX bedding community.

Sustainable Material Options

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs and uses far less water than conventional cotton. It's a breathable, durable choice for sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, comforters, blankets, and protectors. Our products primarily use organic cotton.


As a rapidly renewable resource, bamboo makes an excellent sustainable textile. Bamboo bedding is incredibly soft with a cashmere-like feel and helps wick away moisture. Sheet sets, pillows, and mattress pads are great candidates for bamboo.


Tencel and lyocell fibers derive from wood pulp using an eco-friendly closed-loop system to limit harsh chemical use. Tencel has a smooth, breathable feel ideal for spring bedding, and is a common ingredient in our cooling bedding products. Our Cool-Touch All-Season Down Alternative Comforter uses Tencel.

Eco-Friendly Fillings

For pillows and comforters, seek out plant-based or recycled fillings versus synthetic polyester. Our Primaloft Renew Down Alternative Comforter uses recycled plastic bottles for a soft and cozy plant-based fill, and is encapsulated with organic cotton exterior. PrimaLoft® Renew is relentlessly responsible™ featuring premium loft recycled PrimaLoft® Renew fiber.

Sustainable Packaging

In addition to our bedding products, we are also committed to improving the sustainability of our packaging. We recently transitioned to using RCX in our packaging, instead of PVC. RCX employs a revolutionary composition that minimizes the use of harmful additives in PVC, thereby achieving an ultra-low toxicity profile. This significant reduction in phthalates not only makes RCX safer for both consumers and the environment but also aligns with global efforts to reduce the use of hazardous substances in consumer products.

More Eco-Friendly Pro-Tips

Other pro tips to making your sleep space more eco-friendly include getting a plant and improving the air quality with air purifiers and/or humidifiers/dehumidifiers. You can also reuse or dispose of your bedding in more eco-friendly ways such as reusing or recycling your down bedding in the garden. These small steps add up to make a more breathable, healthier environment for you, your family and your guests.

From crisp white organic cotton comforters to lightweight, moisture-wicking Tencel comforters, there are now many great ways to refresh your bedroom with clean, green bedding perfect for spring. Feel good about your eco-conscious choices and rest easy!

Photo by Katrin Bolovtsova