The benefits of farming, working with and wearing organic cotton are considerable. The toxic pesticides commonly used in conventional cotton farming have a horrible impact on farmers and their communities, and that’s just in the process of growing the cotton. Those chemicals are then handled by garment workers around the world, and end up on our backs and butts. So it’s understandable why people want to be wearing organic cotton (especially to bed!)
There’s not a huge amount of Australian brands producing pyjamas with organic cotton, but I’ve found your best options for compiling your chemical-free sleep set.
Independent Australian label Sorella Organics is making sweet sleepwear. The brand produces a beautiful collection of evening and loungewear for men, women, and maternity, using GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic and Fair Trade cotton ensuring each piece is kind on the skin, kind to the environment, and kind to the farmers growing the cotton. And there’s a bonus, the collections are all ethically made in Australia and Fiji. Check out Sorella Organics for tops, pants, nighties, shorts, wraps and robes, plus sleepwear for men, maternity and babies too.
New Zealand’s Thunderpants make a range of camis and underwear that’ll fit in perfectly in your pyjama drawer. The Thunderpants fabric is 90% organically grown cotton and 10% spandex to give it that super comfy, soft stretchy feel. All the garments are made locally and lovingly in New Zealand.
Byron Bay’s Annukka clothing has the organic cotton tops and bottoms you need to assemble your sleep set. The clothes are made with 95% GOTS certified organic cotton and 5% Lycra and are Australian made in an Ethical Clothing Australia accredited factory.
This Australian brand opts for all Fair Trade certified and 100% organic cotton in their wares, and avoids the use of any toxic dyes or chemicals in their production. And while they’re not necessarily labelled as pyjamas, Bhumi makes a great range of oversized tops and singlets, as well as robes and leggings, which are perfect to mix and match as your pyjama set. You’ll also find mens and womens underwear here too.
This is getting into underwear territory. In fact it is underwear, but I figure if you mix a bralette from here with some shorts from one of the brands above, you’ve got yourself a set ;). Lé Buns underwear is made from 90% organic cotton and 10% elastane.
This brand launched with one mission – to create the world’s first zero-waste bra. The bra was so good for the environment that you could put it into your compost when you were finished with it. But that’s not what this is about. The Very Good Bra company has moved onto making zero-waste sleepwear for a very good sleep. The collection includes tops, nighties, shorts and pants, for men and women. It’s all made from 100% organic cotton. Find out more and pre-order your pieces here.
Mighty Good Undies is on a mission to make ethically made underwear mainstream. The brand’s underwear and spaghetti/singlet tops make for a super sleep set, made from 95% certified organic and Fairtrade cotton and 5% elastane. They’re all ethically made in a Fairtrade factory in India. Find out more about the brand and its sleepwear here.
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