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!) I’ve found your best options for compiling your chemical-free sleep set.
Eco Intimates opts for environmentally friendly materials for its garments, so it’s no surprise that organic cotton makes the cut. The majority of the brand’s loungewear and sleepwear styles are made from 100% organic cotton jersey with designer remnants or offcuts for the lace and trims. The range includes camis, shorts, rompers, bodysuits and luxe dresses and robes. Eco Intimates garments are ethically made in Australia and Bali.
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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.
Organic Crew is an ethical and organic apparel brand based in Melbourne. The brand says it doesn’t compromise on quality, and focuses on producing luxurious designs, without polluting the planet. Organic Crew is certified by GOTS (global organic textile standards), Ethical Clothing Australia and Fair trade. The brand’s garments are made ethically using 100% organic cotton in Melbourne, Australia and Kolkata, India.
The designers behind Cliveden say they love creating elegant and comfortable sleepwear which doesn’t just look and feel great for the wearer – but is safe for you and the planet. For this reason, they opt for 100% certified organic cotton to make their sleepwear (sets and nighties for women, kids and babies) which is ethically made here in Australia.
Kowtow’s sleepwear range is, as you would expect, both luxe and minimalist. The New Zealand-based brand’s sleepwear range includes separates and robes to be mixed and matched to your liking. It’s all made from 100% fairtrade certified organic cotton textured voile. Kowtow has a strict ethical sourcing policy which is detailed on its website.
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.
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 men’s and women’s underwear here 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.
Since it started in 2000, Lazybones has become well known for its gorgeous, vintage-style womenswear and soft bedlinen. In exciting news – that range now extends to sleepwear. Lazybones’ relax edit includes comfortable lounge pieces in organic cotton. To produce its garments and bedlinen, the brand works with a GOTS certified factory in India, a Sedex certified factory also in India and a factory in Bali that it has built a 15-year relationship with. Lazybones has also started producing some of its garments locally. Find out more on the website.
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.