When you lay down to rest your weary head and body, do you do so in a way that’s gentle on the Earth and your skin? Opting for eco-friendly sleepwear, such as organic cotton pajamas, is a simple way that you can lessen the chemical impact on our environment, on insects that support life on our planet, as well as workers and your own skin.
For this post, there’s a big focus on organic cotton pajamas. The reason for this, as I wrote about in my post “Organic Cotton vs. Non-Organic Cotton,” is that the cultivation of commercially grown cotton uses a ton of pesticides and insecticides. Just over 2 percent of the world’s crop land is planted with cotton yet cotton accounts for 24 percent of the insecticides and 11 percent of the pesticides used globally. So, on UniGuide, I always like to promote organically grown cotton.
In addition to organic cotton, you’ll find some natural linen pajamas in this post. Linen is like hemp in a number of ways. It’s been used to make garments for thousands of years and it’s natural, breathable, and naturally antimicrobial. Plus, it gets softer with age.
You’ll see a few PJs made synthetic materials in this post, such as lyocell, or the brand name Tencel. Unlike traditionally-made rayon, including many types of rayon made with bamboo fibers, Tencel is an eco-friendly material. It’s made with sustainably sourced wood that’s processed in a way that recovers chemicals used in the production process. Tencel also used less water and less energy in its production process than even cotton.
With this in mind, I hope your dreams are even sweeter as you snuggle down in some of these eco-friendly pajamas.
These super cute women’s PJs, by Madde Nightwear, are inspired by Victorian-era ladies’ undies. These sweet pajamas are handmade to order, so be sure to order them in certified organic cotton.
Another lovely vintage-inspired pajama set from Madde Nightwear, this onesie was inspired by turn of the century French pajamas. Madde’s sleepwear is made to order, so be sure to request your French onesie to be made with organic cotton.
Gilligan & O’Malley designed this cute ladies’ pajama set in eco-friendly Tencel fabric. Tencel is breathable and soft against your skin. This two-piece pajama set has a long-sleeved, button-down top and cute shorts that have an elastic waist band.
Available colors: almond, light blue, and pink multi
Sandmaiden Sleepwear makes lovely women’s pajamas, loungewear and lingerie in eco-friendly materials. This two-piece pajama set is handmade to order in organic cotton jersey.
Be sure to visit Sandmaiden’s Etsy shop to see more of their uber feminine designs.
This sexy two-piece pajama set can be worn as lingerie or when you’re off to lala land. It’s made with organic cotton. See more coordinating pieces in Sandmaiden Sleepwear’s Etsy store.
Available colors: charcoal, navy, blush, ivory, and black
This cute, eco-friendly pajama set is made with organic cotton. It features a comfortable haler neck and matching pajama pants. Intimate Stories is another brand that makes luxurious sleepwear in eco-friendly materials.
Available colors: black or gray
For an ultra-comfortable night’s sleep, this simple pajama set will fit the bill. Cliveden makes their eco-friendly sleepwear in their workshop in Perth, Australia.
This set is available in other color combinations.
If you like a little support when you sleep, this eco-friendly bralette by Sweet Skins is the perfect piece to include in your pajama drawer. It’s made with soft hemp and organic cotton jersey, plus a little Lycra for stretch.
Sweet Skins uses low-impact dyes on their fabrics.
Available colors: lavender, off-white, black, rose, brown, and plum
Available colors: white and blue
For warm nights, these soft organic cotton jersey shorts are the perfect addition to your PJ drawer. You can buy these separately, or as a pajama set as featured above by Cliveden.
These comfy pajama pants by Body4Real have it all. They’re 100% organic and Fair Trade, plus they’re PETA Approved vegan. Eco-friendly fabric like this is perfect for sensitive skin because it’s soft and hypoallergenic.
These versatile drawstring pants are made with soft hemp and organic cotton jersey. Perfect for sleeping, doing yoga, dancing, lounging, or all of the above, these eco pants are cut loosely and will fit both guys and gals.
These PJ pants are dyed with vegetable-based inks and available in multiple colors.
Women’s Night Gowns
Another lovely piece by Sandmaiden Sleepwear, this organic cotton nighty features a plunging V-neck and lace detail. It has adjustable crisscross straps and the length hits just above the knee. All of Sandmaiden Sleepwear’s designs are handmade in the USA.