Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Campo Collection #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
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Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Boody #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
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Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Sijo #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
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15 Dreamy, Ethical & Fair Trade Pajamas For A Sustainable Slumber


As ethical and sustainable wardrobe warriors, we’re all for filling our closets with do-good style.

Fortunately, there are many sustainable clothing brands making it easy to find ethical garments for every eco-cassion. 

This includes ethical and fair trade pajamas for sweet, socially-conscious slumber.

While some prefer to sleep in their sustainable underwear and others in luxe ethical lingerie, sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge).

That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best fair trade pajama brands.

These sustainable pajamas are ALL worth dozing off with, but if your eyes are getting heavy, consider Coyuchi’s affordable ethical PJs. 

For those who like some style with their snoozing, Campo Collective has stylish fair trade pajamas. 

WVN is our go-to for organic fleece fair trade pajamas. 

If you aren’t familiar with our sustainable fashion criteria, be sure to read more about how we chose these pajama brands at the bottom of the article.

Let’s get to counting sheep—and by that, we mean counting all these wonderful ethical pajama brands!

*This post contains affiliate links

Fair Trade Pajamas in the USA & Canada

1. COYUCHI

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Coyuchi #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Coyuchi
About Coyuchi 

Coyuchi is a Californian organic bedding brand specializing in sleep essentials: affordable linen sheets, eco friendly robes, and affordable sustainable sleepwear basics for men and women.

They have a wide range of organic cotton pajamas (for summer and winter), including chemises, rompers, shorts, button-downs, and nightgowns

Between earthy-hues reminiscent of a coyote’s coat (hence the name Coyuchi) and ocean-inspired blues, these environmentally friendly pajamas calm the conscious in every way.

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

This sustainable pajama brand uses all-natural fibers, so everything they make is fully compostable.

Their sleepwear is 100% GOTS and MADE SAFE-certified organic cotton.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Coyuchi has lots of ethical certifications, like the Fair Trade premium certification. This means they abide by regular fair trade standards and provide additional funding to a worker-managed Community Development Fund.

They source all cotton through India’s ethically renowned Chetna Organic Farming Cooperative, and it’s woven in Turkey or India, and manufactured at a factory in Portugal.

They’re Textile Exchange members, too.

Green business practices: 

Coyuchi chooses partners who employ water recycling methods (their Portuguese factory recycles 98% of all water used).

They sell “climate beneficial products” (like their fair trade scarves) grown using regenerative agriculture and use FSC-certified recycled cardboard and organic cotton bags for packaging.

Putting a new meaning to “sleep cycle”, they embrace circularity through their 2nd Home™ recycling service, which has diverted over 15 thousand pounds of textile waste from landfills. 

Returned items are sent to The Renewal Workshop for either resale, recycling, or composting.

Inclusivity: 

Coyuchi offers S-XL for men and XS-XL for women.

Community & charitable giving: 

Coyuchi’s 1% for the Planet beneficiaries are Fibershed and the White Buffalo Land Trust.

Through both, they work to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and increase biodiversity around the world.

Available: Coyuchi 

2. BOODY

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Boody #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Boody
About Boody  

Boody believes “comfort is nothing without peace of mind”.

This bamboo-loving brand makes everyday essentials like seamless and pinch-free organic underwear, activewear, eco friendly yoga clothes, cut and sewn loungewear, and bamboo socks.

Their PETA-approved ethical vegan sleepwear is for men, women, and even babies!  

Boody’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices 

Materials: 

Boody uses organic bamboo rayon (mixed with a tiny bit of spandex), created through a closed-loop process in which all liquid and non-toxic solvents are captured, removed, and reused.

They back up all claims to non-toxicity with certifications by OEKO-Tex, EcoCert, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001. 

Independent SGS quality testing ensures they’re up to standard regarding seam strength, pill resistance, and an absence of azo dyes, heavy metals, and formaldehyde.

Any baby products are additionally tested for lead, phthalates, and 46 other chemical irritants. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Boody aims to “maximiz[e] positive outputs and minimiz[e] negative ones through the entire supply chain”. 

This starts with having full traceability of their suppliers and sourcing bamboo from FSC certified forests.

Manufacturing entities adhere to WRAP labor standards and provide equal opportunity employment.

Green business practices: 

All Boody bags and boxes are made with recycled paper and printed in vegetable inks.

Inclusivity: 

Boody uses a range of models and offers XS-XL sizes for women and S-XL for men.

Their products are also more affordable and made even more so through their interest-free 4 payment plan.

Community & charitable giving: 

Boody is a member of 1% for the Planet program. They also donate time and products to various organizations.

Available: Boody (US)  |  Boody (AU)

3. PACT

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Pact #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Pact
About Pact 

For those that live in the USA, make a pact to support US ethical pajama brands!

What better place to start shopping than with Boulder, Colorado’s Pact?

Simple to the stitch, this organic clothing brand sells a range of basics and loungewear for men, women, and children: organic cotton t shirts, sweaters, organic hoodies, sleep sets, thermals, and sweats.

Pact’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices 

Materials: 

All these sustainable cotton pajamas are made from Fair Trade organic cotton.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Pact sources their organic cotton from India, where they also manufacture their range in Fair Trade factories that are strictly against sweatshop conditions or child labor. 

Green business practices: 

Water saved through organic farming methods aside (95%, in case you were wondering), Pact employs water and energy-saving techniques at the production level and uses precise cutting techniques to reduce excess fabric trimmings.

Inclusivity: 

Pact encourages patrons to #JustWearYou and what garment embodies (literally) that more than PJs?

S-XL sizes available.

Community & charitable giving: 

Pact’s Give Back. Wear Forward program takes returned and gently used clothing (returned via the very box your order ships in) and donates them to underprivileged groups in need.

Available: Pact

4. SIJO

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Sijo #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Sijo
About SIJO

SIJO believes a home is a place where harmony, health, and happiness come together. 

To that end, SIJO can help with their loungewear that doubles as comfortable ethical pajamas: tees, tops, pants, shorts, and dresses for women. 

SIJO’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Their eucalyptus loungewear is made with TENCEL™ Lyocell cell, a silk-soft semi-synthetic. 

Their bamboo loungewear is bamboo modal, made via a closed-loop process that reuses water and solvents.

Everything is OEKO-TEX certified to be free from toxic dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

All of the people employed in SIJO’s supply chain are supported with safe working conditions and are paid above a living wage. 

Green business practices: 

Reducing harmful chemicals where they can, Sijo then uses practices like closed-loop manufacturing and dew-retting to reduce the amount of water, chemicals, and energy required. 

Inclusivity: 

SIJO is a woman-owned and POC-owned business. 

Women’s sizes from XS-XXL are available and there’s good representation among models. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Through a partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation, SIJO supports women who have been a victim of domestic violence, abuse, and sexual assault.

Available: SIJO | Made Trade

5. WVN

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by WVN #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by WVN
About WVN

WVN realizes that we are all woven together and everything is connected. 

Kate Fisher is the woman behind WVN, formerly Synergy Organic Clothing.

WVN continues Kate’s journey in producing women’s clothing the right way, making it one of the best sustainable fashion pajama brands. 

The lounge + pajama range features camisoles, tees, turtlenecks, sleep shorts, and sweatpants.

WVN’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices  

Materials: 

100% GOTS certified organic cotton is what you’ll find in most of the women’s sustainable pajamas. 

The exception is their ethical fleece pajamas, which are made from 70% modal, 26% organic cotton, and 4% spandex.

Every part of the manufacturing process is clean, natural, and non-toxic. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Made with love, WVN ensures its clothes aren’t produced in a way that is harmful to others. 

Their organic cotton is sourced from small, family-run farms and they only partner with Fair Trade certified factories or heritage artisans who use traditional techniques and practices. 

They’re also a Certified B Corp.

Green business practices:

Some of the PJ tops and bottoms are certified Carbon Neutral, with carbon offsets supporting projects like reforestation in Zimbabwe and biogas projects/solar power in India. 

Inclusivity: 

Women’s sizes XS-XL are available. 

Their WVN Circle program helps sustainable shoppers save (including a birthday discount).

Community & charitable giving: 

An active supporter of She’s the First, monthly donations support underserved girls globally so that they can access the opportunities they deserve. 

Available: WVN

6. MATE THE LABEL

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by MATE THE LABEL #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by MATE the Label
About MATE the Label

MATE the Label has long been on our sustainable fashion BFF list thanks to their organic maternity clothes, plus size linen clothes, and generally speaking, really affordable ethical clothing

Their nighttime/Netflix-binge-ready collection earns them an invite to our slumber party, too!

They have straight-up pajamas and other minimalist sleep pants, shirts, and dresses.

MATE the Label’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Sleep soundly in TENCEL™ Lyocell organic cotton, and low-impact dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

MATE sources their organic cotton from India, combines it with Austria’s TENCEL™ Lyocell, and puts it all together in a Los Angeles factory.

Being US-based, workers benefit from California’s strict labor laws and receive fair wages. 

Green business practices: 

The MATE team uses eco friendly office supplies (including eco friendly toilet paper), composts their food scraps, and only uses glass bottles when in need of a beverage. 

Their factory is a short drive away from HQ so their carbon footprint is small. 

More about this in their Impact Report.

Inclusivity: 

We LOVE that everyone can sleep in comfy clothes, because women’s sizes XS-3X are offered (in some styles), with a great representation of models to boot. 

Yay for fair trade plus size pajamas!

Community & charitable giving: 

With every purchase, shoppers choose where 1% of their order total is donated. 

Currently, choices include organizations like LA Neighborhood Land Trust, Surfrider Foundation, Women’s Voices for the Earth, Rodale Institute, and Fibershed

Available: MATE the Label

7. CAMPO COLLECTION

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Campo Collection #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Campo Collection
About Campo Collection

Campo Collection is a dreamy slow fashion brand that goes beyond organic sustainable pajamas. Their range of luxury pajamas will have you dreaming of the Fashion Week runway. 

These women’s PJ sets, robes, nightgowns, bralettes, bodysuits, pants, and kaftans are elegant enough to be worn to bed, to brunch, and to the beach. 

Some unisex and children’s pajamas are available, too.

Campo Collection’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Campo Collection uses mostly 100% GOTS organic cotton in its sustainable cotton pajamas. Sometimes upcycled deadstock is used.

Regardless of the fabric, plant-based and chemical-free dyes give them their blushing pastel colors. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

With HQ in Miami, Florida, the brand works with local factories and women artisans to keep its supply chain and carbon footprint small. 

We’ll be touching base with the brand to share more about their ethical manufacturing methods.

Green business practices: 

Practices are in place to reduce production waste and recycled/recyclable packaging is used. 

Inclusivity: 

Campo Collection is a female-founded brand.

S, M, and L sizes are available. 

Available: Campo Collection

8. HARVEST & MILL

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Harvest & Mill #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Harvest & Mill
About Harvest & Mill

Small-but-mighty, Harvest & Mill is re-invigorating the American industry by being “grown and sewn in the USA”, seed to stitch. 

Every one of their minimalist loungewear pieces (which includes tees, raglans, baggy pants, and socks) is a vote against the harmful mainstream cotton farming industry.

That’s because they use regenerative organic agriculture to negate carbon, not just reduce it.

Harvest & Mill’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Harvest & Mill’s fair trade cotton pajamas are made of 100% organic cotton, grown in the USA.

As per their Toxin-Free Initiative, most of their garments are unbleached/undyed or dyed naturally. The only exceptions are their black garments, which are dyed with EPA compliant low impact fiber reactive dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

With farmers and dye artists in Indiana and California and independent sewing studios within 20 miles of their Berkeley base, Harvest & Mill has an entirely USA-based supply chain.

This helps ensure strict wage and safety standards.

Green business practices: 

Their regenerative farming is managed through a partnership with the non-profit Fibershed, which promotes soil health and protects biodiversity. 

Because of this, most garments are certified Carbon Neutral.

Their carbon footprint is kept to a minimum thanks to a fully domestic supply chain, lack of chemical usage, and compostable packaging. 

Inclusivity: 

This woman co-founded brand has sizes for everyone, from XS-XL.

Available: Made Trade

9. NAADAM

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Naadam #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Naadam
About Naadam

While we have a penchant for plant-based threads, we’re wooly impressed with Naadam’s approach to ethical cashmere.

In addition to using it in men’s and women’s ethical winter pajamas (pants, sweats, shorts, robes, tanks, tees, hoodies, sets, and robes), it’s the material of choice in their eco friendly socks and fair trade sweaters.

They have some kid’s jogger sets for kids fair trade pajamas, too!

Naadam’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Naadam uses Mongolian cashmere, wool cashmere, or recycled cashmere, sometimes blended with other materials like cotton and modal.

Their cafe cotton cashmere, for example, is a blend of 60% cotton, 35% recycled coffee, and 5% cashmere. Yes, discarded coffee grounds are transformed into a super-soft, odor-controlling fabric.

Everything is 100% biodegradable and backed by certifications from GOTS, OEKO-TEX, Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), and GRS. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Their cruelty-free cashmere comes by way of traditional hand combing (in warm weather!). 

Herders are also treated more ethically, by being paid significantly more and receiving benefits like retirement funds, healthcare, clean drinking water, and livestock insurance.

Their BSCI-compliant Chinese manufacturing partners pay fair wages and, by 2025, Naadam plans to ensure living wages across their supply chain. 

More on this in their Social and Environmental Impact Report.   

Green business practices: 

With practices in place to reduce the environmental impact of goat grazing, Naadam has secured an area the size of Manhattan for their goats, leaving the rest free for ecological restoration.

They have done away with 75% of their packaging elements, use carbon-free shipping, and will eventually be totally carbon neutral. 

Inclusivity: 

Women’s sizes XXS-XXL; men’s sizes XS-XXL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Each year, they partner with the Gobi Revival Fund to address how desertification, climate change, and other risks impact the herding communities.

Returned or damaged products are donated to Green Tree Textiles.

Available: Naadam

10. THREADS 4 THOUGHT

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Threads 4 Thought #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Threads 4 Thought
About Threads 4 Thought

Threads 4 Thought may be based in fast-paced NYC, but they’re all about slow fashion and want to encourage you to #WearThoughtfully… even to bed.

This brand specializes in basics and activewear, but their sleepwear is somewhere between PJs and loungewear (ploungewar?), including matching joggers and sweatshirts, and tees and tanks for men, women, and kids.

Perfect for working from home, getting in a quick flow on your eco friendly yoga mat, then binging the latest environmental films on Netflix—all without changing!

T4T’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Chillax in organic cotton, recycled polyester and nylon, Lenzing Modal, and some spandex.

They’re phasing out rayon fabric, which you can now only find in their out-of-run sale collection.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

T4T is certified by both Fair Trade and WRAP, so there’s not just one but TWO leading auditing agents double-checking the ethical side of their operations.

Green business practices: 

Remember the second R of the 5Rs of zero waste?

Reuse! T4T has that on lock, reusing 80% of the water and 95% of materials and fabric trimmings at their main factory. 

Many of the clothes are Carbon Neutral-certified. 

Inclusivity: 

Budget and lifestyle inclusive, they offer interest-free payment installments and sizes from XS-XXXL.

Community & charitable giving: 

By partnering with the International Rescue Committee, T4T donates a portion of all profits to disaster-stricken communities and refugees.

Available: Threads 4 Thought

Ethical Pyjamas in the UK & Europe

11. ORGANIC BASICS

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Organic Basics #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Organic Basics
About Organic Basics

Organic Basics’ essential tees, tanks and dresses that double as jammies are totally our jam.

The affordable ethical clothing brand doesn’t have pajama bottoms per se, but they do have sustainable sweatpants and shorts—and of course, underwear. 

Organic Basics’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Their organic fair trade pajama tops are those made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

For pants, check out their TENCEL™ Lyocell joggers and shorts for warm nights and their thick, organic cotton sweatpants for chilly ones.

With their TerraToned range, natural and waste-free dyes are used, too.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Don’t let the name fool you, Organic Basics is anything but #basic about their supply chain transparency (which is entirely based in Europe).

They publish just about everything we as consumers need to know, like factory locations and in-depth employee stats (including vacation days, hours worked, etc.).

They’re also BSCI-compliant, hold a Sedex membership, and regularly visit their factories for de-briefs with each employee to discuss their happiness and job satisfaction.

Green business practices: 

This carbon-neutral brand offsets everything (even their website) with One Carbon World, funding projects retired from the United Nations platform.

They’re also working to convert 30,000m² of land from conventional cotton farming into regenerative cotton farming. On Black Friday, every purchase converts 5m² in Turkey.

For more, see their latest Impact Report and Impact Index on each product page.

Inclusivity: 

XS-XL sizes for women, S-XXL sizes for men, and they have a wide range of models.

Community & charitable giving: 

Via the Organic Basics Fund, they award grants to project submissions from environmental grassroots activists or organizations.

Available: Organic Basics

12. THOUGHT

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Thought #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Thought
About Thought

UK-based Thought encourages us all to think more about what we’re wearing, whether it be their sustainable underwear, ethical leggings, sustainable jeans, or any one of their many offerings.

The bedroom is the last place you want to think about unsustainable materials or textile worker exploitation, so we’re huge fans of Thought’s women’s and men’s ethical pajamas and loungewear. 

With their tops, tunics, pyjamas, nighties, sets, and slippers, thoughts will be minimal as you doze off into sustainable slumber. 

Thought’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

In addition to GOTS-certified fair trade cotton pajamas, expect to see bamboo fabric and hemp (P.S. they’re one of our favorite hemp clothing brands). 

While they don’t have sustainable silk pajamas, per se, they do have those made with Ecovero™, a sustainable silky semi-synthetic. 

Many materials are also OEKO-TEX, ECO-CERT, Fairtrade, and/or FSC certified. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

As a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), they’re devoted to promoting and respecting all workers’ rights.

Thought only works with manufacturing partners in China, India, and Turkey that share their values. Their ethical Code of Conduct ensures, among other things,  that living wages are paid.

Green business practices: 

Thought’s manufacturing partners also adhere to their environmental policy, which requires practices to reduce chemicals, water, and energy used during production. 

Inclusivity: 

Sizes from S-XXL (2-14 US) are available for women and men. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Thought remains a founding member of Common Objective. Committed to “doing fashion better”, it encourages companies and consumers to make more ethical decisions.

Unsold, returned, damaged, and waste textile scraps are also donated to UK-based charities. 

Available: Thought

13. PEOPLE TREE

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by People Tree #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by People Tree
About People Tree   

London’s People Tree was one of the original sustainable clothing brands and the first to receive the World Fair Trade Organisation’s Fair Trade certification.

From eco friendly dresses and tees to sweaters and fair trade hats, they have everything a woman needs.

Their Fair Trade pajamas for women include something to suit your sleep cycle: warm, cold, modest, playful, whatever!

People Tree’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

People Tree uses a host of fabrics, but their loungewear keeps it sustainably simple: Fair Trade certified organic cotton that has been dyed with GOTS-certified eco-safe and azo-free dyes.

Sometimes a teeny-tiny bit of elastane is added for comfort.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

All PT fabrics are Fairtrade International (FLO) and Soil Association certified

Over 90% of their supply chain (mostly located in Nepal and Bangladesh) is also Fair Trade certified.

Green business practices: 

People Tree prioritizes using closed-loop systems and handcrafting techniques to minimize emissions and resource waste.

Inclusivity: 

Sizes run from 8-16 UK (or 2-14 US). 

We love their inclusivity in brand image and garment modeling.

Community & charitable giving: 

The People Tree Foundation’s main initiative is to promote ethical fashion by raising awareness and providing education about Fair Trade manufacturing. 

They also support projects large and small, mostly involving capacity building or employment opportunities in vulnerable communities. 

Available: People Tree

Fair Trade Pyjamas in Australia

14. BED THREADS

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Bed Threads #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Bed Threads
About Bed Threads

Bed Threads is known best for their.. well… bed threads (AKA eco friendly bedding), but the Australian company also provides an excellent range of sustainable sleepwear pyjamas. 

100% French flax linen is kinda their jam, which is what you’ll find in their sleepwear range: cozy cool, comfy tops, bottoms, slips, midi dresses, and robes for women.

Bed Threads’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

100% French flax linen is all you’ll find in Bed Threads’ ethical vegan pyjamas.

Everything is also OEKO-TEX 100 Certified and dyed with eco-friendly dyestuff.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The flax is sourced in France before being transformed in China under ethical working conditions. We’ll reach out to learn more about what this entails.

Green business practices: 

No tossing and turning knowing that Bed Threads is a fully carbon-neutral business.

Their packaging is also proudly plastic-free.

Inclusivity: 

Women’s sizes from S-XXXL (up US size 16). Plus equally great representation from models. 

Available: Bed Threads

15. BHUMI

Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Bhumi Organic #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle
Image by Bhumi Organic
About Bhumi

Bhumi makes better bedding, bath goods, and basics. 

From light linen to warm ethical pyjamas made from thick flannel, these robes and sleepwear sets cover all the bedtime bases for every season imaginable. 

Bhumi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

GOTS certified organic cotton (woven into their sateen, percale, flannel, jersey, and fleece) and organic flax linen (from Belgium) are excellent fabrics for sustainable shut-eye—and that’s all you’ll find in these organic fair trade pyjamas.

Everything is free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, and aromatic solvents. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

This 100% Australian-owned family business sources Fairtrade organic cotton in India, where it is then processed in Fair Trade factories. 

This ensures the ethical cotton pyjamas are made by adults who are paid fairly and receive additional benefits like medical insurance, holiday leave, lunches, free transportation, and free schooling for their children.

Many of the mills and factories employ a high number of women.

Green business practices: 

The factories run on solar and wind power and use water collected during monsoon rainfalls. 

Thanks to such emissions-saving practices and offsets, the brand has net-zero carbon emissions.

Inclusivity: 

The women’s sleepwear and unisex robes are offered in sizes XS-XL.  

Available: Bhumi

WHY BUY ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE PAJAMAS?

At first glance, pajamas may not strike one as a source of environmental and ethical harm, but as with every aspect of fashion, even simple sleepwear can hide a boogeyman under the bed.

Perhaps the biggest problem with PJs is how ubiquitous they are. Think about it, how many pairs do you own? 

More importantly, how many do you wear (and how many gaudy sets has Grandma gifted you over the years that you never wore)?

Because pajamas are a quick consumable, they tend to be cheap and low-quality. This equals sweatshop-like factories and overworked, exploited workers (AKA fast fashion).

Then there’s the fabric. 

Most commonly, pajamas are made of cotton, which unless grown organically, is one of the most water-intensive (and water wasting) crops. Those white tees might seem clean, but they’re dirtier than most petroleum-derived fibers thanks to all the pesticides and fertilizers.  

Other common pajama fabrics are polyester fleece, rayon (which requires tons of chemical processing), and silk (whose farming raises ethical concerns – watch this video for the skinny on silk vs peace silk).

All in all, that puts us in quite the paJAMa.


HOW WE CHOSE THESE ETHICAL PAJAMAS

Even though they aren’t seen as often, they’re worn more than anything you probably own. That’s why good quality fair trade pajamas are just as important as other sustainable and ethical fashion garments.

Here’s how we sifted through camisoles, robes, and nightgowns to find the best fair trade pajama brands.

Materials: 

The best of the best in fair trade sleepwear is that made with sustainable fabrics: natural, organically grown fibers or closed-loop processed cellulosic fabric. 

This means we look first for materials like organic cotton (which makes possible those fair trade flannel pajamas we love so much!), lyocell, modal, linen, ethical wool, and hemp fabric

Other sustainable sleepwear might have materials that we regard a little more warily like bamboo (which needs to be processed in a closed-loop way) and fleece. Fleece pajamas are tricky because fleece is typically made from virgin polyester. Look for those made of recycled polyester instead.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

This deals with a brand’s social responsibility across the whole manufacturing process, from raw material sourcing to fabric processing to final sewing or knitting. Ideally, brands can trace all their raw materials to the original source and are transparent about their factories.

We understand not every brand is 100% perfect, but it’s the honesty, willingness to improve (and then actual improvement over time) that we look for. 

Having third-party audits and certifications back up any ethical claims they do make is also huge, as that’s the biggest defense we have against greenwashing.

Green business practices: 

This is our catch-all category for other ways a brand works to reduce its impact. 

It might include garment recycling programs, reusing textile waste, supporting carbon offset programs, renewable energy-powered factories, closed-loop fiber processing, hand manufacturing techniques, and non-plastic/compostable packaging.

Inclusivity: 

Fashion for all! It’s important that brands show off their products on real people that everyone can identify with, as well as offer a range of sizes that will fit everyone. 

We also look for women and BIPOC owned sustainable fashion brands. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Extra points to brands that give back, whether it be time, money, or support for various causes by simply raising awareness.  


FINAL THOUGHTS ON ETHICAL FAIR TRADE PAJAMAS

Feeling sleepy yet? 

Go ahead and rest easy on an eco friendly pillow knowing we did the work for you so that you can sleep soundly in the best ethical pajamas out there. 

As exciting as this list is, remember: If you already have perfectly good PJs, don’t feel like you need to replace them just because they aren’t sustainable.

The most sustainable garments are those you already own. 

Next to that, try buying used via a thrift store, though we understand if you think PJs are a little too personal. Still, you might be able to score some that are new-with-tags.

Plus, keep in mind that you don’t need that many pajamas. Not many people see you in them anyway, so stick to a minimalist wardrobe mindset.

Feel free to groggily share this article with someone who has holey PJ bottoms that could benefit from knowing about the best sustainable pajamas. And for those eco minded loved ones, consider one of these ethical pajama sets as an eco friendly gift

Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the fast fashion bugs bite!


Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned pair of PJs to spend the night in (or day, we won’t judge). That’s why we’ve come up with some of the best ethical and fair trade pajamas for this list. Image by Boody #fairtradepajamas #ethicalpajamas #sustainablejungle

6 thoughts on “15 Dreamy, Ethical & Fair Trade Pajamas for a Sustainable Slumber”

  1. The lack of size inclusivity in this list is egregious and the copy pretends like people over size XXL just…don’t exist? So disappointing, especially on a list claiming to be about ethical fashion.

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