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13 Sustainable Pajamas & Sleepwear Brands Hitting The Ethical Snooze Button

The SJ Team


As ethical and sustainable wardrobe warriors, we’re keen to fill 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 sustainable 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,  no judgment).

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

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The Most Sustainable Pajamas For Men & Women

These sustainable pajamas are ALL worth dozing off with, but if your eyes are getting heavy, consider Leena & Lu’s sumptuous and soft ethical Peruvian cotton PJs. 

Pact is a regular go-to for us, and we’d be happy to spend many a night in their cozy organic sustainable sleepwear. 

If you like to dream in style, we can’t get past Printfresh and their boldly chic eco-friendly pajamas. 

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

Let’s get to counting sheep—and by that, we mean counting all these snooze-ready ethical pajama brands.

1. Boody

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About Boody

Price Range: $25—$89

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

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

Their PETA-approved ethical vegan pajamas are for men, women, and even babies.

Boody’s Ethical & 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.

Also available on Boody (AU)


2. Coyuchi

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About Coyuchi

Price Range: $28—$98

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

They have a wide range of organic cotton pajamas (for summer and winter), including chemises, sustainable 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 & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

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

Their sleepwear is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton 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.

Giving “sleep cycle” a new meaning, 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.


3. Leena & Lu

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About Leena & Lu

Price Range: $68—$118

Leena & Lu ensures their luxuriously soft Peruvian organic cotton sustainable pajamas, loungewear, cardigans, and robes are better for the wearer and the earth. 

We love their business model as much as we adore their chic, earthy color palettes. 

Leena & Lu’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Lena & Lu source 100% Fair Trade Certified and GOTS Pima cotton for their organic and sustainable pajama sets, loungewear, robes, and cardigans. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Their 100% chemical-free organic cotton is grown, handpicked, and sustainably harvested in Peru. 

Leena & Lu pays fair living wages to all their makers. 

Green business practices: 

Made in small batches in Lima, Peru, Leena & Lu only use all-natural non-toxic eco dyes for their organic sustainable pajamas. 

Their eco dyes are made of carmine, tara, onion peels, and avocado seeds. 

Inclusivity: 

Leena & Lu is a Women-Owned and POC-Owned company.

They champion diversity and their sizes range from XS to XXL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Leena & Lu are proud to partner with women-run factories that allow Peruvian women equitable access to the workforce. They also partner with their local communities to support farmers and garment workers.


4. Pact

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Images by Pact

About Pact 

Price Range: $25—$105

Make a pact to support a standout US-based ethical pajama brand.

And you can do exactly that by shopping with Boulder, Colorado’s Pact.

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

Their eco-friendly PJs include waffle Henley’s, sleep shorts, pants, sustainable flannel pajama sets and robes, and cool-stretch tanks. 

Pact’s Ethical & 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.


5. Sijo

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About SIJO

Price Range: $35—$110

SIJO believes your home should be a place where harmony, health, and happiness come together. 

To that end, SIJO, who sell an extensive offering of sustainable bedding and pillows, creates a collection of comfortable ethical pajamas for men and women. 

Eco-friendly nightdresses, nightshirts, shorts, tanks, joggers and tees all made out of cooling eucalyptus, the most discerning of koalas would surely approve. 

SIJO’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Their cooling eucalyptus collection of sustainable sleepwear is made with TENCEL™ Lyocell, a silk-soft semi-synthetic. 

They also make eco PJs out of bamboo modal, 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.

Also available on Made Trade


6. MATE the Label

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About MATE the Label

Price Range: $48—$148

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 sustainable sleepwear, like pants, shirts, and dresses.

MATE the Label’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

You can sleep soundly in organic cotton and TENCEL™ Lyocell, 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 plus size fair trade 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.


7. Printfresh

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About Printfresh

Price Range: $88—$266

Printfresh is a whimsically wonderful brand for organic, sustainable cotton pajamas and they have a wide range of fun and bold patterns you can  choose from. 

Sustainable matching pajamas and pajama sets can also be bought separately and mixed and matched, all to suit your PJ preference.

Printfresh also sells select homegoods and accessories.

Printfresh’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

To make their vibrant and patterned fabrics, they are hand screen printed or embroidered by their artisan partners in India on 100% GOTS organic cotton. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Printfresh makes sure to use 3rd party auditor Sedex to routinely evaluate their factory partner’s facilities. 

Printfresh also has strategic buying and shipping to warehouses (like using mostly cargo ships) to reduce their carbon footprint, use GOTS-certified organic cotton, and create high quality organic cotton products in response to the destructive nature of fast fashion.

Green business practices: 

According to Printfesh, their sewing factory partner is one of the most environmentally responsible and light-filled factories they’ve seen. 

They recycle wastewater on site and are solar powered. 

Additionally, their printing facility (a different location) recycles the waste water from printing and rinsing through a private pipeline, processing and returning it to the facility for reuse. 

Inclusivity: 

Printfresh is a majority woman-owned business. 

Their size inclusivity is thorough, with Printfresh offered in sizes from XXS to 6XL and even offering some sustainable PJs in “tall” sizes now.

Community & charitable giving: 

Through Pledge 1%, Printfresh proudly supports some wonderful organizations including International Rescue Committee, GiveIndia, Loveland Foundation, Save the Golden Lion Tamarin charity and the MADE Institute in Philadelphia.


8. YALA

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About YALA

Price Range: $28—$158

YALA creates silky soft women’s sustainable pajama sets, sleepwear, gowns, and robes. 

Their unique and luxe bamboo fabric provides the lightweight, breathable, and oh-so comfy material used in their clothing, bedding, and loungewear for women and men. 

YALA’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

YALA’s organically grown bamboo fabric is chemical-free and sometimes blended with 100% organic GOTS cotton. 

Their recent line of Superfine Merino wool is sourced from a specific handful of small, family-run farms in New Zealand, and certified humanely harvested by the Responsible Wool Standard. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Organic bamboo gets selectively harvested by hand in the Shunan Forest in South Sichuan, China. This harvest provides jobs that employ local people. The process in which YALA turns raw bamboo into their signature bamboo fabric is closed-loop.

Merino wool is gently harvested on family-run New Zealand Farms for YALA’s products that feature ultra-soft fabric. 

All aspects of production, from sourcing raw materials, spinning yarn, and dyeing, to cutting & sewing are as localized as possible. 

Additionally, YALA has worked closely with the same factory team in China for over 17 years where fair trade practices are used.

Green business practices: 

98% of the water used in the viscose process gets captured, cleaned, and re-used, which lessens the demands on local water resources and minimizes water pollution.

Inclusivity: 

YALA is a woman-owned and women-led business. 

YALA features diverse models in its marketing. Sizes run from XS to 3XL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

YALA’s sustainable pajamas and loungewear are made on small sewing floors by highly skilled artisans to ensure excellent working conditions.


9. The Ethical Silk Company

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Images by The Ethical Silk Company

About The Ethical Silk Company 

Price Range: $75—$330

The Ethical Silk Company creates luxurious, all-natural, breathable sustainable silk pajamas, pillowcases, loungewear, and other items. 

The company uses cruelty-free practices to extract the silk and works with a fair trade tailor in Jaipur, India to create its luxury sustainable sleepwear collection. 

The Ethical Silk Company’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

The company uses mulberry silk which is ethically harvested and in the process of becoming certified organic. 

Materials are dyed with low impact, AZO free dyes. 

All water used is treated and recycled and a new water filtration system is in place in Jaipur that removes the dye residue, meaning the wash water can be recycled and reused for fabric washing. 

This is combined with a rainwater catchment system at the printing unit to reduce water use.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The Ethical Silk Company is committed to always using ethical tailoring units to create their line of Fair Trade pajamas. 

Their silk items are designed in Ireland and made in the Fairtrade tailoring unit Mehera Shaw, located in Jaipur, India, ensuring fair wages and Fair Trade Certified factories.

Green business practices: 

The Ethical Silk Company makes its gorgeous garments by hand to reduce its climate impact. 

Though it does not yet use certified organic or peace silk, its ethically harvested silk has a limited production run to minimize textiles. 

The company uses low impact dyes in all of its products. 

It uses recycled packaging. 

It also uses recycled water to reduce water use in its supply chain.

Inclusivity: 

The Ethical Silk Company is a woman-led business based in Ireland. 

Sizing for their pajamas runs from XS to XL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

The Ethical Silk Company donates 10% profits to charity. 5% goes to Jeevan Jyothi AIDS Centre in Theni, India, and 5% goes to Focus Ireland, a charity that works to prevent homelessness.


10. Mightly

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About Mightly

Price Range: $29—$44

Mightly offers fair trade, GOTS certified organic cotton kid’s clothing and sustainable kids pajamas.

But they might just get the award for the cutest sustainable family matching pajamas, including adorable Christmas sets  for the cherry on top of the holiday season. 

Mightly’s mission is to protect kids against chemical-laden fabrics and to set an example about conscious consumerism that makes a positive impact. 

Let’s start kids off young to become little eco warriors for environmental justice, right? 

Mightly’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Mightly uses GOTS certified organic cotton from the Chetna Organic Farmers Association

Chetna is a farmer-owned nonprofit that works with smallholder farming families in three rain-fed regions of India.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Mightly uses fair trade practices and works with Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills in Kolkata India, the first factory in the world to ever achieve Fair Trade USA Certification.

Rajlakshmi is a longstanding partner of Chetna Organic, where Mightly’s organic cotton comes from. 

Green business practices: 

Fair Trade Certified factories must adhere to intensive social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of workers. 

For every Fair Trade Certified product sold, Mightly pays an additional Fair Trade Premium directly back to the workers who make their clothes. 

Inclusivity: 

Mightly is owned by three California-based moms. 

Along with their organic cotton pajamas, the brand also offers kids gender-neutral clothing. 

Sizing runs from 2T to kid’s 14. They also sell a small line of  eco-friendly pajamas for us adults, which run size XS to XXL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

A partnership between Mightly’s GOTS certified organic cotton farmers and their factory provides many additional benefits to workers. 

Pre-harvest contracts, financing and support of community development projects in remote farming villages such as schools, vocational training centers, eco-centers, women’s enterprises and revolving loan funds are some examples.


11. Movesgood

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About Movesgood

Price Range: $38—$150

Movesgood is a Swedish clothing brand creating ethical basics, bedding and super soft sustainable sleepwear, from night shirts and robes to sleep shorts and ribbed tank tops, all and from GOTS-certified Organic Bamboo Lyocell. 

Their timeless, minimalist, and gorgeous apparel, available for women and men, is not only super modern and comfortable but also eco-friendly. 

We can’t get enough of their sustainable lyocell loungewear pants! 

Movesgood’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Movesgood believes there is no question that closed-loop bamboo and linen-based fabrics are the most environmentally friendly, which is the core of all of their sustainable garments. 

Some fabrics include a blend of recycled cashmere for extra softness. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Movesgood carefully selected their partner factories based in China and Turkey to ensure the brand uses only environmentally friendly materials and practices and importantly, that the factories follow Movesgood’s strict standards and ensure fair working conditions for the employees. 

Movesgood regularly visits their factories.

Green business practices: 

Movesgood are proud to exclusively use environmentally-friendly materials and practices; have a tightly managed supply chain through their Lean Production model; use partner factories with fair working conditions; and continuously look for ways to decrease their impact on the planet without a compromise of design and quality. 

Inclusivity: 

Movesgood includes a diverse range of models in their marketing. Sizes run from XS to XL. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Movesgood supports and collaborates with organizations working across multiple areas, ranging from children’s rights to diabetes and of course environmental issues.


12. Threads 4 Thought

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About Threads 4 Thought

Price Range: $44—$78

Threads 4 Thought may be based in fast-paced Los Angeles, 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 ethical sleepwear collection includes 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 a single sock!

T4T’s Ethical & 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 eco-friendly 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.


13. Finn + Emma

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About Finn + Emma

Price Range: $11—$38

Finn + Emma believes that you grew your little one organically, so why add chemicals now? 

Only the finest 100% organic sustainable cotton baby pajamas, eco-friendly dyes, and all natural wood toys will do for your little munchkin, and Finn + Emma offers plenty. 

Finn + Emma’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Finn + Emma®’s sustainable baby pajamas are made with buttery soft, GOTS certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. Garment snaps are lead/nickel free and feature real coconut inserts. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

All Finn + Emma organic cotton pajamas, garments and accessories are produced in fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people, women especially, working to provide for their families in a safe and fair environment. 

Green business practices: 

Finn + Emma reminds customers that their organic clothing is part of a larger trend towards sustainability, as nearly 20% of all water pollution occurs through the making of non-organic clothing.

Their fabrics, like their GOTS certified organic cotton, are fairly traded. At every step of the supply chain, producers are paid a living wage and work in safe, humane conditions.

Inclusivity: 

Finn + Emma also offers gender neutral baby clothing. Sizing runs from 0-3m to 4T. 

The company is female owned and run. 

Community & charitable giving: 

A f selection of Finn + Emma purchases are donated directly to KaBOOM!, a US non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve.


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Why Should You Buy Eco-Friendly Pajamas?

Pajamas may not initially seem like 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. 

After all, how many do you really wear (and how many gaudy sets did Grandma give you over the years, only to collect dust bunnies)?

Because pajamas are a quick consumable, they’re often cheap and low-quality. This equates to sweatshop-like factories and overworked, exploited workers (AKA fast fashion).

According to the EPA, in 1980 the world generated 5 billion pounds of textile waste. By 2014, the amount was a shocking 32.44 billion pounds, and we’d bet the house that that number has only increased since then. 

Which brings us to the issue of the fabric. 

Most commonly, pajamas are made of one of the least eco-friendly materials: cotton, which unless grown organically, is one of the most water-intensive (and water wasting) crops. Not to mention the residual chemicals in the non-organic fibers.   

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 Found The Best Sustainable Pajamas

Even though they aren’t seen as often, they’re worn more than anything you probably own. That’s why good quality sustainable and ethical 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 eco-friendly and ethical pajama brands.

Materials: 

The best of the best in sustainable sleepwear is that made with sustainable fabrics: natural, organic fabrics or closed-loop processed cellulosic fabric. 

This means we look first for materials like organic cotton (which makes possible the sustainable flannel PJs we love so much!), lyocell, modal, linen, ethical wool, ethical silk, and hemp fabric

Other non toxic 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 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. 

Third-party audits and certifications to back up any ethical claims made are also huge, as that’s the best 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.


Final Thoughts on Sustainable 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 sustainable 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 don’t have all the eco-credentials.

The most sustainable pajamas are those you already own. 

Next to that, try buying used via an online thrift store, though we understand if you think PJs are a little too personal. Still, you might be able to score some 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 and could benefit from our best sustainable sleepwear roundup. 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!

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9 thoughts on “13 Sustainable Pajamas & Sleepwear Brands Hitting The Ethical Snooze Button”

  1. I feel the inclusivity term is very misleading. I would never consider a range of xxs to xxl to be inclusive. Even if finding ethical clothing in plus sizes are not easy, your use of inclusivity automatically implies that being bigger than xl is not and never will be an option. Exclusive would be a more appropriate word choice for you.

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    • Thank you for the feedback Jessica and I’m sorry you don’t find the inclusivity section to be helpful. We simply use this selection to make a comment on what the brands do provide, rather than what they don’t provide but I can see how that could be frustrating. Please do let us know if you find any brands out there that are doing better on sustainability, ethics and inclusivity as we’re always on the hunt for the best of the best.

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  2. 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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