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9 Sustainable Bed Frames Supporting Safe & Sustainable Slumber


9.8 million tons: that’s the amount of furniture that ends up in landfills every year. If that doesn’t make you toss and turn, then maybe the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde in your old bed frame might. 

But you can put those worries (and yourself) to bed by supporting your sleep cycle with non-toxic, sustainable bed frames.

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Snag some Sweet Dreams With The Best Eco-Friendly Bed Frames

Avocado offers climate-positive furntiure made in the USA from either reclaimed or responsibly sourced local lumber.

Using recycled wood, Thuma is perfect for those dreaming of circularity, and GREENGUARD Gold certification ensures you’re getting only the safest non-toxic bed frame.

Quagga Designs doesn’t just have a unique name; they offer incredibly unique, minimalist bed frames that are designed to be easy to move and reconfigure, like accordian expansion capabilities.

1. Avocado

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About Avocado

Price Range: $900–$3,399

Avocado is famous for eco-friendly mattresses but we’ve avo-got-o surprise for you: that’s not all they make.

In addition to certified organic green mattresses and bedding, they make a variety of home furniture goods, including several styles of eco-friendly twin bed frames ranging to Cali King sizes—including a dog bed frame.

Whether you want a minimalist platform with just legs, or a full headboard-frame combo, they have an option for you. A perfect middle ground is the Mid-Century Modern Bed Frame, which features a slatted platform to allow your mattress to the breathe without a box spring, but still has a little flair with a simple headboard.

Avocado’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Avocado uses either reclaimed Douglas fir wood rescued from local sources in California, or FSC-certified solid walnut, pine, maple, and alder woods, finished with VOC and formaldehyde-free sealants.

There’s also an adjustable bed frame made with metal, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton canvas, and rubberwood legs. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Many bed frames are handcrafted in an FSC-certified Los Angeles woodshop, located within the brand’s GOTS-certified mattress factory. As a Certified B-Corp, production teams are paid living wages and enjoy progressive benefits, like family healthcare and three weeks of paid vacation.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

The Sustainable Furnishings Council member and Climate Neutral Certified company offsets more emissions through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation than they generate.

Community & charitable giving: 

Avocado is a member of 1% for the Planet, provides its team with paid volunteer days, and donates 95% of returned products to nonprofits. 


2. Medley

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About Medley

Price Range: $2,550–$5,295

You spend roughly a third of your life sleeping, which is why Medley‘s beds and other home furnishings are handmade with natural, non-toxic materials.

You can choose between solid wood and upholstered designs, but since we always value a little extra storage to keep our bedroom free of clutter, we especially like the looks of the Buden Bed, which features not only drawers and footboard shelves, but a headboard that doubles as a bedside (er, bed top?) table.

Medley’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Solid wood options include FSC-certified white maple, American walnut, or American alder finished with water-based, zero VOC glues and all-natural eco Daddy Van’s wax—meaning they’re totally free of fire retardants, heavy metals, ozone depleters, known carcinogens, and phthalates.

Upholstered bed frames are padded with GOLS-certified latex foam wrapped in OEKO-TEX certified wool.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The majority of Medley’s non-toxic furniture is handcrafted in an LA-based California factory.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Through the National Forest Foundation, for every tree used to create their furniture, they plant 3x times that number anew.


3. Thuma

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About Thuma

Price Range: $795–$2,065

Thuma is the self-proclaimed maker of “the perfect platform bed frame”. And we might just have to agree, considering the minimalist, modern foundation is an easy-to-reach height, doesn’t require a box spring, and sports “lifestyle-enhancing details” sure to upgrade any space (along with the planet).

The Bed Frame keeps it simple down to its name and tool-free interlocking Japanese joinery. You can get it in a twin sustainable bed frame all the way up to California King, as well as a separate daybed option.

Thuma’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Sleep soundly on handcrafted repurposed rubberwood—upcycled from rubber tree plantations close to Thuma’s factories. They take sustainable sourcing to a new level, using only trees that have reached the end of their latex-producing years and would otherwise be discarded. The double-strength slats are made with Eco-fi recycled plastic felt, which eliminates those creaky bed noises.

An optional pillow board is made from 100% polyester over non-toxic CertiPUR-US foam.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Thuma’s factory partners in Vietnam and the U.S. hold themselves to high ethical standards. As for what exactly these are, we’ll be reaching out to confirm. 

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Each eco-friendly recycled bed frame is GREENGUARD Gold certified, built to last a lifetime, and plants one tree through One Tree Planted. 

Instead of styrofoam, recycled cardboard is used for protective packaging and their inbound shipping is carbon neutral. 


4. Quagga Designs

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About Quagga Designs

Price Range: $485–$575

Named after an extinct South African zebra to symbolize “bringing back quality from extinction”, Quagga Designs brings their unique concepts to life in their sustainable wooden bed frames.

You can choose from threeminimalist designs: No Fuss Plus, Tic Tac Toe, and the soon-to-be-released Accordian, which contracts and expands just as the name suggests. Each one is compatible with box springs but can be used without, features interlocking slats that assemble in under ten minutes without tools.

The No Fuss Plus and Accordian styles are even expandable by one size, so you can turn a king into a queen, or single into a double.

Quagga Designs’ Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Quagga uses FSC-certified birch finished with linseed oil. Each non-toxic wood bed frame is CARB P2 Compliant, one of the most stringent regulations regarding formaldehyde emissions.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Because “utilizing all resources available to us here in Canada is our priority” all materials are sourced domestically. Products are also manufactured in Ontario, Canada, through partners whom Quagga regularly visits to ensure safe and fair workplace conditions.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

By utilizing Japanese joinery and “mortise and tenon” techniques they’re able to eliminate unnecessary hardware. This makes assembly simple and provides less room for critical failure. If something does happen within five years, their warranty covers it.

The expandable function minimizes unnecessary consumption since it means you can upgrade your mattress without needing another frame.


5. Birch

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About Birch

Price Range: $499–$1,299

Birch turns nature into non-toxic nap-worthy products, and they’ve been recognized around the globe (and by us, since we own one) for their premium mattresses.

As with theese mattresse and organic mattress toppers, you’ll find a complete range of bed frame sizes to match, from twin to an XL-California king.

You can also opt for their Helix adjustable metal base with zero gravity & feet-up ability, memory settings, and built-in massage technology. Since it’s slatted, it can be used without a box spring, though the Birch Foundation box provides additional support and height.

Birch’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Made with Appalachian hardwood rails, Southern Yellow pine slats, and maple legs—all of which come from FSC-certified locations and species—each piece is CARB-compliant and treated with a water-based finish with zero VOCs or formaldehyde.

The compatible Birch Foundation is made with kiln-dried natural spruce.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

All Birch products are handcrafted and assembled in the USA. 

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Products are backed by a 5-year warranty to ensure functionality. Birch also offsets a portion of its carbon footprint and its manufacturing facilities are Greenguard Gold certified.

Community & charitable giving: 

They offer discounts to students, teachers, first responders, and military members. 


6. Saatva

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About Saatva

Price Range: $895–$3,095

From organic comforters to mattresses, Saatva brings sophisticated Scandinavian furniture design to your bedroom, like platform and legged upholstered bed frames in various designs depending on how much underbed clearance you need. Since the platform is integrated, no additional foundations or box springs are required.

Those like the classic-meets-contemporary Valencia come with a fully upholstered headboard and all are compatible with their adjustable bases.

Saatva’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Each one features sustainably sourced hardwood, kiln dried to ensure it won’t warp, steel legs, and premium plywood slats.

The upholstered exterior is either made of a cotton/poly “vintage velvet”, naturally dyed linen, or leather. But since they don’t provide specifics of how their leather is sourced and processed, we suggest avoiding these models.

Supply chain & labor practices:

We know Saatva manufactures their bedding in a Fair Trade Certified factory in India and their mattresses and organic comforters in the USA, but we haven’t heard a response as to where their furniture is crafted.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Saatva prioritizes durability, as seen in the premium woods and fortified joints of their bed frames and lifetime warranty on all mattresses—and a mattress recycling service when it does wear out.

With nearly 150 fulfillment centers, most deliveries travel fewer than 100 miles.

Community & charitable giving:

Donating bedding through Austin Pathways, supporting NYC’s PENCIL scholarship and career development program, and assisting with subsidized housing through Austin’s Housing Authority are just some of the ways Saatva gives back.


7. Floyd

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About Floyd

Price Range: $540–$2,175

This Detroit-based furniture brand is anti-disposables. Floyd wants furniture to be lived in—not landfilled. Their range of eco-friendly sofas, tables, storage pieces, and more are designed for longevity and easy recyclability.

Available in twin, full/queen, and king sizes, The Bed Frame may be simple in design, but it can easily be upgraded with functional extras like underbed storage drawers, an attachable bedside table, and a headboard.

Floyd’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Floyd’s frames are made from either FSC-certified walnut veneer or birch plywood, specially engineered to have a lightweight core and panels that are TSCA Title VI certified for low adhesive admissions. 

The supports are made with powder-coated steel produced in a way that reduces waste. Nylon straps take the place of tools and screws for easy assembly. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Design takes place in Detroit and manufacturing happens in the USA, Mexico, or China. Their manufacturing partners supposedly share the same commitment to environmental and social responsibility, but we’re unsure if any certifications back upn these claims.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Not only are Floyd furniture pieces designed to last (and to be easily repaired), but they’re also in the process of launching a Floyd Resale and Refurbishment program to extend the useful life of their products. Once the product is beyond repair, Floyd’s Recycling Database can help you responsibly dispose of the furniture in your area. 

Thanks to their revolutionary Expansion Kit, you can turn your eco-friendly queen bed frame into one fit for a king (mattress, that is) in minutes. 


8. TFS Natural Home

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About TFS Natural Home

Price Range: $345–$2,930

TFS Natural Home, by The Futon Shop, is a one stop shop for non-toxic products like futons (duh), sofas, pillows, and sustainable lighting.

They also create four-poster beds, futon frames, and for a globally-inspired good night’s sleep a Tatami mat platform bed based on traditional Japanese furniture style. We love the traditional yet modern boxy look of the Zen Bed, whose slatted base means no bulky box springs for your bedroom.

TFS Natural Home‘s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Bed frames come in several choices of sustainably harvested American hardwoods like maple, black walnut, cherry, and oak. They’re either unfinished or treated with low-VOC linseed oil and beeswax finishes that don’t contain formaldehyde-emitting glues.

The tatami mat is made from 100% natural, compressed straw. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The woman-founded and family-owned company manufactures products in the USA in one of San Francisco’s oldest factories. Whenever possible, local materials are used.

Community & charitable giving: 

The Futon Shop is a member of 1% for the Planet. 


9. Brentwood Home

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About Brentwood Home

Price Range: $189–$2,500

One of the first eco minded mattress brands to hit the bedroom, Brentwood Home makes all things sleep-related, from eco-friendly dog beds for furry family members to frames, foundations, and adjustable bases for you.

While you can step into the modern age with fully adjustable bases, you can also keep it super simple with the likes of just the Easy Metal Bed Frame, containing only five components that require no tools to assemble.

Brentwood Home’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Their Easy Metal Bed Frame is made entirely of reclaimed railroad steel while the Easy Foundation is made of spruce, pine, and fir covered with a woven upholstery. Both are compatible with their adjustable bases, made of steel and a layer of polyester fabric.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Most sustainable bed frames are USA-made in a GOLS-certified factory in Los Angeles, with exception of the Easy Foundation, which is imported from Mexico.

Carbon comittments & green practices:

Brentwood is Carbonfund-certified Carbon Neutral and GREENGUARD Gold certified across all mattresses.

Community & charitable giving:

In addition to building beds for you, Brentwood Home builds temporary ones for Relief Bed to help disaster victims. They also plant three trees in America’s National Forests for every mattress sold.


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