Put your worries (and yourself) to bed with eco friendly and non toxic bed frames. Image by Saatva #nontoxicbedframes #ecofriendlybedframes #sustainablebedframes
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12 Sustainable Bed Frames Supporting Your 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 with sustainable bed frames.

The sustainable non toxic platform bed frames by Saatva feature linen upholstery for a soft, modern look.

Avocado offers bed frames made in the USA from sustainable materials and climate-positive production.

Using recycled wood, Thuma makes some of the best eco friendly bed frames for those who like sweet dreams of circularity.

Don’t doze off just yet! 

We’ve got more sustainable bed frame companies to untuck, not to mention our furniture criteria snuggled in at the foot of the article.

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1. SAATVA

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About Saatva

From organic comforters to mattresses, Saatva brings sophisticated Scandinavian furniture design to your bedroom.

In the way of bed frames, they offer platform and legged upholstered bed frames in various designs depending on how much underbed clearance you need.

With each featuring built-in sustainable bed frame platforms, no foundation or box spring is required.

Some come with a fully upholstered headboard and all are compatible with their adjustable bases. 

Saatva’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Each eco friendly bed frame 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” blended with natural linen or soft Antica and Verona leathers.

The taupe, natural linen, and graphite colors are not the result of toxic dyes.

We’re not certain how their leather is processed, however, but we’ll be reaching out to clarify whether they can also be classified as non toxic bed frames.

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.

As for where their sustainable and eco friendly bed frames are made, we’ll be checking in.

Green business practices:

Saatva prioritizes durability, as seen in the premium woods and fortified joints of their bed frames and lifetime warranty on all mattresses.

They also offer mattress recycling services if you buy one of their mattresses.

With nearly 150 fulfillment centers, most deliveries travel less 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.

Available: Saatva

2. AVOCADO

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About Avocado

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, mattress toppers, protectors, bedding and eco friendly pillows, they make sustainable bed frame platforms and bed frames, too. 

From eco friendly twin bed frames to Cali Kings, they have it all—including a dog bed frame for those zero waste dog day naps.

Avocado’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

With a few eco friendly recycled bed frame options, Avocado uses reclaimed Douglas fir wood rescued from local sources in California.

Non-recycled but FSC-certified solid walnut, maple, and alder wood are also available, sometimes equipped with solid pine slats. 

There’s also an adjustable bed frame (controlled by a smartphone app) made with a 100% GOTS organic certified cotton canvas with rubberwood legs. 

The finishes and sealants are free from VOCs and formaldehyde.

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. 

Production teams are paid living wages and enjoy progressive benefits, like family healthcare and three weeks of paid vacation. 

Green business practices: 

Why are Avocado’s some of the best eco friendly bed frames? Because the Climate Neutral Certified company offsets more emissions through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation than they generate.

The Certified B-Corp is also a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

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. 

Available: Avocado

3. MEDLEY

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About Medley

How better to furnish your apartment than with a sustainable bed frame brand that started in one?

Medley creates happy spaces through thoughtfully crafted sofas, sectionals, chairs, tables, ottomans, benches, and bedroom and dining furniture.

You spend roughly a third of your life sleeping, which is why Medley’s non toxic king bed frames (or any size you can think of) are handmade with natural, non-toxic materials. 

Medley’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Solid wood options include Hard White Maple or American Walnut, finished with all-natural eco Daddy Van’s wax.

Kiln-dried FSC-certified American Alder hardwood is used in the upholstered bed frames, which are padded with high-grade CertiPUR-US foam or certified organic latex wrapped in OEKO-Tex certified wool.

Upholstery options include OEKO-Tex 100 certified polyester, Greenguard-certified recycled poly blend, cotton, organic cotton, or a blend of GOTS-certified organic linen and organic cotton.  

Water-based, zero VOCs glues are used and bed frames are free of fire retardants, heavy metals, ozone depleters, known carcinogens, and phthalates. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The majority of Medley’s furniture pieces (including the bed frames) are handcrafted in an LA-based California factory. 

Hooray for more made-in-the-USA sustainable bed frames!

Green business practices: 

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

Available: Medley

4. THUMA

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About Thuma

Thuma is the self-proclaimed maker of “the perfect platform bed frame.”

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).

They offer twin sustainable bed frames to California King.

Thuma’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Sleep soundly on handcrafted repurposed rubberwood—upcycled from rubber tree plantations close to Thuma’s factories. Specifically, they use trees that have reached the end of their latex-producing years and would otherwise be discarded. 

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

The bed’s double-strength slats are made with Eco-fi recycled plastic felt. This makes the bed more durable and eliminates those creaky bed noises.

Japanese joinery techniques minimize the need for metal hardware. 

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. 

Green business practices: 

Each eco friendly recycled bed frame is GREENGUARD Gold certified, built to last a lifetime, and for each sold, a tree is planted through One Tree Planted. 

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

Available: Thuma

5. FLOYD

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About Floyd

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, you can upgrade your eco friendly bed frame with storage underneath or a headboard.

Floyd’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Floyd’s eco friendly wooden bed frame is made from either FSC-certified walnut veneer or birch plywood. 

The birch is 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 U.S., Mexico, or China. 

Their manufacturing partners share the same commitment to environmental and social responsibility. We’ll be reaching out to confirm how they ensure these claims are adhered to.

Green business 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 American made furniture brand’s revolutionary Expansion Kit, you can turn your eco friendly queen bed frame into one fit for a king (mattress, that is) in minutes. 

By 2025, 70% of Floyd’s materials will be sourced from recycled or renewable materials and 100% of the wood used will be FSC certified. 

Inclusivity:

For those on a budget, Floyd’s Full Cycle program means returned and imperfect products can be purchased at up to 50% off making for affordable sustainable bed frames.

Available: Floyd

6. QUAGGA DESIGNS

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About Quagga Designs

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 from Canada.

You can choose from four minimalist designs: The Rustic, Flex (with included but optional attachable nightstands), No Fuss Plus, and Tic Tac Toe.

Each one is compatible with box springs but can be used without, features interlocking slats that assemble in under ten minutes (without tools), and can be upgraded with an upholstered headboard. 

The No Fuss Plus is even expandable by one size, so you can turn your eco friendly king slatted bed frame into a queen, or single into a double.

Quagga Designs’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Each eco friendly bed frame and headboard is made of FSC-certified birch finished with linseed oil.

The headboard features additional CertiPUR-US certified foam inside a removable fabric cover. That’s atop birch plywood, made with water-based glue that’s zero VOC, non-flammable, and free of formaldehyde, lead, and heavy metals. 

Each non toxic solid 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 are upheld.

Green business practices:

By utilizing Japanese joinery and “mortise and tenon” joinery 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.

Inclusivity:

Everyone deserves a non toxic home so Quagga keeps its affordable sustainable bed frames inclusive for every budget.

Available: Quagga Designs

7. BIRCH

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About Birch

Birch turns nature into non-toxic mattresses and they’ve been recognized around the globe for their premium products.  

You’ll find a complete range of sizes, from twin non toxic kids bed frames 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.

While this slatted bed frame may be used without a box spring, the Birch Foundation box provides additional support and height.

Birch’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

The sustainable wooden bed frame is made with Appalachian hardwood rails, Southern Yellow pine slats, and maple legs—all of which come from FSC-certified locations and species.

The wood 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. 

Green business practices: 

Each sustainable and eco friendly bed frame is backed by a 5-year warranty to ensure functionality and longevity.

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. 

Available: Birch

8. MASAYA & CO.

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About Masaya & Co.

Masaya & Co. is one of the sustainable furniture brands we’d be happy to welcome into our home.

Embodying end-to-end sustainability, this brand’s first priority is reforestation, but every chair, floating sofa, barstool, nightstand, TV console, coffee table, ottoman, rocking chair, dresser, desk, bench, and media console does much more. 

Catch up on your sustainable slumber in their sustainable wooden bed frames, available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. 

Masaya & Co.’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Simplicity makes for some of the most sustainable bed frames, so rest easy knowing theirs are made with responsibly harvested hardwood or teak and finished with a low-VOC natural oil.

Some feature an additional handwoven manila cord headboard. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Before it became a furniture brand, Masaya & Co. was founded as a reforestation effort in Managua, Nicaragua.

Their furniture not only continues to combat clear-cutting, but employs 250 artisans in the region. 

Green business practices: 

The hardwoods are sourced locally and dried in Nicaraguan solar kilns. 

When purchased via Made Trade, Masaya furniture is sent via carbon-neutral shipping. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Every purchase plants 100 (yes, 100!) trees in Nicaragua. To date, they’ve planted 1 million trees so far.

Made Trade is a woman-owned ethical marketplace and contributor to 1% for the Planet.

Available: Masaya & Co | Made Trade

9. THE FUTON SHOP

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About The Futon Shop

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.

The Futon Shop’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

The Futon Shop’s eco friendly king bed frame (or any size for that matter) comes in several choices of sustainably harvested American hardwoods like maple, black walnut, cherry, and oak.

They’re treated with low-VOC linseed oil and beeswax finishes that don’t contain formaldehyde-emitting glues. Unfinished options are available, too. 

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

Available: The Futon Shop

10. BRENTWOOD HOME

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About Brentwood Home

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

For a bed frame made in the USA from sustainable materials, they have your back—and the rest of your body.

In addition to offering their own selection of frames, foundations, and adjustable bases, they partner with Avocado to sell their City Bed Frame.

It’s compatible with any of their own adjustable bases and foundations and can be upgraded with a handy under bed bookshelf for those wanting an eco friendly bed frame with storage.

Brentwood Home’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Each City Bed Frame features 100% solid sustainably-harvested alder.

For an eco friendly recycled bed frame, their in-house Easy Metal Bed Frame is made entirely of reclaimed railroad steel.  

Pair that with any box spring or their Easy Foundation, an eco friendly natural bed slats frame foundation made of spruce, pine, and fir covered with a woven upholstery.

Both frames are also 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.

Green business practices:

Brentwood believes simplicity is sustainable. That’s why their Easy Metal Bed Frame contains five components and requires no tools to assemble.

This sustainable bed frame manufacturer is also 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.

Available: Brentwood Home

11. MY GREEN MATTRESS

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About My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress came about as a solution to founder Tim Masters’ daughter’s allergies and eczema. Aware that she was likely exposed to toxins in her crib, the company started by developing an organic crib mattress.

They’re still family-owned, and still make mattresses, sheet sets, toppers, and organic mattress protectors.

But now they also create a simple, sustainable non toxic platform bed frame, available in twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, and king.

My Green Mattress’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

The eco friendly natural bed slats frame doesn’t require a box spring and is made from sustainably sourced, untreated American-grown Poplar wood. 

It’s free from adhesives, wood stains, and toxic materials. 

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The poplar wood is sourced in the Appalachian region of the US before being milled in Ohio.

All production happens nearby in a family-owned GOTS and GOLS-certified factory in Illinois.

Community & charitable giving: 

Veterans and active-duty military alike receive a discount. 

Available: My Green Mattress

12. GREENINGTON

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About Greenington

Furniture maker Greenington prioritizes fair wages and sustainable materials. 

Every piece of Greenington furniture—desks, shelves, tables, chairs, nightstands, dressers, sideboards, and bed frames—is made from Moso bamboo. 

These eco friendly bed frame and headboard combos are sleek, modern, and available in queen, king, and California king. No non toxic twin bed frames here.

Greenington’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Fast-growing Moso bamboo is processed using an energy-efficient hydraulic steam press, which gives the bamboo its beautiful, honey-toned caramel color. 

While treated with a CARB 2-certified and low-VOC finish, the bed frame is made with adhesives that contain a small amount of formaldehyde. TSCA tests show these are far lower than European and US (even California!) restrictions.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Their artisans in China receive fair wages in factories that are ISO-9001 certified. 

Green business practices: 

This member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) harvests bamboo by hand based on appropriate plant maturity and uses every part of the bamboo. Even the production sawdust gets recycled into new products.

Since they offer an eco friendly king slatted bed frame, there’s no need for an added box spring making a dent in your wallet and the planet.

Available: Greenington

HOW WE FOUND THE BEST SUSTAINABLE BED FRAMES

What we sleep on is just as important as what we wear—which is why we refer to a common set of ethical and sustainable criteria to find the best eco friendly bed frames. 

Materials: 

Hardwoods are a hard and fast choice for many sustainable bed frame brands. The vast majority are sourced from FSC-certified forests in the U.S. 

These include alder, birch, cherry, maple, oak, and walnut—which, according to the American Hardwoods Export Council are sustainable choices as the growing stock has actually tripled since 1953. 

Poplar is also a sustainable choice as it’s fast-growing, not at risk of endangerment, and requires minimal chemical inputs. 

Southern Yellow pine, a softwood, is another top pick from a sustainability standpoint. Renewed at a greater rate than it’s harvested with 4 million tree seedlings planted daily, it’s considered the most sustainably renewed tree species in the world.

Reclaimed wood (douglas fir and rubberwood) and bamboo are other generally non toxic wood bed frame materials.

For upholstered beds or headboards, we looked for certified non-toxic foam and/or organic latex, covered with materials like organic cotton and linen. Happily a lot of brands are utilizing these fabrics.

Adhesives and finishes: 

Sleeping safely is as important as sleeping soundly, so the most sustainable bed frames are those use low-VOC oils and water-based glues.

Many bed frames are made of MDF (medium density fiberboard) which combines sawdust and wood particles using toxic adhesives.

This is where certifications like TSCA Title VI come in because “veneer” and “plywood” can indicate that toxic adhesives are present. TSCA Title VI is the highest standard indicating that composite wood products produce formaldehyde and harmful gasses at a minimum level.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB II) standard is another commonly used standard, which also ensures that hardwoods have formaldehyde levels under 0.05 ppm. 

Alternatively, solid wood bed frames avoid these problematic adhesives altogether. 

Still, it’s important to make sure the wood bears non-toxic and low-VOC finishes, like linseed oil and beeswax. These are a superior option to petroleum and chemical-based stains that may cause health issues.

Supply chain and labor practices: 

Local supply chains aren’t just better from an environmental perspective (cutting down shipping emissions), but also from a social perspective. They support local economies and job creation. 

Green business practices: 

There are a lot of Rs when it comes to eco friendly bed frames:

  • Reforestation: Many brands are actively supporting reforestation programs, typically by planting one (or up to a 100!) trees with every purchase.
  • Repair: Some companies design bed frames for easy repair, or offer repair programs and replacement parts.
  • Resale: It’s great to see the option to buy returned bed frames—and at a discount.
  • Return: Donating returned products is another great way to keep furniture out of landfills.

Additionally, many sustainable bed frame brands design theirs to last a lifetime, use sustainable packaging, or purchase carbon offsets. 

Community & charitable donations:

We were happy to find it relatively common for sustainable bed frame companies to make environmental donations and plant trees for orders.


FINAL THOUGHTS ON SUSTAINABLE BED FRAME BRANDS

At risk of stating the obvious, none of us want to sleep on a toxic bed frame.

But toxicity concerns don’t necessarily mean we should discount used options.

Scoring a vintage bed frame is one of the best ways to do your part in mitigating the 10 million tons of furniture waste that end up in landfills every year. 

Just be wary of how old it is and what materials it’s made of, avoiding paint and wood finishes. Instead, go for a gorgeous new-to-you Victorian metal bed frame.

If you’re not in the market for a new bed sustainable frame, share these eco friendly bed frame brands with someone considering a sustainable upgrade to their bedroom. 


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