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9 Natural & Organic Mattress Protectors To Extend Your Sustainable Slumber

Jenny Bell

What’s the use in choosing a sustainable mattress if you’re just going to cover it with unsustainable, toxic fabrics?

An organic mattress protector protects you (from dust mites and bacteria), your mattress (from excessive wear and tear), and the planet (from harsh toxins and synthetic materials).

To ensure you don’t overlook this often forgotten bedroom essential, we’ve rounded up the most nap-worthy non-toxic mattress covers for you.

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The Best Organic Mattress Pads To Protect More Than Your Bed

What is the best organic mattress protector?

Ethical Bedding’s eco-friendly mattress protector certainly makes the list, being made from organically-grown eucalyptus that’s spun into fiber using only one non-toxic solvent that’s recaptured and recycled.

If you’re working from bed these days, coffee spill-proof your bed with an organic waterproof mattress protector from one of our favorite sleepytime Certified B Corps, Avocado.

Parachute’s cotton may not be organic, but its OEKO-TEX certification and carbon-neutral production ensures it’s one of the best non-toxic mattress protectors for you and the planet.

Head straight to the end of the article to see how and why we chose the top organic mattress toppers to top your bed (but we can’t help you with that tongue-twister unfortunately!).

The Full List Of Natural & Non-Toxic Mattress Protectors

1. PlushBeds

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About PlushBeds

Price Range: $65–$165

Their name says it all—PlushBeds is all about providing a comfortable night’s sleep, but doing so with sustainable and natural materials. 

This sustainable bedding brand started out as a plushy purveyor of organic mattresses, but now offers a range of sleep essentials.

All three types of mattress protectors will fit normal and split sizes, from organic twin mattress protectors to California King.

Per our PlushBeds review on this very product we found there was zero crinkly stiffness that you’ll often find with mattress protectors, it doesn’t diminish the plushness of our mattress’ pillow top in any way. And it makes little to no noise!

PlushBeds’ Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Their best organic cotton mattress pad is the one actually made of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton. However, this Organic Mattress Protector also features a waterproof polyurethane underside.

Polyurethane is the safest and cleanest waterproof mattress protector barrier available on the market currently, and the PU here is free of VOCs, PVC, and harmful chemicals. 

Their Cotton & Wool design features 100% natural cotton (note: not organic) and absorbent Shropshire wool with a waterproof recyclable microfiber lining and fitted skirt.

They also sell a fully non-toxic waterproof mattress protector, but this features a H2Pro™ liquid-proof membrane, but its polyester fabric construction doesn’t make us sleep easy. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Most products are made in their own California factory, but we’re not certain if the organic cotton mattress pads are included in that and will be reaching out inquire.

They have an impressive list of certifications under their pillow: GOLS, GOTS, USDA organic, GreenGuard Gold, OEKO-TEX, and more. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Partnering with TerraPass Carbon Neutral, PlushBeds offsets the emissions of their website. They are also a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and a Green America Certified Business. 

The non-toxic mattress protectors come in biodegradable packaging made of hemp and corn film. 

Community & charitable giving:

PlushBeds’ scholarships program provides a $1,000 scholarship to a winning student getting ready to embark on an environment-related college degree.

2. Parachute

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About Parachute

Price Range: $65–$165

“When we take care of our home, it takes care of us.” 

Out of the words of Parachute’s founder herself…it’s clear this brand is committed to making premium, chemical-free products for the bedroom, bathroom, and living spaces. 

In addition to plush down and down alternative pads and toppers, their Cotton Protector is a simple and cozy option for year-round comfort.

No matter which you choose, you’re getting some of the best natural mattress protectors around to fit beds from twin to California king. 

Parachute’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Parachute’s Cotton Protector is made with 100% cotton. Understanding the potential for fraud within organic cotton farming, Parachute instead relies on OEKO-TEX, “which surpasses all other standards in safety and environmental protection”.

The non-toxic down mattress pad features RDS-certified down wrapped in a 100% cotton sateen shell. 

The down alternative models swap in 100% hypoallergenic microfiber fill, though this synthetic material doesn’t appear to be recycled.

All mattress toppers are undyed and softened with eco-friendly fabric softeners free of silicon, formaldehyde, and toxins.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Parachute mostly partners with several family-owned factories in Portugal (aside from a few items made in the USA and non-toxic rugs made in India). 

Their cotton is grown and processed in Turkey.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Between offering rug samples and experimenting with circular products, Parachute wants to reduce wasted resources.

Parachute is Climate Neutral-certified, prioritized circular products, and uses 80% recycled and recyclable shipping mailers.

Community & charitable giving:

To challenge some of the social injustices in the business world, Parachute has a mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs. This Home for Dreams Initiative provides a winning entrepreneur with training, grant money, and marketing education. 

They also work with the UN’s Nothing But Nets campaign to donate special beds and netting to communities impacted by malaria.

3. Ethical Bedding

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About Ethical Bedding

Price Range: £45–£259

For those who want something more silky and cooling than cotton, Ethical Bedding makes one of the best organic mattress covers.

Offering both a protector and a deep fitting topper (or a bundle of both), they’ll fit any bed, including single, double, king, super king, and emperor sizes.

And you’ll feel like royalty on this natural mattress cover, too, since it’s “sort of like underwear, but for your bed. Really squishy, satisfying underwear”.

Ethical Bedding’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Ethical Bedding’s organic mattress pads and protectors are both made from 100% eucalyptus fiber sourced from FSC-certified “non-farmable” biodiverse forests.

For the planet, it’s grown using zero herbicides and pesticides, and processed using only one non-toxic solvent.

For you, it’s OEKO-TEX certified, hypoallergenic, naturally moisture wicking, temperature regulating, and results in zero static.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Aiming for a total transparency and cruelty-free supply chain, Ethical Bedding is Vegan Society-approved and a Certified B Corp

They regularly visit and audit their partners, all of whom pay over living wages.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Ethical Bedding offsets “every atom” of carbon created by their products by planting trees (one for every order) and investing in other sustainability initiatives.

99.9% of the Amine Oxide used to process the eucalyptus is recycled and orders are shipped in recyclable, recycled, and minimalist packaging.

Community & charitable giving:

They support the World Wildlife Fund per their 1% for the Planet membership and incentive customers to donate unwanted bedding to the homeless by offering 25% off on replacement orders.

4. Naturepedic

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About Naturepedic

Price Range: $65–$165

With nature serving as their inspiration, Naturepedic supplies customers with healthier and safer sleep products. 

While they specialize in mattresses, they also sell the means to protect and cover it. 

Whether you’re buying an organic queen mattress protector for yourself or an organic waterproof mattress protector for cribs to go with your baby’s non-toxic crib, Naturepedic’s offerings are downright therapeutic. 

Naturepedic’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


We love their organic cotton mattress pads because they feature two layers of GOTS-certified organic cotton jersey on top and bottom, with an ultra-thin polyurethane waterproof and breathable barrier in the middle. 

They also feature DrySleep™ technology that blocks liquids but prevents sweating and clamminess.

Certified by MADE SAFE and GreenGuard, they’re free of questionable materials like phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), vinyl, PVC, and butane rubber. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Naturepedic is a family-owned business that is proud to work with US-based artisans and Amish craftspeople.

This isn’t possible for their entire product range, so they also work with factories in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

In addition to being subject to regular inspections, most factories and suppliers hold certifications from organizations like GOTS, GOLS, and Rainforest Alliance.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

In their most recent sustainability report, they highlight efforts to recycle polyethylene, obtained both from scrap collected during the mattress production and from damaged products.

They also provide a means of mattress recycling, one of the world’s most notoriously difficult products to properly dispose of. 

Community & charitable giving:

A member of 1% for the Planet, Naturepedic regularly gives back to a range of nonprofit partners fighting for a healthier and more sustainable planet.

5. Coyuchi

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About Coyuchi

Price Range: $65–$165

The word “Coyuchi” is based on the word “coyote” but you won’t hear any howling when you buy products from this slumber specialist. 

They’re committed to respecting every part of the journey of their products—”from the soil our fibers are raised from, to our customers that welcome us into the most sacred parts of their lives”. 

These trailblazers of sustainability were born in California, and they’ve used coastal inspiration for their products like mattress pads and toppers, including the Climate Beneficial organic wool mattress pad.

Coyuchi’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


If you want to transform your bed into a comfy retreat, the wool topper is the secret Coyuchi wants to share with us all.

Unlike all the toxic chemicals found in synthetic memory foam, the Climate Beneficial wool encased in a 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton keeps you comfortable, whatever the weather. 

They also have a 100% organic cotton mattress pad that’s GOTS and MADE SAFE certified free of flame retardants and chemical finishes and will also extend the life of a mattress!

Supply chain & labor practices:

The Climate Beneficial wool is sourced from two farms just 12 miles from the Coyuchi HQ.

It’s processed in a historic mill in Michigan with biodegradable soap before being air dried. Then, instead of harmful chemicals, it’s finished using steam and humidity. 

The organic cotton is sourced and woven at Coyuchi’s farming co-op in India. Local supply chain aside, the factory is Fair Trade certified, with additional funding allocated to Community Development Funds.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Climate Beneficial Wool is worth mentioning again because it’s based on carbon farming and results in a raw materials that have a net negative CO2 footprint—now THAT’S what dreams are made of.

The eco-friendly mattress protectors are sent in equally eco-friendly, reusable, organic cloth bags.

They also have a 2nd Home Take Back program that allows customers to send back old Coyuchi home linens to be transformed into new products.

Coyuchi also partners with water-recycling manufacturers.

Community & charitable giving:

Coyuchi is a member of 1% of the Planet, through which they support renewable agriculture organization Fibershed with a portion of their profits.

6. Avocado

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About Avocado

Price Range: $69–$399

Responsible for “good night sleeps” all over the globe, LA-based Avocado is nearly as popular as our favorite toast topping. 

This has been recognized by Consumer Reports as the highest independently rated mattress, but they help with all the necessities for beauty sleep—including furnishing your bedroom with non-toxic furniture.

The Avocado green organic cotton mattress pad protector is worth bragging about, and it comes in all sizes (twin – California king).

For new parents out there, they have a 100% GOTS–certified organic crib mattress protector, too.

Avocado’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


GOTS-certified organic cotton is combined with an absorbent cotton fiberfill. Sleep easy knowing it’s free of polyurethane, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), spandex, formaldehyde, PVC, vinyl, chemical finishes, and adhesives. 

Their non-toxic waterproof mattress pad features two layers of GOTS-certified organic cotton with a 5% thin polyurethane waterproof film.

Both are certified by GREENGUARD Gold for low emissions and UL Environment as Formaldehyde-Free. Along with the rest of their products, they are also MADE SAFE certified.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Avocado is a Certified B Corp, so it’s no surprise that an ethical supply chain is just as important as natural and non-toxic materials. 

Being a “farm-to-bedroom” brand, they partly own the Indian factory where some of their products are made, eliminating much of the middleman. They also have a wool collective and a latex farm. 

Everything under the Avocado umbrella uses ILO fair labor standards. 

For products that aren’t made abroad, Avocado has a self-owned factory in LA that is certified organic by GOTS and GOLS. All workers get living wages and access to health care, as well as mental health resources and three weeks of paid vacation. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Avocado is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a Climate Neutral Certified business, and the first in the mattress industry to reach a negative carbon status.

They’re currently attempting to add a Zero Waste to Landfill certification to their impressive list of sustainability certifications.

Community & charitable giving:

As a member of 1% for the Planet, Avocado donates double (2%) to nonprofits tackling a range of environmental issues, like Plastic Oceans International, Outdoor Afro, EcoHealth Alliance, and more. 

Team members also get paid to volunteer one day every quarter, and Avocado donates returned products to people and organizations in need.

7. Happsy

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About Happsy

Price Range: $65–$165

According to Happsy, we spend a third of our lives sleeping on a mattress—so why would we spend that time sleeping on petroleum?! 

Unlike other companies, they aren’t okay with questionable toxic chemicals and flame retardants—which is why they created the first fully certified organic mattress. 

In addition to The Mattress, they also have other slumber accessories—pillows, sheets, and some of the best organic mattress protectors around.

Happsy’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


The organic king mattress protector (down to size twin) is made from GOTS-certified organic cotton jersey combined with a non-toxic waterproof barrier. 

While this organic waterproof mattress pad’s barrier isn’t itself organic, they never use toxic chemicals or bleach and don’t treat their cotton with boric acid.

All products are registered in the Zero Toxics registry and are certified by MADE SAFE, Greenguard Gold, UL Environment (formaldehyde free), FSC, and Rainforest Alliance.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Happsy has their own certified organic factory in the USA—meaning a non-toxic mattress pad made in the USA.

They prioritize a family-friendly environment and employee happiness, notably by paying workers “excellent wages”. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Keeping a mattress out of landfills is one of the greenest things a sleep brand can do, so Happsy offers a 20-year warranty on theirs.

Their Green America Gold business certification also attests to their effort to keep business practices clean. 

As a member of the Organic Trade Association, American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), and Sustainable Furnishings Council, they’re doing their part to help other home companies follow suit.

Community & charitable giving:

Happsy is a member of 1% for the Planet and donates to environmental causes, like Women’s Voices for Earth and Kids for Saving Earth.

8. Boll & Branch

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About Boll & Branch

Price Range: $65–$165

Shortly after the tragic Rana Plaza collapse, co-founders of Boll & Branch, Missy and Scott Tannen, decided to create and sell bedding they could be proud of.

Their products are made with safe and healthy materials by workers supported through an ethical supply chain and wages that go beyond the minimum threshold. 

Their organic mattress protector—along with their Cloud Toppers for extra comfort—lives up to these standards and comes in three sizes: full, king, and California king.

Boll & Branch’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


The Mattress Protector is padded with antimicrobial Fair Trade and GOTS-certified organic cotton and filled with organic cotton fiberfill. 

On top of that, it’s certified free of harmful substances, being certified by OEKO-TEX and Asthma & Allergy Friendly®. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

If you want organic mattress pads made in the USA, Boll & Branch’s are produced in a Fair Trade certified factory using cotton grown in Turkey and milled in Portugal.

Speaking of fair trade, Boll & Branch was the first company in the linen industry to become Fair Trade Certified. From day one, they prioritized “a supply chain we’d gladly take home to our mothers”.

Since producing their first products in 2013, they have paid more than half a million dollars in additional wages.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Opting for boat shipping instead of air freight, B&B saves thousands of tons of carbon emissions every year—the equivalent of what 4,500 cars produce in a year! 

They also use recycled and recyclable/compostable packaging materials and steer clear of toxic chemicals to produce their products. 

Community & charitable giving:

Boll & Branch donates 10% of profits to charities like Habitat For Humanity, and their Helping from Home program has donated thousands of mattresses and organic pillows to in-need communities.

9. Brentwood Home

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About Brentwood Home

Price Range: $65–$165

Brentwood Home was the first brand on this list to prioritize natural and sustainable sleep.

The company launched in 1987 and with combined 30 years of handcrafting experience, they still create some of the best sleep products, including mattresses, bedding, pillows, seat cushions, and more.

“Defend your bed” with their GOTS-certified mattress protector that’s waterproof and available in all sizes from twin to California king.

Brentwood Home’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


This organic waterproof mattress protector features two layers of GOTS-certified organic cotton (95%) sandwiching a lightweight polyurethane film (5%). 

It’s gentle to the touch and doesn’t make that annoying crinkly sound. 

The polyurethane waterproof barrier keeps you dry without any questionable materials like phthalates, PVC, or vinyl. 

It also keeps dust mites and bacteria away while you get your beauty sleep. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Brentwood Homes tucks us in with transparency, and you can see where all of their products are made and where the materials are sourced.

The mattress protector is made in Pakistan with organic cotton grown in Texas. 

Some products, like their organic crib mattresses, are made in their own LA-based factory.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

They partner with Carbonfund to offset the carbon footprint of their shipping and LA factory and promote circular production creation when possible—like using old jeans and other denim scraps to make mattress cores.

Community & charitable giving:

Brentwood Homes has a partnership with Relief Bed, where they build and donate beds for disaster victims. They also donate three trees for every mattress purchase to be planted in American forests. 

They also work with Sustainable Surf to restore kelp forests in the ocean.

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How We Found The Best Non-Toxic Mattress Protectors

How did we uncover the best organic mattress covers?

Did we toss and turn in a crinkly-sounding, plastic-y bed?

Well, no. That’s the point actually—we avoided plastic-based mattress protectors, same as we do with sustainable cushions, in favor of ones made with organic materials.

We referred to the following criteria covering supply chain, material, and business practice considerations to come up with a list of natural mattress protectors that won’t give us nightmares.


When choosing a mattress protector, natural and non-toxic materials are non-negotiable.

Truly natural mattress protectors use mostly organic cotton or semi-synthetics like eucalyptus lyocell fabric.

While these brands have yet to find a fully organic waterproof mattress protector material that’s not polyurethane, we’re happy to see it used in a very minimal thin film (typically around 5%). PU is also far less toxic than PVC.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Falling asleep thinking about exploitation, forced labor, child labor, and unsafe working conditions is worse than tossing and turning on a crinkly mattress protector.

That’s why it was important for us to find brands with transparent and traceable supply chains. Most of them are able to share very specific details about where their products are made, by whom, and how workers are supported with safe and fair working conditions.

Manufacturing certifications can’t keep all the nightmares away, but they’re better than the average dreamcatcher.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Choosing an organic waterproof mattress protector is a great place to start, but it’s so good to see extra “green” practices like recycled and recyclable packaging, carbon offsets programs, localized supply chains, and other shipping and manufacturing practices that reduce emissions. 

Community & charitable giving:

We love counting sheep and counting the many organizations these natural mattress protector brands support with a portion of their profits.

Final Thoughts On Organic & Natural Mattress Protectors

A good organic waterproof mattress protector is an easy way to protect your biggest natural sleep investment: your mattress. 

An average mattress lasts less than ten years (though many of these brands back theirs for much longer). 

Either way, one of the best things you can do from a sustainable slumber and low-waste living standpoint is to protect your mattress and give it as much longevity as possible.

With these organic mattress protector brands, you can protect yourself, your vegan mattress, and our planet with something that’s thoughtfully and naturally made. 

And you can help them by passing this list along to friends—know any kids graduating to their first big kid bed and needing a twin organic mattress pad?

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