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9 Natural & Organic Mattress Protectors To Extend Your Sustainable Slumber


Let’s talk about one bedroom essential that goes unmentioned: a mattress protector. 

As the name suggests, a good natural 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). 

And these natural and organic mattress protectors do just that.

To help you sleep easier. Jump to each brand using the quick links or head straight to the end of the article to see how and why we chose these brands. 

If you’re working from bed these days (aren’t we all?!), coffee spill-proof your bed with an organic waterproof mattress protector from one of our favorite sleepytime Certified B Corps, Avocado

If you’re on the hunt for comfort, Coyuchi’s Climate Beneficial wool mattress topper will do the trick. Then there’s Naturepedic—who has sustainable organic mattress protectors available for the whole family!

*This post contains affilate links

1. PLUSHBEDS

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About PlushBeds

PlushBeds wants to help us “say goodbye to chemical-filled sagging foams, and say hello to luxurious, organic sleep.” 

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

They started out as a plushy purveyor of organic mattresses, but now offer a range of sleep essentials, like pillows, bedding, mattress toppers, and two types of mattress protectors that will fit normal sizes (twin – California king) as well as split king, split California king, and a range of sofa bed sizes. 

PlushBeds’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The organic cotton mattress protector is made of GOTS certified organic cotton with a waterproof polyurethane underside.

Polyurethane is the safest and cleanest water barrier available on the market currently, and the PU here is free of VOCs, PVC, and leaching chemicals. 

They also sell a hypoallergenic Classic Mattress Protector that features a H2Pro™ liquid-proof membrane.

This, however, is made with polyester fabric, which doesn’t make us sleep as easy. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

We don’t know too much about their supply chain, but we can share that they use their own California factory to manufacture their mattresses and bedding products. 

They’ve got a list of very impressive certifications under their pillow, too: GOLS, GOTS organic cotton, GOTS organic wool, USDA organic, GreenGuard Gold, OEKO-TEX, and more. 

Green business 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 mattress protectors come in biodegradable packaging made of hemp and corn film. 

Community & charitable giving:

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

Available: PlushBeds

2. PARACHUTE

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About Parachute

“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. 

We’ve already talked about Parachute’s eco-conscious shower curtains, we love their bedding and blankets, and they’ve got towel-tally amazing towels, rugs, and robes

We also think they have one of the best natural mattress protectors around to fit beds from twin to California king. 

Parachute’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Made with 100% cotton (no PU in this one!), the fully breathable mattress protector is comfy to sleep on, easy to wash, and fully biodegradable. 

If you’ve been looking for a sustainable mattress protector but want so much more, they’ve also got a “Protector Bundle” which includes a mattress protector, duvet protector, and two pillow protectors!

They’re all made from 100% cotton, too. 

While not organically certified, that’s because “the organic label does not ensure that an item is non-toxic. Items made of fibers grown organically – but then processed with toxic chemicals – may still carry the organic certification label. Instead, we adhere to the Oeko-Tex certification, which surpasses all other standards in safety and environmental protection.”

While the mattress protectors are undyed, the softeners they use are free of silicon, formaldehyde, and toxins.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Parachute partners with a family-owned factory in Portugal (aside from a few items made in the USA). They process a lot of their cotton in Turkey.  

Community & charitable giving:

To actively try to challenge some of the social injustices in the business world, Parachute has a mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs. 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 commonly impacted by malaria, and donate face masks to GetUsPPE and Safe Place for Youth. 

Available: Parachute

3. NATUREPEDIC

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About Naturepedic

With nature serving as their inspiration (i.e. the best type of inspiration there is), Naturepedic supplies customers with healthier and safer sleep products. 

Like many other brands on this list, Naturepedic specializes in mattresses. 

But, that doesn’t mean they don’t have any other bedroom accessories to brag about: sustainable bedding, sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and organic vegan mattress protectors in baby, kids, and adult sizes (AKA crib – California king).

Naturepedic’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Whether you’re buying an organic cotton queen mattress protector for yourself or one for your newborn zero waste baby, rest assured it’s made with safe materials.

These protectors feature two layers of GOTS organic cotton jersey on top and bottom, with an ultra-thin polyurethane waterproof barrier in the middle. 

The natural mattress protectors 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 and operated 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 GOTS certified factories in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. They hold their partner factories to high standards and regularly inspect them.

In addition to GOTS, most factories hold certifications from organizations like Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and Rainforest Alliance.

Green business practices:

Naturepedic has an impressive environmental commitment statement in which they discuss the reasons for choosing natural materials and why they avoid toxic chemicals commonly found in bedroom products. 

In their most recent sustainability report, they highlight some of their exciting efforts like using recycled and/or FSC-certified packaging materials that are printed locally with soy inks.

They also have a program to help recycle one of the world’s most notoriously difficult products: old mattresses.  

Community & charitable giving:

Naturepedic regularly gives back to a range of nonprofit partners fighting for a healthier and more sustainable planet. They’re also members of 1% for the Planet.  

Available: Naturepedic

4. COYUCHI

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About Coyuchi

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—from eco friendly rugs to cozy comforters. They also have a few mattress pads and toppers, including an organic wool mattress protector!

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

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 conventional comfort (i.e. synthetic memory foam), the Climate Beneficial Wool encased in 100% GOTS certified organic cotton keeps you naturally comfortable, whatever the weather. 

They also have an organic mattress pad made from only GOTS and MADE SAFE certified 100% organic cotton and is free of flame retardants and chemical finishes and will also extend the life of a mattress!  

There are few 100% organic cotton mattress protectors, but most contain a little polyurethane.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The Climate Beneficial wool is sourced just 12 miles from the Coyuchi HQ in California, from one of two local farms. 

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

The organic cotton is sourced and woven at Coyuchi’s farming co-op in India. This means the chain is extremely local and the factory is Fair Trade certified. This is just one of several certifications and standards they adhere to. 

Green business practices:

Climate Beneficial Wool is worth mentioning again because it’s based on carbon farming, “an approach to land stewardship, that, when implemented holistically, returns more carbon to the earth than it releases.” 

Climate Beneficial Wool has a net negative CO2 footprint—how’s that for something to dream about?

The mattress pads and toppers are sent in reusable, organic cloth bags—instead of any plastic. By 2022 they’ll be done with plastic bags completely. 

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. So far, they’ve kept nearly 85,000 pounds out of landfills.

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.  

Available: Coyuchi

5. AVOCADO

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About Avocado

This LA-based brand is nearly as popular as our favorite toast topping. 

Avocado may be relatively new, but they are responsible for “good night sleeps” all over the globe. Over the past few years, they’ve pivoted their search for natural and non-toxic sleep products into an organic mattress brand for all. 

Avocado has been recognized by Consumer Reports as the highest independently rated mattress, but they help with all the necessities for beauty sleep. They also have pillows, bedding, and mattress protectors—all of which help Mother Earth sleep easy, too. 

Their organic cotton mattress protector is worth bragging about, and it comes in all sizes (twin – California king). For all you new parents out there, they have an organic crib mattress protector too.  

Avocado’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

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. 

They also have an organic waterproof mattress protector which features two layers of GOTS certified organic cotton (95%), but does have a thin polyurethane waterproof film (5%) as well. 

Both mattress protectors 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 as free of toxic chemicals.

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 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. 

Green business practices:

Avocado is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and they’re actively trying to transform the entire industry from the inside. 

They’re also a Climate Neutral Certified business and were the first in the mattress industry to reach a negative carbon emissions status! 

Community & charitable giving:

As a member of 1% for the Planet, Avocado donates 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. 

Available: Avocado

6. HAPPSY

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About Happsy

Happsy wants us to feel good about our choices. 

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

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

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

Materials:

The organic king mattress pad (in sizes twin – California king) is made from GOTS certified organic jersey cotton combined with a non-toxic waterproof barrier. 

They never use toxic chemicals or bleach and don’t treat their cotton with boric acid like some brands. 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 right in the USA. They prioritize a family-friendly environment and employee happiness, notably by paying their workers “excellent wages”. 

Green business practices:

For their mattresses, Happsy offers a 20-year warranty! Keeping a mattress out of landfills is one of the greenest things a sleep brand can do. 

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

Available: Happsy

7. BOLL & BRANCH

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About Boll & Branch

Boll & Branch is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo, Missy and Scott Tannen. 

Shortly after the tragic Rana Plaza collapse, the co-founders decided to create and sell bedding they could be proud of.

Crafted for the common good,” 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. 

From day one they prioritized “a supply chain we’d gladly take home to our mothers,” and this is how we feel when we wrap up in their comfy bedding, towels, and sheets. 

They’ve also got an organic mattress protector that lives up to their standards and comes in three sizes: full, king, and California king.  

Boll & Branch’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

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

On top of that, it’s certified free of harmful substances (OEKO-TEX Standard 100) and Asthma & Allergy Friendly®. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

These organic mattress protectors are produced in a Fair Trade certified factory using Fair Trade Certified Cotton.

Speaking of fair trade, Boll & Branch was the first company in the linen industry to become Fair Trade Certified. Since producing their first products in 2013, they have paid more than half a million dollars in additional wages to their 13,000 farmers and factory workers.

Green business 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 harsh chemicals to produce their products. 

Community & charitable giving:

In addition to being the mattress of choice for a few US presidents, they also have a Helping from Home program where they’ve donated thousands of mattresses and pillows to deserving individuals and communities.

Available: Boll & Branch

8. BRENTWOOD HOME

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About Brentwood Home

Of all of the brands on this list, Brentwood Home was the first to prioritize natural and sustainable sleep.

The company launched in 1987 with a focus on handcrafting excellence, honest prices, and healthy materials. Here’s what they have to say:

“From our bedroom to our cities to the planet we call home, taking care of the spaces we inhabit is the foundation of our well-being.”

With a combined 30 years of handcrafting experience, Brentwood Home creates some of the best sleep products, including mattresses, bedding, pillows, seat cushions, and more.

“[D]efend your bed” with their organic waterproof mattress protector, available in all sizes from twin to California king.

Brentwood Home’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Two layers of GOTS certified organic cotton (95%) sandwich 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. 

Green business practices:

With a primary factory in California, they uphold the strictest environmental regulations. Regardless of factory, they don’t use phthalates, heavy metals, chemical retardants, and ozone depleters. 

They also partner with Carbonfund to offset the carbon footprint of their shipping and LA factory. 

Community & charitable giving:

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

Available: Brentwood Home

9. FIG LINENS AND HOME

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About Fig Linens and Home

Based online and in Westport, Connecticut, Fig Linens and Home is the place to shop for luxury linens and sustainable textiles. 

They sell (almost) anything you might need for your home, from several different partner brands. 

In addition to all natural mattress protectors (in sizes twin – California king), they have pillows, upholstered pieces, furniture, bedding, towels, and more.  

Fig Linens and Home’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

By representing a few select brands, Linens and Home offer a few different mattress protectors, as well as their own eco friendly mattress protector made with 100% cotton, only.

They also sell Coyuchi’s GOTS certified organic cotton cover that makes for a perfect natural breathable mattress protector. Other options include 100% cotton cambric featherbed covers from Scandia Home and Downright.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Again, lots of variety here depending on the brand. We will be touching base to learn more about their brand selection criteria as well as their own manufacturing practices. 

Green business practices:

While not everything they sell is made with sustainable materials, they do have a specific part of their online shop dedicated to Green & Sustainable products. Here, you’ll find products that are organic, all-natural, cruelty free, nontoxic, and allergen-free. 

Available: Fig Linens and Home

HOW WE FOUND THE BEST NATURAL AND ORGANIC MATTRESS PROTECTORS

How did we uncover the best natural and organic mattress protectors? 

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 in favor of ones made with natural materials. 

Then we used our sustainable fashion criteria to come up with a list of natural mattress protectors that won’t give us nightmares. We know—mattress protectors aren’t “fashion”, but they do come with the same supply chain, material, and business practice considerations as our favorite pair of sustainable sweatpants

Materials:

When it comes to natural mattress protectors, there are only a few materials to talk about. While some brands on this list use conventional cotton, most of them choose organic cotton to protect our mattresses, which is a much more eco friendly alternative.

Not only does this mean you won’t be sleeping atop harmful chemicals, but also that the growth of this cotton is so much better for the planet. 

While these brands have yet to find another waterproofing material aside from polyurethane, we’re happy to see it used in a very minimal thin film (typically around 5% of the total materials), or not at all. PU is also far less toxic than PVC.

Supply chain and 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. 

Green business practices:

Choosing organic cotton for an organic mattress protector is a great place to start, but it’s so good to see extra “green” practices. 

For the most part, these included things like recycled and recyclable packaging, carbon offsets, 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. While this wasn’t a hard requirement for us, we are excited to see many of these brands donate a portion of their profits to charity or provide other resources to people in need.


FINAL THOUGHTS ON ORGANIC and Natural MATTRESS PROTECTORS

A good natural mattress protector is an easy way to protect your (arguably) comfiest investment: your mattress. 

So, while an average mattress lasts less than ten years, one of the best things you can do from a sustainable slumber standpoint is to protect your mattress for longevity. 

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

We’d love to know if this is something you’ve ever thought of, or if you have any organic mattress protector brands you’d recommend. Help complete our coverage of the topic in the comments below.


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