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7 Organic Pillows Giving You (And Mother Earth) The Best Beauty Sleep


We don’t want to start a (pillow) fight, but what are you resting your head on for 8+ hours a night?

Not sure? 

Don’t worry, most of us aren’t aware of the flame retardants, perfumes, deodorizers, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fungi, and mold our most intimate bedfellow contains. 

We know, not exactly sleep inducing stuff, especially considering their potential impact on our health: hormone disruption, respiratory problems, and increased risk of cancer. 

Natural sustainable slumber though is possible with non toxic organic pillows like those made by these seven sleepy brands.

You can fluff up your bed or couch with the organic throw pillows and more from Coyuchi

For organic cotton pillows made in the USA by a brand whose name is synonymous with zero toxic chemicals, White Lotus Home is the place to go. 

And SOL Organics’ organic and fair trade pillows will ensure your conscience is clear knowing no textile worker is unfairly paid or treated.

As always, we evaluated each brand on a (pillow) case by case basis.

Rest your head here to see what we dreamt the best organic pillow brands would be.

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1. HAPPSY

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About Happsy

Here’s the thing (we know we’re beating the same drum here), most of us are sleeping on 100 pounds of petrochemicals. 

Not okay with questionable chemicals and flame retardants, Happsy created natural and non-toxic alternatives… so you can feel (obviously) happsy about your healthy choices. 

Their organic mattress-in-a-box, and one type of organic bed pillow top it all off—literally.

Happsy’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The Happsy Organic Pillow features an organic latex core wrapped in boric acid-free organic cotton. 

The natural latex is certified by GOLS or FSC/Rainforest Alliance while the organic cotton is certified by GOTS. 

The entire finished products are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and are also certified MADE SAFE, GREENGUARD Gold, and UL Environment Formaldehyde Free—all attesting to the fact that they’re free of dangerous chemicals

Supply chain & labor practices:

“Excellent wages” are paid to the organic factory workers in Happsy’s US-based factory.

The GOTS certificaiton also means the labor practices throughout the ENTIRE supply chain “from farm to finished product” comply to ILO ethical standards.

Green business practices:

Happsy is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and is certified by Green America. 

Community & charitable giving:

As if supporting your neck with natural organic pillows wasn’t enough, they support our planet through their partnership with 1% for the Planet.

Available: Happsy

2. PLUSHBEDS

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About PlushBeds

PlushBeds equates to handcrafted, organic sleep. 

Their organic mattresses, organic mattress protectors, affordable linen sheets, and eco friendly comforters have given us peace of mind, and their pillows are just as worthy of good dreams. 

In fact, they call them “luxuriously comfortable, just like nature intended.”

Choose between latex pillows, organic down pillows, wool pillows, and memory foam pillows.

PlushBeds’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

They have two organic GOLS-certified organic latex pillows, available in solid or shredded latex varieties.

If you choose ethical animal fabrics, they make a wool pillow (filled with 100% responsibly sourced and cruelty-free wool) and several down pillows (stuffed with RDS certified white goose down).

The down pillows are encased in a 330 thread count 100% cotton sateen cover, but we aren’t sure if this cotton is organic.

We would avoid the memory foam pillows for now because, even though they have a TENCEL™ lyocell mesh cover, we’re not sure what the actual foam is made of.

Supply chain & labor practices:

We’re reaching out to find out where their organic latex is sourced, but we do know that PlushBeds prides itself upon close relationships with producers and farmers. They even do their best to personally meet them. 

They operate their own third-party audited factory in the United States where all their mattresses and wool pillows are made. We’ll be confirming with them where the rest of their pillows are made.

Green business practices:

When searching for the best organic pillows on PlushBeds’ website, you’ll be scrolling through a carbon neutral site. That’s because they offset the emissions of their online shop by supporting renewable energy projects. 

Community & charitable giving:

Sleep is good for the mind, and that’s doubly true when your pillow purchase means a contribution to PlushBeds’ Green Scholarships program. The fund allocates tuition money to college students who choose an environmental-related major. 

Available: PlushBeds

3. WHITE LOTUS HOME

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About White Lotus Home

White Lotus Home has been on the sustainable sleep scene since 1981. 

They have a simple, two-fold mission: to produce products that don’t threaten our planet and its inhabitants; and to educate customers about the benefits of natural bedding.

The white lotus is a sacred Indian symbol, meaning to grow out from murky waters to reach for the sun

In much the same way, this organic pillow company wants us to do the same, growing away from chemicals and toxins towards enlightening natural products. 

In addition to all your other bedding needs (sustainable mattresses, toppers, duvets, bedding), they have many pillow options—kapok, wool, buckwheat, latex sleep pillows, as well as contour pillows, travel pillows, and upcycled toss pillows.

White Lotus Home’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Rest that pretty little head on nothing but organic fabrics: cotton, organic buckwheat (blended with wool), and kapok fiber (which will be GOTS certified organic in the coming years).

They also have a 100% organic cotton pillow made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, available in soft, medium, and firm fills.  

Regardless of the fill you choose, all pillows come with a 100% organic cotton twill casing.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The organic cotton is grown in Texas, and the organic buckwheat comes from New York. The kapok fiber is harvested from fallen Indonesian rainforest trees.

The company has a manufacturing facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Prioritizing quality and fairness, they employ people, product, and business practices that are socially, environmentally, and politically responsible. 

Green business practices:

Not only are White Lotus Home products designed to last, they’re also handmade with additional efforts to cut down on material waste. 

White Lotus Home is a member of Green America and the Organic Trade Association.

Available: White Lotus Home

4. PURETREE

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About PureTree

We spend a third of our lives in bed. 

That’s an awfully long time to be breathing in potentially toxic chemicals that are commonly found in standard pillows.

PureTree can help you breathe easier by using their natural organic pillows.

For a safe night’s sleep, they have a few options: an organic latex pillow, an adjustable organic shredded latex pillow, and an organic latex contour pillow. 

If you know anything about organic latex pillows, they are as firm and supportive as memory foam while also offering breathable, durable, and hypoallergenic properties. They don’t harbor dust mites or mold either. 

PureTree’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Carefully sourced USDA and GOLS-certified organic natural latex is topped with a 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton cover (that’s also boric acid free). 

Supply chain & labor practices:

The latex comes from Para rubber trees that grow in South and Southeast Asia. PureTree sources theirs from Sri Lanka. 

It’s produced via a process similar to maple syrup, in which the trees are harmlessly tapped and drained of the latex. 

Community & charitable giving:

With “tree” in their name, are you surprised how this brand gives back?!

For every pillow sold, they donate to WorldVision to help families in poverty plant new fruit trees that will support them for years to come. 

Available: PureTree

5. SOL ORGANICS

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About SOL Organics

If you need a refresher, sol is latin for sun

And SOL Organics is unsurprisingly influenced by its namesake. 

Their eco friendly bedding starts with natural materials that are best grown in sunny conditions—not synthetic fabrics formulated from fossil fuels. 

And after a day in the sun, it’s hard to beat a luxurious nap on a couple of eco friendly pillows.

They only offer one pillow, but you can choose between two sizes (standard and king) and three firmness levels (depending on whether you’re primarily a stomach, back, or side sleeper).

If you want to dress that pillow up (or any others floating about your house) they sell a plethora of pillowcases and shams to complement any vintage home decor.

SOL Organics’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Organic cotton is a sun-loving crop that serves as a comfy rest as well as a hypoallergenic pillow shell. SOL Organics’ cotton is certified by OEKO-TEX, GOTS, and Fair Trade. 

Inside the organic cotton case, you’ll find responsibly harvested 100% Canadian White Down. The duck down comes from Hutterite Farms, which treats their ducks humanely and only harvests down as a byproduct of the poultry industry. The ducks are never live-plucked. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

The sunshine-loving brand partners with only certified manufacturing organizations, like their Canadian pillow factory.

In addition to regular visits and steps to ensure no child labor and forced labor, they have the added assurance of FLO, OEKO-Tex, and/or Fair Trade certifications.

Green business practices:

Organic cotton isn’t just better for our planet from a farming standpoint it’s also synonymous with quality and longevity. The longer fibers make for a stronger fabric, meaning longer-lasting products. 

Community & charitable giving:

Before you check out, don’t forget to pay the good dreams forward!

For every purchase, you can choose to add a $7.50 donation to either the Children’s Defense Fund, Hope for Justice, The Fund for Animals, or Water4.

Available: SOL Organics

6. COYUCHI

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About Coyuchi

With Coyuchi, you can “build your organic home in earth tones.”

No, we’re not just talking about earth-toned colors; we’re talking about nature’s finest fabrics and practices that respect our planet. 

Between fair trade blankets, sustainable robes, eco friendly shower curtains, organic baby blankets and many other home textiles, you can bring the nature-respecting energy of this California based brand into your home.

As for Coyuchi’s answer to your weary head, their organic decorative pillows, throw inserts, lumbar support pillows, a travel neck pillow, and various bed pillows will no doubt give you the rest you need.

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

For bed pillows, Coyuchi offers an organic latex pillow, an organic latex molded pillow, and an organic shredded latex pillow. All are made with GOTS and GOLS-certified Dunlop latex and a non-removable organic cotton jersey cover.

They also offer several down pillows that come with a 100% organic cotton cover. 

If you’re looking to dress up some of your own throw pillows, their GOTS-certified organic cotton and GOTS-certified organic linen decorative organic throw pillow covers are worth a look. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

India is where most of their organic cotton comes from. The organic linen is sourced in France, as part of a healthy rotation of crops that includes oats, fava beans, and alfalfa.    

All latex pillows are made in Sri Lanka (near where natural latex is sourced) and workers are supported with fair trade or equivalent conditions.

The down pillows are made in the USA using feathers of ducks raised humanely on a farm in Indiana. This farm is “audited against strict animal-welfare criteria”.

Green business practices:

Circularity is a big deal for Coyuchi, which is why they use entirely biodegradable (and even compostable!) materials that can be fully returned to the earth at the end of the pillow’s life. 

It’s also why they have a 2nd Home Take Back Program, where used Coyuchi linens can be renewed, resold, or recycled. 

Community & charitable giving:

Coyuchi considers regenerative agriculture to be one of the best ways to save our planet.

As such, their 1% for the Planet contributions go to the White Buffalo Land Trust and Fibershed, two organizations committed to climate-positive farming and supporting biodiversity.

Available: Coyuchi

7. CALIFORNIA COTTON HOME

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About California Cotton Home

California Cotton Home was founded by two designers who wanted “modern, gorgeous, ethically made, 100% organic bedding.”

Don’t we all?

Now, the Berkeley, California family-owned business is allowing more of us to bring these values into our homes, too. 

Their products are next-level, being not just organic but fair trade, too. 

They’re not the place for sleeper pillows, but rather “pop pillow covers” (aka decorative throw pillow covers), as well as duvet covers, pillowcases, and sheets.

They’re currently looking for inserts that meet their high fair trade/organic standards. Stay tuned for the full pillow offering.

California Cotton Home’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Every single thing is 100% organic and certified Fair Trade and GOTS—ensuring it’s free from toxic chemicals, AZO dyes, heavy metals, and flame retardants. 

Some pop pillows feature a natural wood button closure. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Here’s what California Cotton Home says about their supply chain: “We’re committed to using only organic cotton planted by farmers and processed by workers whose well-being is our bottom line.”

Their organic cotton is grown in rain-fed fields in India and processed in Fair Trade factories. 

Fair Trade means more than just fair wages. It means that the brand contributes to a Community Development Fund which puts the power in the community’s hands to use the funding to address local needs. 

Check out their website to e-meet some of their partner artisans.

Community & charitable giving:

For every $10 spent, California Cotton Home donates a portion to the San Francisco nonprofit, Lava Mae. Lava Mae provides mobile hygiene services for the homeless.

Available: California Cotton Home

HOW WE FOUND THE BEST ORGANIC PILLOWS

Unless you’re dressing up as the marshmallow-esque Goodyear Man for Halloween, pillows aren’t often worn. 

Still, we consider our sustainable fashion criteria (AKA a guide to all things textile) to fill our beds and couches with only the best organic pillows. 

Materials:

Organic cotton pillows can relieve neck pain and help save our planet. It is one of our all-time favorite sustainable materials after all. 

But organic cotton alone isn’t enough. Pair it with supportive organic latex tapped from rubber trees without harming them and you have a recipe for restful sustainable slumber. 

Some other natural materials we found included kapok fiber, ethical merino wool, and responsibly-sourced down feathers.

We obviously sought to keep boric acid, flame retardants, formaldehyde, and heavy metals as far away from our heads as possible. 

Supply chain and labor practices: USA-based manufacturing, socially responsible practices, and fair trade conditions really fluffed up these ethical and organic pillows

While some of the brands could stand to be a little more transparent about the details, most provided adequate reassurance that they had the best interests of their workers at heart (and head).

Green business practices:

For throw pillows that don’t throw away our planet, we were happy to see carbon-neutral websites, long-lasting organic pillows, and practices that embrace circularity.

Community & charitable giving:

Sometimes we like to bury our head under a pillow to escape the injustices and eco anxiety in this world. But with these brands, we don’t have to, thanks to donations toward the environment and other dream-worthy do-good causes.


FINAL THOUGHTS ON ORGANIC PILLOWS

Want an impossible challenge? 

Try falling asleep while you’re thinking about the pile of chemicals your head is resting on.  

Actually don’t. 

Rather invest in quality long-lasting natural organic pillows to avoid counting chemical compounds until 6am. 

If you do that, you’ll not only guarantee yourself a clear conscience but you’ll also be supporting conscious brands that are focused not only on your health but the health of our planet. 

Know any friends or family that are becoming way too familiar with the periodic table of the elements? Share this guide with them so they too can enjoy a deep healthy sleep.


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