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9 Sustainable Blankets For All The Eco-Friendly & Conscious Cozies

Amber McDaniel

We don’t like blanket thieves but we hate unethical practices of stealing from our planet—which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable blankets. 

Just call us sustainable sloths because we’re always looking for ways to “just rest our eyes for a minute”. 

Instead of lounging around in petroleum-based products, we’re opting for materials that keep us warm and the planet cool, while also trying to avoid nightmares of exploitation and unfair pay. 

So what blankets are good for the environment?

Let’s begin by uncovering our favorite covers.

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The Best Eco-Friendly Blankets For You & Planet Earth

The snuggle is real with the part organic, part recycled throw blankets from Coyuchi.

Brands like Bearaby ease nerves at naptime with their weighted sustainable blankets, thanks to sustainable materials like recycled plastic and TENCEL™ lyocell.

If you want your snuggle time to help lighten both your stress and solid waste stream, consider the eco-friendly weighted blankets made from recycled materials by Let’s Cuddle.

Cudde up with our sustainable warm blanket criteria at the end of the article.

The Full List Of Sustainable Blanket Brands

1. Coyuchi

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About Coyuchi

Price Range: $68–$548

Inspired by the natural wonders of the brand’s California home, Coyuchi’s mission is to change the way sustainability “should live in our homes and our hearts”.

That includes the best sustainable blankets to bundle up in with a good book—organic baby blankets, organic hand-stitched quilts, light-knitted throws, and everything between the sheets—in a variety of earthy, different colors.

If you have a soft spot for those extra soft organic materials, check out the Mariposa Supersoft Blanket or their Blanket Guide if you need help choosing.

Coyuchi’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


The snuggle-star of the Coyuchi collection is the Full Circle recycled cotton blanket, made with GRS-certified recycled cotton (made from recycled Coyuchi products) and 48% organically grown material.  

Their many others—like the Avila Organic Matelasse fair trade bed blankets—are mostly made of 100% GOTS and Fair Trade organic cotton softened with plant-based softeners.

A handful of sustainable wool blankets feature a blend of 70% organic cotton with 40% Argentinian wool.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The sustainable throws are made possible through a cotton-sourcing partnership with the Chetna Coalition, an organization dedicated to sustainable farming in India.

It’s then woven in either Germany, Portugal, or India.

Their Fair Trade-certified partners provide income equality, fair wages, and employee empowerment opportunities and Coyuchi pays an additional amount into worker-managed Community Development Funds. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Rest easy knowing Coyuchi recycles 98% of manufacturing wastewater. 

Their 2nd Home Take Back product recycling program has turned 83% of the hundreds of thousands of pounds of textiles into new Coyuchi products.

Sustainable packaging includes organic cotton bags, FSC-certified boxes, and pre-consumer recycled plastic poly bags.

Community & charitable giving:

As a member of 1% for the Planet, a portion of annual sales goes back to regenerative agriculture operations like White Buffalo Land and Fibershed to promote soil health and carbon sequestration.

2. Bearaby

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About Bearaby

Price Range: $139–$369

We all need a little stress relief these days—and Bearaby has sustainable weighted blankets and sensory pillows to help.

Choose between chunky-knit Nappers or opt for the packable Travel Napper or eco-friendly bed blanket sized Hugger

Weights range from 10-35 pounds.

In addition to adult vegan blankets, the Nappling is a safe, weighted option just for kids who struggle with bedtime anxiety.

Bearaby’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Instead of the plastic pellers, Bearaby uses layers upon layers of different fabrics to create weight. 

The Velvet Napper recycled blanket is made with GRS-certified recycled marine plastic (about 900 bottles per blanket).

While organic cotton and FSC-certified TENCEL™ lyocell costar in the Tree Napper, the Cotton Napper is made with Fair Trade and GOTS-certified organic cotton and 5% spandex.

All products bear a MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX certification.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Bearaby sources organic cotton from sustainable farms in India. The cotton is third-party verified to ensure they meet strict international standards. 

The TENCEL™ lyocell fabric is sustainably milled in Austria, where the glass beads are sourced.

We’re not sure where products are hand-knit, but all Nappers are Fair Trade-certified.  

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Instead of plastic wrapping or plastic packaging material, they use 100% organic cotton bags. 

Community & charitable giving:

Bearaby has rotating charitable campaigns tied to collaboration products, helping them support organizations like Ocean Conservancy, theNational Alliance on Mental Illness, Action Against Hunger, and more. 

They also plant a tree through One Tree Planet for every Tree Napper purchased.

3. Let’s Cuddle

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About Let’s Cuddle

Price Range: $164–$184

When it comes to switching to an eco throw blanket, in the words of Let’s Cuddle, “What are you weighting for?”

They specialize in sustainable weighted blankets—and in fact offer just one kind, featuring large and breathable chunky knits in 10, 15, or 20 pounds.

Having never personally tried a weighted blanket before, we went into testing The Cuddler with a blank(et) slate.

Now we can safely say we’ll never be without a weighted blanket. 

We can’t say if they actually trigger a cortisol response to reduce stress hormones, but we can say that lounging under one of these for an hour or so before bedtime makes us feel significantly more relaxed and helps us fall asleep faster.

Plus, we love how breathable the chunky-knit style is, meaning we can use it in summer or winter (during which we just pair it with another layer).

Let’s Cuddle’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


While we’re normally seeking non-polyester blankets, we’ll make an exception for Let’s Cuddle’s recycled blankets.

The outer is 100% cotton with OEKO-TEX certification as being free of over 350 toxic chemicals, while the inner weighted tubes are made of 100% regenerated polyester made from recycled plastic bottles.

So far, they’ve turned over 600,000 bottles into hypoallergenic and vegan blankets!

Supply chain & labor practices:

Let’s Cuddle wants to make everyone comfortable. That includes their workers. 

While we know the blankets are handknit, we don’t know where they’re actually made and will be reaching out to ask.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Making durable blankets is part of the Let’s Cuddle core ethos, which is why they’re designed to last a lifetime.

Unlike many other weighted blankets, they’re machine washable (on delicate) so you can keep them clean and preserve their life.

The brand also says, “Everyone in our supply chain—farmers, garment workers, and recyclers—must make responsible choices when it comes to carbon emissions and water use.”

4. Saatva

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About Saatva

Price Range: $145–$495

From sustainable bed frames underneath their organic comforters and blankets that go on top, Saatva can responsibly deck out your bed, head(board) to foot.

With a snuggly range of lightweight knit blankets and throws to the heavy-duty Velvet Diamond Quilt, you can find some of the best eco-friendly throw blankets for all climates and seasons.

We personally own the Waffle Knit Blanket and not only love how its textured knit feels (who doesn’t love waffle knit, after all?), but how it can add texture and dress up the back of our couch when not in use.

Saatva’s Ethical & Sustainbility Practices


Both quilts are 100% organic cotton (batting included) while the rest (including the waffle bed blanket) feature 100% OEKO-TEX cotton.

One features a cotton and viscose gauze blend, but since we’re not sure how their viscose is processed, we recommend bundling up in pure cotton.

Their eco-friendly weighted blanket at least removes a few of eco anxieties by utilizing all-natural glass beads instead of plastic.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Saatva’s organic blankets and throws come from a Fair Trade Indian factory.

Their eco-friendly mattresses are made in the USA.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Saatva utilizes over 140 fulfillment centers in the US, which means most products travel under 100 miles to buyers, reducing shipping impact.

Community & charitable giving:

NYC-based Saatva supports the local organization PENCIL, which provides scholarships and career opportunities to disenfranchised students.

They also donate bedding and funding to Austin Pathways and the City of Austin’s Housing Authority.

5. Boll & Branch

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About Boll & Branch

Price Range: $169–$699

We didn’t need to branch out too far to find some truly eco-friendly plush blankets.

Boll & Branch, a well-known sustainable bedding brand, offers an impressive and extensive range of eco-friendly throw blankets in cable, sweater, waffle, Aran, or herringbone knits and soothing neutral colors.

While they have something for every ethical lifestyle (vegan includes), if fair trade wool blankets are on the table for you, the luxurious Reserve Alpaca Lattice Throw Blanket is a warm and cozy investment you’ll thank yourself for for many winters to come.

Boll & Branch’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


You’ll feel warm and the planet can stay cool with 100% organic cotton, 90% of the time.

The rest are fair trade alpaca blankets made using 100% alpaca wool or baby alpaca wool.

Wait, are wool blankets sustainable?

They are if you’re like Boll & Branch and humanely source your wool with certified traceability through a partnership with Pacomarca.

Plus, unlike cashmere, comparably soft alpaca wool is much softer on the planet thanks to alpacas’ gentler grazing habits.

Everything is OEKO-TEX 100-certified and free of toxic chemicals.

Supply chain & labor practices:

As the first manufacturer of linens to become Fair Trade Certified, they make from of the best fair trade blankets available. 

Their Portuguese, American, and Indian factories only employ adults who are treated with respect and paid fairly and they’ve supported their organic farmers with nearly half a million dollars in additional wages to sustain a thriving life. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

This brand goes beyond by freight shipping their goods (instead of flying) which has saved 21,252 metric tons of carbon emissions. 

They also use 100% recycled and recyclable packaging and FSC-certified outer shippers. 

Community & charitable giving:

B&B has donated more than 8,000 new mattresses to families in need through their Helping from Home program. 

6. Parachute

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About Parachute

Price Range: $99–$319

Good sleep is a lifesaver—so no wonder Parachute is one of the best eco-friendly blanket brands.

They provide our home with sustainable rugs, bedding, and more with items that might just save our planet from free-falling from an airplane.

Available in several sizes (sustainable baby blankets to California King size), they offer all kinds of blankets from lightweight coverlets to heavy duty quilts.

If you’re looking for eco-friendly fleece blankets—except without all the microplastic shedding of polyester fleece—you can’t go wrong with the textured Oversized Alpaca Boucle Throw.

Parachute’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Parachute uses mostly natural fabrics (organic cotton, regular cotton, and linen), which are sometimes combined with a bit of polyester filling. 

Only the Organic Cotton Puff specifies its fill is made of GRS-certified recycled polyester, making this an ideal vegan alternative to ethical down blankets.

While each cotton blanket is not organic, that’s because they know of the limitations of being “GOTS-certified”.

Instead, all products are OEKO-TEX-certified non-toxic and naturally dyed and softened, without any synthetics, silicon, formaldehyde, or other toxins.

Supply chain & labor practices:

While some blankets are manufactured in certified Fair Trade factories in India or the US, most products are processed in a family-owned factory in Portugal.

As for materials, their flax comes from Europe, their Percale and Sateen from Egypt, and their other cotton from Turkey.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Parachute ships exclusively with carbon-neutral shipping and 80% recycled mailers.

Some products are made using partially renewable energy.

Community & charitable giving:

Working with the UN’s’ Nothing But Nets, Parachute donates mosquito nets to people at risk of contracting malaria. 

They also have a Home for Dreams Initiative where they work with Black entrepreneurs to help them overcome business injustices by providing business grants and marketing/finance support. 

7. Newly

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About Newly

Price Range: $128

Contrary to the name, Newly’s products are anything but new—which is what makes them so snooze-tacular.

Their home goods—cutting boards, glassware, and other kitchen accessories—are made from 100% recycled or repurposed materials. 

Their recycled throw blankets, which come in a variety of styles and geometric patterns and range in size from 50” X 60” to 107” X 72”. 

Options like the Ziggurat Throw Blanket not only bring a soothing symmetry to the room, but being reversible, it’s like you’re getting two sustainable warm blankets in one.

Newly’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Most sustainable throw blankets are made with 51% recycled cotton and 49% recycled plastic. 

Some, like the Counter Balance Throw Blanket, are made of 100% “recycled thread from Spain”, though we’re not sure what exact material constitutes that thread.

By using ~12 recycled plastic bottles, each blanket saves about 2,250 gallons of water.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Newly is a Certified B Corp and all their manufacturing vendors are located in Europe or the United States, meaning they’re subject to tougher labor standards.

You’ll find some sustainable blankets made in the USA.

Newly also requests up front for a living wage statement from each factory and holds them to their own Code of Conduct.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Not only does Newly use recycled materials (for products and packaging), but they also prioritize resource efficiency by minimizing water use, greenhouse gasses, landfill waste, and waterway pollution. 

Thus far, they’ve recycled 55,000 plastic bottles, diverted 14 tons of textile waste from landfills, and saved over 10 million gallons of water.

8. Anchal

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About Anchal

Price Range: $125–$565

As a nonprofit social enterprise, Anchal has a novel approach to providing comfort.

This sister-founded brand aims to create employment opportunities that address the exploitation of women around the world. 

Admirable mission aside, they offer a beautiful range of boho-inspired sustainable luggage, sustainable scarves, and more.

Their gorgeous hand-woven fair trade blankets can stylishly adorn any chair, bed, couch, or sleeping body. 

Those like the Marigold Bloom Throw Quilt will add a pop of color to any room with its abstract nature-inspired design.

Anchal’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Anchal’s eco-friendly quilts are made of 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and feature a hand-stitched signature of the maker. 

Some instead feature layers of recycled cotton from vintage saris. 

They also only use non-toxic, sustainable dyes

Supply chain & labor practices:

Since they’re a nonprofit, Anchal has designed everything around being transparent and fair. 

Through economically empowering work, Anchal employs former commercial sex trade workers. This provides them with fair pay that supports their entire family, including health care and education for their children. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

By partnering with Made Trade, they’re ensuring their fair trade throw blankets can be shipped via carbon-neutral shipping.

Community & charitable giving:

Money from each Anchal sale goes directly back into their mission.

In the US, they’re transforming underutilized urban lots into herb gardens (which they then turn into natural dyes) while also providing training and employment opportunities for locals.

In India, they’ve worked with more than 400 women artisans through their Stitch x Stitch program. 

9. Ten Thousand Villages

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About Ten Thousand Villages

Price Range: $50–$100

Imagine snuggling up in some sustainable throw blankets that help break the cycle of generational poverty.

That’s what you get with Ten Thousand Villages.

It’s one of our favorite sustainable home decor marketplaces because of its unique artisan investment model which prioritizes the maker of each product in a way that goes beyond fair labor. 

Ten Thousand Villages’ Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Choose from either 100% fair trade alpaca wool blankets, one made of 100% rPET, or the Sacred Sari Throw made with 100% upcycled cotton saris. 

We recommend avoiding the one made of 80% acrylic and 20% wool, as acrylic is not what we consider a sustainable material.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Ten Thousand Villages has invested more than $99 million in artisan communities.

Unlike some other fair trade initiatives, determining a price isn’t a top-down approach. They converse with artisans and agree on a price that will not only cover their costs, but will also help them build sustainability into their businesses. 

Their fair trade blanket partners are the women makers of Prokritee, in rural Bangladesh, which provides skill training, safe workplaces, and fair wages. 

TTV was a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and currently partners with the Fair Trade Federation, Level Ground Trading, and Equal Exchange

Carbon commitments & green practices:

They work with artisan partners to promote energy-efficient practices and the reuse of materials. 

Community & charitable giving:

92% of TTV’s revenue is reinvested into their maker-to-market mission, meaning every ethical blanket purchase directly supports the person who made it, most of whom are women. 

This supports things like interest-free microfinance options, payments before export, and a financial safety net for artisan communities.

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How We Found The Best Sustainable Blankets

While it’s hard to find something worse than a blanket thief, we think we might have. Many blankets (especially those cozy fleece ones) are made from acrylic, polyester, and other plastic components.

These synthetic fabrics are processed with toxic chemicals (like flame retardants, PFCs, and formaldehyde), some of which can be released when you’re napping.

Nothing like toxins to put the “na” in “nap”.

Then, what is a sustainable blanket?

While we don’t technically “wear” blankets (well, maybe back in 2008 when Snuggies were all the rage) we used our sustainable fashion criteria.


What are eco-friendly blankets made of?

Curling up on the couch with natural materials is way nicer than curling up with plastic.

Synthetic materials got a big “no” from us, unless recycled materials. Even then, there’s still the issue of microplastics with every wash, so a GuppyFriend is a must.

When it came to semi-synthetics, we cozied up to brands using TENCEL™ lyocell fabric because it’s made with sustainably-harvested tree pulp and uses a closed-loop process.

Then we get to our favorite sustainable fabrics, namely 100% organic cotton, along with linen and recycled cotton.  

Eco-friendly wool blankets are okay, as long as brands fully trace their ethical wool back to cruelty-free farms.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Blankets handmade by grandma aside, the best fair trade blankets are made by brands that are actually certified fair trade (or equivalent).

Although we choose not to think of it when we doze off, the textile industry is tarnished by exploitative practices and human rights abuses. So, we wanted to throw those to the curb and choose fair trade throw blankets instead. 

Thoughtful employment opportunities, transparency, and traceability are best for napping, as are brands that steer clear of child labor, forced labor, and unsafe working conditions.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

We love brands that weave in extra green practices like recycled/recyclable packaging, eco-friendly manufacturing (i.e. solar power, water recycling, non-mechanized making), carbon offset programs, and making in small batches. 

Community & charitable giving:

Ethical blankets are even more so when made by a brand that gives back.

While this isn’t a necessity for companies to make the cut, we were happy to see things like donations to charitable organizations and tree plantings.


Final Thoughts On Fair Trade Blankets & Throws

If you’re ready for a nap (aren’t we all?), pause for a second and ask yourself: What materials am I bringing into my home and what practices am I supporting by doing so?

After all, that Sunday afternoon nap should be 100% guilt-free.

Before you jump on the brand-new blanket bandwagon, dig deep into your linen closet to see what forgotten throws were thrown there.

Then try to find one at second hand stores, especially if you’re in the market for an eco-friendly electric blanket, as there aren’t many sustainable options on the market yet.

Once you’ve exhausted those options, you can take a breather with one of these eco-friendly blanket makers.

You know how it’s fun to share weird dreams with your friends and loved ones?

Well, it’s also fun to share your knowledge of sustainable brands and products so that we can all have healthier, happier homes. So share the warmth of these sustainable warm blankets!

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