We’re not a fan of blanket stealers OR practices that steal a healthy planet from future generations… which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable and fair trade blankets.  Image by Coyuchi #sustainableblankets #fairtradeblankets #sustainablejungle
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We’re not a fan of blanket stealers OR practices that steal a healthy planet from future generations… which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable and fair trade blankets.  Image by Bearaby #sustainableblankets #fairtradeblankets #sustainablejungle
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We’re not a fan of blanket stealers OR practices that steal a healthy planet from future generations… which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable and fair trade blankets. Image by Boll & Branch #sustainableblankets #fairtradeblankets #sustainablejungle
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9 Sustainable & Fair Trade Blankets For All The Conscious Cozies

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 and fair trade 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 (ew), we’re opting for materials that keep us warm and the planet cool. We’re trying to avoid nightmares too, so we’ll stay away from exploitation and unfair pay. 

Brands like Bearaby ease nerves at naptime with their weighted fair trade blankets. Anchal is the only fair trade blanket nonprofit and Coyuchi impresses us yet again with organic and recycled blankets. 

We cover how we found these brands at the end of the article. 

*This post contains affilate links


We’re not a fan of blanket stealers OR practices that steal a healthy planet from future generations… which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable and fair trade blankets.  Image by Newly #sustainableblankets #fairtradeblankets #sustainablejungle
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About Newly

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

Their beautiful home goods are made from 100% recycled or repurposed materials. 

Newly is based on three key truths:

  1. The earth has finite resources
  2. Recycled is more cost effective when you consider all the costs (i.e. social and environmental)
  3. Not only are materials important, but production efficiency is, too. 

What began with five friends wondering why more consumer goods weren’t being made with recycled content, turned into a brand that does just that. 

While all of their products—cutting boards, glassware, and other kitchen accessories—are noteworthy, their sustainable throws are something else. They come in a variety of styles and range in size from 50” X 60” to 107” X 72”. 

Newly’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


You won’t be throwing away the health of our planet when you invest in a Newly throw blanket. Most are made with 50% recycled cotton and 50% recycled plastic. 

By using recycled bottles instead of virgin materials, each blanket has a water savings of around 2,250 gallons of water (and prevents 12 plastic bottles from hitting the landfill). 

Not only are they soft on the environment, but they’re also soft to touch.

Supply chain & labor practices:

In 2019 Newly became an official Certified B-Corp

While Newly has “not pursued Fair Trade status yet”, they have demonstrated all the right stuff. They told us all their manufacturing vendors are located in Europe or the United States, and are thus subject to the tougher labor standards of those countries.

Newly also requests up front for a living wage statement from each factory and is in the process of developing their Code of Conduct which they hope to fully institute in 2021.

Green business practices:

Not only does Newly use recycled materials, but they also prioritize resource efficiency by minimizing water use, greenhouse gases, landfill waste, and waterway pollution. 

They also use 100% recycled packaging. 

In the few years that they’ve been in operation, Newly has created a lot of positive environmental impact.

Thus far, they’ve prevented 1.64 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions entering our atmosphere, saved 3.7 million gallons of water, and diverted 8.54 tons of waste from landfills. 

Available: Newly


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About Coyuchi

Coyuchi has been changing the way we get comfy for more than three decades.

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

We’ve already gotten wrapped up in their eco-friendly scarves, they’ve put us in a sustainable slumber with their ethical pajamas, and their eco-friendly bedding and organic comforters are the stuff of dreams. 

To top it all off (literally), they have some of the best eco friendly throw blankets around.

That includes organic baby blankets, padded quilts, light knitted throws, and everything between the sheets.

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


Coyuchi was the first brand to release a Full Circle Recycled Cotton Blanket, made with GRS-certified recycled Coyuchi cotton (meaning it comes from recycled Coyuchi products) and 48% organically grown material.  

They also have sustainable blankets made of 100% GOTS and Fair Trade certified organic cotton and ethical throws made with Climate Beneficial wool—which is sustainably sourced from farms that use “carbon farming” practices to absorb more carbon than they release. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

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

Their Fair Trade Certified partners provide income equality, fair wages, and employee empowerment opportunities. Coyuchi also pays an additional amount to be deposited into a worker-managed Community Development Fund. 

Their wool comes from two ranches in Northern California, the Jensen Ranch and Stemple Creek Ranch. They both use strategic grazing and conservation tillage to enhance soils and mitigate the effects of climate change. 

Green business practices:

Rest easy knowing Coyuchi avoids synthetic materials and toxins and they recycle 98% of manufacturing wastewater. 

Their 2nd Home Take Back Program is how they were able to make their circularity-inspired recycled cotton blanket, and has allowed them to keep 84,694 pounds of used linens out of landfills (83% goes into “new” products).

Sustainable shipping materials include organic cotton bags for sheets and blankets and FSC-certified boxes. They do still use polybags, but they’re made with pre-consumer recycled plastic.

Soon they’ll be completely plastic-free. 

Community & charitable giving:

As a member of 1% for the Planet, a portion of annual sales go back to White Buffalo Land and Fibershed, which focus on carbon-neutral farming and soil health.  

Available: Coyuchi


We’re not a fan of blanket stealers OR practices that steal a healthy planet from future generations… which is why we’re wrapping up in sustainable and fair trade blankets.  Image by Ten Thousand Villages #sustainableblankets #fairtradeblankets #sustainablejungle
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About Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) is one of our favorite ethical online stores because of their unique artisan investment model which prioritizes the maker of each product in a way that goes beyond fair trade. 

Imagine decorating your home and body with pieces that help to break the cycle of generational poverty.

That’s what you’ll get when you shop for jewelry, clothing, kitchenware, office supplies, home decor, eco friendly outdoor furniture, and wall accessories.

Every purchase from TTV directly supports the person who made it, most of whom are women. 

They’ve only got a few handmade fair trade blankets and throws to choose from, but you’re sure to find something to suit your snuggle fancy.

Ten Thousand Villages’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices


Many of these cozy fair trade blankets are made with 100% cotton (not certified organic though by our understanding). The even-better fair trade baby blanket is made with upcycled cotton saris.  

Their Quiet River Throw is made from 100% alpaca wool. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Ten Thousand Villages’ fair trade blanket partners are the women makers of Prokritee, in rural Bangladesh. Not only does Prokritree provide skill training for women to learn techniques, but they also provide safe workplaces and fair wages. 

Through partnerships like this one, Ten Thousand Villages has invested more than $99 million in artisan communities since operations began. 

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

No surprise, TTV was a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization and currently partners with the Fair Trade Federation, Level Ground Trading, and Equal Exchange

Green business practices:

In addition to supporting makers, TTV supports our planet by prioritizing locally sourced, renewable, and recycled materials. They also work with their artisan partners to promote energy efficient practices and reuse of materials. 

Community & charitable giving:

92% of TTV’s revenue is reinvested into their maker-to-market mission. This supports things like interest-free microfinance options, payments before export (which removes any risk for the maker), and a financial safety net for artisan communities. 

Available: Ten Thousand Villages


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About Boll & Branch

We didn’t need to branch out too far to find this one—why?

Because Boll & Branch are well-known in the world of Earth-friendly home-goods.  

Boll & Branch was founded by husband and wife duo, Missy and Scott Tannen. Like the rest of the world, they were shocked by the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where more than 1,000 garment workers were killed. 

They wanted to produce textiles in a way they could be proud of.

Between their sustainable sheets, eco friendly mattresses, gifts, and bath products, you’ll find a transparent and fair supply chain, and earth-friendly materials to boot (or bed, rather). 

Their eco friendly bed blankets and throw blankets will make you feel like a proud couch potato (even in the midst of a 10-hour Netflix binge).

They’ve got an impressive and extensive range, so be prepared to find the exact size (king size organic blankets, anyone?), shape, material, and color you’re looking for.

Boll & Branch’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


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

Supply chain & labor practices:

“From day one, we have engaged a supply chain we’d gladly take home to our mothers.”

We’d bet Missy and Scott’s moms must be proud (and not just Mother Earth) because everything they do ensures a fair supply chain. They start with 100% organic cotton—not because it’s trendy, but because it’s better for the tens of thousands of Indian cotton farmers. 

They’ve also supported these farmers with nearly half a million dollars in additional wages to sustain a thriving life. 

B&B was the first manufacturer of linens to become Fair Trade Certified. Their Portuguese, American, and Indian factories only employ adults who are treated with respect and paid fairly. 

Green business practices:

Organic cotton means a per-blanket water savings of 90% when compared to conventional cotton. 

While that’s enough to make us sleep soundly, B&B 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. 

Available: Boll & Branch


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About Bearaby

Congratulations, your search for ethical weighted blankets is now over. Don’t we all need the stress relief these days…

Think of Bearaby as that comfy bear hug that puts you right to sleep. That’s the brand’s entire ethos, and according to heaps of positive reviews, they’re doing a pretty good job.  

Bearaby believes “self-care should be joyful, good design should be functional, and deep revitalizing rest should be natural and drug-free.”

The brand keeps it simple, natural, and sustainable with their offerings of several “Napper” blankets and one “Sleeper” comforter, available in different colors and weights (15 lbs to 25 lbs).

For kiddos that struggle with anxiety and bad dreams, they also have ethical weighted throws for kids. 

Bearaby’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


Instead of the plastic pellets that fill most weighted blankets, Bearaby uses layers upon layers of fabric to create weight. What that fabric is differs blanket to blanket.

The Velvet Napper is made with super-smooth eco-velvet, a product of recycled marine plastic which keeps 900 plastic bottles from polluting our oceans. Oh yeah, and the upcycled polyester is both OEKO-TEX and Fair Trade certified.  

The Cotton Napper is, not surprisingly, made with organic cotton that’s certified GOTS, BCI, OEKO-TEX, and Fair Trade. 

TENCEL lyocell is the star of the show in the Tree Napper. It’s made from sustainably grown Eucalyptus pulp and is also certified by Fair Trade, OEKO-TEX, and FFC. Lyocell is silky soft and cooling, so this is likely their softest eco friendly blanket

All the aforementioned chunky knit blankets are blended with 5% spandex for stretch.    

The Sleeper is a little different, being filled with medical-grade glass sand. The outer is a 50/50 blend of organic cotton and TENCEL lyocell and gets extra padding from the eucalyptus fiber and recycled polyester fill. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Bearaby sources their organic cotton from sustainable farms in India. The cotton, along with their other materials, are third-party verified to ensure they meet strict international standards. 

The TENCEL lyocell fabric is sustainably milled in Austria and the glass beads come from Austria. 

We’re not sure where their blankets are hand-knit (we’ll be reaching out to check), but we do know all Nappers are Fair Trade certified.  

Green business practices:

Bearaby is committed to a production line that’s plastic free, so they don’t use plastic wrapping or plastic packaging materials. Instead, they use 100% organic cotton bags that can be repurposed and reused. 

This zero waste company also believes “the best weighted blankets are handmade”

Community & charitable giving:

In 2018, Bearaby partnered with One Tree Planted to plant 1.3 million trees for every Tree Napper purchased! They’ve also partnered with Ocean Conservancy and currently donate $1 from every Napper sale to NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness). 

Available: Bearaby


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About Parachute

Good sleep is a lifesaver—which is how Parachute got its name.

They want us to make our beds with products that might just save our planet (which is currently free falling from an airplane, metaphorically speaking). 

Parachute already has us jumping for their sustainable linen sheets, bath goods, non toxic rugs and mattresses, but we’re also excited about their sustainable warm blankets. They’ve got a quilt for everyone (babies and adults) in lots of minimalist colors.

Expect to see a range of sizes too—from Twin up to California King.

They also have several quilted sustainable baby blankets for mamas and papas who want only the best, safest sleep for their precious joy.

Parachute’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


Parachute has a large selection of eco friendly bed blankets—you can search by both material and warmth. To summarize, Parachute is about natural fabrics (namely, cotton and linen), which are sometimes combined with a little bit of polyester filling.  

Their cotton is either long staple Turkish brushed cotton or long-staple Egyptian cotton (which is what makes up both their Percale and Sateen).

Note that none of these are organically certified, but here’s their reasoning: “Our products are not certified organic 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.”

All their products bear this Oeko-Tex certification, and are dyed and softened naturally, without any silicon, formaldehyde, or other toxins.

Supply chain & labor practices:

When you look through Parachute’s blanket selection, you can see where each is made. While some are made in India and the US (anything down), most products are processed in Portugal (in a family-owned factory).

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

Community & charitable giving:

Through their partnership with the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets campaign, Parachute donates much-needed 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. 

Most recently, they’ve also been donating face masks to GetUsPPE and Safe Place for Youth

Available: Parachute


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About Stray & Wander

We’d love to wander our way towards Stray & Wander’s curated collection of towels and blankets. Here’s what sets Stray & Wander apart from other brands:

“We value the amount of energy and skill that goes into creating these one of a kind pieces. We value traditional methods of production. We believe in buying ethically and buying less. We believe in the beauty of imperfection.”

Their large ethical blankets are suitable for beds to beaches and come in a variety of styles. 

Stray & Wander’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


Regardless of which style suits your space, you’ll be getting 100% hand-loomed organic Turkish cotton with each of S&W’s sustainable organic blankets

Supply chain & labor practices:

Working with artisans around the globe, Stray & Wander is happy to support individuals, as well as women’s cooperatives and family-run businesses. 

Not only do they want to bring beautiful products to customers around the world, but they’re also committed to preserving ancient traditions and supporting workers with fair trade conditions and sustainable livelihoods for people in rural communities.

Stray & Wander lets their makers set the prices for each organic fair trade blanket style (because some are more time intensive than others) to ensure they’re always getting fairly compensated.

Green business practices:

In addition to using sustainably-sourced natural materials, S&W believes in “buying ethically and buying less.” This is one of the greenest things a business can promote. 

Available: Stray & Wander


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About Anchal

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

Sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines founded Anchal after a design trip to India and have since designed everything with social impact in mind. They specifically aim to create employment opportunities that address the exploitation of women around the world. 

Admirable mission aside, they’ve got a beautiful range of boho-inspired sustainable home decor, linens, bedding, eco friendly pillows, and gifts—and their fair trade Indian blankets can stylishly adorn any chair, bed, couch, or sleeping body. 

Anchal’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


There are a few things that make Anchal’s hand-stitched quilts special—they’re made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, are Fair Trade verified, and feature a hand-stitched signature of the maker. 

Some others, like the Kantha Quilt Throw, instead feature layers of recycled cotton from vintage saris. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

The supply chain is where Anchal really shines. Since they’re a nonprofit, they’ve 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. 

Green business practices:

Anchal focuses on using recycled and organic, natural materials to reduce their environmental impact. They also only use low impact and natural dyes. 

By partnering with the retailer Made Trade, they’re also ensuring their products can be shipped via carbon neutral shipping.

Community & charitable giving:

Money from each Anchal sale goes directly back into their mission. With projects in Ajmer, India and Louisville, Kentucky, Anchal is breaking the poverty cycle around the globe. 

In the US, they’re busy transforming underutilized urban lots into herb gardens (which they then turn into fabric dyes!). Beyond making some green amid the grey, this supports locals with training and employment opportunities. 

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

Available: Made Trade


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About Ocelot Market

We like Ocelot Market an awful oce-lot.

And with a huge range of products that make them an effortless ethical alternative to Amazon, it’s no surprise.

Adorn your home with their sustainable towels and eco friendly rugs, or deck yourself out from ethical boots to bling. They’re also a great place to hunt for eco-friendly gifts.

Or if cozy is more your aesthetic, be sure to take a look at their royalty-worthy robes and rainbow array of blankets. If you want to give your cuddle time some color, no brand is better.

Ocelot Market’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices


As a thriving ethical online marketplace, OM has a lot of brands and blankets to choose from, and some might be better than others. While that includes several acrylic blankets (which are petroleum or coal-based), there are several options sans fossil fuels. 

We liked Slate + Salt’s Sand Nautical Turkish Throw made with 100% Turkish cotton,  as well as Anatolico’s 100% cotton Matia Handwoven Blanket Scarf

Locally sourced and eco-friendly cotton is what the talented Ethiopian artisans from Creative Women used for this Camden Cotton Lightweight Blanket (which also happens to be dyed with AZO-free color). 

Swahili Modern is the brand behind the Ethiopian Harvest Moon Cotton Throw, made with Ethiopian cotton and environmentally friendly dyes. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Because they work with nearly a hundred different small businesses, independent artisans, and artisan communities, there are several supply chains at work here. 

Swahili Modern follows fair trade principles and goes above and beyond for their African artisans. They just donated $10,000 for an Artisan Relief Fund for communities impacted by COVID-19.

Creative Women is similar, and as a Fair Trade Certified company, they’re able to provide sustainable and profitable opportunities for women-led small businesses around the globe. 

Regardless of the specific brand, OM guarantees fair wages and supply chain transparency. 

Green business practices:

In addition to using quality natural fibers, most of the blankets were produced in an environmentally friendly manner. That includes reduced water consumption, traditional (non-mechanized) weaving and non-toxic AZO-free dyes. 

OM uses recycled and biodegradable packaging whenever possible. 

Community & charitable giving:

For every purchase with OM, a tree is planted in Madagascar. 99% of profits go directly toward sustaining the marketplace and their artisan partners.

Available: Ocelot Market


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 synthetics 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”. 

While we don’t technically “wear” blankets (well, maybe in 2020…and back in 2008 when Snuggies were all the rage) we used our sustainable and ethical fashion criteria to determine the best fair trade and sustainable blanket brands


Curling up on the couch with something made with natural, organic, fair trade, or upcycled materials is way nicer than curling up with plastic.

For this reason, synthetic materials got a big “no” from us (unless they were recycled). Even then, there’s still the issue of microplastics with every wash, so a GuppyFriend (or similar wash bag) is a must.

When it came to semi-synthetics, we cozied up to Tencel clothing brands using lyocell because it’s made with sustainably-harvested tree pulp and uses a closed-loop process (which not all lyocell is). 

Then we get to our favorite sustainable fabrics: those that grow naturally in ways Mother Earth can snuggle up to. Organic cotton was the clear winner here, along with Climate Beneficial wool, linen, and recycled cotton.  

Supply chain and labor practices:

There’s nothing better than a blanket handmade by your loving grandma, but fair trade blankets made by workers who are treated well and paid fairly is a close second. 

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

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

Ideally, we love to see official fair trade (and equivalent) certifications, but if not, we expect a brand to be be extra upfront about their practices.

Green business practices:

A sustainable blanket starts with sustainable materials, but 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), and sustainable shipping. 

Community & charitable giving:

Eco friendly plush blankets make wonderful fair trade gifts, and even better ones if they’re from a brand that also does their share of giving.

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. 


The snuggle is real with these eco friendly blankets

If you’re ready for a nap (aren’t we all?), pause for a second.

As conscious consumers we need to ask ourselves: what materials are we bringing into our homes and what practices are we supporting by doing so? 

Fortunately, brands are responding and making products they (and we) can truly be proud of. Which means we can take that Sunday afternoon nap, guilt free. 

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

It’s just as fun to share brands you believe in, so we’d love to hear about your go-to sustainable blanket brand. Give them a shout (or snore) in the comments below.

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