If so, why not also sleep on organic and ethically traded sheets, duvets, duvet covers, pillowcases and blankets.
Then you can sleep easy knowing that your bedding is as environmentally friendly as your wardrobe and your food. Organic bedding is also very good for people with skin allergies and sensitivities such as eczema and psoriasis, as it is not treated with any of the chemicals which are used to make sheets "easy iron" or "easy care".
Though these would not be nearly as ornate, usually no more than a wooden box on legs that could be carried fairly easily by a group of servants. The cheapest are mass produced with a synthetic fill, whilst the most expensive will generally be filled with the finest down or very high quality silk , and for exceptional luxury may be hand-finished. Yet it was still something of a luxury.
Natural Collection Image Credit: Natural Collection Natural Collection have a range of organic cotton bedding available in natural ecru or oxygen bleached white, which includes duvet covers, pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets for singele, double and king sized beds.
The collection of bedding at Traidcraft includes a selection of gorgeous, ethically produced designs including the Floral Summer Quilt shown here which is block printed by traditional Indian printers with an authentic Indian pattern in fresh and quirky colours.
By Nature By Nature have a range of eco-textiles and organic cotton bedding in cute designs for children from Fox Organic Kids and grown up designs for adults in silk.
The full sized range includes silk duvets and matress toppers. NOTHS have organic and fairtrade bedding items from smalll businesses all over the UK, with items just that bit unusual or not easy to find in your local high street.
Individual retailers will have different types of fabric so we recommend that you check the descriptions to confirm if the materials used are organic.
John Lewis UK favourite John Lewis have a small collection of full size organic sheets and pillowcases alang with a range of GOTS certified organic baby bedding including cot sheets, pram sheets and travel cot sheets.
Bamboo Textiles Bamboo Textiles have organic bamboo bedlinen which is suitable for excema and sensitive skin sufferers.
Their duvet covers and sheets come in various sizes as well as pillow cases. They also hav bamboo cot sheets for babies with sensitive skin as well.
For ideas for older kid's rooms, take a look at our larger bedding and bedroom accessories range. Duvets can be made warmer than blankets without becoming heavy. Sometimes, particularly in colder climates, another duvet may be used underneath the sleeping person ie, directly on top of the mattress to provide extra warmth and comfort.
Fou Furnishings Fou Furnishings have a range of certified organic and Fairtrade bedding in pure white, natural shades and some really adorable children's designs. A range of cot bedding is also included along with natural alpaca wool duvets. Their range includes organic baby matresses, baby bedding and organic cotton sleepwear. They believe in providing babies with the most natural environment possible, away from toxins and harmful chemicals but never compromising on quality.
Greenfibres Devon-based Greenfibres have a range of blankets, pillowcases and duvet covers plus organic duvets, pillows and blankets. The range includes some classic colours ans well as some colourful organic cotton jersey fitted sheets. The Healthy House The Healthy House are specialists in products for allergy sufferers and people with chemical sensitivities.
They have a selection of organic bedding in cotton and wool, along with a range natural bedding which while it is not organic, is not chemically treated formaldehyde during manufacture. Updated 8th January
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