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Choosing the Best Organic Cotton Sheets and Bedding Sets

Written by Sabrina Wilson and updated on September 18, 2018
Best Organic Sheets/Bedding Sets

If you’ve never had the chance to experience laying down to sleep wrapped up in organic sheets, you don't know what you’re missing. Not only are these sheets friendlier for the environment, but they’re better for you too.

For example, a vast quantity of commonly produced polyester sheets advertised as “no-iron” contain formaldehyde, which is known to produce adverse health effects including respiratory problems, skin rashes, and even insomnia.

Many synthetic bed linens also contain polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs for short. And while these chemicals may be good fire retardants, they too have been known to cause health issues in humans, including thyroid hormone disruption, and cancer. 

Why go organic when it comes to sheets and bedding?

The simple answer to that question is that organic sheets are what they say they are. They’ve not been made with any harmful chemicals that could potentially cause you to develop a life-threatening disease. And, they’re not going to harm the planet as much as traditionally made cotton sheets that use a large number of agrochemicals in which to be made.

Organic sheets are very soft and are also good for those who suffer from allergies or have sensitive skin. They’re more breathable than most regular cotton sheets, and they’re more durable too. Lastly, organic cotton is often harvested by hand and there are no harsh chemicals used in which to produce the bedding.  

What to take into consideration when buying organic sheets

So, now you know why organic sheets are the way to go, here are some of the things to consider while out shopping for them:

  • Quality over quantity. When it comes to organic bed linen, the quality of the thread is far more important than the actual thread count. Some manufacturers are quite misleading in this area as they advertise a high thread count, but are actually quite poor when it comes to quality. As a rough guide, sheets with a thread count of 300 - 500 are the ones to aim for. Anything with less than 200 should definitely be avoided. 

  • Fiber content. Always check the label to ensure you are buying 100% organic as some manufacturers can be misleading with this. Some of the most popular organic sheets are those made of Pima or Egyptian cotton, which are even softer than regular cotton. You may find they’re a little more expensive to buy than regular cotton, but boy are they soft.

  • GOTS certified. Products that have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard are almost certain to be free of harmful chemicals. This textile processing standard looks at how each fiber is sourced and what impact was made ecologically, environmentally, and publically as a result. It is the leading standard in the industry that covers all kinds of organic fibers.

  • Weave type. Most sheets come in either a percale or sateen weave. Percale is the more basic of weaves and tends to give the sheets a more light and crisp feel. Whereas sateen weaves are much more silky smooth. 

  • Avoid ‘no-iron’ or ‘wrinkle-free’ products. Even if they say organic cotton on the package, if they have this feature advertised they are almost certain to contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde.

  • Make sure you measure. Just because it says it’s a king size sheet, don’t assume it will fit. Manufacturers of bedding will, of course, use standard mattress sizes in which to base the size of their products. The problem is that they don’t account for how deep your mattress is. So, if you have a really thick mattress, make sure you measure up to ensure the sheets you buy will fit when you get them home. 

  • Price isn’t everything. Don’t consider the cost to be the most important thing when making your purchase. When it comes to organic bedding it really does pay to invest that little bit more. At the end of the day, these are going to be the sheets you cuddle up to each night, so why not splash out a little? And when it comes to this kind of bedding, you’d be surprised what difference just a few dollars can make. 

  • Check the return policy. Just in case you do forget to measure up and find that they are the wrong size, it would be good to exchange them for bedding that fits. However, due to the nature of the product, not all sellers will accept returns. So be sure to check that out when you buy unless you’re 100% confident they will fit and you’re happy with the style.  

Organic Sheet Set Reviews

Available Sizes

Available Colors

King (fitted sheet size: 78” x 80”)

Queen (fitted sheet size: 60” x 80”)

Twin (fitted sheet size: 39” x 75”)


If you’re looking for some luxury organic sheets, then you’ve come to the right place. This Delano Organic Sheet Set is, by far, one of the most comfortable sheets I’ve ever had the pleasure of sleeping on.

It’s made using 60% bamboo and 40% organic cotton. So, essentially you get the best of both worlds. You get the softness of the organic cotton to relax upon while the natural bamboo has antibacterial properties, helping to make sure your bed is a safe and clean environment.


The set comprises of 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat top sheet, and 2 pillowcases, all made from the same great material. If you want to get a little personal, you can choose to have it customized with your own initials thanks to the company’s own Signature Monogram. And, just in case you do have any problems, they offer a free return service for all US shipping.

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    Free return shipping
  • Lack of colors to choose from
  • A little expensive

Available Sizes

Available Colors

Twin (fitted sheet size: 39” x 75” + 15” deep pockets)

Twin XL (fitted sheet size: 39” x 80” + 15” deep pockets)

Full (Fitted sheet size: 54” x 76” + 16” deep pockets)

Queen (Fitted sheet size: 60” x 80” + 16” deep pockets)

King (Fitted sheet size: 78” x 80” + 16” deep pockets)

California King (Fitted sheet size: 74” x 84” + 16” deep pockets).

Black, blue, red wine, light grey, antique rose light blue, indigo batik, mod spa, navy dot blue, pure white, blush, smoked pearl, vanilla yellow.

If you’re looking for some linen that’s not only super comfortable but great for the environment too, then be sure to check out the California Design Den Cotton Sheet Set. These organic cotton sheets are ideal for anyone who’s after some fresh, eco-friendly linen at a great price.

They have a 400-thread count so are nice and soft. And because they’re made using 100% long staple cotton fiber these sheets will stay that plush for as long as you own them. They’re chemical-free and completely machine washable. 

What I also love about these sheets are that there are so many colors to choose from, so you can be sure there’s something for everyone's taste. The only downside is you have to be very careful when you wash these sheets. Although they are machine washable, they’re also prone to shrinking. So, hand washing may be the safer option. 

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    Wide range of sizes and colors available
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    Great price
  • Known to shrink if machine washed

Available Sizes

Available Colors

Twin (Fitted sheet size: 39” x 76” x 15”)

Full (Fitted sheet size: 54” x 76” x 15”)

Queen (Fitted sheet size: 60” x 80” x 15”)

King (Fitted sheet size: 78” x 80” x 15”)

California King (Fitted sheet size: 72” x 84” x 15”)

White, natural, chocolate, clear water, elderberry grey, laurel oak, Moroccan blue.

If you like the idea of organic sheets but are worried they won’t be as soft and silky as the inorganic ones you have now, be sure to take a look at the Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set. These sateen sheets are smooth, silky, and made with long-staple, GOTS certified, organic cotton. So not only do they look and feel great, they’re also less harmful on the environment.

The cotton used to make these sheets is grown without the use of any herbicides or pesticides. While all the labo