Launched earlier this year by the folks behind the popular Pebble infant mattresses, the Nook Sleep System is a collection of soft, 100 percent organic cotton and eucalyptus fiber baby bedding that’s been designed to ensure consistent oxygen flow and help regulate temperature. They are also super cute: the anti-microbial, chemical- and bleach-free fitted sheets, pillows, toddler blankets and innovative NapSack sleep sacks come in modern graphic patterns and bright, eye-catching colors like fuchsia and green apple; the nubby, dual-tone knit blankets in particular have been co-opted by quite a few adults. $38 to $74; www.nooksleep.com.
Adding spa style to your home is a snap thanks to Comphy Co.—because they make the products the pros use, too. Founded by industry vets Mia Richardson and Robert Mishkin, the West Coast-based company creates high-quality bedding and professional accessories (think face cradle covers) for top-end spas like Canyon Ranch and the Golden Door. Their consumer Home line, which is available at spa retail shops and online, includes linens, shams, robes, eye pillows and embroidered throws, all made with breathable, allergen-resistant, 100 percent recyclable extra-fine microfiber that’s been woven to mimic silky 600 thread-count cotton. Along with the soft, deep-cut sheets, we love the chic quilted blankets and subtly patterned jacquard throws. www.comphy.com
Offering an even, medium level warmth that’ comfortable in all seasons, this company’s wool comforter is made with pesticide-free, humanely produced, ozone-sanitized Naturally Safe wool from Northern California that’s been locked into a 100 percent organic cotton sateen casing. The quilted stitching technique both helps keep the wool in place and keeps air trapped between the wool fibers, making the comforter light and fluffy. The dust-mite resistant covering is available in a natural ivory, in twin, full/queen and king sizes; since the comforter is non-washable, it’s best to protect it with a removable duvet cover. Starting at $395 for a twin; www.lifekind.com.
For Whitney Anna Walker, CEO of this Dallas-based luxury bedding and textile company, eco-friendly practices go way beyond the elimination of toxins and harmful dyes. “It’s important to understand every element of how the product is made,” she says, “especially the human element.” To maintain a “chain of responsibility,” Walker frequently visits India, where the bulk of her 100 percent organic cotton materials come from, to monitor everything from the farming to the Fair Trade conditions. (All items are cut and finished in the U.S.A.) Though they specialize in custom pieces (from drapes to sheets for a “circular waterbed”), the line also offers ready-made bedding, shams, bedskirts, and quilts. Most notable are the decadent “theater velvets”—available in rich purples and burgundies—and the beautiful, silky ikat duvets and pillow cases, hand-woven using vintage Indian patterns and natural dyes like marigold flowers and beetle nut leaves. Cotton duvet covers start at $160; www.annasova.com.
Made of 100 percent organic cotton fiber, and boasting a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, Target’s 325-thread count Organic Sheet Sets mimic the thick, silky-satin feel of luxury hotel linens. For fall, the sets—which contain flat and fitted sheets and two pillowcases—are available in 10 colors; five of these, including blue, ivory, and grey, can be found in all stores, while others like a deep plum-purple and green floral are at select stores and online. $39.99; www.target.com
Creating this Northern California-based company’s top-notch natural bedding is truly a global affair: the dense wools come from Canada, the textured rustic linen is made in India from flax grown in France and Belgium, and the 100 percent organic cotton—used for the soft honeycomb blankets and crisp Percale, silky Sateen, cozy Jersey and pill-resistant Flannel sheets—is sourced and woven in India. (“Coyuchi” itself is a Mexican-Spanish name for the naturally occurring brown cotton traditionally used by Native Americans.) GOTS-certified and made with fair labor practices, the line’s new fall items come in striking colors like mustard, forest green, and indigo, as well as natural shades of muslin, linen and “cloud.” Sheets start at $56; www.coyuchi.com.