Invest in a set of top-quality organic sheets, and you'll sleep better knowing your bedding is free from harsh chemicals. Before you consider any of the certifications that bedding companies offer with their finished goods, it's important to prioritize your sleeping style. "It starts with texture, goes down to temperature, and then what you’re comfortable supporting or looking for in how the good is made," says Anna Brakefield, co-founder of Red Land Cotton. "There’s so much more to consider when looking at sustainability and creating a more greener, and ethically produced product, especially when looking at the bedding market."
We sent organic sheets from the most popular bedding brands to our team of product testers, who washed, ironed, and slept on them for over three weeks. Our favorite set, the Avocado Suvin Organic Cotton Sheets, are GOTS certified—made with 100 percent organic Indian Suvin cotton—and offer a unique, luxury feel.
Here are the best organic sheets on the market.
Best Overall: Avocado Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets
Made from 100 percent Indian Suvin cotton, this luxurious sheet set from Avocado is actually GOTS certified, meaning it passed a series of rigorous criteria that ensures the organic state of textiles through environmental and socially responsible manufacturing.
The sheet set is available in two thread counts: 600 or 1,000. The extra-long staple cotton sheets have a sateen finish and they're extremely soft, silky, and durable. Plus, they become even softer with each wash. The sheets are also OEKO-TEX and Made Safe certified.
Take note that the sheet set is available in white, natural, or gray for all standard bed sizes. Each set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases (except for twin and twin XL sizes, which come with one pillowcase).
Best Classic: PB Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Percale Sheet Set
While a bit more expensive, you also can’t go wrong with the PB Classic Organic Percale Sheet Set, which delivers a luxurious sleep experience. These sheets are made from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton, and the fabric is a crisp percale weave with a 400-thread count.
These PB Classic Sheets include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (twin sets only have one pillowcase), and you can choose from six plain colors. The fitted sheet fits mattresses up to 16 inches deep, and the percale construction makes the linens crisp and breathable—perfect for summer. Our tester loved how high-quality and durable these sheets were (both categories got a 5/5 stars), but their wrinkly appearance—particularly after washing—left her a bit disappointed.
Like many other options on this list, the fabric in these sheets is Fair Trade Certified, meaning it’s produced in factories that use fair and safe labor practices.
Best Percale : Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets
Don't let the name fool you—these crinkled sheets from Coyuchi are undeniably soft and comfortable. The crinkled effect comes from applying proprietary spinning and weaving to organic cotton to produce a washed fabric exclusive to the brand. Unlike other sheets, these come out of the box ready to jump into without necessarily wrinkles (just crinkles).
The texture and thick materials earned high points from our tester, who deemed them high quality. The double seamed edge adds to this luxurious look. Choose from ten attractive colors from classic white to deep oranges and greens. Another plus of this set, the sheets are GOTS, Fair Trade, Benefits 1% For the Planet, and Made Safe certified, so you can feel good about where your materials come from.
Best Sateen: Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set
Some of the best organic sheets you can buy are the Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set. These linens are made from Global Organic Textile Standard, certified organic cotton, which is grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Additionally, they’re manufactured according to Fair Trade Standards, as well. The fabric has a smooth, silky sateen construction with a 300 thread count, making them luxurious and soft to sleep in every night.
Our tester found these to have a luxe feel and a heavy weight that's perfect for cooler months. The fabric drapes well, so it contours to your body for a cozy night of sleep. However, it may prove to be a bit too cozy for hot sleepers—our tester took off a point for breathability because of how hot these sheets could get, particularly when layered under other linens.
This sheet set comes in six delicate colors, and each set includes a fitted sheet with a 15-inch pocket, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases (twin sets only have one pillowcase).
Best Flannel: L.L. Bean Organic Flannel Sheet
Flannel sheets are especially popular in the cold winter months, and you’ll absolutely love the L.L. Bean Organic Flannel Sheet Collection if you love being warm and cozy in bed. These sheets are made from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton, and they’re also Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified.
These organic flannel sheets are made from double-brushed cotton for a super soft feel that only improved with each wash. You can choose from four standard colors, and the fitted sheets accommodate mattresses up to 15 inches deep. We love that the plush fabric is designed to resist shrinking and fading, and the 5-ounce mid-weight fabric is comfortable to use year-round.
Best Sateen: Coyuchi 300 Thread Count Organic Sateen Sheet Set
Another popular sheet construction is sateen, which is softer and silkier than percale. If you’re looking for organic sateen sheets, look no further than this set from Coyuchi. These luxurious linens are made with 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton that’s grown in India, and they feature a 300 thread count weave that’s silky to the touch and resists wrinkling.
These sheets come in five neutral colors, and each set comes with the standard four pieces (except twin sets, which only have one pillowcase). The fabric is lustrous on one side and slightly matte on the other, and the sheets are so soft you won’t want to get out of bed.
Best Pattern: Garnet Hill Printed Siesta Organic-Cotton Percale Collection
If you prefer patterned sheets to plain ones, you should consider the Printed Siesta Organic-Cotton Percale Collection from Garnet Hill. Available in stylish floral or striped designs, each piece in the collection—which includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillowcases, duvet cover, and sham—is sold separately so you can mix and match your bedding with your favorite prints.
The 100 percent organic cotton sheets are breathable and soft with a relaxed texture that you'll love sleeping on night after night. Choose from a range of sizes, from twin to California king.
Best Baby Sheets: Burt's Bees Baby Organic Crib Sheet
With an adorable allover bee print, the Honeybee Organic BEESNUG Fitted Crib Sheet from Burt’s Bees Baby is a super-cute organic bedding option for your little one. Made from 100 percent organic GOTS-certified cotton with a jersey knit, this fitted crib sheet is free from pesticides or herbicides. It's also extremely soft, durable, and breathable. The fitted crib sheet has an extra fabric overlap along the bottom edge, and the 360-degree elastic provides a safe, snug fit on the crib mattress and prevents the sheet from slipping while your baby sleeps.
The crib sheet is 28 inches wide by 52 inches long, and with a depth of 6 inches, it fits most standard crib mattresses. Choose from a wide range of colors and patterns, including heather gray and a blossom pink bee print.
Best Linen: Coyuchi Organic Relaxed Linen Sheets
Linen sheets are known to be luxurious, super soft, and incredibly durable, which is why you can’t go wrong with the Coyuchi Organic Linen Chambray Sheets. These high-end bed coverings are made from French flax that has been organically grown and processed using water-saving manufacturing methods, and the fibers are GOTS-certified. They’re even dyed with low-impact dyes that are better for the planet.
Each set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet with a 15-inch pocket, and two pillowcases (except for twin sets, which only have one pillowcase). The classic chambray weave comes in seven muted colors, and the fabric has a sturdy 185 grams per square meter weight and is garment washed for a soft, relaxed feel.
How We Tested the Sheets
Over 3+ weeks, our team of testers used some of the top organic sheet options on the market. They slept with them in their own homes and laundered them to see how they held up with time, then ranked them on quality, texture, durability, breathability, and value. We combined their insights with our writers' and editors' independent research to bring you this list.
What to Look for in an Organic Sheet Set
The most-discussed factor when it comes to buying organic sheets is whether a set has third-party certifications confirming that it’s organic or pesticide-free. Brakefield advises consumers that are interested in purchasing sheets with organic certifications should also look into how the fabrics are made and what practices specific brands use for finishing and sizing sheets. Finished goods listed as "Made with organic..." are only required to have at 70 percent certified organic materials.
Look for the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification to ensure that the material used is organic, was processed without pesticides or herbicides, and was manufactured in an ethical environment. Another common certification is from OEKO-TEX, which evaluates the toxicity of the end product.
"OEKO-TEX stays up to date on scientific, health, and technical information, updates its criteria annually, monitors for regulatory compliance, and uses the strictest standards and methods to test and verify claims," says North American GOTS representative, Lori Wyman. "For this reason, checking for our labels is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to assure that the product you’re purchasing is safe."
Our top pick, the Bampure 100 Percent Organic Bamboo Sheets, for example, is constructed with OEKO-certified fabrics.
If you want an organic sheet set, pay attention to its material. Cotton organic sheets are very common, but you may also see bamboo, linen, and silk. Microfiber, however, doesn’t make the list, since this polyester-based textile is processed with plastics and chemicals that don’t belong in organic sheets.
The Bampure sheets are made from a super soft sateen weave that our testers loved. However, there are quite a few different weaves you can shop, according to your preference.
"While both are made from cotton, percale and sateen offer slightly different feels and finishes based on how the materials are weaved," explains Ruthie Osswald, Senior Associate of Design and Product Development at Brooklinen. "Percale is a traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave that creates a matte finish and cooling feel, while sateen is a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave that is more tightly woven and heavier in weight, making for a silkier, smoother feel and slightly warmer finish."
Jersey sheets are cozy and great for chilly weather; linen sheets tend to have a rougher weave but many people like the natural feeling.
What are organic sheets?
Organic sheets are sheets made without chemical additives. Buying organic bedding ensures no pesticides, chemical fabric treatments, or harsh cleaning agents are used to manufacture the product.
How do you wash organic sheets?
Wash organic sheets separate from your other laundry, and run them through a gentle cycle with cool or cold water. Follow the care instructions printed on the label of your sheets.
Why should you buy organic sheets?
Because organic sheets are free from harmful additives, they are considered hypoallergenic and gentle on your skin. Their production process is also much more environmentally friendly than that of non-organic sheets.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was edited and researched by Cristina Sanza, a lifestyle writer specializing in home products and organization hacks. To keep our product picks current and help you choose the best organic sheets, she reads customer reviews, third-party articles, and brand websites. To make this list, she considered the weave and fiber material of each pick, as well as any third-party certifications. She also collected insight from experts in the field and our own team of testers. Additional reporting was done by Lauren Murphy, a freelance writer whose work has also appeared on Hunker and the Huffington Post. Emma Phelps, an Updates Writer for The Spruce, also offered additional support for this roundup by speaking to Anna Brakefield, the co-founder of Red Land Cotton, a family owned and operated bedding business. Brakefield offers a unique, expert perspective on bedding by having previous professional experience in marketing and branding, and working on her family's North Alabama cotton farm, which supplies all of the fibers for Red Land Cotton's bedding.