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Eco-friendly linen bedding

There’s nothing like sinking into a comfy bed at the end of a long day. As we spend a third of our life asleep, it’s worth getting your bedding right. (After all, if you’ve ever tried to sleep through a heatwave under scratchy polyester sheets, you’ll understand!)

Cotton is the go-to material for cosy, breathable bedding, but this isn’t the most eco-friendly fabric. That is why we are looking at the new trend in eco-friendly linen.

So why go linen?

It’s eco friendly. Linen is made from flax; a totally natural, biodegradable material. It requires no additional water to grow aside from rain – a far cry from the 10,000 litres required to grow 1kg of cotton. Every part of the plant can be used, too, so there’s no wastage – linseed oil is also made from flax, for example.

It’s great value for money. This fabric is exceptionally strong and hardwearing. Invest in the right sets and you could enjoy them for up to 50 years to come – again reducing wastage and the need to buy more.

It’s comfy to sleep in. Linen’s weave allows for greater airflow than cotton, making it better at wicking away moisture in the summer so you stay cooler in bed – so it’s a good choice for hot sleepers. This quality also means it dries quickly after a wash, so you won’t be hanging around for hours waiting to make the bed.

Here's our pick of the best eco-friendly linen around:


Fast fashion and sustainability don't often go hand-in-hand, but H&M is improving its eco-credentials, with the brand committing to use all recycled or sustainably sourced materials by 2030. Its 100% linen bedding range is the most affordable we've found. A set includes two pillowcases and a duvet cover, but you'll have to buy a sheet separately.

Piglet In Bed

Piglet In Bed think that a beautiful home is a comfortable home. They believe that simple, high quality and low maintenance basics are key and so they developed a range of durable linen bedding and pyjamas that get softer and softer with wear.

Eve Sleep

Stonewashed for superior softness and comfort, our pure linen bedding is the most luxurious, durable bed set you’ll find. Made in Europe, it’s available in five colour combinations.


Effortless and understated, linen is a top interior trend. Brisa gives you that relaxed, Sunday morning look and feel. This bed set was made in Portugal, and pre-washed for extra softness – it gets softer the more you wash it, too. Enjoy your lie in.


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