The Best Organic, Eco-Friendly Comforters For A Bedding Upgrade

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If you’re trying to switch to more environmentally friendly products, updating your bedding is a good place to start. The best organic, eco-friendly comforters make your bed feel like a safe haven, with the added comfort of knowing that what you sleep in is sustainably and ethically sourced.

What is GOTS?

When you’re shopping for comforters that are both organic and eco-friendly, you’ll want to keep an eye out for third-party certifications. The gold standard is the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). An item boasting a GOTS 'Certified Organic' seal, contain at least 95% organic fibers and meet strict criteria for using nontoxic chemicals, eco-friendly environmental protocols, and ethical labor practices. There is also a GOTS “Made with Organic” label to indicate a comforter with at least 70% organic material that still abides by the same high standards for chemicals and labor. This is especially important if you want cotton bedding: Cotton is considered the world’s “dirtiest” crop due to conventional farming’s reliance on pesticides and fertilizers, so seeking out GOTS-certified cotton bedding is essential for many — though you'll pay more for it.

What is OEKO-TEX Standard 100?

Another certification to consider is the Standard 100 label from OEKO-TEX, which indicates that every component of your comforter was tested, right down to the stitching, and found to be free of harmful chemicals, and their website offers an online label check so you can buy with confidence. That said, OEKO-TEX differs from GOTS on a few key environmental points, especially when it comes to cotton: It’s less strict on the use of GMO seeds and on some synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. That said, for man-made fibers like polyester and rayon, those are moot points (making OEKO-TEX a valuable rating to consider.)

Whichever certification option you choose, cozying in at night with a soft, organic comforter feels incredible. All of the options below come highly rated on Amazon, with hundreds of rave reviews.


A Luxe Organic Cotton Comforter With Down Fill

Although this organic cotton down comforter lacks a GOTS label, it carries the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 seal (along with several other certifications, including one verifying the cotton is organic). Its 100% cotton cover is unbleached and undyed, then stuffed with an ethical goose down and feather blend that is DOWNPASS animal welfare certified. There are corner tabs for securing inside a duvet cover, and it comes packaged in a reusable unbleached cotton bag. The only downside is that spot-cleaning or dry-cleaning is recommended, but a few daring shoppers had good luck with their washing machine. Also notable: This is also one of the only picks on the list that comes in three different weights: lightweight, medium weight, and heavyweight.

Helpful Review: “Best comforter I have ever had. Incredible value for money, all organic and eco friendly, and the feeling of being wrapped in a cloud, but without heaviness. I look forward to going to bed every night!”

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: 4


This More Budget-Friendly Down Comforter

If you’re shopping for a down comforter on a budget, the medium-weight Dafinner organic down comforter is a worthy option. It’s made with a ratio of 10/90 white goose down/feather filling, which means it features a majority of feather filling (explaining the cheaper price point than the pick above that is pure goose down). That said, the down filling is responsibly sourced for a cruelty-free offering that also comes with an OEKO-TEX certification (although no GOTS certification). The cover is 100% organic cotton and the whole thing is machine washable. It even has box-stitching to keep the filling from shifting around.

Helpful Review: “Love this thing! Have never had one before because I sleep hot and don't want anything but breathable organic cotton on my bed. This is a great value for the price and I love it. It holds up great in the washing machine as well.”

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: 4


A Comforter Made From Eucalyptus Fibers That Keeps Plastic Bottles Out Of Landfills

While this eco-friendly comforter lacks official certifications, it stands out for its 100% recycled fiber filling that the brand says keeps 50 plastic bottles out of landfills. Its shell is made from eucalyptus fabric that feels a lot like super-soft rayon and claims to be both more breathable than cotton and softer than linen. Eucalyptus trees don't require pesticides or irrigation, and can be more sustainably farmed on a smaller amount of land. That said, this pick is dry-clean only. After more than 600 Amazon shoppers have weighed in, it has an overall high rating of 4.4-stars out of five.

Helpful Review: “Ihave two of these now - one for each bedroom. I'm a light sleeper, so I've tried everything to get good sleep - Casper, Brooklinen, Parachute, and a bunch of other stuff. Every brand seems to sell the same crappy product EXCEPT BUFFY!Buffy keeps me cool when it's hot in my room, and warm when it's too cold. This is simply the best comforterI've ever owned. Hands down.”

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: 3


This Lightweight Reversible Comforter Set For A Great Price

This reversible microfiber comforter, with an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, is a lightweight option for people interested in nontoxic bedding without spending a ton. The reversible color design gives you more decorating bang for your buck and is a nice alternative to the sea of unbleached off-white. Both cover and filling are microfiber (the filling also has eucalyptus-based Lyocell mixed in) that's soft to the touch and machine washable. The comforter also comes with two pillow shams, although some reviewers described them as being more like pillowcases. The comforter comes with box-stitched construction to keep the fill from shifting and four corner tabs to secure a duvet cover. It's a remarkably high-quality comforter set for the price.

Helpful Review: “Such a wonderful comforter we decided to keep it for ourselves and purchase another for our Airbnb. The color tones are soft and nicely muted and it really feels like you're sleeping under a cloud! Especially like that it can be washed and dried in my front loader at home. [...] It is rare that you find this kind of luxury for such a reasonable price; don't look any farther!”

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: 3


An Organic Cotton Comforter Set With Earthy Texture

Made with 100% organic cotton jacquard cover and backed by an OEKO-Tex certification, this three-piece comforter set is as eco-friendly as it is aesthetically pleasing. It includes a comforter and two shams and is available in three different prints that range from globally-inspired (and reversible!) options to farmhouse-chic striped prints. The filling is hypoallergenic polyester in an all-season weight.

Helpful Review: “We bought this for our guestroom. Very nice feeling and inviting.”

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: 2


This Lightweight & Breathable Bamboo Duvet Insert

For nights when all you need is a light covering, or if you sleep hot, you can’t go wrong with this soft bamboo duvet insert from the Bamboo Tranquility. Not only does this comforter come with details like corner loops and stitching to keep the fill in place, it’s also made entirely from sustainable, breathable bamboo viscose for a quality comforter you can rest easy in. This machine-washable covering is fluffy and cooling, according to reviewers. That said, there are no organic certifications listed.

Helpful Review: "I’m a hot sleeper and my $20 Ikea duvet was not cutting it especially during the hot Houston summer. After a bit of research I found that Bamboo actually helps regulate temperature. I purchased the “all season” version. It has some weight, which I found surprisingly relaxing. It’s not like a weighted blanket. It got fluffy after a night or two. Customer service is also very responsive, professional, and courteous. Major plus! All in all it’s a great product. Cooling, fluffy, soft, good value, great customer service, and best of all some goose got to keep it’s feathers.[...]”

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: 3


This Splurge-Worthy Wool Comforter That Comes In 3 Different Weights

Wool is considered by many to be one of the best natural materials for comforter fill because of its ability to thermoregulate — meaning, you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. And the Holy Lamb Organics wool comforter is a premium offering that is well worth its price tag. Available in three different weights, ranging from the lightweight “Cool Comfort” featured here up to the “Extra Warmth” that is ideal for cold climates or just cold sleepers. According to the brand website, their facility is GOTS-certified and the wool is considered Eco-Wool, which means that the wool was sourced with the highest standards of the industry. The comforter is hand-tufted in the middle to ensure the fill doesn’t shift and even the thread is cotton (no synthetics here) for a natural comforter through and through.

Helpful Review: “I bought the extra warmth for my bed at home and it made a huge difference in being able to stay warm all night! I had avoided wool because my skin is so sensitive, but this wool is encased in a soft, thick, organic cotton casing that is luscious. I was so thrilled I ordered another one for my camper bed, where we camp in all kinds of weather and have trouble staying warm at night. [...] I was also sold by the wool and cotton both being organic and produced here in the NW, not too far from where I live. [...]”

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: 4


This Weighted Blanket With 45,000+ Ratings

An OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified cotton weighted blanket is a soothing, nontoxic addition to any bedroom — the kind of thing you'll be glad to have on hand when you need some TLC. It has a seven-layer construction with temperature-regulating glass beads and interior ties if you want to slip this into a duvet cover. You can hand or machine wash and tumble dry low, although frequent machine washing can damage the beads. If you plan to use it a lot, you might want to consider a duvet cover — but it comes in the prettiest designs that add a gorgeous accent to your room.

Helpful Review: “[...]I bought the heaviest possible blanket, and I LOVE it. It feels like you're being hugged on all sides. It also is self-tucking as it conforms comfortably to your body. I've had other people (who haven't used weighted blankets) say things like 'Well I don't think I'd like that because I've slept under multiple comforters and didn't like it.' This is nothing like that. Because the weights are separated into little compartments, it allows the blanket to conform to every nook and cranny, and doesn't feel restrictive in the way that multiple blankets do. [...]”

  • Available colors: 37
  • Available sizes/weights: 15


Also Consider: A GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton Sateen Duvet Cover Set

An organic cotton duvet cover is a good place to start if you aren't ready to invest in an organic comforter but still want to reap the eco benefits. This one is GOTS certified and bears the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 seal of approval as well. The long-staple cotton is sustainably grown and has a sateen weave for a luminous look and silky feel. There are ties on each corner to keep your insert in place, and a hidden extra flap at the button closure to prevent your comforter from peeking out at the bottom. You can get this as a complete set or stock up on sheets — they even come in a twin XL for dorms.

Helpful Review: “I ordered the gray duvetcover and was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality fabric and construction for such a reasonable price. The color is a very neutral gray, the fabric is smooth with a slight sheen, the seams are very neat and tidy, there are inner corner ties, and best of all it's organic/gots certified. I'm very happy with it and will probably order matching sheets soon.”

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available options: 3 duvet cover sizes, plus several sheet sets


Editor’s Choice: This Instagram-Worthy Duvet Cover Made With French Linen

If you love the look of a rustic linen comforter, you need this OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified duvet cover set in your life. It’s made with a soft blend of French linen and long-staple cotton for an easy-to-care-for bed topper that looks luxe. With four light wooden buttons to keep your comforter from escaping and a total of eight ties for the most secure fit, this is one cover set that pays attention to the details. Included in your order: a duvet cover and two pillowcases — fans rave about the quality of the set, comparing it to pricier versions from Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Editor Praise: Commerce Editor Amy Biggart had this to say: “I opted for a great cotton and linen duvet cover, as opposed to replacing my comforter. I purchased this duvet cover and now it's the only thing that comes in contact with my skin, so I don't have to wash my comforter as often or worry about what it's made of. I also love the natural look of this linen material and that it allows for plenty of airflow on hot nights. It feels super high quality and looks so chic.”

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: 2

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