With so many eco-friendly duvet materials available, a huge number of companies, small and large, have popped up in recent years offering products that sound eco-friendly, at least at first glance. Upon closer inspection, a lot of the hype from these companies is revealed as simple greenwashing.
As far as possible, the companies and products included in the Leaf Score directory are there because they not only produce safe products from natural materials, but also show a commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and charitable enterprise. This means they have certifications as B Corporations, are Fair Trade Certified™, adhere to Nest standards, and/or take part in other third-party certification programs.
The best companies for an eco-friendly duvet differ depending on the type of material you want your duvet to be made from. If you haven’t yet decided which material is right for you, take a look at my round-up of the pros and cons of different duvet materials. And, if you’re still considering a polyester duvet, make sure to read all about what to watch out for in duvets.
If you’re set on a kapok, silk, cotton, wool, or down duvet, though, check out the best companies for these below, with links to individual product reviews peppered throughout.
Kapok and silk duvets
For kapok duvets, the best (indeed, only) option is LANACare. This company makes GOTS certified kapok duvets encased in organic cotton. The duvets are also certified IVN BEST, which demonstrates an even higher standard for eco-friendly textile production and social accountability, as well as animal welfare (not that there are animal products in this duvet).
LANACare was created by a Danish nurse, Jeannette Almstrøm, in 1990 in Denmark; LANACare now sell their products in 28 countries around the world, with a focus on organic, cruelty-free wool. Almstrøm still runs the company and her passion for promoting a healthier way of life is clear. By introducing seemingly the first kapok duvet to the market, LANACare has also demonstrated a clear commitment to innovation and development of sustainable bedding options.
As for silk duvets, your best (and, again, only) option is the Sweet Dreams silk comforter from Haiku Designs. This comforter is available in three sizes – twin, queen and king – and is a very reasonably priced but luxurious, lightweight, and warm eco-friendly and ethical silk comforter. The company make the duvets in Germany using ethically harvested Tussah silk and organic cotton with credible certifications.
Organic cotton duvets
Organic cotton is a more common duvet material than kapok and silk, but pickings are still slim if this is your material of choice. While several companies now make cotton comforters and duvets, these are not always all organic. Be careful to check that both the filling and the encasement are made with organic cotton as some companies are sneaky and just label the case but use conventional cotton (or even a polyester) fill.
Two of the best companies for an organic cotton duvet are:
The organic cotton comforter from Coyuchi is by far the best option if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive duvet that will be delivered quickly (View Price on Amazon). Rawganique’s 100% organic cotton duvet is also eco-friendly but is a little pricier and can take longer to deliver (View Price on Rawganique).
Wayfair offer a small number of 100% cotton comforters (and hundreds of synthetic fill bedding options with cotton covers, so check the specifications). Two 100% cotton options include this fun comforter from Zoomie Kids and this stripy number from Beachcrest Home. Again, neither is made with organic cotton.
Wool duvets are relatively easy to find, with a whole raft of companies making excellent eco-friendly wool duvets at a good price and with credible certifications.
Holy Lamb Organics offer one of the best all-season wool comforters available in a variety of sizes, made with sustainably sourced wool produced using ethical farming practices. Despite not being certified organic, the wool used in these comforters likely exceeds organic standards and is better quality, in addition to supporting US farmers.
If you’re looking for a locally made, eco-friendly, durable and delightful wool comforter for all seasons, Holy Lamb are where it’s at. With their copious green credentials, they easily beat out Rawganique and Savvy Rest, as well as the other contenders in this category.
Plush Beds also offer an all-season wool comforter in an organic cotton case (View Price on Plush Beds), and they are an all-American company. But, as Holy Lamb Organics offer a comparable comforter and appear to be a tad more invested in sustainability, I’d go with Holy Lamb over Plush Beds if you have the option. Holy Lamb are also the better choice if animal ethics are a factor in your choice of wool duvet.
That said, if you want to buy from Wayfair and are looking for a lighter duvet, the Red Barrel Studio Organic Light Wool Duvet Insert is probably the product for you. In terms of product constituents, this wool comforter is a great eco-friendly choice as it is certified organic through and through (with an organic wool fill and organic cotton encasement). However, Wayfair don’t have the same eco-credentials as smaller companies such as Holy Lamb Organics whose Wool Comforters are easily the better choice both for quality and environmental impact.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive bedding package that is eco-friendly, Sleep and Beyond have good options. Their organic merino wool comforter (View Price on Sleep & Beyond) and organic cotton bedding set has everything you need and is made by a company using environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. Aside from buying individual items from Rawganique (View Price on Rawganique) or Holy Lamb Organics, this set has no competition.
If nothing but down will do for your duvet, Alwyn Home’s midweight organic cotton comforter from Wayfair is the best option around. These winter-rated duvets are made with HypoDown, an RDS-certified and eco-friendly mixture of down and syriaca in an organic cotton casing. Alwyn Home also have a lightweight comforter, but this is encased in resource-hungry conventional cotton.
Alwyn Home and Wayfair have no specific programs or commitments to sustainable, eco-friendly, cruelty-free manufacturing practices or for giving back to the community, however, so if this plays a role in your decision, you may want to consider an organic cotton, kapok, or wool duvet instead.