In the market for a cozy wool comforter, but want to avoid unethical products? We have you covered with our top picks for eco-friendly and sustainable wool comforters.
Table of Contents
- Plushbeds Eco Wool Comforter
- Savvy Rest Organic Wool Duvet Insert
- Holy Lamb Organics All-Season Wool Comforter
- Sleep & Beyond Four Seasons 5 Piece All Season Comforter Set
- Rawganique Organic Wool Comforter
- Savvy Rest Natural Wool Duvet Insert
- Red Barrel Studio Extra Warm Wool Winter Down Alternative Comforter
- Further reading
Looking to get cozy during these strange times? A wool comforter is a great choice for hunkering down with that epic book you’ve always meant to read. Wool comforters help with heat regulation, are resistant to dust mites, and are naturally flame retardant. What’s not to love?!
Here are my top picks for the 7 best eco-friendly wool comforters on the market today.
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Below, you’ll find our rankings for the best eco-friendly wool comforters. We believe every comforter on this list is a smart buy, and the top 3 are all very comparable, so be sure to read the entire post. From a strict animal ethics standpoint, Holy Lamb goes the extra mile.
Learn about our methodology here.
Plushbeds Eco Wool Comforter
Highlights: Premium Eco-Wool fill encased in organic cotton sateen. Marketed as 100% chemical and cruelty-free. Wool comforter naturally wicks away moisture and easily spot cleans.
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PlushBeds market their comforter as “100% Chemical and Cruelty-Free”. This is because have a strict responsible wool assurance policy, using only wool from small sheep farmers in the US who act as humanely as possible towards their sheep (including not using mulesing, harmful shearing practices, or dipping).
The wool is not subject to carbonization, a conventional technique where wool is dipped in strong acids to remove debris. Instead, PlushBeds use the cleanest parts of the fleece, cleaning this further by hand before washing it in a gentle, biodegradable detergent. The wool remains naturally soft and curly, without the need to ‘perm’ it with chemicals. You can read my full review of the Plushbeds Eco Wool comforter, here.
Savvy Rest Organic Wool Duvet Insert
Highlights: Organic wool duvet in an organic cotton casing.
The Savvy Rest Organic Duvet Insert is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cali King sizes ranging from $479-$649. They are made with certified organic wool and covered in a certified organic cotton sateen fabric. They are sized to drape over the side of the bed for complete cozy coverage while you sleep. This duvet insert is ideal year-round as it contains around 6 lbs of GOTS-certified organic wool and is approximately 1.5 inches thick. Read our full review here.
Through personal communications, Savvy Rest confirmed that the wool in their duvets is mostly sourced from New Zealand by way of their supplier, Woolgatherers, based out of California. They source the certified organic wool wherever they can get it. This wool does not, however, necessarily carry kfB certification (so cannot be considered cruelty-free).
Savvy Rest do not accept returns on duvets, claiming that this would require them to spray their products with chemicals, so they could resell them. They are a certified B Corporation, however, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and good working conditions. They also donate to American Forests, the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the US, and are a member of the Carbon Fund, through which they support reforestation along the Mississippi River to mitigate climate change.
If you’re looking for a top quality all-season organic wool comforter in an organic cotton case from a company that gives back to the community, this one from Savvy Rest is a great choice. That said, Holy Lamb Organics offer a comparable comforter with considerably better eco-credentials and ethics (arguably, Rawganique do too, despite their lack of certifications). If animal ethics are a factor in your choice of wool duvet, Holy Lamb Organics are another great option.
Holy Lamb Organics All-Season Wool Comforter
Highlights: High-quality option for an eco-friendly, affordable but luxurious all-season wool comforter.
Holy Lamb Organics Wool Comforters are a top choice for an all-season duvet that is eco-friendly and luxurious, without breaking the bank. The All-Season Comforter is available in Twin, Queen, and King sizes and comprises two comforters snapped together. This makes it ideal for anyone living somewhere where the temperature changes dramatically between seasons. In hotter weather, use just one of the comforters. When the weather turns cool, snap the comforters back together for extra coziness.
Holy Lamb comforters are hand tufted across the middle and hand-stitched to the edge to prevent the wool batting from shifting. This also means these comforters can be washed without fear of the wool clumping. The wool is rigorously scoured to remove vegetable matter and products are made in a scent-free and chemical-free facility, making them a great choice if you have allergies or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Holy Lamb Organics make eco-friendly bedding products by hand at their zero-waste facility in Olympia, Washington. They have been in business since 2000 and are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices and minimizing their ecological footprint at every step. This includes using green building practices and plastic-free packaging. They even employ local artisans to create accessories and toys from their scrap materials.
Holy Lamb Organics products don’t contain synthetic dyes, chemicals, or fills. Their products are GOTS certified and their facilities and products have been inspected by Oregon Tilth and have exceeded all of the requirements for Certified Organic Products. The company has been a Green America Gold Certified Business since 2007 and only use cotton certified by IOAS. They are also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified and all of the wool used in their products is tested for heavy metals through fiber sample analysis at UC Davis, California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory.
Holy Lamb Organic also offer a range of other comforters in a variety of sizes and weights, including a rare and exciting dual-weight option that is ideal if you sleep cold and your partner sleeps hot, or vice versa. (Note: The dual-weight comforter may be higher on one side than the other, depending on which options you choose.) If you tend to be cold, choose Extra Warmth; if hot, choose Cool Comfort; and if you’re usually fine, choose Perfect Comfort.
Holy Lamb also offer a Crib Comforter (View Price on The Ultimate Green Store) made with EcoWool and encased in GOTS certified organic cotton with a 300 thread-count.
Holy Lamb specialize in products made using organic cotton fabrics and local Premium Eco-Wool™, which is sourced from small, local, sustainable farms in the Pacific Northwest. EcoWool is not certified organic, but often exceeds the requirements for organic certification. In some cases, the company used organic (GOTS) imported wool from New Zealand.
You can choose which type of wool you’d like in your comforter (or a mix of both), so be aware that the single origin wool from New Zealand does not have the same resilience or bounce as Premium Eco Wool which is a blend of seven types of wool with varying degrees of coarseness.
Sleep & Beyond Four Seasons 5 Piece All Season Comforter Set
Highlights: All-in-one, all-season organic wool and cotton bedding set.
Need to kit out a new bedroom or looking to make the switch to eco bedding? Get the Sleep & Beyond Four Seasons 5 Piece All Season Comforter Set. This all-in-one set comprises: Organic wool comforter, Organic wool mattress topper, Organic wool pillow, Organic 400 thread count sheet set with fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcase(s), and Organic duvet cover.
Created in Kyrgyzstan without any pesticides or carcinogenic chemicals, this bedding set is ideal for fall and spring, but can be used for year-round comfort with an added blanket or if you sleep cool. The organic comforter is filled with 100% organic merino wool box-stitched to keep the fill in place for even warmth distribution. As with all wool bedding, it is good to regularly air out this wool comforter and spot clean.
Via email, Sleep and Beyond confirmed that they use wool sourced from humanely managed flocks where harmful practices such as mulesing are not allowed. Sheep are given plenty of room to graze on their farms in Kyrgyzstan, where they don’t overgraze or overheat (so they don’t have any temptation to practice mulesing). The farmers give priority to natural veterinary treatments without use of any harsh antibiotics if sheep get sick. The sheep are professionally sheared once a year and the wool undergoes a five-stage washing process using only biodegradable natural soaps and no harsh carcinogenic chemicals. This can mean that the resulting products have a natural wooly aroma at first. This typically dissipates within a couple of weeks.
This set has a 5-year warranty and is certified to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, is free from azo dyes, and is made in ISO and Fair Trade Certified facilities powered with wind energy. It comes in eco-friendly and reusable packaging (although this might differ if buying through a third-party) and the company has a zero-waste initiative in place.
So, if you’re looking for a comprehensive bedding package that is eco-friendly, Sleep and Beyond have you covered. This organic merino wool and organic cotton bedding set has everything you need and is made by a company using environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. Aside from buying individuals items from Holy Lamb Organics or PlushBeds, this set has no competition.
Rawganique Organic Wool Comforter
Highlights: Non-toxic, cruelty-free GOTS organic wool comforter in an organic cotton case.
Rawganique’s Organic Wool Comforter is an eco-friendly, non-toxic, GOTS organic wool comforter encased in organic cotton and made in the USA. It is handmade, chemical-free, free from sweatshop labor, and the wool is washed only in hot water, without any chemicals.
This organic wool comforter is lightweight, breathable, and warm, similar to a down comforter in many respects. It is a four-season organic wool comforter, meaning you can use it year-round. As wool is excellent at wicking away moisture, a wool comforter is great for keeping you perspiration-free. This organic wool comforter contains a carded pure wool fill that is quilted with serged edges to prevent the wool fill from bunching or moving around. That means there is even warmth and no cold pockets. Read our full review here.
This comforter is free from dioxins, formaldehyde, GMOs and fire retardants, looks beautiful, and comes in a certified organic cotton fabric casing that is tightly woven and smooth. With that said, it is still best to use this comforter with an organic duvet cover such as the Organic Cotton Reversible Duvet and Comforter Cover (View Prices on Rawganique), and/or use a flat sheet under the comforter to keep it fresh.
Rawganique’s wool comforters are custom-made, which takes about 1-2 weeks. These products are not returnable and are not typically machine washable. Instead, air out seasonally and expose to the sun to keep them fresh. The comforter is available in the following sizes:
Rawganique was founded in 1997 by off-grid homesteaders on Denman Island off the west coast of Canada. They have deliberately stayed small-scale over the last 20 years so as to preserve the integrity of their eco-friendly efforts. The company handcrafts products made with organic cotton, linen, and hemp, and maintains control of the purity and sustainability of their products by growing, weaving, knitting, and sewing most of them right on their homestead. The founders of Rawganique describe themselves as ‘chemically sensitive people’ who use only their own products because they can guarantee their purity.
This is an excellent all-season wool comforter available in a variety of sizes. However, it should be noted, that the wool used in this comforter does not seem to be from the Rawganique’s family ‘pet’ sheep, so it cannot necessarily be considered cruelty-free like their smaller handmade Denman Island Atelier products. GOTS organic certification does carry an element of animal ethics though, so we’re really happy to see Rawganique got this one certified!
Savvy Rest Natural Wool Duvet Insert
Highlights: Inexpensive wool duvet insert from a community-minded company.
Made in the USA, the Savvy Rest Natural Wool Duvet Insert is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cali King sizes ranging from $399-$529. They offer a wool fill encased in organic cotton for coziness all year round. The all-season weight is 1.5 inches thick and has a diamond quilt pattern to help prevent the wool batting from moving around during use or when washed. Read our full review here.
The wool in this product is not certified organic (Savvy Rest do offer an organic alternative). Through personal communications, Savvy Rest confirmed that the wool in their duvets is mostly sourced from New Zealand by way of their supplier, Woolgatherers, based out of California. They source the certified organic wool wherever they can get it. This wool does not, however, necessarily carry kfB certification (so cannot be considered cruelty-free).Top of Form
Savvy Rest do not accept returns on duvets, claiming that this would require them to spray their products with chemicals, so they could resell them.
Savvy Rest do use GOTS certified organic cotton for their duvet cases, though, so if you’re looking for a less expensive wool comforter from a company that gives back to the community, this one from Savvy Rest is a great choice. That said, Holy Lamb Organics offer arguably better quality products with considerably better eco-credentials and ethics (arguably, Rawganique do too, despite their lack of certifications). If animal ethics are a factor in your choice of wool duvet, Holy Lamb Organics or Rawganique are the better options.
Red Barrel Studio Extra Warm Wool Winter Down Alternative Comforter
Highlights: Oeko-Tex and Woolmark certified extra warm wool comforter, from a big business.
Red Barrel Studio offers an Extra Warm Wool Winter Down Alternative Comforter at a great price, ranging from $139.99-$199.99 for Twin, Full, Queen, and King size. It is machine washable (in cold water on a gentle cycle; dry on low heat) and encased in cotton. It is made in China with Woolmark Australian wool and is sewn-through to help it keep its shape even when washed. Naturally flame resistant, this duvet is ideal for winter.
Again, this duvet’s eco-credentials do not extend beyond Woolmark and Oeko-Tex certified materials, which are also ISO 9001 compliant, meaning that it is free from harmful chemicals. So, while it’s a good quality option that doesn’t break the bank, it’s not quite a match for Holy Lamb Organics in terms of quality and environmental impact.
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Hello, great site! Just out of curiosity, why is it that I can’t find some of these brands on the GOTS public search database?
This is most likely because many manufacturers of end products don’t hold the GOTS certification in their name. Instead, to avoid having multiple certificates, they rely on their source of a raw material to achieve and maintain certification. Some manufacturers do go through the steps to get the entire end product GOTS certified, which is a great sign that the product on the shelves/shipped to you is sustainable and non-toxic. For small manufacturers, though, this can be very onerous and expensive, so they source GOTS raw materials and adopt a minimal processing approach when putting a product together. For a comforter, that might just mean sourcing GOTS wool and cotton, using non-toxic dyes and stitching the whole thing together.
Was there a particular company on this list that you were interested in and concerned not to see on the GOTS database? If so, I can look into it.
Great information-thank you. Do you have any knowledge as to where I could buy an alpaca fleece comforter similar to the comforter sold by Holy Lamb? With all of my allergies, lanolin free would be a great option.
I’m not seeing that red barrel is organic on any of the sites. How do you know they are organic?
Thanks for the comment. Another eagle-eyed reader also noticed that Red Barrel’s all-season wool comforter was no longer listed as GOTS certified organic. As such, we’ve removed our recommendation (and the separate review). Such a shame! It looked like a great option!
The extra warm option is now listed at Oeko-Tex certified and Woolmark certified, so we’ve kept that recommendation but lowered its leaf score.