Let’s face it, most of us could do with a little comfort right now. So, if you’re heeding public health advice and staying home, find your new snuggle buddy in the form of a cozy comforter. Made with cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, certified organic cotton, here are the 3 best eco-friendly cotton comforters for 2020.
Top tip – As cotton tends to settle and flatten over time, fluff your duvet by putting it in the dryer on the coolest setting with a couple of new tennis balls. I also recommend using an organic duvet cover to protect the duvet and keep the comforter away from moisture and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
In case you’re in a hurry and want to cut to the chase with our overall winners, here they are:
- Best overall cotton comforter – Coyuchi Organic Cotton Comforter (View on Amazon)
- Best cotton comforter for all seasons – Rawganique Handmade 100% Organic Cotton Comforter (View on Rawganique)
- Best affordable cotton comforter – Natalie 100% Cotton Comforter Set by Laura Ashley (View on Amazon)
Coyuchi Organic Cotton Comforter
Highlight: A quilt-weight comforter (240 GSM), this is a cozy bedding option that is natural, breathable and hypoallergenic, with a 220 thread count and box stitching to help keep the fill in place for even warmth distribution.
This organic cotton comforter is made by one of my favorite companies at Leaf Score. Earning 5/5 leaves, the Coyuchi Organic Cotton Comforter (View on Amazon) is made in India from 100% organic cotton and is available in white and a variety of blue colors in three sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, and King size.
A quilt-weight comforter (240 GSM), this is a cozy bedding option that is natural, breathable and hypoallergenic, with a 220 thread count and box stitching to help keep the fill in place for even warmth distribution. It is machine washable, comes in solid colors, is reversible, carries GOTS certification and has a 1-year warranty.
Coyuchi have really led the way in organic bedding in the US, working tirelessly for more than 20 years to create beautiful, sustainable duvets, pillows, towels, sheets, and more. They produce their goods using a zero-waste water recycling method and are committed to sustainable practices, including being involved in the innovative Fibershed program.
This particular cotton comforter carries GOTS, MADE SAFE™, and 1% for the Planet credentials. It is a great choice for any eco-friendly bedroom, and arguably the best option for an organic cotton comforter out there.
Rawganique Handmade 100% Organic Cotton Comforter
Highlight: This comforter is warm, cozy, and breathable, with a 4-season weight, making this comforter ideal for year-round use in most places in the US and Canada.
Oh, how I love Rawganique. They make wonderfully eco-friendly, high-quality products, and this organic, non-toxic, handmade cotton comforter is no exception. Earning 5/5 leaves, this comforter rivals Coyuchi’s cotton comforter but just loses out on the top spot because of price and a lack of robust certifications. That said, it is made in the USA from USA grown organic cotton, which gives it something of an eco-advantage.
Rawganique’s Handmade Organic Cotton Comforter is free from sweatshop labor, non-toxic, and suitable for vegans. It is made with 100 percent USDA certified organic cotton, including the fill, organic cotton cover, and even the thread used to sew it together.
This comforter is available in Toddler, Twin, Twin XL, Double, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes. The fill is a single layer of hand-carded organic cotton batting quilted to a soft, smooth, organic cotton fabric casing. It is warm, cozy, and breathable, with a 4-season weight, making this comforter ideal for year-round use in most places in the US and Canada. In colder areas, this comforter can easily be paired with a blanket.
The comforter is deliberately sized to fit snugly in a duvet cover, in order to prevent it from moving around and bunching. Unfortunately, this organic cotton duvet is not machine washable. Instead, air your duvet out for a couple of hours every month or so.
Rawganique are also market leaders in the eco-friendly organic bedding sector. They offer high quality, 100 percent organic bedding including this handmade cotton comforter that is ideal if you tend to sleep warm. If you’re looking for a little more warmth, try Rawganique’s wool comforters.
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. As a small-scale organization, Rawganique carry no formally recognized certifications. Instead, they have been producing quality products for more than 20 years without toxic chemicals, acids, pesticides, PVC, BPA, formaldehyde, dioxins, heavy metals, animal testing, or GMOs.
Natalie 100% Cotton Comforter Set by Laura Ashley
Highlight: This set includes a comforter, shams, and accent pillow in a beautiful jade green floral embroidered pattern with a 150 thread count.
Cotton comforters are few and far between, so here we offer what you might take as a word of warning: just because it’s cotton, doesn’t mean it’s eco-friendly. This 100% cotton comforter set from Laura Ashley (View on Amazon) is made entirely with cotton, but that cotton isn’t organic and the comforter is made in China to boot. As such, I give it just 2/5 leaves because conventional cotton very likely carries traces of pesticides, heavy metals, and other nasty chemicals, in addition to this duvet using huge amounts of resources to produce and ship.
If the Coyuchi or Rawganique organic cotton comforters aren’t for you, consider this less expensive option from Laura Ashley. Cotton is still arguably better than polyester for bedding, and this set includes a comforter, shams, and accent pillow in a beautiful jade green floral embroidered pattern with a 150 thread count. The set is reversible and machine washable and available in Twin, Full/Queen, and King size.