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Ethical Pyjamas & Nightwear: The Ultimate Guide for 2022

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On the lookout for ethical pyjamas or sustainable loungewear? I’ve got you covered, with my big guide to sleepwear.

I know I am looking for more eco-friendly pyjamas.  With 2022 still seeing us staying at home more than ever before, being comfortable is king.  The most sustainable sleepwear option would be to don an old t-shirt and an old pair of leggings.  However, sometimes you want to feel a bit more pulled together.  Especially so when you’re spending so much time in them!

Normally I would advise shopping second-hand for clothing as the most ethical choice.  However, I don’t know about you, but pyjamas are one of those things I’d rather buy new than secondhand.  Instead, I thought I’d look into what ethical pyjamas are out there for women. I’ve therefore scoured the internet for the best ethical pyjamas, sleepwear, and loungewear for 2022 available to UK shoppers and rounded it up for you below.

Like many aspects of ethical clothing, choices for ethical sleepwear can be limited.  Particularly in terms of size inclusivity and budget.  And, like the ethical underwear scene, the ethical nightwear market is quite small.  This means you are quite limited in terms of choice I’m afraid.

Guide to Ethical Pyjamas, Sleepwear and Loungewear

That being said, I have come across some great finds.  Here are all of the lovely ethical pyjamas that I came across.  I’ve additionally added the size range each brand offers, as well as a rough guide to the price per item, to make this guide as helpful as possible.  

I keep this blog post up-to-date (it was last updated in January 2022), so do check back the next time you are in the market for new pyjamas.  Hopefully, by then I’ll have some more updates and more brands offering more inclusive sizing.  

The price range key for this guide is £ = Under £50 | ££ = £50 – 100 | £££ = £100+ for separates.

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All That Is Braw

Budget: ££

Caters for: sizes 8 – 28 (but will accommodate other sizes)

Scottish-based All That Is Braw handmake their pyjamas to last a long time. Using quality fabrics and constructed with reinforced seams, this means that their beautiful nightwear can be enjoyed for many, many years to come.

With truly inclusive sizing, all of their ethical pyjama bottoms are made to order.  As such, they can accommodate any length or size outside their standard options. 

BAM: Bamboo Clothing

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Budget: £

Caters for: sizes 8 – 16

Bam: Bamboo* sells sustainably sourced and ethically made nightwear and leisurewear made from bamboo.

Bam: Bamboo is seeking to be impact positive.  As such, they are making great steps to minimise their impacts on climate, waste, water, chemicals, humans, and land use.

Beaumont Organic

Budget: £££

Caters for: XS – L

Beaumont Organic* produces ethical nightwear and loungewear, as well as ethical clothing.  

Working only with factories that are within the EU, pay fair wages, and provide good working conditions, Beaumont Organic’s range of GOTS certified clothing is perfect for a good night’s sleep. 

Check out this post for an explainer of eco clothing labels, if things like ‘GOTS certified’ have your head spinning.

Boody

Budget: ££

Caters for: sizes 6 – 16

Boody* produces high-quality basics, with a stringent focus on sustainable materials and ethical and planet-friendly practices.

Their lounge and sleepwear have a focus on premium quality and detailed craftsmanship.  I’m currently lusting after their lounge pants, and sleep camis.  Take 10% off your first order when you sign up to their mailing list.

The Bright Company Organic Pyjamas

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Budget: £

Caters for: sizes 8 – 16

The Bright Company specialise in design-led, organic, and ethical sleepwear and loungewear for all the family.  Their designs are characterised by strong colours, graphic prints, and unisex designs.

All their products are made in the EU using super-soft, GOTS certified organic cotton jersey fabric.  Their fabric also meets the strict OEKO-TEX Standard 100 (again, see this post for an explainer), ensuring no harmful substances or dyes are used at any stage of production.

Charlotte Dunn

Budget – £££

Caters for: sizes 6 – 14

Charlotte Dunn’s beautiful luxury ethical pyjamas cover a range of needs.  From long tops and long bottoms for chilly winter nights to camisole tops and shorts for balmy summer evenings.  They are expensive, but oh so beautiful.  

Charlotte Dunn works with natural fabrics that come with a Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) certificate, such as linen and cotton.  The pyjamas themselves are made ethically in London in small batches.  And to minimise waste, off-cuts are collected to make fun accessories such as scrunchies or eyemasks. 

The Ethical Silk Company

Budget: £££

Caters for: sizes 6 – 16

The Ethical Silk Company is the place to go if you are looking for luxury ethical silk pyjamas.  They employ a particular cruelty-free mulberry silk production technique that extracts the silk from the cocoon after the moth has left the cocoon.  What’s more, the pyjamas themselves are made under fairtrade conditions in India. 

Their ethical pyjamas, robes, and nightdresses are total luxury items.  Before you spend some serious cash, be sure that silk will fulfill your sleepwear needs.  

Frugi

Budget: £

Caters for: sizes 8 – 18

Frugi*, the kid’s ethical clothing retailer, has branched out to womenswear. They now have a small, but perfectly formed range of women’s ethical pyjamas in bright and cheerful prints. These are made from 100% organic cotton, which is both GOTS Certified and Soil Association Certified. If you’re a new mum, then the tops are also breastfeeding-friendly.

Take 10% off your first order when you sign up to the Frugi mailing list.

Noctu Ethical Pyjamas

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Budget – £

Caters for – sizes S – L

Noctu produces organic sleepwear and loungewear for men, women, and kids.  Made of 100% GOTS certified cotton in England, Noctu is also ‘Standard 100 Oeko-Tex®’ Certified.  This means that no harmful chemicals have been used in any process of the cotton cycle, from the raw cotton through to the knitting and dyeing process.

I’ve tried them out and their pyjama bottoms and tops are really soft and comfortable and wash really well.

Organic Basics Ethical Pyjamas

Price range: £

Caters for: sizes XS – XL

Organic Basics* (Use discount code WENDYOBC for 10% off your order) sell women’s (and men’s) everyday essentials made from organic and recycled materials.  Organic Basics say “The fashion industry is dirty – but it can be better. We constantly search for better innovation, we have a visionary use of sustainable materials – and a continued focus on ethical production”.  I have to say I’m a big fan.  

Whilst they don’t offer pyjama bottoms or lounge bottoms, I find Organic Basics best for super-soft tops and tees.  These are as comfortable for everyday wear, as they are to sleep in, so a great flexible option.  Please note Organic Basics ships to the UK from the EU.

People Tree Organic Pyjamas

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Budget – £

Caters for – sizes 8 – 16

People Tree* sell a lovely range of ethical sleepwear at around the £25 mark.  All of their range is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, which is certified fair trade from the World Fair Trade Organisation.  What’s more, they are also PETA-approved vegan. 

Piglet Ethical Pyjamas

Budget – ££ – £££

Caters for – sizes 6 – 22

Piglet* sell beautiful OEKO-TEX certified linen pyjamas and loungewear in inclusive sizing. From pyjama trouser sets to pyjama shorts sets to cami pyjama sets for summer, you’ll find everything for your sleepwear needs.

Linen is a great sustainable fabric choice because every part of the flax plant can be used. What’s more, flax is a rotational crop, farmed naturally in small batches, so it contributes to good soil health. Their pyjamas ship plastic-free too for that extra feel-good factor.

Thought

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Budget: £

Caters for: sizes 6 – 18

Thought Clothing* sells easy to wear and ethically made loungewear and sleepwear made from bamboo, hemp, and/or certified organic cotton.  Keep your eye out for regular sales.

Underprotection

Budget: ££

Caters for: sizes 6 – 16

Underprotection* makes beautiful ethical pyjamas made only using materials that are classified or certified sustainable. The majority of the natural materials used include Tencel, responsible wool, and organic cotton.

Any synthetic materials used, such as polyester, nylon, or elastane come from recycled sources.  These materials are often required to give stretch to items, or other properties important for durability and comfort.

The White Briefs Ethical Pyjamas

Budget – £

Caters For – sizes XS – L

The White Briefs* are a Swedish brand, available in the UK through Content Beauty.  Made with organic cotton in a fully certified GOTS supply chain in Lithuania, The White Briefs entire process, from field to finished garment, meets strict social and environmental criteria,  This criteria includes no GMO seeds, organic farming, certified non-toxic dyes, and packaging, and ethical manufacturing.

Their ethical sleepwear range includes vests, henley tops, and nighties.  There are no pyjama bottoms though, so you’ll need to look elsewhere for those!

Woron Ethical Loungewear

Budget: ££

Cater for – sizes XS – XL

Woron* is an ethical lingerie brand that has branched into sleepwear. They offer sustainable vegan sleepwear that is Oeko-Tex certified.  In particular, look out for soft loungewear sets, pretty vests, and even sustainable sleep masks.  

Found any more ethical pyjamas or loungewear options?  Then do drop me a line and I will be sure to add them to this ever-growing list.  Do also check out this guide to ethical socks (also updated for 2022), and my guide to ethical slippers if you’re looking for other ways to keep cosy!  

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Ethical Socks and Tights That Are More Affordable

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On the lookout for ethical socks and tights?  Good news! I’ve got you covered with this handy guide to the best sustainable and ethical socks and tights out there, updated for 2022.

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I write lots of ethical guides. From ethical underwear to ethical pyjamas, right the way through to UK-based ethical clothing brands. And today I wanted to turn my attention to socks and tights.

As a permanently cold-footed person, I’m never without a pair of socks or tights.  So, as a wardrobe essential, I’ve been hunting down ethical socks for men and women to feature here.  I’ve also thrown in some ethical tights for good measure too.

And not only ethical but more affordable too.  In my hunt, I’ve come across ethical socks that are £20+ a pair.  And even some at an eye-watering £40!  I don’t know about you, but I personally would never dream of spending even £20 on one pair of socks.  As such, here are my top more affordable yet ethical picks.

The Best Ethical Socks For Cosy Toes

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I’ve got something for almost every preference. From plain to patterned. From socks made from bamboo to cotton. To socks made from recycled materials, such as recycled denim and wool, here are my top ethical and sustainable picks for cosy toes.

Bam: Bamboo

Bam: Bamboo* sells soft ethically made socks from sustainably sourced bamboo.  Packs of four cost around £18. What’s more, if you buy any 3 selected mix and match garments from Bam Bamboo – these don’t have to be socks – you will receive 20% off.

Boody

Are you overwhelmed by choice and just want plain black socks? Then try Boody*. Here you’ll find ethically made plain black socks in every style under the sun. From everyday socks to sports ankle socks, to even ballet pump liner socks – they’re plain, and they’re only available in black.

What’s to love about Boody’s socks is that they are ethically made from sustainably produced bamboo. This means their socks are soft, comfy, light, moisture-wicking, and breathable.

Prices start from £4.95 and take 10% off your first order when you sign up to their mailing list.

Colorful Standard

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Colorful Standard*, as the name suggests, makes colourful socks as standard for both men and women. These cosy and chunky ankle socks are ethically made in Portugal from recycled merino wool. The wool is blended with organic cotton and elastane for stretch, before being dyed with environmentally friendly and Oeko-Tex®certified dyes for a low-impact pair of socks.

Prices are a flat £12 per pair of socks, and come in more colours than you could shake a stick at! I counted 27 different colours.

Heist Ethical Socks

Heist* sells lightweight pop socks for £7 that despite their thinness, are designed to last, thanks to their reinforced toes and heels.  And their stay-up ankle band means no digging or your socks rolling down.  This is great because I always have this problem with this particular type of sock, and there is nothing more annoying! 

What’s more, Heist has a strong commitment to sustainability. From measures such as lowering the amount of water used in the manufacturing of their products, to eliminating the use of virgin fossil fuels in their products and packaging, Heist is on it. 

Leiho

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Leiho’s* sustainably sourced and vegan-friendly bamboo socks are not only fun but charitable too.  For every pair of their hip socks sold, a pair is donated to homeless shelters.  Prices for Leiho socks come in at around £12 per pair.

Organic Basics Ethical Socks

Danish-based Organic Basics* sell soft and durable socks ethically and sustainably made in Turkey and Portugal from organic cotton, recycled denim, and recycled wool. Prices start at £12 for a pack of two and take 10% off your order with discount code WENDYOBC at the checkout.

True to the name, Organic Basics, you won’t find any fancy prints or colours. However, you will find ethically made ankle socks, trainer liners, sheer socks, tennis socks, and more – catering for all of your sock-based needs. I’m a big fan of their recycled wool socks. So cosy and soft – they are a real treat for your feet.

People Tree

Ethical stalwarts People Tree* sell super soft GOTS certified and Soil Association certified organic cotton socks in a wide range of colours, prints, and designs.  Their ethical socks start from £7 per pair.

Silverstick Socks

Silverstick’s cosy socks* are made in Britain by craftsmen using traditional methods and natural wool yarns of the highest standard. The wool is dyed using azo and chlorine-free clothing dye, in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and ISO 17050-1, to ensure your socks tread lightly on the planet. Find them at Ethical Superstore, from £12 per pair.

Thought’s Ethical Socks

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Thought* has a great selection of men’s and women’s ethical socks, like the beautiful ones pictured above.  Ethically made from organic cotton, and super soft bamboo or hemp, and in a wide selection of funky prints and patterns, there’s a pair of socks to suit everyone.  The prices are around £6.95 a pair.

Guide To Ethical Tights

The market for ethical tights is small, but I have found some gems for you:

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Heist

Heist’s* speciality is their Italian-made tights.  From their range of nude tights in seven representative shades; to their thicker 80 denier tights; to fishnets made from sustainable pre-consumer recycled waste. What’s also to love is that all of their tights come in more inclusive sizes – from a UK size 4 to a UK size 22. 

Swedish Stockings

Swedish Stockings* sustainable hosiery range is made from pre-and post-consumer nylon waste that is non-biodegradable. They recycle this waste nylon to create their range of tights, socks, and leggings, reducing water consumption and energy. They also run a great tights recycling scheme, where you can recycle your old tights.

Another option for tights in autumn and winter, if you’re wearing boots, is to wear leggings with socks.  Ok, it’s not so attractive when you take off your boots. However, I like wearing leggings in colder weather as they keep your legs, cosy and don’t snag or run like tights do, making them a much more durable option.  I personally don’t mind spending a bit more on something that I know is going to last and are as versatile as leggings.  Here’s my full guide to ethical leggings if you are looking for my top recommendations.

I hope you’ve been able to find what you’re looking for. Here’s to sustainably cosy toes!