On the lookout for ethical pyjamas or sustainable loungewear? I’ve got you covered, with my big guide to eco-friendly sleepwear for men and women.
When it comes to eco-friendly pyjamas, 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 in autumn and winter when you spend a bit more 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 men and women. To save you time, I’ve scoured the internet for the best ethical pyjamas, sleepwear, and loungewear for 2023 available to UK shoppers and rounded it up for you below.
Guide to Ethical Pyjamas, Sleepwear and Loungewear
Like many aspects of ethical clothing, choices for ethical sleepwear can be limited. Particularly in terms of size inclusivity and budget.
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 May 2023), so do check back the next time you are in the market for new pyjamas. Hopefully, by then I’ll have 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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Haus Of Niya
⭐ Best for more affordable organic cotton pyjamas
Cates For: Women (Sizes XS – XL)
Available from Etsy
Haus of Niya makes stunning hand-printed organic cotton pyjamas for women in a variety of styles – long, short, and cami sets – that are made sustainably from natural dyes and 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton.
Its range of bright and zingy block-printed patterns are a total joy. And with the luxurious feel of high-end pyjamas, these offer unbeatable value.
What’s to especially love about Haus of Niya is that it operates a zero-waste policy. All of its designs are cut in such a way as to keep textile waste to an absolute minimum. Any leftover material is then used to make matching hair scrunchies.
⭐ Best for ethical linen pyjamas
Budget: ££ – £££
Caters For: Men and Women (sizes XS – XL)
Available from Piglet
The cheekily named Piglet sells beautiful Oeko-Tex-certified linen pyjamas and loungewear. This certification means that every component of Piglet’s sleepwear item – from the fabric to the thread and accessories – has been rigorously tested and is free from up to 350 toxic chemicals.
From pyjama trouser sets to pyjama shorts sets to cami pyjama sets for summer, you’ll find everything for your ethical 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. Piglet’s pyjamas ship plastic-free too for that extra feel-good factor.
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⭐ Best for Ecovero pyjamas
Budget: £ – ££
Caters For: Women (UK Sizes 6 – 20)
Available from John Lewis
Thought Clothing sells easy-to-wear and ethically made loungewear and sleepwear for women, all made from sustainable fabrics. These include bamboo, hemp, certified organic cotton, Tencel, and Lenzing Ecovero.
Here you’ll find pyjamas, nightdresses, nightshirts, dressing gowns and eye masks.
Thought is committed to achieving the best for its workers. High social standards are a priority. As such Thought’s garments are increasingly GOTS and Fairtrade Certified. 96% of its range is also vegan-friendly, for a cruelty-free take on fashion.
BAM: Bamboo Clothing
⭐ Best for ethical bamboo pyjamas
Caters For: Women (UK Sizes 8 – 16)
Available from BAM
As the name suggests, BAM sells sustainably sourced and ethically made nightwear and leisurewear made from super soft bamboo.
As well as selling seriously soft and comfortable loungewear, BAM takes sustainability seriously. It has set ambitious goals that it wants to achieve by 2030 across every element of its supply chain. This includes zero waste to landfill, zero pollution, and zero water waste.
BAM also values transparency and shares information about both its factories and supply chain. The brand is also a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. This independent third-party assessor ensures that workers’ rights are protected and ensure that the factories used are safe and empowering places to work.
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⭐ Best for vegan pyjamas
Budget: £ – ££
Caters For: Women (UK Sizes 6 – 22)
Available from Boody
For ethical vest tops and sleep shorts, try Boody. This certified B-Corp -a company that is independently verified as meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability – ticks a lot of sustainability boxes.
This ethical brand produces high-quality basics, with a stringent focus on sustainable materials and ethical and planet-friendly practices.
Boody uses FSC-certified bamboo to produce its ethical pyjamas. This certification ensures that the bamboo used by Boody is managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers. Plus all Boody garments are 100% vegan.
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⭐ Best for vegan silk pyjamas
Caters For: Sizes 6 – 14
Available from: Hope & Story
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. Its pyjamas 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 and vegan-friendly bamboo ‘silk’. 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.
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⭐ Best for ethical maternity and nursing pyjamas
Caters For: Women (UK Sizes 8 – 22)
Available from: Frugi
Frugi, the kid’s ethical clothing retailer, has branched out to womenswear. This means that Frugi now has a small, but perfectly formed range of maternity and nursing ethical pyjamas in bright and cheerful prints.
All of Frugi’s sleepwear is made from 100% organic cotton, which is both GOTS-Certified and Soil Association Certified as organic.
The nursing range of pyjama tops all have a clever cross-over front design for easier feeding access. Plus Frugi has added pockets on the inside for removable breast pads.
The fun prints of its nursing range also coordinate with its range of newborn onesies, making it a great gift for new mums.
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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, my guide to ethical slippers and my guide to ethical dressing gowns if you’re looking for other ways to keep cosy!