On the hunt for ethical pyjamas or sustainable loungewear?
I know I am. With 2021 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 2021 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, 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
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 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
Caters for: sizes 8 – 16
Bam: Bamboo* sell 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.
Caters for: XS – L
Beaumont Organic* produce 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’ has your head spinning.
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
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.
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
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 fulfil your sleepwear needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caters for: sizes 6 – 18
Thought Clothing* sell 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.
Caters for: sizes 6 – 16
Underprotection* make beautiful ethical pyjamas made only using materials that are classified or certified sustainable. The majority of the natural materials used include Tencel™ Lyocell, 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
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!
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 2021), and my guide to ethical slippers if you’re looking for other ways to keep cosy!