There are lots of great organic sheets available, so many in fact that it can be challenging to know where to start. That is where we come in. We have found some of the best options as far as reviews and customer satisfaction. Considering you spend a third of your life snuggled up in bed, it is worth looking for the safest options for your skin that contain no harmful chemicals that could affect your health. Our edit includes a few of the finest 100% certified organic cotton sheet sets on the market right now, see our top 7 picks below.
Threshold Organic Cotton Printed Sheet Set
Target’s Threshold Organic Cotton Printed option is a popular style that comes in beautiful prints in a 300 thread count. They are deep enough they should fit mattresses up to 18″ and they have double elastic on the corners of the fitted sheets, so they stay on well. Along with GOTS certification (GOTS certified, is a global standard to ensure any product labeling itself organic is free of chemicals and potentially harmful substances), they are also Oeko-Tex certified for no toxic substances. These are a great alternative to solid color designs, with patterns that are subtle yet pretty. They aren’t quite as soft as some sheets that you can buy, but that is pretty common with organic cotton since it doesn’t include synthetic materials in the fabric blend, which is often what makes some fabric really soft. Like most cotton options, they will get softer the more you wash them. One thing to note about this Target set is that it includes the handy feature of a tag on the fitted sheet showing which sides are the top and bottom. If you are looking for bedding that is light, breathable, and durable, check out this pick.
Available from Target
Coyuchi Organic Sheets
Coyuchi has a whole range of high-quality organic sets, far too many to list in this post. All of Coyuchi’s sheets have been GOTS certified, and they come in lovely colors in different types of cotton in various weights and weaves. They aren’t cheap, but the trade-off for such a beautiful product is well worth it.
Available from Coyuchi.com
Pinzon 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Bed Sheet Set
This Pinzon Organic Cotton Sheet Set is made of 100% organic cotton that is GOTS certified, and you can find it on Amazon. The set is known for being comfortable, durable, and for coming in a great variety of colors to suit almost any decor. The 300-thread count has a pleasant feel to it that is both soft and crisp. The stand out feature on this design is the strong, thick one inch wide elastic around the entire fitted bottom to ensure that it stays in place. The only downside to this style is since they are all cotton, they are pretty wrinkled coming out of the dryer. You are going to find this with pretty much any organic fabric that you buy. 100% cotton will wrinkle out the dryer so you can iron it or put it on your bed right out of the dryer and try to smooth out the wrinkles. Most reviews mention that they are durable, well made, and an excellent choice, especially for the price.
Available from Amazon
400 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sateen Sheet Set
This 400 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sateen pick from Nordstrom are a luxe set in smooth cotton sateen that fits mattresses up to 16″ deep. The 400 thread count makes the fabric not only soft but very durable. These are a great option if you are looking for a substantial thickness, but that will also keep you cool in the warm months and warm enough in the cold months. Most users find they have a lovely luxurious feel to them, similar to high-quality hotel sheets that are thick, good quality yet soft. They aren’t cheap, but not overly pricey an excellent quality sateen set either.
Available from Nordstrom
L.L. Bean Organic Flannel Collection
L.L. Bean never disappoints with their sheets. They are always a popular option in the various sheet categories. Where they really shine is with their flannel, from their P.J.s to their shirts, L.L. Bean’s flannel clothes are tough to compete with as far as softness, warmth, and durability. It isn’t a surprise that the flannel sheets are also wonderful. Apart from the high-quality organic flannel, the design is great because they fit and stay on most mattress really well. The flannel is, of course, GOTs and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, so you can be assured that they are safe against your skin. Like all of the best cotton, these will get softer with every wash and will last for years. The flannel is 5 oz. which is a medium weight material, so it is possible to use them year-round if you live in a moderate climate or you like to go heavy on the A.C.
Available from L. L. Bean
Erkson Certified Organic Soft and Brushed 160 Thread Count
This Erkson Certified Organic Soft and Brushed 160 Thread Count pick is a great hypoallergenic design that is GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified. It has a relatively deep pocket length of 16″ so it will fit most people’s beds quite adequately. This set is known for feeling relatively thick and substantial. Some reviewers mention that upon first use, the fabric isn’t overly soft, but it softens up quickly as they are laundered. They also have a luxurious feel and maintain a coolness that feels great to sleep on.
Available from Wayfair.com
Organics Dream Collection
This Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set is a sateen option that is a 100% cotton that bears the GOTS label. This is another fabric that is soft, yet substantial, and durable. Like other sets, they soften up after a wash or two. Also, like the sateen set listed above, they will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter because of the thickness. They claim to fit deep pockets, but some reviewers have mentioned this is not the case for their situation.
Available from Amazon
What to Look For:
Certification– To ensure that the bedding you are buying is organic, you will want to ensure it has been certified. The certification that you will want to look for is GOTS, which is the Global Organic Textile Standard. It is an internationally recognized textile standard that certifies natural fibers are grown and produced under standards regarding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It also ensures manufacturers are using sustainable manufacturing and labeling.
What is the difference between the Standard 100 OEKO-TEX and GOTS?
The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX is monitoring how a fabric is processed and grades it on it’s exposure to harmful chemicals, while the GOTS certification means that the raw materials of the fabric products are grown according to strict guidelines on the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and synthetic products. To achieve Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric is tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances that are known to be dangerous, it is a global standard that is voluntary, and it must be updated annually.
Pocket Depth– If you have a very deep mattress, you will need to check that the pocket depth of the fitted sheet in any set you are buying will be large enough to fit your bed.
Wrinkles– One of the biggest complaints about almost all of the organic options listed above is that they come out of the dryer very wrinkled. If you don’t like wrinkly sheets, you will have to iron your 100% cotton bedding. The bedding that doesn’t wrinkle tends to be non-natural fibers like polyester. For most people, the negative of the wrinkles is outweighed by the positive health benefits of using organic.
Softness- Sometimes, 100% cotton sets aren’t the softest when you first get them, so sometimes people are a little disappointed and promptly return the product. Generally, organic cotton softens up with time, and with laundering.