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There is nothing that makes me happier than getting into my comfies at the end of the day (is 3pm acceptable?!).

But what doesn’t make me happy? The thought that someone, somewhere, has had to suffer for my loungewear – whether that’s underpaid garment workers, animals losing their lives, or Mother Earth herself.

So to help you sleep with a clear conscience, I’ve rounded up my favourite ethical sleepwear brands in the UK. I know that you’ll find something to love when shopping with these lovely companies. As well as gorgeous, long-lasting PJs, you’ll also feel infinitely more at peace when you’ve aligned your shopping habits with your values. 💚

My Top Picks

Piglet in Bed

Charlotte Dunn Design

Review Summary

Here are the 5 best ethical pyjama & loungewear brands in the UK

If you’re wondering why you should make the switch to ethical and sustainable loungewear, and whether the price tag is really justified, then skip ahead to read more about all the wonderful benefits.

Please also note that the nightwear recommended in this article is vegan and cruelty-free, unless I’ve specifically stated otherwise.

So without any further ado, let’s shine a light on the brands that are doing things a little differently!

#1 Piglet in Bed

  • Certification: OEKO-Tex certified
  • For: Men, Women, Kids, Home
  • Size Range: XS-XL
  • Price: ££-£££
  • My pick: Warm Blue Gingham Linen Pyjama Short Set ☁️
  • 10% off your first order with newsletter sign-up

I started Piglet in Bed in 2017 from my mother’s West Sussex garden shed with just a small range of linen bedding and a couple of cheeky piglets who were willing to be our first models.

Whether you’re looking for pyjamas, cami sets, nightshirts, or dressing gowns, Piglet in Bed has expanded from its humble origins to include an amazing range of ethical sleepwear, so you’re sure to find something you like!

With products made for slow living, Piglet in Bed’s hero material is linen, which helps to regulate your body temperature with its breathability and high moisture absorbency. Plus, the production of linen is very sustainable, as every part of the flax plant can be used.

You may also want to check out their beautiful selection of linen bedding, towels and homewares. Just note that whilst Piglet in Bed mostly use plant-based fibres, their bed socks are made from Alpaca wool, so you’ll want to avoid these as a vegan.

#2 Boody

  • Certification: B-Corp, Ecocert, OEKO-Tex & PETA Approved Vegan
  • For: Women
  • Size Range: XS-XL
  • Price: ££
  • My pick: Ribbed Seamfree Crop & Sleep Pant 🛌
  • 15% off your first order with newsletter sign-up

For a good mid-priced option that is 100% vegan, Boody produce beautifully soft, comfort-first basics. Their collection of sleepwear includes ethically made vest tops, long-sleeve tees, shorts, and full-length bottoms for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Boody use organically grown bamboo viscose – a material that is super comfy, soft and breathable. The benefit of using bamboo is that it doesn’t require any pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers, so it’s non-toxic. It also consumes less water than cotton, improves air quality, and is fast-growing (some species of bamboo can grow up to one metre a day!).

As proud members of 1% for the Planet, Boody also give back by donating 1% of every sale directly to certified environmental organisations.

#3 Charlotte Dunn Design

Sustainability is so much more than just working with organic materials. It’s a culture revolving around caring about every aspect which this brand works with including: caring for those who weave our materials, the nature of the materials, the design, production, marketing, social outreach, charitable support partnerships… the list goes on.

I know what you’re thinking, these are not cheap pyjamas… But oh my gosh, are they worth it!

Charlotte Dunn’s cute and quirky designs range from olives and lemons to chillis, safari animals, nude figures and cacti. Despite the playful elements, these PJs always retain a stylish and premium feel. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, there are some lovely plain and gingham sets too.

Choose from a range of natural fibres, including a bamboo cotton blend, organic linen, or my personal fave – vegan “silk” (made from 100% bamboo silk), all finished with organic cotton embroidery. Garments are produced in small batches in a zero-waste factory based in London, with offcuts used to make fun accessories like scrunchies and eyemasks.

#4 Komodo

  • Certification: SOIL Association & GOTS certified
  • For: Women & Men
  • Size Range: Women 1-4 (UK 8-16) & Men S-XL
  • Price: ££
  • My pick: GOTS Organic Cotton Pyjama Shorts Set 🌿
  • 10% off your first order with newsletter sign-up

Komodo have been producing ethical clothing since they launched back in 1988 – way before sustainability was really on anyone’s radar! I’ve already included them in my post on the best ethical clothing brands, but I wanted to give them a special mention here because they produce a gorgeous range of organic cotton pyjamas!

For some lovely traditional checks in a range of classic jim jams (both short and long sets), Komodo is the place to go. The double-brushed, 100% organic cotton fabric is perfect for keeping you warm during the colder winter nights. You can even go full-on matching with your other half, if you like!

Komodo are members of 1% for the Planet, and through this initiative donate to the Sumatran Orangutan Society, who are working to restore natural rainforests and ecosystems.

#5 Noctu

  • Certification: OEKO-Tex & GOTS certified
  • For: Women, Men & Kids
  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Price: ££-£££
  • My pick: Luna Cosy Top & Aku Harem Pants 🌞
  • 10% off your first order with newsletter sign-up

For the softest nightwear that also doubles up as loungewear for lazy days around the house, you really must check out Noctu!

Using 100% organic cotton that is free from chemical nasties, they aim to minimise their ecological footprint, promote ethical practices, and inspire positive change within the fashion industry. Just causes that I’m sure we can all get behind!

Noctu’s range of cosy sleep and loungewear is proudly made in the UK, prioritising fair wages, safe working conditions and workers’ rights. Aiming for a closed-loop system, Noctu design their garments for durability and longevity. Plus, because they use exclusively organic cotton with no synthetic materials, your pieces are naturally biodegradable at the end of their lifespan.

For every purchase, Noctu donate enough money to save 10sqm of endangered wildlife in partnership with the World Land Trust.

Why Invest in Sustainable Sleepwear?

I don’t know about you, but I have a lounge and nightwear collection to rival that of the clothes I go out in! So it’s not the most straightforward job to replace it all at once – especially not with more expensive price tags.

This is why I would suggest taking a slow fashion approach by replacing the pieces you already own with ethical alternatives when they reach the end of their lifespan. Here are just a few reasons to make the switch:

People-first ethical factories

An ethical brand will aim for transparency within its supply chain, prioritising safe working conditions and fair wages over profits, and ensuring the well-being of all its workers. By bringing production closer to home in the UK, brands like Charlotte Dunn and Noctu not only support local economies, but also allow for better oversight and transparency in the manufacturing process.

Planet-friendly materials

I’ve written more on the topic of sustainable vegan textiles, but in short, plant-based materials like organic cotton, linen and bamboo offer an eco-conscious alternative to conventional cotton and synthetic fibres like satin, nylon and polyester.

These materials reduce pollution by minimising the harmful use of chemicals and pesticides, promoting cleaner air, water and soil. As renewable resources, they also help to conserve finite materials and have a lighter impact on the environment.

Whilst no material will ever have a perfect zero impact, we can be more mindful in the choice of fabrics we support, resting easier in the knowledge that we’re prioritising both comfort and the environment.

Bedroom with cosy throw

Toxin-free production

Chemical-free fabrics aren’t just healthier for the environment, they’re also a healthier personal choice which minimises your exposure to harmful chemicals typically used in the textile manufacturing process. Many of the brands featured above have GOTS (organic cotton) and OEKO-Tex certification, which guarantees that their products meet rigorous standards for chemical safety.

If you’re interested in toxin-free living, check out my full home checklist below for a safer environment for you and your family.

Zero animal suffering or cruelty

Because silk is so commonly used in the production of nightwear, it can be hard to find ethical brands that use 100% plant-based materials. However, Charlotte Dunn’s bamboo silk garments prove that there are cruelty-free alternatives to silk that look and feel just like the real thing. So why not simply opt for the kinder choice?

Whilst some companies may use ‘Ahimsa’ or ‘Peace Silk’ in which they claim no animals were harmed, it is still a problematic fabric that is very misunderstood. Personally, I don’t want any animals to have to suffer so I can lounge around in comfort. That’s why I made sure that all of the brands in this list sell vegan-friendly pyjamas.

Quality that lasts

You may be getting sweaty palms at the thought of splurging £100+ on a pair of pyjamas, so I just want to briefly touch on this point to put your mind at ease.

In truth, we’ve become accustomed to the fast turnover of our nightwear drawer, primarily because we’re buying cheaply-made, poor-quality pieces that simply aren’t made with longevity in mind. When you buy into an ethical brand, the difference is that they’re designed to last. In fact, many of these fabrics will get softer and comfier the more they’re washed!

Therefore, although you may be spending more in the short term, remember that you’re investing in pieces that will potentially last a lifetime. This means that the cost per wear is probably going to work out significantly lower over the long term.

To understand more about why ethical fashion necessarily costs more, check out my article here.

Woman sitting in bed in sleepwear

Sleep Soundly in Consciously-Made Pyjamas

I hope that, after reading this article, you’ve found some new ethical and sustainable brands to keep on your radar the next time you’re PJ shopping!

Remember that the most sustainable item is the one that’s already sitting in your wardrobe, so don’t be afraid of using up old t-shirts and leggings when it comes to your sleepwear, too. Whilst it’s nice to have some more luxurious pieces, I think it’s worth reminding ourselves that our lives don’t have to be Instagram-worthy 100% of the time!

For more comfortable and quality basics, check out these posts on ethical underwear brands and sustainable activewear. I’ve also got vegan clothing suggestions over here, plus some more general tips if you’re new to conscious shopping.

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