I’ve had the experience of looking for eco-friendly bed sheets in Canada, so I’ll share some options with you, plus information about the affordable set that I recently purchased.
Continue reading for information about what to look for in bed linens that will be healthier for you and the environment.
What are Eco-Friendly Bed Sheets?
Eco-friendly bed sheets are going to be sheets that leave a smaller than average environmental footprint.
And, for many of us, it’s not just about how eco-friendly they are, but also about what we can afford. There is often a balance between these two factors.
I look at what type of sustainable fabric goes into the sheets and the manufacturing process if I can find the information.
You can also look for eco-friendly labels such as OEKO-TEX® certified and GOTS. These labels let you know that the product has been manufactured with materials and processes less damaging to the environment.
Further along, I’ll share information about the eco-friendly sheets I bought and how I came to the decision to choose them.
Where to Buy Eco-Friendly Sheets in Canada
In Canada, there are online and local options for buying eco-friendly bed sheets. You can order them from places such as Amazon.ca and other online stores or you can shop in person at your local retailers.
These days, it’s not difficult to find bed sheets made from sustainable fabrics such as bamboo and organic cotton.
Often, the bigger problem is finding quality sheets that are good for the environment and, at the same time, fit your budget.
You may be interested in my post about eco-friendly bamboo sheets available to order online at Amazon.ca.
It provides detailed information about the use of bamboo in bed sheets. Plus, I offer details about one particular quality product that is affordable compared to other sets of natural bamboo sheets.
In the next section, I’ll fill you in on the eco-friendly sheets I bought at my local Walmart and why I chose them.
Sleep Soft Solutions Eco-Friendly Sheets at Walmart
When I set out to purchase my first set of eco-friendly bed sheets, I decided to start by browsing the local retail outlets to cut down on shipping. I ended my search at my local Walmart.
(However, shipping did turn out to be less of a win because the sheets I bought are made in Cambodia. However, I did cut down on the shipping they would have required if I had ordered a set online.)
Sleep Soft Solutions Eco-Friendly Sheets
My local Walmart has two sets of sheets that have environmentally-friendly qualities, so I had a choice to make. I eventually chose the Sleep Soft Solutions Sheet Set.
The other brand is made from organic cotton and is OEKO-TEX® certified. They are made in India, so both sets have transportation issues involved.
The Sleep Soft Solutions set that I chose is also OEKO-TEX® certified but is made from recycled microfiber made from plastic bottles recycled into yarn. It isn’t a natural material, but it does keep plastic out of the landfill and ocean.
The main difference was the price. The organic cotton sheet set costs more than the Sleep Soft Solutions microfiber sheets. So, since they both had eco-friendly elements, I went with the Sleep Soft Solutions.
I have to say, I’m very pleased with the quality of the Sleep Soft Solutions sheets. They are as soft as they claim and seem to be of good quality. I’ll update this post later on how durable they turn out to be.
The main thing I was disappointed in is I couldn’t find information about the facilities and manufacturing processes where these sheets are produced.
It would be nice to have that information to determine if they are manufactured following ethical practices.
Walmart Has Eco-Friendly Policies
That said, I will note the effort Walmart is making to become an eco-friendlier company, according to the information posted on their website. If it is accurate, it is a move in the right direction.
As a rule, I don’t support big box stores, and I try to shop at smaller local businesses. However, if the product is only available at a store such as Walmart and it fits my budget better, plus has eco-friendly qualities, I do shop there.
How to Care for Eco-Friendly Sheets
For me, another positive thing about the Sleep Soft Solutions sheets is they are machine-washable.
People who buy eco-friendly sheets are often concerned about how to care for them. Convenience becomes an issue for busy people if natural fabrics require special care.
The best rule of thumb is to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. They usually know how to best care for the fabric in question.
And so, there you have details about my experience buying eco-friendly bed sheets in Canada. It’s definitely possible and you can find products to suit most budgets.