Often when I work with my Sustainable Style clients they can’t believe what is hiding in their textiles (I am right there with them). It can quickly get overwhelming, in order to combat wardrobe spinout I remind them to start in bed. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping.
If you are often jumping into your loungewear as soon as you get home, you are spending even more time in these clothes. The fabrics our bodies touch during lounge/sleep is a great place to begin investigating and investing.
Read your labels on your pajamas. You want to see a collection of 100% natural fibers this includes silk, cotton, linen, and wool. If your labels are reading rayon, spandex, polyester and nylon these are plastic. Synthetics derived from fossil fuels or natural fibers that have to be processed in a chemical soup to become fabric, are not helping your body properly rejuvenate. They cause a multitude of health implications and reek environmental havoc (such as bamboo this is processed in 2 ways and one way is the equivalent of synthetic).
I love linen, silk and organic cotton personally. I buy most of my pajamas through makers I’ve discovered on Etsy. Please note it is important to read the fine print. Ask lots of questions if they are not easily found on websites and shop pages. Greenwashing and adding a bit of synthetic to organic cotton is super common. Pajamas and loungewear purchased with intention is investment and they should be well researched and washed with care so they last.
I found my current favorite sleepwear from Lunya, their 100% Organic Pima Cotton set. Please note I do not endorse all of Lunya’s products only the 100% natural/organic fibers. You can get $20 off your first purchase by shopping through this link here.
Looking to dive deeper into your sustainable style for your health, the environment or human rights? Learn more about my services here.
P.S. Continue in the boudoir by reading 3 ways to detox your bedroom.