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Pajamas, Meet Eco Fashion!

I’m not one of those people who brags about how little sleep they get; downtime is important for mental and physical health (and it keeps weight off and skin clear – beauty sleep indeed!). And I especially love snuggling under the covers in a chilly room in my pajamas during the winter. Spring and summer call for cute nighties, but autumn and winter finds me relishing my pajama time. And like the rest of my wardrobe, I find that interesting, unique pj’s are the way to go for me. Here are some of my faves.


Lina Rennel’s prints always make me happy; this black ikat pattern on a pink background takes PJ’s pretty far from the realm of flannel doggie-print bottoms but not quite as far as sexy lingerie. The fact that these pj’s are made from silk means they will be breathable and comfy to wear (as well as warm! silk was a traditional long underwear fabric after all).


Loup Charmant’s pj’s are traditional-with-a-twist, and like all the label’s pieces, are made in New York City’s garment district from natural and organic materials.

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The Toulouse jumpsuit by Prancing Leopard isn’t technically pajamas, but it’s made from the company’s proprietary super-smooth “peached” organic Turkish Zeugma┬« cotton single jersey stretch fabric, which I can personally vouch is amazingly soft and lovely to hang out in.


These cute bamboo/cotton pj’s are ideal for those of us that don’t like to have restricted arms while we sleep (sometimes I feel this way!) and are good for when it warms up too. Love that these handmade pieces are made with fabric and trim that’s “hand dyed with low impact fiber reactive dyes in small lots,” according to their Etsy listing.

Thinking healthy, sustainable sleep? Check out my post, A Supercozy, Natural Winter Bed and snuggle up!

Main feature image by Flickr User kk+

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.