The Softest, Coziest Organic Cotton Sheets: My Obsession with Under the Canopy

My Under the Canopy sheets are insanely soft. So much so that they have made me get into bed a little earlier on several occasions—I couldn’t wait to feel their silkiness against my skin. I don’t know how the team over there did it, but my sheet set (shown below), rivals my silk jammies for softness. How that is possible with organic cotton, I have no idea, but it’s true.

Delectable would be the word!


Under the Canopy bedding is free of pesticides, GMOs and harmful chemicals such as heavy metals, bleaches and formaldehyde. (The brand also makes some cute clothing, too—including a pair of pants named after me!)


The founder of the brand, Marci Zaroff, is a pioneer—she founded Under the Canopy in 1996. Zaroff coined the phrase “Ecofashion,” she is an internationally recognized authority, and was instrumental in the development of both the Global Organic Textile Standard, and the world’s first Fair Trade Textile Certification. Talk about Bona Fides!

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 3.36.10 PMYou can find Under the Canopy sheet sets at Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Sweet dreams!


Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of 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.