Best eco-friendly bed products

See how to get an environmentally friendly night's sleep

Green Bed Frame

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Bed Frames

Look for reclaimed or sustainable materials, including bamboo or Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood.

Eco-nomical: FSC-certified maple bed frame by Pacific Rim Woodworking from Green Fusion Design Center  (queen from $610; 415/454-0174).

Eco splurge: Reclaimed Douglas fir Gustavian Vintage (pictured) from VivaTerra  ($1,995 queen; 800/233-6011).

Green Mattress

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Wool is a natural flame-retardant, so mattresses that contain it don’t need to be treated with chemical retardants.

Eco-nomical: (RELATIVELY SPEAKING) Organic cotton and PureGrow Wool innerspring mattress by Vivètique ($1,316 queen; or 415/454-0174).

Eco splurge: Bliss natural latex, PureGrow Wool, and organic cotton mattress (pictured) by Earthsake ($2,495 queen; 877/268-1026).

Green Pillows and Comforters

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Pillows & comforters

What’s best: natural, untreated fibers like PureGrow Wool or organic cotton.

Eco-nomical: Kapok pillows (standard pillow from $48) from Green Fusion Design Center.

Eco splurge: Pillows ($70–$115) of PureGrow Wool, organic cotton, or 100 percent natural latex, plus a PureGrow Wool duvet ($375 queen), pictured, all from Earthsake (877/268-1026).

Green Linens

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Choose pesticide- and chemical-free fabrics.

Eco-nomical: Organic cotton pintuck duvet cover ($99 queen) and Euro shams ($24 each) by West Elm  (888/922-4119).

Eco splurge: Organic, fair trade-certified cotton sheet set by Coyuchi ($192 queen; available at  Spring, 415/673-2065).

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