Looking for new bedding and want it to be good-looking, comfortable AND eco-friendly? You can complete your commitment to sustainable sleeping with Soak & Sleep’s new hemp bed linen (opens in new tab) – it's a particular favourite of ours. Yes, you can polish your halo for hemp’s sustainable credentials: it produces double the fibre yield of cotton per hectare and uses 30 per cent less water than cotton to grow and 25 per cent less water during production, too.
The plant is naturally repellent to pests meaning fewer pesticides are needed to grow it successfully. Plus it returns 60 to 70 per cent of nutrients to the soil, keeping the land better fertilised for the following year’s crop. And if that’s not impressive enough, hemp has anti-bacterial properties, which means it’s also appropriate for allergy sufferers.
Featuring pillowcases, duvet covers, fitted and flat sheets in all sizes from single to super-king, Soak & Sleep’s 100 percent Natural Hemp Bed Linen range (opens in new tab) starts from £30 for a pillowcase (save 5 per cent on bundles) – sustainable living's still not cheap... but the quality should ensure you don't have to replace it any time soon, which is another reason to invest.