Aiming for a sustainable lifestyle? Hemp bedding is what you should be sleeping in

If you want bedding that's eco-friendly and sustainable, think: hemp

Sustainable Hemp bedding
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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 – 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. 

Natural hemp bed linen

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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 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.

Linda Clayton

Linda is a freelance journalist who has specialised in homes and interiors for the past 19 years, beginning on a trade rag for the Daily Mail Group and now writing full-time for the likes of Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, and of course Real Homes. Linda is our resident mattress reviewer. She spends at least a week on every mattress she tests for us, as does her ever-patient husband. In reviewing mattresses for us for more than a year, she has become something of a very opinionated expert. She lives in Devon with her cabinetmaker husband, two daughters and many pets, and is locked in an on-going battle to drag their red brick Victorian home out of 1970s swirly-carpet hell...