There is a growing appetite for bedlinen that is organic and sustainably-made, without it compromising on quality and design. Much of what is available in organic cotton and linen is white or neutral-coloured, however. So, what if you'd like something a bit more adventurous, but still environmentally friendly?
London-based Undercover is bringing a stunning new range of sustainable bedlinen made from Tencel, a material made from wood pulp, which requires less water, energy and dye than cotton to be produced.
The company also boasts a small-scale, family-owned business, with everything manufactured in a Portuguese factory that has been crafting bedlinen for 70 years.
Undercover's designs are bright, modern, and fresh; the founder, Miriam Tyrangiel, has a background in design, which really shows in the striking choices of colours and patterns.
The Lido design (below) takes its cue from David Hockney's poolside scenes, and is sure to cheer up any bedroom in need of an injection of colour. It's also reversible, in case you feel like taking a rest from the blue.
The Ponto (below), meaning ‘spot’ or ‘dot’ in Portuguese, continues the abstract painterly theme; its unique speckled print will fit right in as part of a modern or Scandi bedroom scheme.
The Undercover range features pillowcases (from £40 for two); fitted sheets (from £60); and duvet covers (from £110). All can be mixed and matched across the range or bought as sets (from £130). Available online only.