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7 Sustainable Canadian Bedding Brands

05.20.20

For the last few months (okay more like a year) I’ve been on the hunt for some new bedding. Now more than ever, I’ve been thinking carefully about every investment we make in our home and our bedding supply is due for an update.

Today I’m sharing a round up of the 7 best bedding options I’ve come across that are all Canadian-based brands, thoughtfully & sustainably producing high-quality bed linens. Many focus exclusively on linen (for a number of good reasons) while others offer a range of fabric options such as organic cotton, flannel, hypo-allergenic micro fibres and plenty more.

Read on to see the following info on each one:

  • Fabric options
  • Price for a full set
  • Key info about each brand
  • Plus, what made them standout to me!

At the end of the post I’m sharing which brand I’ll be testing out first!


This post was not produced in partnership with any brands mentioned but does contain affiliate links. If you see something you like and decide to shop through the links included, I may earn commission on a sale at no additional cost to you. All opinions are always my own. Thanks for supporting Style Bee!


Style Bee - Canadian Bedding Brands

7 Sustainable Canadian Bedding Brands

Listed in alphabetical order.



1 | AU LIT FINE LINENS


FABRIC OPTIONS:

AU LIT BUNDLE (220 TC Cotton/Queen): $678 CAD

(Includes 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE on orders over $250 CAD within Canada & US.

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: All products are made in Canada. Learn more about Au Lit’s extensive commitment to sustainable practices here.

ABOUT AU LIT FINE LINENS: Family owned and operated since 1981, Au Lit Fine Linens goes directly to Europe for the world’s best, all-natural fabrics and hand-crafts them here in Canada within their own dedicated factories. No middlemen or unnecessary supply chain, just the highest quality linens on the market. 

EXTRAS: Free swatches & custom orders available. Au Lit Fine Linens also offers a gorgeous line of bath linens, sleepwear, loungewear, pillows and throws.

STANDOUT FEATURE: Most comprehensive range of fabrics, textures, colours, patterns and customization options. These folks really seem to know their bedding!


SHOP AU LIT FINE LINENS



2 | BENJI SLEEP


FABRIC OPTIONS: Poly microfibre developed for breathability, softness, and durability. More about the material here.

BENJI BUNDLE (QUEEN): $190 CAD 

(Includes 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 4 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE on all bundles (only available in Canada).

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: It is unclear exactly where BENJI sheets are produced and I wish they were more transparent about this, however, the brand provides some insight into their sustainability practices in this blog post.

ABOUT BENJI: Founded by brothers Ben and Mark McLean in 2018, BENJI was created in an effort to simplify the bedding selection process by eliminating the big-box store experience, debunking the myths around thread count and offering high-quality, versatile and affordable bedding online.

EXTRAS: BENJI boasts that they’ve created the softest sheets you’ll ever sleep on and they’ll give you 100 sleeps to test them out.

STANDOUT FEATURE: Most accessible price point.


SHOP BENJI SLEEP



3 | FLAX SLEEP


FABRIC OPTIONS: 100% EUROPEAN LINEN 

FLAX SLEEP SET (Queen): $490 CAD 

(Includes 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 4 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE on orders over $250 CAD in Canada, INTL shipping calculated at checkout.

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: Designed in Vancouver, Canada, produced in Shenzhen, China. Flax Sleep’s Why Linen page provides a simple overview on the qualities that make linen an ideal and sustainable material for bedding.

ABOUT FLAX SLEEP: Founded by Anna Heyd, Oana Papuc and Vivian McCormick in 2017, Flax Sleep started as a fun side hustle for three friends with a deep love for linen and has since grown into a favourite amongst conscious Canadian snoozers. 

EXTRAS: FLAX SLEEP gives you 60 sleeps to decide if their sheets are right for you. A part of all proceeds (and all returned goods) are donated to Atira Women’s Resource Society.

STANDOUT FEATURE: The passion and personality behind this brand really comes through and there are lots of unique and fun colours to choose from.


SHOP FLAX SLEEP



4 | FLAX PLANET

(Available through ETSY)


FABRIC OPTIONS: 100% European Linen (made from Belgian and French Flax, stonewashed and softened)

FLAX PLANET SET (Queen): $550 CAD 

(Includes 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE within Canada & US, INTL shipping available.

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: All production occurs locally in Flax Planet’s Toronto-based studio and all linens are OEKO-TEX® certified for chemical safety.

ABOUT FLAX PLANET: Flax Planet is a family based studio located in Toronto, Canada, specializing in home textiles handmade from finest European linen.

EXTRAS: Flax Planet also offers table linens and curtains!

STANDOUT FEATURE: Wide range of sizes available for varying global mattress standards.


SHOP FLAX PLANET



5 | LASTLIGHT


FABRIC OPTIONS: Natural luxe 100% linen – spun in Italy and woven in Portugal.

LASTLIGHT FULL SET (Queen): $622 CAD 

(Includes 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 2 envelope pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE on orders over $200 CAD, INTL shipping rates applied at checkout.

PRODUCTION: LAST LIGHT linen is sourced from premium grade flax grown in Western Europe, spun from fibre into yarn in Italy and woven into fabric by a family-run factory in Portugal where craftsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation.

ABOUT LAST LIGHT: LAST LIGHT was created with the philosophy of bringing a quiet joy and sense of renewal through the objects we surround ourselves with every day. Essential, natural and enduring pieces to be used every day and last a lifetime. The stone washed linen bedding collection focuses on timeless details, garment washes that create a relaxed lived-in feel, hand-crafted quality construction, and natural colours inspired by the beach.

EXTRAS: Swatches available for $2 each and ship free. 

STANDOUT FEATURE: Two sizes (K & Q) and 5 timeless colour ways make Last Light a great option for anyone who simply wants a beautiful set of linen sheets. 


SHOP LASTLIGHT



6 | MAISON TESS


FABRIC OPTIONS: 

  • MUSLIN COTTON
  • WAFFLE LINEN
  • WASHED LINEN
  • COTTON
  • COCO LINEN
  • Learn more about each option here.

TESS FULL SET (Cotton Queen): $250 CAD 

TESS FULL SET (Washed Linen Queen): $510 CAD

(Sets include: 1 fitted sheet, 2 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE shipping & returns over $99 CAD. US Orders under $800 USD ship Duty & Tax free. INTL shipping available.

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: MAISON TESS products are designed in Montreal and produced by a 4th generation family-owned Portuguese manufacturer. Find our more about TESS’s commitment to sustainability here.

ABOUT MAISON TESS: MAISON TESS embodies founder Laura Nezri Chetrit’s appreciation for authenticity, quality and personality. Just like your personal style, MAISON TESS believes that your bedroom can come to life as an extension of your personality and your lifestyle. 

EXTRAS: MAISON TESS offers a 30-night sleep trial. All returned sheets are donated to Chez Doris Women’s Shelter in Montreal.

STANDOUT FEATURE: MAISON TESS’s Coco linen is a blend of 45% premium percale cotton and 55% French flax linen so if you’re deciding between linen or cotton this could be a great option for you.


SHOP MAISON TESS



7 | SÖMN HOME


FABRIC OPTIONS:

  • 100% LINEN
  • ORGANIC COTTON

SÖMN FULL SET (Linen Queen): $830 CAD 

SÖMN FULL SET (Organic Cotton Queen): $450 CAD

(Both sets include: 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover)

SHIPPING: FREE over $150 CAD and over $300 for US and INTL orders.

PRODUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY: Designed in Vancouver, made in Europe. With a goal to provide the highest quality in sourcing, SÖMN yarns are spun in one of the oldest flax mills in Europe and dyed before woven into fabrics. The production process consists of six main stages: yarn spinning, weaving, designing, dyeing, finishing, and sewing. Having all these stages completed under one roof allows for optimal quality control and minimizes manufacturing waste.

ABOUT SÖMN: Founders Fredrik Örling and Julie Wu set out to make wellness obsessed home textiles widely available for the engaged discerning clientele without the compromise of comfort, price and ethics. SÖMN bedding is generous in fabric, practical in design, effortless to dress, and just plain good-looking! 

EXTRAS: Save 10% OFF your order with my affiliate code: SOMNAFF10_STYLEBEE

See SÖMN’s great outline on how to choose between cotton or linen for your bedding.

STANDOUT FEATURE: A perfect source for those who like to mix linen and cotton bedding throughout the year.


SHOP SÖMN HOME



SO WHICH BRAND AM I TRYING OUT FIRST?

I haven’t placed an order just yet but FLAX SLEEP has been on my radar for the longest. Since I’m currently looking for linen and they’ve got great reviews, I’d like to test theirs out and I’m a fan of the colour options available. The price point is right for our budget and I love that they’re female-founded by three friends!


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Bedding shown in these images is an old set from Matteo that we’ve enjoyed for years. A great US-based option for sure!


THANKS FOR TUNING IN!

Hopefully this post points you to a great source for your next bedding investment!

Feel free to share any questions or recommendations you may have in the comments below.

Leave me a comment here!

  1. Kim says:

    Hi Lee..

    Regarding the Benji Sleep linens, I purchased the sheet set and duvet cover which I love, bus was so disappointed to find a MADE IN CHINA tag attached to everything. Thought I was supporting a Canadian start up so was sorely disappointed. I won’t be purchasing anything further.

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Thanks for the feedback on Benji Kim. Glad you like the sheets! They’re a Canadian startup but unfortunately not made in Canada. There was no concrete information about where they’re made on the Benji site so I appreciate you sharing that. xo

  2. Lucy says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been scouring the internet for, thank you for putting together such helpful and clear comparisons. Just a heads up, the Au Lit Fine Linens brand bedding IS made in Canada and Europe, but their website also has a lot of imported products from other companies, which are not clearly marked as such. I was recently disappointed with a purchase from Au Lit, expecting Canadian or at least European made products (based on the site’s constant advertising of being 100% Canadian/hand made) and instead received bedding with a Made in China label. Looking to replace with something from Maison Tess or Flax Planet — thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Dani says:

    Thank you for this post! I have been looking for new bedding for ages, and after reading this the other day I clicked right onto Flax Sleep and ordered the sheet and duvet set in the blush colour. It arrived yesterday and after washing all of it it’s now on my bed looking gorgeous. The linen is amazing, so soft yet sturdy. I also live in Guelph (near St. George’s Park) and all of your Canadian recs are so valuable! Thank you for your thoughtful and well-written blog. xx

  4. I LOVE my Flax Sleep sheets and quilt! They are the first ones I’ve found inside Canada that were exactly what I was searching for. Simple, beautiful, high quality, perfect. Love this Canada round-up, Lee! Thank you!

  5. Kaja says:

    Hi Lee! All this makes me wonder whether Canada grows any linen? These recommendations look really wonderful but what they call “local” is not quite so if they import the fabric from overseas right?

    Greetings from a regular reader – I rarely make my presence known but I love your blog and I salivate a lot over the things you show here. I live in Europe and try to shop local as well (even if I cannot use your recs, your approach is really inspiring), but God knows I’ve been tempted!

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Hi Kaja! Thanks for popping in to say hello! From what I’ve gathered, Canada doesn’t have a great climate for growing flax for material uses but Europe (France & Belgium in particular) has a much more optimal climate for it. That being the case it seems our only option is to source from overseas. There must be lots of great European linen brands to choose from!

      Thanks so much for reading, I hope you’re staying safe and doing okay where you are! xo

  6. Karin Rambo says:

    This is so timely! I was just starting to do some research on bedding and this makes it so much easier! Thanks Lee!

    • Lee the Bee says:

      So happy this post is helpful for you Karin! I know it’s pretty overwhelming to sift through all the options currently available. Brooke Linen, Primary Goods and Matteo would be my top US-based choices if that helps too. Have a great week! xo

  7. HL says:

    I will have to check out these brands! I bought a linen duvet cover and pillow cases a while ago and thought I would love it but it never did live up to my Pinterest photo dreams. I have decided to go back to cotton – just love that feel of cool, crisp cotton. Thank you for this post!

  8. Sarah says:

    I love your “buying guides”–thanks for putting in the time! I’d wanted to pick up some linen sheets for ages; while there are zillions of beautiful choices out there on the web, I wasn’t seeing too many Canada-based options, and I’m sick of paying exorbitant duties/brokerage fees! Besides, now more than ever is probably a good time to shop local.

  9. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Thanks for this list! I hadn’t seen a bunch of these.
    I own a queen set of the Flax Sleep linen, and I love them! I thing the dimensions are a bit off from my duvet, but it just makes for a fluffier comfortable!