What’s better than a cozy pair of socks and PJs during the holiday season? Well, how about sustainable socks and sleepwear to keep you and a loved one warm, comfy and eco-friendly!


As shown in A Christmas Story, there’s some connection between socks and pajamas and the holiday season. Why fight it? Whether you are shopping for friends and family or treating yourself, the sustainable socks and sleepwear in this article won’t disappoint.

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Best Brands for Sustainable Socks

Most stylish sustainable socks:

We’re already big fans of Girlfriend Collective‘s recycled plastic leggings (see Marie’s review), and their “Please Recycle” crew socks made with 93% recycled plastic bottles (RPET) are a perfect blend of style and sustainability. Oh, and when they’re worn out, Girlfriend Collective will take them back and recycle them.

Also worth a look: Girlfriend Collectives underwear and puffer jackets!

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Best selection of sustainable socks:

Across the pond, Organic Basics has a great selection of men’s and women’s sustainable socks made from materials like organic cotton, recycled denim and SilverTech. They also have incredible sustainability initiatives including B Corp, 1% for the Planet, and carbon free shipping (so don’t worry about ordering from the US or Canada). Personally, I’m drawn to their SilverTech Active Ankle Socks because they seem perfect for hiking.

Organic Basics is on the spendy side, but you can use the discount code EMERALOBC for 10% off!

Best prices for sustainable socks:

Boody Eco Wear is another favorite of mine — tried and vouched for by one of our readers — that makes men’s, women’s and baby clothes from bamboo. They offer several styles of reasonable priced socks. If they are soft as their bamboo leggings, they are worth every penny!

Don’t miss: Boody Eco Wear has a great selection of bamboo lounge and sleepwear too!

The Bes Sustainable Sleepwear and PJs

Best Overall:

Sweden-based Dagsmejan (a Swedish word for “the last days of winter when the warmth of the sunshine melts the snow even when the temperature is still below zero”) has an incredible line of men’s and women’s sustainable sleepwear for staying warm, staying cool and staying asleep. I tend to run hot at night, so my eye is on the NATTCOOL SLEEP TECH t-shirt made with 92% Microlyocell from eucalyptus.

Dagsmejan only uses sustainably sourced natural fibers and its production is located entirely in Europe.

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Best Selection:

California-based prAna (yes, that’s the correct capitalization) bills its products as “clothing for positive change.” Alongside a lengthy list of sustainability initiatives, they have a wide selection of men’s and women’s pajamas and loungewear, including some holiday themed items.

prAna is currently offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase.

Heads up: double check the materials while shopping prAna because there is still some virgin polyester garments mixed in with the organic cotton, recycled wood, recycled polyester and other sustainable ones.

Best Prices:

TANI USA doesn’t have the widest selection, but it has great deals on Micro Modal Air sleepwear for women ($35-$55 per garment). Men’s sleep and loungewear costs significantly more ($75-$145) and I’m not sure why. Probably some form of karma…

Micro Modal is a sustainable and biodegradable textile made from renewable beech wood. TANI USA also uses TENCEL from Eucalyptus and CUPRO from recycled cotton.

TANI USA currently has a 20% holiday sale using the promo code Jolly20

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