9 Softest Sheet Sets For 2023

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We’ve researched and tested numerous sheet sets — these are our favorites from sustainable brands for their long-lasting softness.

Whether you’re a cold sleeper who loves flannel or a hot sleeper who prefers crisp and cool percale, one thing’s certain: You still want your sheets to be soft. Buttery to the touch and comfortable all year round, soft sheets are a game-changer (especially if you like to, ahem, sleep in the nude).

What makes a bed sheet soft?

There are many factors that go into making a high quality bed sheet, and we find that natural fibers, fabric quality, weave, and thread count play the biggest roles in how soft your bed sheets will be. Natural materials like Egyptian, pima and supima cotton as well as bamboo when blended with premium cotton tend to create the softest sheets with a smooth and silky feel. Sheets made with these fabrics are of higher quality due to their long-staple fibers that produce a smoother and less scratchy feel than conventional cotton or other materials. 

When it comes to weave, the softest you’ll find will be either sateen weave, percale weave, or jersey knit. If you’re looking for that luxurious feel, sateen weave sheets will offer that, while percale softens over time and jersey knit offers a more casual comfy feel. Now the big question, how thread count impacts all this! We find that the optimal range for soft bed sheets that are still durable will be between 300 and 600 (anything higher than 600 won’t necessarily make your sheets feel any softer). And don’t forget, when it comes to maintaining the softness of your bed sheets, how you care for them makes all the difference! Using mild detergents will help keep your bed sheets in the best shape for long term use.    

Climbing into a bed with soft sheets can be the best part of our day. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best sheet sets from sustainable brands and tested for long-lasting softness. Below you’ll find our top picks. Each brand has prioritized organic and natural materials, is committed to responsible manufacturing worldwide, and offers prices that balance quality and accessibility. 💤 Sweet dreams, sustainable snoozers.

Looking for a total bedroom makeover? Check out our mattress guide, and these organic comforters and duvet inserts.

Best Overall | Most Affordable | Most Colorful

1. Sijo

Sheet Materials | Eucalyptus TENCEL
Price of Queen Sheets | Starting at $110

Sijo’s sheets are so cooling and silky; you know the feeling of having clean shaved legs and slipping into freshly laundered sheets? That’s what our Sijo sheets feel like every day. This brand is dedicated to “bedding made better,” and its airy eucalyptus line is simultaneously cooling, lightweight, and supremely soft. (Don’t take our word for it, see the 1500+ reviews that tout the same!) We also love that you can order a sheet set without a top sheet if you’re like us millennials who prefer to sleep without one. 😉 Using 100 percent TENCEL lyocell, these sheets are also anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and free of dangerous chemicals.

Customer Review | “I never knew sheets could make such a big difference until my partner said we needed different sheets. We have ordered two sets and won’t go back to other sheets now. They are very cooling and soft and haven’t slept this good in a very long time. Highly recommend!”—Rachel M. (See all reviews)

2. Pact

Sheet Materials | Sateen cotton
Price of Queen Sheets | $190 

Pact is best known for its ethical apparel, but don’t sleep on its affordable bedding—or, actually, you should. With hundreds of five-star reviews, the Room Service Sateen Sheet Set is available in seven gorgeous colors and six sizes, so you can have that hotel bed experience wherever you are. The fabric is entirely GOTS certified organic cotton sateen—made responsibly in India—and it’s silky and snuggly without being too warm. These sheets are so impressive that they were named the Best Cotton Sheets of 2020 by the Sleep Foundation

Customer Review | “I don’t want to use any other sheets now. These are made of magical material that is soft and doesn’t get me overheated in the middle of the night, and doesn’t seem to wrinkle. I love the color too.” – Jenn A. (See all reviews)

3. Parachute

Sheet Materials | Cotton percale
Price of Queen Sheets | $149–$229 

Prefer a crisp, cool sleep (that’s still impressively soft)? You’ll adore Parachute’s Percale Sheet Sets. Hot sleepers will be grateful for these long-staple Egyptian cotton sheets that are sewn to perfection in Portugal. The Percale collection includes sizes twin through cal king, with eight colors and your choice of with or without a top sheet. (Pssst—if you’re not sure the Percale Sheet Set is for you, you can also compare Parachute’s luxury fabrics including brushed cotton, sateen, linen, and organic cotton.) So soft, you’ll never go back to generic sheets again.

Customer Review | “I was underwhelmed at first, but decided to give them a try and see if they softened with [the] wash. It wasn’t until I put what used to be my favorite sheets on that I noticed the difference. I tossed and turned all night annoyed with the feel of the sheets I used to love and when I put the [P]arachute ones back on I really noticed how nice they were.”  – Rawan D. (See all reviews)

4. Brooklinen

Sheet Materials | Cotton & Himalayan cashmere
Price of Queen Sheets | $309

Is there anything more luxurious to sleep in than cashmere? Well, maybe Brooklinen’s Heathered Cashmere sheets (made with cotton and Himalayan cashmere). Thoughtfully designed, these sheets are brushed for optimal softness, fully OEKO-TEX certified, and machine-washable (though you may want to keep a de-pilling device on hand; it is cashmere, after all). The core set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Returns can be made up to 365 days, so you can sleep ‘n’ see if they’re the softest sheets for you.

Customer Review | “I love my linen sheets but sometimes I need more warmth, [but] flannel is too warm for me. These are the perfect medium. You must get these if you want to sleep in heavennnnn!”  – Fernanda H. (See all reviews)

5. Avocado

Sheet Materials | Organic Indian Suvin Cotton
Price of Queen Sheets | $229

You can’t get more luxurious than Avocado’s Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton sheets. Made with a whopping 1000-thread count per inch and rare extra-long staple fibers, these bed sheets are unlike anything you’ll find in the bedding sphere. GOTS-certified organic Indian Suvin Cotton is a heritage fiber, grown and hand harvested in Tamil Nadu, India and only reaps a few thousand bales each year. Once harvested by hand and woven, they are spun into these fine bed sheets, offering a precious sateen finish that gets more silky and soft the longer you use them.  It’s no wonder these sheets are the height of ‘eco-luxury’! 

Avocado Review | “I love these sheets. They get softer with every wash, but were soft to begin with. I use minimal soap and warm water and also use the organic dryer balls when I dry them. I’ve seen absolutely no pilling so far.” – Nancy B. (See all reviews)

6. Under The Canopy

Sheet Materials | 100% long-staple organic cotton
Price of Queen Sheets | $118

For buttery-smooth breathable bed sheets that come in a multitude of colors, check out Under The Canopy. These OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton sheets come in a 300 thread count and feature a wrinkle-resistant and ultra-soft feel. With no harsh chemicals used in production and responsible manufacturing procedures taking place, Under The Canopy ensures their products are both ethical and sustainable for the long run. Each bed sheet also comes in a reusable cotton bag in efforts to reduce plastic packaging and so you can travel with them easily if need be! The beige shade is our favorite for a modern and classic feel. 

Under The Canopy Review | “I love these sheets so much I bought a second set so we can wash one set and have another on the bed right away. They’re the perfect combination of soft and crisp. Combined with our latex mattress and our wool comforter they make our bed the perfect natural haven.” – Susan (See all reviews)

7. ettitude

Sheet Materials | Bamboo lyocell
Price of Queen Sheets | Starting at $139

Want silk without the potential harm to worms? ettitude’s bamboo lyocell sheets mimic that same buttery softness! With 3500+ reviews, six sizes, and a whopping 13 colorways (helloooo, almond, moss, and slate! 😍), there’s a high-quality set for your dream bedroom. Starting at $229 for a full queen set, ettitude offers free carbon-neutral shipping, and a percentage of proceeds from each sheet set supports environmental initiatives. Enjoy your softest and most sustainable night’s sleep.

Customer Review | “I just washed the whole set for the first time and wow…they’re softer than they were before I swear. Like it truly feels like a luxurious experience every time I go to bed. All my comfort lovers out there…splurge and get yourself some of this bedding!”  – Nena R. (See all reviews)

8. Coyuchi

Sheet Materials | Cotton
Price Range | $208

Not only are Coyuchi’s sheet sets endlessly soft and crisp (magically!), but they’re also sustainably made, saving up to 2000+ days of drinking water and nine miles worth of driving emissions. The Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets are another great option for warm sleepers, with just the right amount of wrinkle for that effortless “worn in” look. The organic cotton is grown in India, and every part of production is done ethically. If the retail price feels too out of reach, consider Coyuchi’s secondhand shop as well for discounted options.

Customer Review | “[These] were beyond worth it! Soft, great temperature control (seem to be warm or cool if needed), and stay put! Only downside is I don’t want to leave our bed in the morning!” – Alexandra A. (See all reviews)

9. Homebird

Sheet Materials | Cotton
Price of Queen Sheets | Starting at $138 CAD

Homebird is a Canadian brand we adore for its intentional ethos, cost-effective prices, and gorgeous colors. Started by Saloni and Gaurav Sangai—both of whom are originally from India—this work is deeply personal. Homebird exclusively works with Fair Trade Certified partners in India to ensure high quality, sustainable materials, and fair wages for all involved. Homebird ships across Canada and the US (with free shipping as well as a 45-night risk-free trial). For the ultimate in cozy, go for the sateen set, but if you prefer a cool and crisp set, we love the percale sheets!

Customer Review | “Really happy to support a small Canadian business! The pillowcases are just what I was looking for: as someone with a tactile sensory processing disorder (an autistic trait), finding pillowcases that are soft and crisp enough not to irritate my skin or overwhelm my senses, feels like a small miracle…A++.”  – Viki B. (See all reviews)

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