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March 06, 2023 5 min read

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Fig Linens and Home: Essex Light Blue Bedding by Matouk​​
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Fig Linens and Home: Rippled Striped Bedding in Ivory and Black​​ by Coyuchi

When buying luxury sheets, towels, and bedding from brands like John Robshaw, Yves, Delorme, Coyuchi, and Pom Pom at Home, you may notice several certifications of natural and organic status. The most common among fabric certifications are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certifications and GOTS Certifications. 

This article will explain what each textile certification means, and the best bedding brands that carry each labels. These definitions will help you shop organic bedding and chemical-free bedding with ease.

  • 1. What is OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certification?
  • 2. What are the best linen brands that carry an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification
  • 3. What is GOTS Certification?
  • 4. What are the best linen brands carry GOTS Certification?
  • 5. What are the benefits of natural and organic linens?

What does OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification mean?

OEKO-TEX® labels are a trusted way for consumers to verify that products are responsibly and sustainably produced. 

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification is given by the independent OEKO-TEX® company. Founded in 1992, the organization began with the mission of using laboratory tests to ensure products are safe and healthy for people and pets. The company consistently updates its standards based on emerging materials, technologies, and scientific discoveries, so you can be sure that these product classes are always safe.

An OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification encapsulates every element of a product meaning that everything including textiles, threads, buttons, zippers, and prints have been tested for safety.

This certification is globally standardized. They are stricter than national and international standards for product safety

To be more specific, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label guarantees that:

  • The product has been tested for 350 toxic chemicals
  • Every component of the product has been tested by an accredited lab
  • All of the dyes, fibers, and additional components used in the product have been deemed safe for your health

Textile Certification Pro Tip: If you are unsure if a product is OEKO-TEX® certified, you can use the OEKO-TEX company's OEKO-TEX® Label Check tool to verify the safety of your product. 

Considering that we spend over 30% of our lives sleeping, choosing OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified bedding is a great way to invest in your health and peace of mind. 

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What are the best 100 OEKO-TEX® Certified bedding and home decor brands?

Luxury bedding is more than look and feel; it is also about health. Therefore, as a leader in the high-end linens space, Fig Linens and Home is committed to stocking majority Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® Certified linens. 

For instance, Matouk linens, one of our bestselling bedding brands, is highly committed to its OEKO-TEX certification. All of their fabrics have been awarded the Standard 100 certification. Furthermore, in August 2022, Matouk was awarded STeP by OEKO-TEX® status. This certification signifies that Matouk has exceptionally sustainable and responsible textile production, and makes them one of only three STeP certified textile manufacturing facilities in the United States.

Other top brands like Yves Delorme, Mode Living, Designers Guild, carry many OEKO-tex certified sheet, OEKO-tex certified towels, and OEKO-tex certified table linens. Shop below.

What is GOTS Certification?

GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for evaluating organic fibers. The acronym GOTS stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. It can be used to evaluate organic sheets, organic towels, and organic table linens. They key features of GOTS certification include that:

  1.  It evaluates organic fibers 
  2. The standard takes into consideration both social and ecological criteria.
  3. GOTS Certification looks at all textile processing stages
  4. Evaluation is conducted by independent Third-Party GOTS accredited Certification Bodies. 

What are organic fibers exactly? Organic Fibers are created from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and Genetically Modified Organisms. 

Aside from the key features of the certification, a GOTS label means several important things about the fabric. To be exact, GOTS certified textiles are:

For those concerned about shopping responsibly, a GOTS label is the gold standard. For the best organic sheets, and organic cotton bedding, look for GOTS certified sheets, GOTS certified bedding.

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What are the best GOTS certified bedding and home decor brands?

The leading GOTS certified brand for bedding and home decor at Fig Linens and Home is Coyuchi. Coyuchi uses 100% organic fibers including organic cotton, organic linen, down and organic wool for their products. All Coyuchi bedding, Coyuchi towels, Coyuchi quilts, and Coyuchi soft washed organic sheets are GOTS certified. Shop Coyuchi linens below.

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Fig Linens and Home: ​​Organic Relaxed Linen Bedding by Coyuchi

The Benefits of Natural, Organic, and Safe Linens

There are multiple health benefits to sleeping on natural and organic fibers. For more on the importance of using GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified towels, bedding, and sheet sets, read our post on sustainable bedding brands.

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Fig Linens and Home: Lost Coast Bedding White and Graphite Bedding by Coyuchi​​
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Fig Linens and Home: Lost Coast Bedding White and Graphite Bedding by Coyuchi​​

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this article, and are interested in organic, and natural bedding, shop all GOTS and OEKO-Tex Certified bedding at the button below.

sophie edwards content writer for fig linens and home

Sophie Edwards is the head content writer at Fig Linens and Home. She is a bedding, linens, and luxury homeware expert with an interest is the intersection of interior design with fashion, travel and culture. She has a BA in creative writing and sociology from Sarah Lawrence and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

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