Ethical and sustainable sleepwear guide


Status Quan Ethical Clothing Association factory


A guide to the best ethical and sustainable sleepwear and pyjamas: Make room for these – they belong in your bed.


There’s nothing better than jumping into bed in your pyjamas at the end of a long day. Bonus points if they’re ethical and sustainable.

Here are some reasons why you should only get into bed with ethical and sustainable sleepwear and pyjamas:


  • Because it’s good for you

Just like a bad lover, anything polyester or man-made should be booted from your bed – and your life for that matter. Polyester contains carcinogens which when worn against the skin, can cause respiratory issues and infections, and skin irritations like eczema and dermatitis. In the worse-case scenario these carcinogens can lead to lung and skin cancers.

In its purest form, fashion that is sustainable will use natural fibres. These high-quality pieces last longer and are better for your skin and health. If you struggle to sleep, you need cotton and linen in your life because they breathe. In other words, they allow your body to maintain the right temperature so your body heat can escape without being trapped against your skin.

  • It’s good for the planet

In a thousand years, that polyester satin pyjama set in your cupboard will still be clogging up landfill and choking waterways.

Natural fibres break down. And at Status Quan our circular approach to manufacturing means we save all the offcuts so that we can re-use them in other production processes.

  • It’s good for workers

Somewhere someone is paying the price for your fast fashion – and that’s often with their lives.

When you buy cheap goods you can guarantee the person who made them is not getting a liveable wage. And they most likely have to endure working conditions that are hazardous to their health and life.

Manufacturing in Australia allows us at Status Quan to ensure all of our workers are being treated fairly and with respect. Our manufacturer is also aligned with the Ethical Clothing Association Australia.

  • It sparks joy to know that you’re doing the right thing

There’s nothing better than guilt-free shopping. And knowing that the item you have purchased is built to last means you will get years of enjoyment from it, and not just for a season.

  • Even better if it’s locally produced

Status Quan is Australian-made. We also use all local suppliers. These conscious decisions mean we are actively reducing our carbon emissions. Manufacturing locally is good for the planet and the local economy.

To find out more about Status Quan’s approach to sustainability click here.