Throwdown: Dreamiest Sheets Edition

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Always eager for a seasonal refresh (despite the fact that I do, in fact, live in Southern California), I set my sights on dreamier sheets for optimal nights of sleep this fall. Solid sleep is paramount, and soft-yet-breathable sheets are a must if you’re a sweaty sleeper like me (sorry). I’ve researched, I’ve shopped, and I’ve slept (tirelessly!) for myself and for you -- all to find the holy grail of sheets.

And, spoiler alert: I’ve found them. After many test snoozes on a plethora of brands, I can confidently say my new go-to brand makes some good sheet. Read on, then join me in hitting the hay in the absolute dreamiest way. 

The true test for both mattresses and sheets.

Jumping Into Bed 

The competition in this edition of throwdown is fierce: a big box classic, DTC frontrunner, and award-winning rising star. Trusting each brand and it’s shoppers’ recommendations, I tested the most popular or best-selling set from each one. Meet the sheets: 

Sijo’s Eucalptus sheets and duvet cover in Blush 
Credit: @sijohome

Sijo: Eucalyptus Sheet Set: an award-winning set, Sijo’s 100% TENCEL™ lyocell bedding bundle is “ultra cooling and soft” and made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus and other wood sources 

Nestwell’s 625-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in Silver Peony
Credit:
@bedbathandbeyond 

Bed, Bath, and Beyond’s Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets: a quintessential classic and easy starting place, Big Linen’s pick is a 625-thread-count sheet made from a “silky and smooth” durable Egyptian cotton

Parachute’s linen sheets in Dusk
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: Linen Sheet Set: a premium brand I’d been eyeing for quite some time (and whose Instagram ads will simply not vacate my feed), Parachute’s best-selling linen sheets are crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax

Quality Materials Make For Quality Sleep

Nestwell: Like each of the brand’s I slept on for this throwdown, Nestwell’s sheets are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning their materials are free from harmful toxins or chemicals. Those materials include a 100% sateen-weave Egyptian cotton that claims to increase its softness over time. Beyond that, the brand doesn’t offer much information on what you can expect from the materials, which are “imported,” though their origin isn’t disclosed. 6.5/10

Parachute’s sheets are designed to look laid back but feel luxurious
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: One of Parachute’s biggest selling points is the quality of the brand’s materials. Parachute’s linen sheets are crafted from the finest European flax by a family-owned factory in the Guimaraes region of Portugal (an area whose tradition in textiles dates back to the 18th century). Designed to look laidback but feel luxurious, these sheets are naturally eco-friendly, antimicrobial, durable, and insulating. The brand highly recommends the linen set as it’s designed to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 9.5/10

Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets in Snow 

Sijo: This Eucalyptus Sheet set is made from 100% TENCEL™ lyocell. I didn’t know what that meant either, but here’s the scoop: lyocell is a sustainable fiber made from wood pulp, and TENCEL™ is one of the most trusted companies for lyocell innovation (especially for its sustainability -- the company uses minimal water or fertilizers). Made in Shanghai (at a factory that prioritizes fair treatment and benefits for employees) Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, cooling, and smooth. 9.5/10

Winner: Tie between Sijo & Parachute 

Options, Options, and More Options

Nestwell: This set includes one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and two pillow cases and is offered in eight neutral colors (mostly white and gray tones, though the brand does offer a soft pink and light blue). The brand also sells pillows, so shoppers have the opportunity to add on pillows and a comforter set if you’re looking to complete your setup. 6/10

Parachute: Offered in 11 rich, earthy colorways like Ochre and Dusk, Parachute’s set can be sent to your doorstep with or without a top sheet (I’m team top sheet, sue me).  The brand offers the ability to complete your collection with a matching Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Sham Set. Or, if you’re looking to mix and match for extra texture and depth, Parachute offers complimentary styling consultations with an expert stylist. 9/10

Sijo: Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are offered in 7 tones -- again, mostly neutral with green, light blue, and powder pink options as well. Another top-sheet-optional brand, Sijo also offers a 30 night bedding challenge: if you don’t love your new sheets after 30 nights, you can return them to the brand with no questions asked. The brand has a great design resource in its Journal. Sijo’s Eucalyptus Duvet Cover can be bundled with the sheet set for a very Eucalyptus sleep. 8.5/10

Getting Down To Business: The Sleep Test

Nestwell: I was impressed with the soft feel of Nestwell’s sheets out of the package. After tossing them in the wash before making my bed, I was disappointed to find that they had begun piling rather quickly. These sheets are large, soft, and not too hot, but their elastic isn’t as effective as promised. Over the course of using them, I had to re-fit the fitted sheet to the mattress a couple of times. 5/10

Parachute: Parachute’s linen claims to get softer over time -- a promise I believe and am eagerly hoping to achieve (unfortunately having a coin-operated washing machine isn’t doing me any favors here). The brand’s quality is evident: the colors are gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is solid, but I’m still waiting to fall in love with these sheets. While I can get behind the appeal of their temperature regulation, they’re still in the “rough” phase, and I love a soft bed. Back into the wash they go… 7/10

Sijo: Not to be dramatic, but I’m pretty sure this is what they call love at first sleep. Soft, cooling, and oh-so dreamy, Sijo sheets feel like sleeping at a resort. I had heard great things about the brand from my coworkers (and our founder Lauren), but I honestly didn’t expect such quick convincing. The brand certainly delivers on its mission to create innovative products for better, healthier sleep (while, of course, honoring the planet in the process). The only downside I have to report is how hard climbing out of my perfect little cocoon is each morning. Call me a eucalyptus girl now -- and a Sijo one at that. 10/10

Winner: Sijo 

And Lastly, The Cost Of Good Z's

Nestwell: At $110 for a queen set, these sheets cost a pretty penny for the quality I received. The cost doesn’t live up to the product on this one. 3/10

Parachute: An investment at $279 including a top sheet ($169 without), I have to imagine these sheets will last forever. If you’re a die-hard linen lover, feel good knowing you’re supporting a family-owned factory that’s run fairly and sustainably when adding these sheets to your cart. While pricey, Parachute is likely worth the splurge for the right shopper -- though that may be a specific sleeper. 6/10

Sijo: For a set of sheets crafted so mindfully with sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly operations, Sijo feels like a literal steal at $165 for a queen set with a flat sheet (and $105 without). From day 1 the brand provides a phenomenal night of sleep, so the cost per sleep on these eucalyptus dreams is sure to be very low. The perfect gift for yourself or those you love, Sijo won’t break the bank -- but it will ensure luxuriousness and the coziest sleep each and every night. 9/10

Winner: Sijo

The Winner: Sijo Is My New Staple

For its innovative materials, quality craftsmanship, and sustainable operations, Sijo is a brand I can get behind -- and sleep in, forever. I was shocked at the difference I noticed on night one in these sheets, especially compared to the other brands at a similar (or higher) price point. While a good night of sleep is priceless, Sijo has put a very fair tag on the sheets that will get you halfway there. And, hopefully, we can all sleep to that. 

Experience Sijo’s dreaminess and take the brand’s 30 night bedding challenge for yourself here!

PSA: Shop Sijo's Early Black Friday Sale and Get 25% Off With Code EARLY25! 

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the web’s best products. If you purchase through our links, we may receive a commission. Our editorial team is independent and only endorses products we believe in. 

Always eager for a seasonal refresh (despite the fact that I do, in fact, live in Southern California), I set my sights on dreamier sheets for optimal nights of sleep this fall. Solid sleep is paramount, and soft-yet-breathable sheets are a must if you’re a sweaty sleeper like me (sorry). I’ve researched, I’ve shopped, and I’ve slept (tirelessly!) for myself and for you -- all to find the holy grail of sheets.

And, spoiler alert: I’ve found them. After many test snoozes on a plethora of brands, I can confidently say my new go-to brand makes some good sheet. Read on, then join me in hitting the hay in the absolute dreamiest way. 

The true test for both mattresses and sheets.

Jumping Into Bed 

The competition in this edition of throwdown is fierce: a big box classic, DTC frontrunner, and award-winning rising star. Trusting each brand and it’s shoppers’ recommendations, I tested the most popular or best-selling set from each one. Meet the sheets: 

Sijo’s Eucalptus sheets and duvet cover in Blush 
Credit: @sijohome

Sijo: Eucalyptus Sheet Set: an award-winning set, Sijo’s 100% TENCEL™ lyocell bedding bundle is “ultra cooling and soft” and made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus and other wood sources 

Nestwell’s 625-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in Silver Peony
Credit:
@bedbathandbeyond 

Bed, Bath, and Beyond’s Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets: a quintessential classic and easy starting place, Big Linen’s pick is a 625-thread-count sheet made from a “silky and smooth” durable Egyptian cotton

Parachute’s linen sheets in Dusk
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: Linen Sheet Set: a premium brand I’d been eyeing for quite some time (and whose Instagram ads will simply not vacate my feed), Parachute’s best-selling linen sheets are crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax

Quality Materials Make For Quality Sleep

Nestwell: Like each of the brand’s I slept on for this throwdown, Nestwell’s sheets are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning their materials are free from harmful toxins or chemicals. Those materials include a 100% sateen-weave Egyptian cotton that claims to increase its softness over time. Beyond that, the brand doesn’t offer much information on what you can expect from the materials, which are “imported,” though their origin isn’t disclosed. 6.5/10

Parachute’s sheets are designed to look laid back but feel luxurious
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: One of Parachute’s biggest selling points is the quality of the brand’s materials. Parachute’s linen sheets are crafted from the finest European flax by a family-owned factory in the Guimaraes region of Portugal (an area whose tradition in textiles dates back to the 18th century). Designed to look laidback but feel luxurious, these sheets are naturally eco-friendly, antimicrobial, durable, and insulating. The brand highly recommends the linen set as it’s designed to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 9.5/10

Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets in Snow 

Sijo: This Eucalyptus Sheet set is made from 100% TENCEL™ lyocell. I didn’t know what that meant either, but here’s the scoop: lyocell is a sustainable fiber made from wood pulp, and TENCEL™ is one of the most trusted companies for lyocell innovation (especially for its sustainability -- the company uses minimal water or fertilizers). Made in Shanghai (at a factory that prioritizes fair treatment and benefits for employees) Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, cooling, and smooth. 9.5/10

Winner: Tie between Sijo & Parachute 

Options, Options, and More Options

Nestwell: This set includes one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and two pillow cases and is offered in eight neutral colors (mostly white and gray tones, though the brand does offer a soft pink and light blue). The brand also sells pillows, so shoppers have the opportunity to add on pillows and a comforter set if you’re looking to complete your setup. 6/10

Parachute: Offered in 11 rich, earthy colorways like Ochre and Dusk, Parachute’s set can be sent to your doorstep with or without a top sheet (I’m team top sheet, sue me).  The brand offers the ability to complete your collection with a matching Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Sham Set. Or, if you’re looking to mix and match for extra texture and depth, Parachute offers complimentary styling consultations with an expert stylist. 9/10

Sijo: Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are offered in 7 tones -- again, mostly neutral with green, light blue, and powder pink options as well. Another top-sheet-optional brand, Sijo also offers a 30 night bedding challenge: if you don’t love your new sheets after 30 nights, you can return them to the brand with no questions asked. The brand has a great design resource in its Journal. Sijo’s Eucalyptus Duvet Cover can be bundled with the sheet set for a very Eucalyptus sleep. 8.5/10

Getting Down To Business: The Sleep Test

Nestwell: I was impressed with the soft feel of Nestwell’s sheets out of the package. After tossing them in the wash before making my bed, I was disappointed to find that they had begun piling rather quickly. These sheets are large, soft, and not too hot, but their elastic isn’t as effective as promised. Over the course of using them, I had to re-fit the fitted sheet to the mattress a couple of times. 5/10

Parachute: Parachute’s linen claims to get softer over time -- a promise I believe and am eagerly hoping to achieve (unfortunately having a coin-operated washing machine isn’t doing me any favors here). The brand’s quality is evident: the colors are gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is solid, but I’m still waiting to fall in love with these sheets. While I can get behind the appeal of their temperature regulation, they’re still in the “rough” phase, and I love a soft bed. Back into the wash they go… 7/10

Sijo: Not to be dramatic, but I’m pretty sure this is what they call love at first sleep. Soft, cooling, and oh-so dreamy, Sijo sheets feel like sleeping at a resort. I had heard great things about the brand from my coworkers (and our founder Lauren), but I honestly didn’t expect such quick convincing. The brand certainly delivers on its mission to create innovative products for better, healthier sleep (while, of course, honoring the planet in the process). The only downside I have to report is how hard climbing out of my perfect little cocoon is each morning. Call me a eucalyptus girl now -- and a Sijo one at that. 10/10

Winner: Sijo 

And Lastly, The Cost Of Good Z's

Nestwell: At $110 for a queen set, these sheets cost a pretty penny for the quality I received. The cost doesn’t live up to the product on this one. 3/10

Parachute: An investment at $279 including a top sheet ($169 without), I have to imagine these sheets will last forever. If you’re a die-hard linen lover, feel good knowing you’re supporting a family-owned factory that’s run fairly and sustainably when adding these sheets to your cart. While pricey, Parachute is likely worth the splurge for the right shopper -- though that may be a specific sleeper. 6/10

Sijo: For a set of sheets crafted so mindfully with sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly operations, Sijo feels like a literal steal at $165 for a queen set with a flat sheet (and $105 without). From day 1 the brand provides a phenomenal night of sleep, so the cost per sleep on these eucalyptus dreams is sure to be very low. The perfect gift for yourself or those you love, Sijo won’t break the bank -- but it will ensure luxuriousness and the coziest sleep each and every night. 9/10

Winner: Sijo

The Winner: Sijo Is My New Staple

For its innovative materials, quality craftsmanship, and sustainable operations, Sijo is a brand I can get behind -- and sleep in, forever. I was shocked at the difference I noticed on night one in these sheets, especially compared to the other brands at a similar (or higher) price point. While a good night of sleep is priceless, Sijo has put a very fair tag on the sheets that will get you halfway there. And, hopefully, we can all sleep to that. 

Experience Sijo’s dreaminess and take the brand’s 30 night bedding challenge for yourself here!

PSA: Shop Sijo's Early Black Friday Sale and Get 25% Off With Code EARLY25! 

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the web’s best products. If you purchase through our links, we may receive a commission. Our editorial team is independent and only endorses products we believe in. 

Always eager for a seasonal refresh (despite the fact that I do, in fact, live in Southern California), I set my sights on dreamier sheets for optimal nights of sleep this fall. Solid sleep is paramount, and soft-yet-breathable sheets are a must if you’re a sweaty sleeper like me (sorry). I’ve researched, I’ve shopped, and I’ve slept (tirelessly!) for myself and for you -- all to find the holy grail of sheets.

And, spoiler alert: I’ve found them. After many test snoozes on a plethora of brands, I can confidently say my new go-to brand makes some good sheet. Read on, then join me in hitting the hay in the absolute dreamiest way. 

The true test for both mattresses and sheets.

Jumping Into Bed 

The competition in this edition of throwdown is fierce: a big box classic, DTC frontrunner, and award-winning rising star. Trusting each brand and it’s shoppers’ recommendations, I tested the most popular or best-selling set from each one. Meet the sheets: 

Sijo’s Eucalptus sheets and duvet cover in Blush 
Credit: @sijohome

Sijo: Eucalyptus Sheet Set: an award-winning set, Sijo’s 100% TENCEL™ lyocell bedding bundle is “ultra cooling and soft” and made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus and other wood sources 

Nestwell’s 625-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in Silver Peony
Credit:
@bedbathandbeyond 

Bed, Bath, and Beyond’s Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets: a quintessential classic and easy starting place, Big Linen’s pick is a 625-thread-count sheet made from a “silky and smooth” durable Egyptian cotton

Parachute’s linen sheets in Dusk
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: Linen Sheet Set: a premium brand I’d been eyeing for quite some time (and whose Instagram ads will simply not vacate my feed), Parachute’s best-selling linen sheets are crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax

Quality Materials Make For Quality Sleep

Nestwell: Like each of the brand’s I slept on for this throwdown, Nestwell’s sheets are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning their materials are free from harmful toxins or chemicals. Those materials include a 100% sateen-weave Egyptian cotton that claims to increase its softness over time. Beyond that, the brand doesn’t offer much information on what you can expect from the materials, which are “imported,” though their origin isn’t disclosed. 6.5/10

Parachute’s sheets are designed to look laid back but feel luxurious
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: One of Parachute’s biggest selling points is the quality of the brand’s materials. Parachute’s linen sheets are crafted from the finest European flax by a family-owned factory in the Guimaraes region of Portugal (an area whose tradition in textiles dates back to the 18th century). Designed to look laidback but feel luxurious, these sheets are naturally eco-friendly, antimicrobial, durable, and insulating. The brand highly recommends the linen set as it’s designed to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 9.5/10

Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets in Snow 

Sijo: This Eucalyptus Sheet set is made from 100% TENCEL™ lyocell. I didn’t know what that meant either, but here’s the scoop: lyocell is a sustainable fiber made from wood pulp, and TENCEL™ is one of the most trusted companies for lyocell innovation (especially for its sustainability -- the company uses minimal water or fertilizers). Made in Shanghai (at a factory that prioritizes fair treatment and benefits for employees) Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, cooling, and smooth. 9.5/10

Winner: Tie between Sijo & Parachute 

Options, Options, and More Options

Nestwell: This set includes one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and two pillow cases and is offered in eight neutral colors (mostly white and gray tones, though the brand does offer a soft pink and light blue). The brand also sells pillows, so shoppers have the opportunity to add on pillows and a comforter set if you’re looking to complete your setup. 6/10

Parachute: Offered in 11 rich, earthy colorways like Ochre and Dusk, Parachute’s set can be sent to your doorstep with or without a top sheet (I’m team top sheet, sue me).  The brand offers the ability to complete your collection with a matching Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Sham Set. Or, if you’re looking to mix and match for extra texture and depth, Parachute offers complimentary styling consultations with an expert stylist. 9/10

Sijo: Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are offered in 7 tones -- again, mostly neutral with green, light blue, and powder pink options as well. Another top-sheet-optional brand, Sijo also offers a 30 night bedding challenge: if you don’t love your new sheets after 30 nights, you can return them to the brand with no questions asked. The brand has a great design resource in its Journal. Sijo’s Eucalyptus Duvet Cover can be bundled with the sheet set for a very Eucalyptus sleep. 8.5/10

Getting Down To Business: The Sleep Test

Nestwell: I was impressed with the soft feel of Nestwell’s sheets out of the package. After tossing them in the wash before making my bed, I was disappointed to find that they had begun piling rather quickly. These sheets are large, soft, and not too hot, but their elastic isn’t as effective as promised. Over the course of using them, I had to re-fit the fitted sheet to the mattress a couple of times. 5/10

Parachute: Parachute’s linen claims to get softer over time -- a promise I believe and am eagerly hoping to achieve (unfortunately having a coin-operated washing machine isn’t doing me any favors here). The brand’s quality is evident: the colors are gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is solid, but I’m still waiting to fall in love with these sheets. While I can get behind the appeal of their temperature regulation, they’re still in the “rough” phase, and I love a soft bed. Back into the wash they go… 7/10

Sijo: Not to be dramatic, but I’m pretty sure this is what they call love at first sleep. Soft, cooling, and oh-so dreamy, Sijo sheets feel like sleeping at a resort. I had heard great things about the brand from my coworkers (and our founder Lauren), but I honestly didn’t expect such quick convincing. The brand certainly delivers on its mission to create innovative products for better, healthier sleep (while, of course, honoring the planet in the process). The only downside I have to report is how hard climbing out of my perfect little cocoon is each morning. Call me a eucalyptus girl now -- and a Sijo one at that. 10/10

Winner: Sijo 

And Lastly, The Cost Of Good Z's

Nestwell: At $110 for a queen set, these sheets cost a pretty penny for the quality I received. The cost doesn’t live up to the product on this one. 3/10

Parachute: An investment at $279 including a top sheet ($169 without), I have to imagine these sheets will last forever. If you’re a die-hard linen lover, feel good knowing you’re supporting a family-owned factory that’s run fairly and sustainably when adding these sheets to your cart. While pricey, Parachute is likely worth the splurge for the right shopper -- though that may be a specific sleeper. 6/10

Sijo: For a set of sheets crafted so mindfully with sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly operations, Sijo feels like a literal steal at $165 for a queen set with a flat sheet (and $105 without). From day 1 the brand provides a phenomenal night of sleep, so the cost per sleep on these eucalyptus dreams is sure to be very low. The perfect gift for yourself or those you love, Sijo won’t break the bank -- but it will ensure luxuriousness and the coziest sleep each and every night. 9/10

Winner: Sijo

The Winner: Sijo Is My New Staple

For its innovative materials, quality craftsmanship, and sustainable operations, Sijo is a brand I can get behind -- and sleep in, forever. I was shocked at the difference I noticed on night one in these sheets, especially compared to the other brands at a similar (or higher) price point. While a good night of sleep is priceless, Sijo has put a very fair tag on the sheets that will get you halfway there. And, hopefully, we can all sleep to that. 

Experience Sijo’s dreaminess and take the brand’s 30 night bedding challenge for yourself here!

PSA: Shop Sijo's Early Black Friday Sale and Get 25% Off With Code EARLY25! 

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Always eager for a seasonal refresh (despite the fact that I do, in fact, live in Southern California), I set my sights on dreamier sheets for optimal nights of sleep this fall. Solid sleep is paramount, and soft-yet-breathable sheets are a must if you’re a sweaty sleeper like me (sorry). I’ve researched, I’ve shopped, and I’ve slept (tirelessly!) for myself and for you -- all to find the holy grail of sheets.

And, spoiler alert: I’ve found them. After many test snoozes on a plethora of brands, I can confidently say my new go-to brand makes some good sheet. Read on, then join me in hitting the hay in the absolute dreamiest way. 

The true test for both mattresses and sheets.

Jumping Into Bed 

The competition in this edition of throwdown is fierce: a big box classic, DTC frontrunner, and award-winning rising star. Trusting each brand and it’s shoppers’ recommendations, I tested the most popular or best-selling set from each one. Meet the sheets: 

Sijo’s Eucalptus sheets and duvet cover in Blush 
Credit: @sijohome

Sijo: Eucalyptus Sheet Set: an award-winning set, Sijo’s 100% TENCEL™ lyocell bedding bundle is “ultra cooling and soft” and made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus and other wood sources 

Nestwell’s 625-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in Silver Peony
Credit:
@bedbathandbeyond 

Bed, Bath, and Beyond’s Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets: a quintessential classic and easy starting place, Big Linen’s pick is a 625-thread-count sheet made from a “silky and smooth” durable Egyptian cotton

Parachute’s linen sheets in Dusk
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: Linen Sheet Set: a premium brand I’d been eyeing for quite some time (and whose Instagram ads will simply not vacate my feed), Parachute’s best-selling linen sheets are crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax

Quality Materials Make For Quality Sleep

Nestwell: Like each of the brand’s I slept on for this throwdown, Nestwell’s sheets are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning their materials are free from harmful toxins or chemicals. Those materials include a 100% sateen-weave Egyptian cotton that claims to increase its softness over time. Beyond that, the brand doesn’t offer much information on what you can expect from the materials, which are “imported,” though their origin isn’t disclosed. 6.5/10

Parachute’s sheets are designed to look laid back but feel luxurious
Credit:
@parachutehome 

Parachute: One of Parachute’s biggest selling points is the quality of the brand’s materials. Parachute’s linen sheets are crafted from the finest European flax by a family-owned factory in the Guimaraes region of Portugal (an area whose tradition in textiles dates back to the 18th century). Designed to look laidback but feel luxurious, these sheets are naturally eco-friendly, antimicrobial, durable, and insulating. The brand highly recommends the linen set as it’s designed to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 9.5/10

Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets in Snow 

Sijo: This Eucalyptus Sheet set is made from 100% TENCEL™ lyocell. I didn’t know what that meant either, but here’s the scoop: lyocell is a sustainable fiber made from wood pulp, and TENCEL™ is one of the most trusted companies for lyocell innovation (especially for its sustainability -- the company uses minimal water or fertilizers). Made in Shanghai (at a factory that prioritizes fair treatment and benefits for employees) Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, cooling, and smooth. 9.5/10

Winner: Tie between Sijo & Parachute 

Options, Options, and More Options

Nestwell: This set includes one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and two pillow cases and is offered in eight neutral colors (mostly white and gray tones, though the brand does offer a soft pink and light blue). The brand also sells pillows, so shoppers have the opportunity to add on pillows and a comforter set if you’re looking to complete your setup. 6/10

Parachute: Offered in 11 rich, earthy colorways like Ochre and Dusk, Parachute’s set can be sent to your doorstep with or without a top sheet (I’m team top sheet, sue me).  The brand offers the ability to complete your collection with a matching Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Sham Set. Or, if you’re looking to mix and match for extra texture and depth, Parachute offers complimentary styling consultations with an expert stylist. 9/10

Sijo: Sijo’s Eucalyptus sheets are offered in 7 tones -- again, mostly neutral with green, light blue, and powder pink options as well. Another top-sheet-optional brand, Sijo also offers a 30 night bedding challenge: if you don’t love your new sheets after 30 nights, you can return them to the brand with no questions asked. The brand has a great design resource in its Journal. Sijo’s Eucalyptus Duvet Cover can be bundled with the sheet set for a very Eucalyptus sleep. 8.5/10

Getting Down To Business: The Sleep Test

Nestwell: I was impressed with the soft feel of Nestwell’s sheets out of the package. After tossing them in the wash before making my bed, I was disappointed to find that they had begun piling rather quickly. These sheets are large, soft, and not too hot, but their elastic isn’t as effective as promised. Over the course of using them, I had to re-fit the fitted sheet to the mattress a couple of times. 5/10

Parachute: Parachute’s linen claims to get softer over time -- a promise I believe and am eagerly hoping to achieve (unfortunately having a coin-operated washing machine isn’t doing me any favors here). The brand’s quality is evident: the colors are gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is solid, but I’m still waiting to fall in love with these sheets. While I can get behind the appeal of their temperature regulation, they’re still in the “rough” phase, and I love a soft bed. Back into the wash they go… 7/10

Sijo: Not to be dramatic, but I’m pretty sure this is what they call love at first sleep. Soft, cooling, and oh-so dreamy, Sijo sheets feel like sleeping at a resort. I had heard great things about the brand from my coworkers (and our founder Lauren), but I honestly didn’t expect such quick convincing. The brand certainly delivers on its mission to create innovative products for better, healthier sleep (while, of course, honoring the planet in the process). The only downside I have to report is how hard climbing out of my perfect little cocoon is each morning. Call me a eucalyptus girl now -- and a Sijo one at that. 10/10

Winner: Sijo 

And Lastly, The Cost Of Good Z's

Nestwell: At $110 for a queen set, these sheets cost a pretty penny for the quality I received. The cost doesn’t live up to the product on this one. 3/10

Parachute: An investment at $279 including a top sheet ($169 without), I have to imagine these sheets will last forever. If you’re a die-hard linen lover, feel good knowing you’re supporting a family-owned factory that’s run fairly and sustainably when adding these sheets to your cart. While pricey, Parachute is likely worth the splurge for the right shopper -- though that may be a specific sleeper. 6/10

Sijo: For a set of sheets crafted so mindfully with sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly operations, Sijo feels like a literal steal at $165 for a queen set with a flat sheet (and $105 without). From day 1 the brand provides a phenomenal night of sleep, so the cost per sleep on these eucalyptus dreams is sure to be very low. The perfect gift for yourself or those you love, Sijo won’t break the bank -- but it will ensure luxuriousness and the coziest sleep each and every night. 9/10

Winner: Sijo

The Winner: Sijo Is My New Staple

For its innovative materials, quality craftsmanship, and sustainable operations, Sijo is a brand I can get behind -- and sleep in, forever. I was shocked at the difference I noticed on night one in these sheets, especially compared to the other brands at a similar (or higher) price point. While a good night of sleep is priceless, Sijo has put a very fair tag on the sheets that will get you halfway there. And, hopefully, we can all sleep to that. 

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