Urban light pollution makes me sleep with an eye mask on at night. And after about a decade of near-nightly use, my old eye mask was really looking ragged. The blue silk fabric was coming apart at the seams and actually turning slightly yellowish!
So I decided to award my years-long dedication to reducing and reusing — by finally getting myself a greener eye mask. After surveying the eco-options out there, I settled on an organic cotton eye mask with a gorgeous flower print — handmade by one Laura Langley in New Hampshire and sold in her Etsy store, Doodlebugsfunfabrics.
The sleep mask’s all organic cotton — a deep red flower print on top, a very soft black organic sateen on the back, and two organic cotton interior layers that really block out all the light. At $20, I think the sleep mask was a real bargain — and I loved being able to buy directly from the green-minded crafter who personally made the mask!
Laura’s Doodlebugsfunfabrics offers many eco-friendly fabrics and designs to choose from, if you’d like an eye mask for yourself. Wondering what else is out there? Here are the other organic options I chose from:
- Natura Organic Sleep Mask. Made in the U.S. out of organic cotton and organic Echo Wool. $29.95 each.
- Jane Inc. Organic Cotton Sleep Masks. Made in the U.S. out of organic cotton. $24.95 each.
- Bibon Sleep Masks on Etsy. Made in Utah out of organic cotton and/or rayon from bamboo. $17 each.