I’ve discovered the best time to green your bed: Earth Month. Thanks to all the spring sales on green bedding, I finally upgraded to a new eco-friendly duvet (I’d really worn out my old one) — and got eco-friendly pillows to match!

My bed is now a rich aubergine; the actual color looks a lot deeper in real life than in my photo. I settled on it after some deliberation over sample swatches at Santa Monica’s eco-store The Green Life. I dropped by during the store’s annual linens sale to pick out a 300 thread count Coyuchi organic cotton sateen duvet cover — that happens to be fair trade certified, too.

Once the duvet cover arrived, my old decorative pillow became a cushion for my office chair since its colors didn’t go with the aubergine. Then over the weekend, I stopped by Amenity Home’s warehouse sample sale to snap up two “River” pillows — made of 55 percent hemp and 45 percent organic cotton, printed with nontoxic, water-based dyes, filled with a polyester fiber created from recycled bottles, and printed and sewn locally in Los Angeles! Each pillow cost me just $25 each — down from $79.

I already had organic cotton sheets from Anna Sova, so now all my bedding is finally green! So far, I’ve been sleeping great. I’m a big advocate of investing in high-quality bedding that lasts a long time — that also looks and feels great. After all, I’ll spend a good chunk of my life in the bed I’ve made!

If your bed needs an upgrade, browse the many Earth Month sales going on before April ends. Amenity’s spring sale continues — though the discounts aren’t as steep as they were over the weekend. If your bedding can hold out until next year, make them last until big Earth Day sales return.

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