Syona Home offers organic linens with some unique styles. Similar to the other organic sheets I have reviewed, these are 300 threat count, single-ply sheets that are Fair Trade certified and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. The founders started Syona after seeing a documentary on the rise of cotton farmer suicides attributed to the rising use of pesticides.
In addition to creating a sustainable business model by partnering with Fair Trade USA and GOTS, they also give back to other charities. From their website:
Beyond supporting ethical business practices, 15% of the gross margin of our organic fair trade bedding goes directly to charity. On your behalf, we donate to:
CHARITY: WATER brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Every $1 invested in improved water supply and sanitation can yield from $4 to $12 for the local economy.
SMILE FOUNDATION helps educate young children and provides healthcare to women in rural communities across India. The organization benefits more than 300,000 children and their families every year.
Below is a video of me unboxing a king-size set of Corda Classic sheets in white/eventide. These retail on their website for $259.
The construction of the Syona Home sheets are similar to the rest of the organic cotton sheets I have reviewed so far.
- These are 300 thread count sheets
- Single Ply
- Sateen weave
- Fair Trad and GOTS Certified
- 17 inches deep
Given the construction, the quality speaks for itself. These sheets will breathe well because no pick insertions are used. Pick insertions are loose threads added to the loom during weaving to inflate thread count. While there are more threads, it can lead to pilling since they can come loose from the rest of the weave.
I appreciate that these are organic cotton sheets. Cotton is such a dirty industry, and I think it’s important that people make a conscious choice to purchase sheets that do not harm the environment.
These sheets come in a very nice box along with self packaging inside.
These sheets even come with care instructions. If you ever wondered how to wash organic sheets or just sheets in general, this is a good primer.
What I found encouraging is that they discourage using bleach as this can prematurely age the sheets. They even recommend avoiding washing with towels and using half the amount of detergent you normally use. They also mentioned that dryer sheets will leave a waxy residue, which is true. I strongly recommend Charlie Soap for linens and all your clothes for the washing machine. There’s no scent, and it doesn’t leave any residue.
I really like the detail and look of these sheets. It’s important to note that these sheets will perform better than any sheets over a 500 thread count. That’s because if you buy sheets with a super high thread count, chances are you have to pick insertions and double-ply fibers.
Here’s a closeup of the stitching on the Corda sheets.
Here’s another shot of the top sheet from a different angle.
The fitted sheet is 17 inches deep, which is plenty of depth for most mattresses. These sheets are still very accommodating if you account for a standard shrinkage of about 3 percent. Here’s a closeup of the bottom of the fitted sheet:
There are a growing number of options for organic cotton sheets. I have found that most of them are similar in construction and well-made. It then comes down to price and reputation of the company. I like that Syona Home donates a 15% of their gross margin to external charities. This is in addition to being GOTS and Fair Trade certified. You may be able to find less expensive organic cotton sheets through big retailers but they may not be GOTS and/or Fair Trade Certified and probably don’t give to charity on top of that either.