Best Sleepwear Fabrics

One of the most important factors in getting a good night of sleep is your sleepwear. Is it a cold night or is it in the middle of summer? Are your pyjamas soft enough or do they rustle against your skin? Dressing comfortably can literally make or break the quality of your shut-eye.

We are going to have a look at some of the best fabrics to sleep in.


Cotton has been around for centuries and is one of the most organic fibres around. It is an excellent choice for sleepwear as it is breathable, lightweight, soft, hardy and easy to wash. Cotton is also biodegradable, making it a great choice for the earth. Cotton rarely irritates the skin and it skims the skin, instead of clinging to it.


Wearing bamboo sleepwear feels as light as a feather. They are super breathable, keeping you cool and dry at night. The fabric also has a nice stretch while staying fitted. Bamboo is a sustainable option as the bamboo tree is the fastest growing tree in the world.

Gingerlilly has a gorgeous UELA bamboo button-through short set made from organic cotton and bamboo. The fabric is super soft and feels incredible on the skin. Sleeping in this set feels like you aren’t sleeping in anything at all!


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Made from beech tree pulp, modal is a more eco-friendlier alternative to cotton because beech trees don’t need a lot of water to grow. The fabric feels soft and silky and has a very long lifespan. Modal is breathable and supports our natural thermal regulation process. It is easy to wash and care for – it can even be tumble dried.

Gingerlilly has a stunning JACINTA modal nightdress in both caramel and blue haze. The fabric feels soft and silky and the cut of the nightdress is flattering and stylish.


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Just like silk, a satin is also a good option for those with sensitive skin. This fabric does not absorb heat from your body and it also doesn’t wrinkle easily, making it a no-fuss option. You can pop satin pyjamas in the washing machine and not worry about them shrinking and they do not need to be dry-cleaned.


We all know how soft and luxurious silk is, but it also has hypoallergenic qualities, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. Silk also helps prevent wrinkles and retains moisture, meaning your skin will never dry out in silk. If your temperature increases when you sleep, silk is also a fantastic option as it helps regulate your body temperature.

Gingerlilly’s NADINE silky satin printed PJ set is both cute and feminine. These pyjamas are comfortable and feel luxurious to the touch – perfect for those who are looking for a little decadence in their life.


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