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A Soft, Sustainable Night’s Sleep: SIJO Eucalyptus Sheets Review

SIJO is a home brand committed to making timeless, stylish products with a focus on research and technology
SIJO’s eucalyptus sheets offer a soft, cooling, breathable way to get a good night’s sleep
All of SIJO’s products are sustainably made, but they also prioritize ethical practices throughout their manufacturing facilities

I’m one of those people who makes my bed every morning. I don’t care if I’m running 5 minutes late to catch the train or whether I won’t have time to make coffee. That bed better be made before I step foot outside my room. And I want my bed to look beautifully made. So my threshold for good sheets isn’t just about how soft they are — I also want them to look good.

So SIJO’s mission caught my eye. They not only source high quality materials to create a sheet set that makes for a comfortable night’s sleep, they also want to create products that are timeless and make every moment feel intentional. Plus, their entire ethos is around sustainable, good-for-you and good-for-the-planet products — something I hadn’t even considered in my bedding. Soft, stylish, and sustainable? That’s a win-win-win.

What I Love About TENCEL™ Lyocell

I’ve been a fan of TENCEL™ Lyocell in my clothing for a few years now, adding more and more sustainable t-shirts, underwear, and leggings to my wardrobe. But I hadn’t even considered whether or not my home goods should receive the same sustainable upgrade. Enter SIJO. 

Their TENCEL™ Lyocell is made from eucalyptus fibers that are organically sourced, sustainably manufactured, and offer a range of benefits that go far beyond doing good for the environment. They’re naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. TENCEL™ Lyocell is breathable, cooling, and moisture wicking, making for a pleasant night’s sleep. This material is great for sensitive skin and good for anyone looking for a healthier way to make their bed.

The sheets come in a pouch made from the same sustainable fabric as the sheets themselves, which is great for storage. It also adds to the special experience of unboxing and is so much better than opening up a package wrapped in plastic — it adds to the sustainable experience!

How Sijo Compares

  • These sheets are so soft, so lightweight, and so silky smooth. They’re the perfect year round sheets to stay cool in the summer and cozy in the cooler months
  • I’m not always sure where my sheets were made or whether the fabric is actually good for me and good for the environment — SIJO’s sustainability-centric mission answers all those lingering questions.

Pros

  • Eucalyptus fibers make for a feel that’s incredibly soft and silky smooth
  • Breathable TENCEL™ Lyocell is naturally cooling and lightweight, perfect for hot sleepers
  • Eucalyptus is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and allergy-friendly
  • Oeko-Tex 100 certified, which means they’re sustainably produced, non-hazardous, and non-toxic
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • The 30-day Love Fest Guarantee lets you try out eucalyptus sheets without the worry of wasting money if you end up hating them (which you won’t!)

Cons

  • These aren’t wrinkle-free sheets! If you’re looking for that crisp, perfectly tailored look, you may have to pull out an iron
  • They do stain perhaps more easily than cotton sheets, so if you are someone who uses heavy face creams, oils, or vaseline before bed, you may want to opt for a darker color
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Test Drive: Sleeping on Sijo’s Eucalyptus Sheets

SIJO’s eucalyptus sheets come in 6 color options, including snow, fog, dove, blush, sky, and forest. I opted for the color sky. They’re available in all standard sizes including Twin, Full, Queen, and King, plus, Twin XL (perfect to send off a college freshman with!) and California King sizes. Each set includes 1 fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases (1 pillowcase for twin and twin XL sets), while the flat sheet is optional for those of us who prefer a more European style of bed making. Pricing starts at $95 without a flat sheet and $145 with a flat sheet. SIJO offers free shipping over $65, a 30-day guarantee, and free returns and exchanges.

Sijo Eucalyptus Sheets

The eucalyptus sheets are made out of TENCEL™ Lyocell, which is woven from eucalyptus fibers made from the pulp of FSC & PEFC-certified eucalyptus wood. For the rest of us, that means it’s one of the most sustainable fabrics available for bedding. Plus, this natural fabric is breathable, soft, and moisture-wicking.

My first impression of SIJO’s sheets was just how soft they are. These aren’t your crisp hotel sheets. They wrap you up in a cozy cocoon — but without suffocating you. They’re super lightweight and consistently cool throughout the night, which is perfect for those sleepers who find themselves kicking off the sheets in their dreams. Like I shared earlier, they aren’t wrinkle free, but that gives them a casual, effortless vibe that is fitting for how silky they are. And… did I mention they’re soft?

I was already on board with TENCEL™ Lyocell and sustainable clothing because it’s so incredibly comfortable, and SIJO sheets are 100% in line with my expectations. I can’t wait to slip into them tonight — there’s nothing better than cooling and cozy.

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The Story Behind SIJO

Founded by Anni Stromfeld and Jacob Xi, who were absolutely drained by the grind, SIJO set out to become a sustainable and mindful home brand that brings a good night’s sleep within reach for all of us. They believe that wellness involves looking at every little decision you make and figuring out how they come together to intentionally make life better — just like each line and syllable of a Korean sijo poem (similar to a haiku) comes together to make something beautiful. Hence why sijo is the namesake of SIJO.

Anni and Jacob believe good sleep and comfort can be engineered through a focus on research and technology, and their products offer unparalleled comfort, a timeless aesthetic, and inventive, high-quality and high performance materials. They go the extra mile in sourcing to make sure every fiber in their sustainable products is ethically grown, ethically manufactured, and environmentally efficient.

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A Commitment to a Fair and Ethical Workplace

With its emphasis on sustainability, SIJO is also committed to ethical workplace practices and ensuring a safe and healthy space for their employees and manufacturing staff. They chose to work with a manufacturing center that pays their employees a fair and competitive wage, that provides insurance, parental leave, and a Housing Provident Fund. Employees are given one nearly one month of mandated vacation at the Lunar New Year, and are paid triple wages when they work overtime. The result is a sustainable product that isn’t just environmentally friendly, they are also employee friendly.

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A More Sustainable Way to Sleep

Now that I know sustainable sheets are an option, I can’t see myself going back. I love how soft SIJO sheets are and, as someone whose partner is a hot sleeper, he was 100% on board with the cool-to-the-touch feel. While they don’t come in a wide range of colors, we found one that matched our bedroom perfectly and, of course, white works for most people. I’m eager to try the rest of SIJO’s collection!

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Heather Bien is a Washington, DC-based writer whose work appears on Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, Martha Stewart Weddings, mindbodygreen, and more. She previously worked in interior design and still can't resist redecorating every chance she gets.
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