Our Manufacturing

Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Production

a person sews a nightshirt


It’s important to us that we sell ethically made clothing, which is why all of our manufacturing is done in Canada, by people employed under safe working conditions and paid above minimum wage. We visit our factories on a regular basis, both to inspect the premises and to meet with our team, and are focused on ensuring our supply chain, materials, and packaging are as sustainable as possible. The Sleep Shirt is an ethical clothing company, dedicated to making high quality items that stand the test of time.

Our sleepwear is made to last: we want our products to enjoy a long life cycle, reducing the need for them to be replaced regularly. In a similar vein, we work hard to ensure nothing at The Sleep Shirt goes to waste. All leftover fabrics over 10 metres are used in our collections, while anything smaller is turned into an item that is then sold as part of our UPCYCLE collection.

Two people stand next to a fabric weaving machine


We choose to work exclusively with natural materials for many reasons – but primarily for comfort, quality, and the environment. We believe that sleepwear should be made from natural fibres, due to their breathability, absorbency, and durability; the majority of our fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified and/or BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) certified.

When our sleepwear reaches the end of its life cycle, we want our products to biodegrade naturally. We are concerned about the environmental impact of synthetic fabrics, especially as many release microparticles when washed in domestic washing machines. For this reason, we are dedicated to ensuring all of our clothing is primarily made from cotton, linen, or cashmere.

Primarily sourced from Japan, Italy, Portugal, and China, our fabric selection is high quality, durable, and stylish. Our cottons range from lightweight voiles to classic shirtings with dobby, twill, or Oxford weaves. During the warmer months we offer delicate, semi sheer voiles woven in Italy, lightweight polished shirtings, and breathable patterned cottons and blends. In fall and winter, our cotton selection features flannels, brushed cottons, and midweight materials suitable for colder environments.

The Sleep Shirt is also known for our linen sleepwear, which features prominently in each collection. Available in solids, stripes, and blended with cotton, our linen pieces are sold as sleepwear, resort wear, and beachwear.

Shop the new collection of sleepwear.