Brentwood Home’s Sonoma sheets not only soft and durable but they are produced with lots of thought and care about the environment. Question is, are they worth the price? Read on for my full review.
- Sheets are produced with a combination of organic, non-toxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals
- Each is individually garment-washed by a local eco-friendly dye house (which means there may be slight variations in color)
- Resistant to fading and shrinking
- With every wash, the fabric blooms, becoming softer
- Three available colors
- Each Set Comes with:
- 1x fitted sheet
- 1x flat sheet
- 2x pillow covers
- Queen Set Size:
- Fitted Sheet: 60in x 80in
- Flat Sheet: 100in x 111in
- Pillow Cover: 20in x 33in
- Care Instructions: Machine wash your sheet bundle in cold water with like colors and tumble dry on low. If you’re line-drying your sheet bundle, keep it out of direct sunlight, so it won’t fade. Avoid bleach or other detergents that might strip the cotton of its dye.
Who Makes It?
Brentwood Home has been designing and manufacturing sleep products like mattresses, pillows, and sheets for some time. The company prides itself on its ethical practices. They have dedicated time to researching and sourcing materials responsibly and working to be good stewards of the environment.
They primarily sell different types of mattresses – you can check out the Gel 13’ mattress review here. Brentwood Home also sells one set of sheets, the Sonoma sheets, which I will be reviewing.
- Soft, lightweight feel
- Three lovely neutral color options
- Simple care instructions
- Fade resistant
- Slightly wrinkly
- Each set of sheets may be slightly different in color than others – so if you want to replace any of the sheets or buy extra pillowcases you may not have an exact match.
- Price – on the more expensive end
Brentwood Home’s Sonoma Sheets are made from 100% cotton and the fabric is woven in such a way that they feel almost worn-in and soft and comfortable right from the start.
I reviewed the Queen sheet set in the Slate color, which was a nice deep grey. The sheets came in a very cute white bag that tied at the top with some ribbon. It could definitely be a cute gift for someone who needs some soft sheets.
The sheets have more of a texture to them than other cotton sheets. They almost feel like a type of linen sheets with their weave (but they’re not called linen sheets). They are described as being “crisp-soft” on Brentwood Home’s website but I would say they are definitely softer than they are crisp.
I machine washed my sheets in cold water on a gentle cycle with Seventh Generation detergent. When I pulled the sheets out of the wash they felt like a pile of wet t-shirts (which, I think, is a good thing!). Very soft.
After a low tumble dry, I draped the sheets on my bed. There was plenty of room on both sides and the fitted sheet fit well on my 10-inch mattress. It should be able to go up to 18 inches and with I think that’s definitely do-able.
Brentwood Home’s manufacturing process and dedication to reaching certain environmental standards is something that sets these sheets apart from many others.
The sheets are a special combination of cotton materials that are free from any chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials. They are made with organic and non-toxic materials so those who prioritize eco-friendly sheets can feel good about these.
I think the materials used to create the fabric for these sheets is what gives it the unique texture that it has. As I mentioned before, when I first pulled the sheets out of their container, they felt like previously used sheets – very worn in and already soft.
For those looking for crisp, new, lightweight sheets these may not be for you. Maybe it has something to do with the darker Slate color, but the sheets felt perfect for people who like a cold bedroom and want to snuggle and bury deep into their beds.
They do tend to wrinkle a little, but most sheets (cotton or otherwise) can wrinkle. I would suggest putting them on your bed when they are warm and fresh out of the dryer to reduce wrinkling.
In the natural light the sheets have a little more blue in them than what you can see from the photos. Either way I think the grey/blue color is very spa-like and relaxing.
Things To Consider Before Buying
Brentwood Home does not provide reviews or comments on their sheets online. They are also not sold on Amazon so I was not able to get an idea of other people’s likes and dislikes on the sheets.
From my experience, I think you should just be aware of a few things:
- While these sheets are definitely lightweight, they aren’t the super crisp sheets you may think about when you consider 100% cotton sheets. The sheets have more of a linen-type feel.
- Sheets come in a wide price range. The Queen set of Sonoma sheets cost $195.00 on Brentwood Home’s website, which puts them towards the higher end of sheets (although they can certainly get more expensive). I think you’re paying for the quality but also for the environmental and health conscious aspects of these sheets.
- Each set of sheets may be slightly different in color than others because they are washed at a local dye-house near Brentwood Home. That is cool and eco-friendly, but if you want to replace any of the sheets or buy extra pillowcases you may not have an exact match.
As I mentioned above, the sheets retail for $195.00 for a Queen set. It’s the same price for all three color options.
Based on my experience, I think these sheets are a good price for their quality and value. Especially since they’re supposed to be fade resistant, durable and get softer with each wash!
If you are set on an organic set of sheets, you can also consider SOL Organics sheets as well (read the review here).
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