If you’ve never heard of Boll and Branch or Brooklinen, they’re two top-rated bedding brands with direct-to-consumer business models who deliver high-quality sheets to all kinds of sleepers. As you’ll find out in this post, the brands have pretty different values, which is one of the major things that set them apart from each other.
Boll and Branch is dedicated to being organic and sustainable, while Brooklinen strives to make top-quality products for a price that’s more accessible to everyone. We think both brands are pretty impressive, but it’ll ultimately come down to what you think is and isn’t important (materials, price, sourcing, etc.)
We’ll mainly focus on Boll and Branch’s Classic Hemmed set and Brooklinens Luxury Sateen set because they’re the most popular from each brand, but we’d be remiss to mention their other products. Boll and Branch offers three other sheet fabrics including sets made from flannel, chambray, and percale. Aside from Brooklinen’s Luxe sheets, they also offer their Classic Percale, limited edition cashmere, and linen sets.
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|Check Best Price||Each one of Boll and Branch’s sheets are made using organic cotton, sourced from sustainable farms and manufactured in fair wage factories. Not to mention they’re super luxurious.|
|Brooklinen offers affordable, but high-end sheet sets so both you and your bank account are comfortable with your purchase. They also have some great company policies, like lengthy trial and warranty periods.|
Before we hop in, here’s a quick synopsis so you have an idea of what exactly we’ll be covering in this post.
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The Classic Hemmed sheets from Boll and Branch is the brand’s top-selling set made with long-staple organic cotton, and a sateen weave that’s meant to give them a slight glossy sheen finish. This comfy combo also makes the sheets feel super soft and extra breathable, since organic cotton is a cooler sleeping material than standard cotton. Let’s just say you can tell they’re luxury sheets upon first touch.
Now let’s get into the specs of the Classic Hemmed set. These sheets have a 300-thread count and the pockets are 17” deep. For those who need even more stretch, the rim is fitted with an elastic band that goes all the way around the bed sheet. Speaking of extra stretchy, these sheets might fit a little big the first time you put them on. But don’t worry, you didn’t order the wrong size. It’s completely intentional.
Boll and Branch focuses on organic farming and manufacturing (we’ll get into this more in the next section), which means the sheets aren’t pre-shrunk with any harsh chemicals, brightening qualities, or added dyes. So the ill fitting sheets end up better for you in the long run — just throw them in the washer and dryer when they arrive at your home. After one or two washes, the sheets should start fitting around your mattress like a glove.
They’re available in a range of different neutral and cool colors, and come in sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, Cali king, and split king.
Not only does Boll and Branch use organic cotton in their sheets, but they’re devoted to using organic and environmentally-friendly practices every step of the way. Starting with the materials, their organic cotton is sourced from organic farms where the workers are fairly compensated and under safe working conditions.
Thanks to their choice to support organic farming, they have saved a whopping 592,923,320 gallons of water. Even the packaging material is 100% recycled and can be re-purposed.
The factories that manufacture Boll and Branch products are also carefully chosen to make sure workers are of age (absolutely no child labor), are making living wages, and are working in safe conditions. According to the Boll and Branch website, they have given an additional $500 thousand in wages to both farmers and factory workers to ensure they’re properly taken care of financially.
After manufacturing comes shipping, and rather than doing it by train or plane, they transport their materials using a cargo ship. By doing so, they were able to reduce carbon emissions by 21,252 metric tons (which is the same as saving emissions from 4,500 cars a year).
Both brands make premium products, but Brooklinen focuses on making quality and affordable sheets while Boll and Branch is really committed to being organic and sustainable. As you might know already, organic usually means a higher price tag, and Boll and Branch is definitely the pricier option between the two.
The Classic Hemmed Sheet Set is the brand’s most affordable set, and prices start at about $160 for a twin XL. Then they go all the way up to around $300 for a split king set.
Brooklinen, on the other hand, retails at about $130 for a twin XL Luxe set, and tops off at about $170 for a Cal king. This is what we’d call affordable luxury, because they offer a premium product at a great value.
For those who are on an even tighter budget, Brooklinen also offers their Classic Percale sheets which start at about $100, or even less if you purchase during a promotion. In the case of Boll and Branch, prices only go up if you’re interested in their different fabrics.
Brooklinen’s Luxury Sateen Sheet Set is their best seller, and you can see why after you sleep on them. The brand’s Luxe sheets are made with OEKO-TEX certified long-staple cotton with a sateen weave, meaning they are free of toxic chemicals. They aren’t quite as breathable as Boll and Branch’s sheets considering Brooklinen doesn’t use organic cotton, but the Luxe sheets are still luxurious and really comfortable. Like Boll and Branch, we think they’d be suitable for a 5-star luxury hotel.
The pockets on these sheets are 15” deep, and have a 480-thread count. Accordingly, if you’re somebody who places value on thread-count, Brooklinen has the advantage over Boll and Branch as they have a higher count and do feel slightly more soft-to-the-touch.
These sheets are available in a range of standard colors from white to dark navy blue, as well as different color patterns like the pinstripes you see above. We think if you’re looking for more fun looking sheets, Brooklinen has a few more options to choose from. They, however, don’t have a split king sheet set option like Boll and Branch offers. Instead, they have twin, twin Xl, full, queen, king, and CA king.
Brooklinen may not go as far as Boll and Branch does in being ultra sustainable, but they do go above and beyond for their customers. They really stand by their product, and we are certainly impressed with their different company policies.
First of all, Brooklinen will offer you a full 365 nights to try out your sheets. This is generous for any type of bedding, let alone for sheets. There are a ton of mattresses you aren’t even able to test out for a full year. If you want to Boll and Branch, though, they only offer a 30-day trial.
Brooklinen sheets also come with a lifetime warranty, compared to Boll and Branch who doesn’t necessarily have a set warranty policy. That means Brooklinen will cover certain parts of your sheets for the entire time you own them — whether it’s 5 years or 50 years.
Now that everything is said and done, we hope you’re a little closer to your decision between Boll and Branch and Brooklinen. If not, here’s how we might break it down if we were in the market for a pair of premium sheets.
You usually can’t go wrong with buying a pair of luxury sheets — we honestly think either one you choose will feel ultra luxurious and comfortable. It all comes down to the specific details that you find important, like thread count, materials, sourcing/manufacturing, and price. Thanks for stopping by the Slumber Yard! Feel free to check out our individual reviews on Boll and Branch and Brooklinen to find out more about their different sheet sets, plus other information that wasn’t included in this comparison.