A good night’s sleep is very important for every person’s daily routine. It reduces stress, improves appetite and mood. Ensuring a high-quality sleep begins by surrounding ourselves with a healthy environment. In line with this, the key element to changing our nightly routine starts with investing in our bedroom and bedding comfort. Simply a new set of bed sheets can turn sleeping into a more enjoyable experience. Bamboo bed sheets have become quite popular in the textile industry lately and it’s due to a number of benefits they offer.
Bamboo is so soft, it simply stole the spotlight from cotton. If you’ve been looking for bed sheets that would glide and feel smooth against your skin, but also won’t slip off when you move, this is the right choice. And no matter how many times you wash or dry them, they will stay incredibly soft to the touch, smooth and elegant.
Bamboo products are highly breathable as the moisture-wicking feature of the bamboo fiber adjusts to your body temperature. A bamboo cover can keep the air floating without trapping any excess heat underneath. The material’s natural and thermo-regulate features offer the benefit of keeping a pleasant temperature all year round, acting as a natural insulator. You can now say goodbye to the hot flashes that used to give you sleepless nights.
As a plant material that is moisture resistant, bamboo prevents bacteria growth and parasitic infestation. If you’re struggling with allergies or respiratory issues, a bamboo bed set is the best choice you can make. Hypoallergenic and naturally antibacterial, bamboo bedding provides protection against various skin irritations and allergies, thus protecting your skin while sleeping.
Stain and Odour Resistant
Bamboo sheets are resistant to stains due to the combination of moisture resistance and the presence of dense fibers. Add to this the ability to avoid absorbing body sweat and oils from your skin along with the antibacterial properties, and it is crystal clear what makes bamboo an excellent solution for keeping the stains away of your bed sheets. They will not turn yellow over time, as many other bed sheets do. Sheets made from bamboo are odour resistant too, due to their natural antibacterial properties, which adds to the long-lasting freshness.
Bamboo fabric bed sheets are known for accepting natural and organic dyes very well. Therefore, the palette of bedding colours to choose from is vast, all of them offering guaranteed vibrancy.
Besides being a rapidly renewable source of fiber, bamboo is one of the planet’s fastest-growing plants that use 30% less water compared to other plants and doesn’t require fertilisers and pesticides to grow. Also, bamboo minimizes carbon dioxide levels in the air and is one of the most sustainable plants on Earth.
Bamboo sheets are highly durable due to the long fibers that are used in their production. Long fibers are stretched across the entire length of the sheet. That adds to the sheets’ strength and makes them hard to tear or rip with frequent use.
Easy to Maintain
First of all, check the manufacturer’s instructions on the care label. Most of the bamboo fabrics can be washed by using a gentle washing cycle with cold water, especially the bamboo bed set. The cold water will prevent shrinking. If possible, try to use natural washing liquids or powders. Be aware that regular detergents might damage the fabrics, so carefully choose the softest one. For the drying process, the best recommendation is to air-dry the sheets, thus keeping the fresh scent. However, since we all lead busy lives, it’s not always possible to spread the sheets outside. So, whenever you need to use the dryer, set the sheets on a cool, lowest heat cycle. Same goes if you want to iron them, just choose the lowest setting on a dry iron (with no steam) and iron them with ease.
Note: Remember that for both, washing or drying process, it is recommendable to use the bamboo sheets on their own, without mixing them with other materials. Wash them at least once a week, especially in summer, while during wintertime you may wash them every other week.
Types of Bamboo Fabric
As a natural resource, bamboo has been used for centuries for different purposes such as building material, medicine, food and textile. Nowadays, there are a few different methods of producing bamboo textiles. Bamboo fiber can be processed mechanically and chemically. Here are the different types of bamboo fabrics:
This is the most common bamboo fabric used for bedding products. It renders them naturally hypoallergenic and thermoregulating, incredibly soft, moisture-wicking, and odor and bacteria resistant. The only downside is that the production process is not fully eco-friendly.
Also requires a certain amount of chemicals for the production process but in a more eco-friendly way. The fiber is created in a closed-loop cycle, which means most of the chemicals and water used during the production are completely recycled and contained.
Bamboo Linen Fiber
Also known as bamboo bast fiber, this type is produced mechanically, without the use of chemicals. The result is a high-quality fabric that wrinkles easily, which makes it unsuitable for bedding products. It also requires a lot of care, and constant ironing after washing.
Bamboo Cotton Blend
The blending process makes the fabric a bit stronger than pure bamboo, compromising the softness of the material. The production process is what makes it a less sustainable choice. It involves a lot of chemicals and waste of fresh water.