For a long time, the gold standard for luxury bedding was Egyptian cotton and silk. Although the two fabrics are super soft and great for bed linen, another material is now challenging the first position, namely bamboo rayon.
Suppose you think of stiff, raw, and rigid bamboo stems when talking about bamboo bedding. In that case, you will be surprised to learn that bamboo actually becomes incredibly soft when turned into fibres. So soft in fact, that it is amongst the best fabrics to create bed linen.
And since we spend one-third of our lives sleeping on average, it is essential to choose the proper bedding. Right ?
Let’s go through the four reasons why bamboo bedding is the best to step up your sleep game.
1. The silky, soft-touch of bamboo bedding
Sleep in a five-star hotel quality bedding without leaving your home.
Thanks to the fabric’s amazingly soft features, sleeping in bamboo bedding may feel like sleeping in luxurious hotel quality bedding. But what exactly gives the bamboo linen this little super power that makes it softer than cotton?
Let us dive into the fabric’s unique thread structure and thread counts.
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The bamboo’s unique thread structure and composition make its fibre incredibly soft, naturally, even with a low thread count.
Thread Count (TC) Difference
|So soft!||I cannot believe how soft these pillowcases are! […] I was sceptical as bamboo doesn’t exactly sound soft. However, I’m amazed at how soft and silky these are!||
For example, a cotton thread count between 400 or 1000 will feel like bamboo rayon with a thread count of 250 or 350. There is a massive gap in the TC and softness between the two materials because bamboo threads are thinner and significantly softer than cotton.
Hence bamboo fabric with a TC of 300 will be much softer than the finest Egyptian cotton.
2. The temperature regulating bed linen
Probably, the coolest fabric out there!
Have you ever been up all night, constantly tossing and turning in your bed to find that last fresh spot to lie your head on? If so, your nightmares are finally over.
Thanks to its internal structure and lower thread count, allowing the natural fibres to breathe and, therefore, adapt to changes in the temperature, bamboo linen achieves incredible temperature control.
As a matter of fact, bamboo linen is on average 3°C cooler than cotton. Nevertheless, it will also keep you warm and comfy during winter nights.
|Best night’s sleep, temperature control and no night sweats!||I spent the hottest night of the year so far on these pillowcases, and it is the first time I had no sweat around my hairline or neck! So thankful I found these! Looking forward to buying a complete set! […] I am absolutely blown away by the comfort and cooling properties of this item.||
When transformed into bedsheets, the properties of the bamboo fibres allow the moisture to be absorbed away from your skin onto the surface of the sheets to then evaporate, keeping your body at the ideal temperature.
3. Sheets that protect against dust-mites and allergies
The magical and unsuspected features of bamboo.We can all agree that crawling into freshly washed sheets at the end of the day is one of the best feelings in the world. But it seems obvious that even if it is strongly advised to wash your sheets regularly for hygienic reasons, it is not something you can do every day.
However, our beds are genuine nests of bacteria, particularly since we lose skin cells every night, which constitutes a perfect environment for germs to multiply. A study has even been carried out on the subject and has shown that after one week, a cotton pillowcase contains 17 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
Luckily, it is not something that is truly dangerous, provided that you do not have allergies. But if you do, it can lead to different symptoms such as a runny nose, eye irritation, itchy skin or even eczema.
This brings us to another of the many benefits of bamboo bedding, which is its antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties. Because of its thread structure, round and smooth, and the fact that it needs no chemical treatment, bamboo rayon causes no irritation to the skin. Sleeping in bamboo bed linen is thus a natural solution to help you deal with dust mite allergies and eczema.
|Excellent quality, bamboo always from now on
- Maybe good for eczema/rosacea?
|As an eczema sufferer, especially on my face, I have to be careful of such things as pillowcases as not to cause flare-ups. These pillowcases are perfect ‘for me’ they certainly tick all the boxes I needed. Temperature controlling, antibacterial, smooth texture and hypoallergenic. They were cool all night, even better with an occasional turning. With a very soft and silky feeling. I didn’t realise how bad my old cotton ones were until I put these on. Didn’t itch at all in the night. Not sign of any reaction to them in the morning, no flare up at all. I will definitely rebuy it.||
4. Eco-friendly bamboo bedding
Could bamboo BE any better? *Chandler style*
The fourth reason to switch from traditional-made bed linen to bamboo-made linen is its lower eco-footprint. Indeed, the fact that bamboo does not need pesticides and fertilisers to grow, makes it a real asset to lower our impact on the environment.
Cotton vs. Bamboo
Yes, this is the cherry on top of the cake. Bamboo linen, when compared to cotton linen, is simply a natural splendour.
|Environmentally-friendly||I bought bamboo bedding because I’m environmentally-conscious.[Because] it seems like it must be better for the environment than cotton, seeing as the cotton uses so much water for production. This bedding is incredibly comfortable. It feels like something between silk and a good quality cotton in texture.||
The production of bamboo linen produces half as much CO2 as cotton-based production. And, on top of that, the bamboo plant itself is known for efficiently releasing 35% more oxygen than trees.
Coupled with the fact that bamboo is an incredibly fast-growing plant, it makes it one of the best alternatives to our traditional cotton-based or plastic-based fabrics and textiles.
If you aren’t convinced yet by these four reasons to sleep in bamboo bedding, have a look at the beautiful bamboo bedding we offer here below.
The Bambaw bamboo bedding
Bambaw offers bamboo fitted sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases available in nine colours and many sizes. Each bamboo bedding item is available separately so you can create your own package that fits your bed perfectly.
With a superior soft texture and a 300-thread count, the fabric is made of 100% bamboo rayon to provide you the best in temperature control and a luxury, silky touch.
The entire bamboo bedding set features:
- A fitted sheet - Comes with deep pockets (measuring 35 centimetres) and an elastic edge to hold it tightly to your bed mattresses.
- A duvet cover - The cover will keep your duvet clean for longer and features buttons fashioned out of bamboo as well.
- Pillowcases - The set contains two pillowcases that protect your hair from breakage, drying, or frizzing.
We decided to develop our set into eight different colours and various sizes to offer you the best options to choose from for a perfect fit.
You still have some questions on how to wash your bamboo bedding or how it is made, read on!
How is bamboo linen made?
After harvesting, bamboo is cut into strips and chips. These are then smashed to make bamboo pulp, which is then washed to create long fibres. These are the fibres that we spin, dry and make into bamboo reels.
How to wash bamboo bedding?
We advise our users to wash bamboo bed linen at 30° in a gentle cycle. You are not advised to use bleach. If you decide to iron them, use medium temperature, and make sure you do not iron beddings that have been washed with softener. We recommend that you do one wash before use when you make the initial purchase and that you air-dry or tumble dry the beddings.
Does the bamboo linen shrink?
Yes. The bamboo bed linen shrinks when it is washed for the first time, but only by about 4% overall, after which it stabilises and behaves as any other fabric would. For that reason, we have ensured that all our beddings are 4% larger than the mattress sizes to make sure that it is a perfect fit after the first wash.
Is bamboo bedding good for your hair?
Yes. Due to the longer threads, antibacterial properties, and natural smoothness, bamboo bedding is excellent for your hair. The beddings also protect your hair ends to prevent splitting, which is expected if you sleep on materials with shorter threads.
The bamboo bedding in a nutshell
In a nutshell, leave the Egyptian cotton to sleepy Cleopatra and the silk butterflies in peace – for your own and the Planet’s good. Because, in the end, it is all about finding the right partner for quiet dreams, peaceful and never-ending nights of good sleep, and about finding the suitable material with the lowest environmental impact.
Embrace the silky touch of bamboo rayon, the tranquility of warmer and colder nights, and say goodbye to itchy skin and other unwanted bacteria by switching to bamboo bedding. Are you ready to step up your sleep game in our eco-friendly bamboo bed linen?
while enjoying a great night’s sleep on bamboo bed sheets from Bambaw.