Bamboo textiles have been around for a long time in certain parts of the world but are a more recent development in the US. Originally, bamboo materials were used for structural elements such as bustles and the ribs of corsets but advances in technology have allowed the development of a range of different textiles. Among these developments are the best bamboo sheets for your bed and here we are looking at a small selection.
Why buy bamboo?
Bamboo is a material that has quickly become associated with being eco-friendly and good for the environment. This stems from the fact that bamboo grows quickly, can be harvested without damaging the plant doesn’t lead to deforestation.
But does this mean they are comfortable? In itself, not really but they are comfortable because the advances we mentioned have allowed the threads to be made fine in a cotton manner and produce sheets that are durable. People who have slept on bamboo sheets have observed that they are more breathable than cotton so if you get warm at night, they may be a good choice.
Another element to them is that there are no pesticides used in the production of bamboo that could linger on the sheets and effect people with allergies. This has been shown to be the case with some cotton sheets. Similarly, bamboo has natural antimicrobial properties and there is some evidence that this is being passed onto the sheets, helping combat dust mites and other bugs.
Are they good value?
Bamboo sheets aren’t bought because they are the cheapest option on the market but for the other assets they bring. Bamboo sheets are very long-lasting and are resistant to pilling, where the woven threads come away from each other and cause unsightly threads that can eventually lead to rips and tears.
Purchasers have also remarked that, having had their bamboo sheets for some time, they retain their softness and comfort. As long as you follow the recommended washing and cleaning instructions for them, they have great longevity compared even to cotton.
High EndRayon from BAMBOO Sheet Set – King Size White 1200 Thread Count Cotton Sheet Set (Deep Pocket)
This is a luxurious set made from bamboo and Egyptian cotton and featured a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two king pillow cases. The sheets can fit mattresses up to 14-20 inches in depth and they can be machine washed in cold water, as well as tumble dried in low temperatures.
Economic100% Viscose from Bamboo Silky Sheet Set, Queen, Taupe
These sheets come in a range of colours and sizes and are made from 100% rayon from bamboo. It is a material that is highly resistant to dust mites and is soft in a similar manner to cashmere or silk. It can be machine washed in cold water and tumble dried in a low heat. Set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two standard pillowcases.
BudgetBrielle Bamboo Sheet Set – 100% Rayon from Bamboo(Queen, Ivory)
These sheets are 100% rayon with bamboo and are woven in the sateen finish. There are up to six different sizes, two pillowcase options and eight different colours so something to coordinate with any room. The set has a flat sheet, fitted sheet and standard pillowcases on the basic option and features 300-thread count.
Bamboo sheets are quite a new development to the bedding market so there aren’t as many of them available as cotton, or other popular fabrics. But there are a good selection of prices available as well as colours and sizes so if it sounds like bamboo could be the sheet for you, there should be an option that suits for room and budget too.