This entry was posted on October 27, 2012.
Cotton was considered to be the golden standard when it came to comfort bedding. Today, however, the tables have turned as 100% bamboo sheets have taken the linen market by a storm. Bamboo is a luxurious and soft material that can contend with the most high-quality cotton sheets. Apart from the comfort, experts also claim that this plant has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can prove highly beneficial, particularly to those with sensitive skin and allergies.
Resistant To a variety of elements
Bamboo thread is naturally mold and mildew resistant. Moreover, the material consists of an agent known as "bamboo kun" that prevents fungus and bacteria from budding on it. It has also been established to be hypoallergenic, i.e. it does not bother the skin or create rashes as other materials may. So in case you have sensitive skin and have had allergic reactions, 100% bamboo sheet sets may be the right option for you.
Sheets made out of bamboo are also thermo-regulating. These fibers can expand when the weather is hot to help the skin breathe and contract during colder climates to trap the heat so that the body can remain warm. They are also tremendously porous making them breathable and comfy against the skin.
Bamboo is highly sustainable, so there is never the fear of deforestation. This perennial evergreen is one of the fastest growing plants, rising up to three feet per day. Moreover, being a form of grass, if chopped, it can easily regenerate without the requirement for re-plantation. It grows very thickly and consequentially the yield is high per acre in contrast to cotton. Bamboo fiber is also very unique as it contains micro-holes. This assists the material to absorb moisture. This absorbing power makes it a great choice for towels, sheets, and bathrobes. However, it is very important to buy these sheets from reputed dealers and manufacturers who provide genuine bamboo sheets.