This entry was posted on January 12, 2016.
Are you looking for a durable set of sheets that will last for years? If so, consider trying 100% bamboo sheets. These eco-friendly sheets can last up to 15 years if they are cared for properly.
In comparison, traditional cotton sheets usually only last a year or two before you need to replace them. When bamboo lasts well over a decade longer than traditional bedding, it’s obvious that bedding made from this material wins hands down when it comes to durability.
Now, you may be wondering, “How is it possible for bamboo sheets to last so much longer than traditional sheets? Sheets are just sheets, right?” Wrong! Bamboo has two distinct qualities that help it to last significantly longer than cotton.
The first is that it will never pill or tear. The second is this organic bedding will never yellow or gray over time.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these qualities.
As you know, it’s time to discard your old cotton sheets if they’re pilling or have small holes in them. Unfortunately, this often means that you need to buy new sheets every other year. So, why exactly do cheap sheets deteriorate so quickly?
Well, the reason why typical sheets pill and tear is the cost-effective but sub-standard method used to make them. In order to save money, most cotton manufacturers weave the cotton fibers together and leave the thread ends loose throughout the material. Over time, these thread ends work themselves out of the fabric, causing the sheet to pill and holes to appear.
Premium bamboo sheets, on the other hand, use a cutting-edge process that ensures your sheets will never pill or tear. To make this high-quality product, bamboo fibers are stretched across the entire length of the sheet. This technique securely anchors the thread ends along the border, which eliminates the possibility of threads working themselves out over time.
Since the integrity of the fabric is never compromised, bamboo fiber sheets never pill or tear from normal wear, which makes these sheets significantly more durable and will last years longer than their cotton counterparts.
In addition to pills and tears, most people throw away their sheets when they start to discolor. This most often means that they have started to yellow or gray. So, why exactly do traditional sheets change color over time?
Well, part of the problem is that ordinary sheets are most often made from cotton, one of the most absorbent fabrics in the world. In fact, cotton can soak up 27 times its own weight in water. However, you aren’t sweating pure H2O when you’re sleeping at night. Your sweat is also composed of various body oils and cotton sheets soak them all up in addition to the water. When the water does eventually evaporate, these oils are left behind and cause your sheets to discolor.
In contrast, bamboo is unabsorbent. Instead of soaking up your sweat and body oils as you sleep, these sheets simply wick all of this moisture away from you just like a sports jersey would. Since bamboo sheets never soak up your sweat and body oils in the first place, they don’t yellow or gray over time.
In summary, bamboo bedding lasts years longer than traditional cotton bedding. Since it doesn’t deteriorate or discolor under normal wear, it looks brand-new even after years of use. If you want to find out more about the benefits of bamboo, please read our blog Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets Keep Germs out of Your Bed.