This entry was posted on March 20, 2016.
Bamboo bedding makes your life greener in two ways. First, it helps you to live a greener, more environmentally conscious life. Second, it helps you live a wealthier life by keeping more green in your wallet. So, how exactly does a bamboo bed set encourage you to live a more eco-friendly and cost-effective life?
Let’s begin with how bamboo bedding helps you to be more environmentally aware. Well, this 100% natural bedding is made from bamboo and bamboo has quite a few properties that make it a very green material.
To start with, bamboo is an incredibly renewable resource. Part of the reason why bamboo is so sustainable is because it holds the record as the fastest growing plant in the world. In fact, some varieties can grow as much as 35 inches a day!
Additionally, bamboo is a grass. This means that it grows back again after it is cut down. Since it returns quickly after it is harvested, bamboo can be used again and again, making it the perfect renewable resource.
In addition to being sustainable, bamboo is pesticide-free. Bamboo doesn’t rely on pesticides because it contains an antimicrobial substance called bamboo-kun. This bamboo-kun naturally fights off the bacteria and fungi that would normally be killed with pesticides.
Since bamboo doesn’t need pesticides to protect it, these harsh chemicals are never released into the atmosphere during the production of bamboo bedding. By choosing a bamboo bed set, you are forgoing more traditional options that do pollute the earth.
Lastly, bamboo helps to repair the earth’s atmosphere. Right now, there is too much CO2 in the air due to pollutants like pesticides. Bamboo takes this CO2 and converts it into oxygen more efficiently than other types of trees. As a matter of fact, bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than the same amount of hardwood trees.
By buying bamboo products like a bedding set, you are encouraging the growth of bamboo. As a result, you are indirectly increasing the use of renewable resources, decreasing pollutants, and slowly repairing the atmosphere.
If you want to find out more about how bamboo is an eco-friendly material, please read How Using Bamboo Can Help the Environment.
While it’s clear how bamboo helps the earth, how does buying a bamboo bed set help your wallet? Aren’t organic items usually more expensive? The answer is yes and no.
It’s true that bamboo sheets and an organic comforter may initially cost more than a traditional bed set made from cotton. However, bamboo bedding can last up to 15 years while cotton only lasts a year (or two if we’re being generous). This means that investing in a high quality bed set actually saves you money in the long run.
To prove it, let’s do a little bit of math. A twin size set of cotton sheets from Walmart costs about $20.00. Since these sheets are cheap, they’ll probably only last one year. Over the next decade and a half, you’ll spend $300.00 to buy 15 sets of rough, uncomfortable sheets.
In comparison, a twin size set of bamboo sheets costs about $250.00. For the next 15 years, you won’t have to spend time shopping and you’ll sleep under soft, luxurious sheets every night. In the end, you save $50.00 if you buy bamboo instead of cotton sheets. Moreover, you save a significant amount of time because you don’t have to go to the store over and over again.
After you understand how premium bamboo sheets save you time and money, you can begin applying this principle to other areas of your life. For example, are there other high-quality products that may seem more expensive at first, but actually cost less in the long run because they last longer?
When you can truly save $50 here and there, you’ll be surprised one day at how much money is in your bank account. You’ll also be surprised at how much more time you have when you don’t have to spend it shopping.
In summary, investing in a bamboo bed set encourages you to live a greener life, both in the conventional and unconventional sense of the term. It is eco-friendly because bamboo is a renewable resource, pesticide-free, and repairs the atmosphere. It is also cost-effective because bamboo is a high-quality material that will last for years. Since it lasts for years, bamboo bedding saves you time and money.
When you can protect the environment and lower your costs, why would you buy anything other than a beautiful set of bamboo sheets and an organic comforter?