Bamboo sheets are made with the pulp of the bamboo grass. It is a beautiful, organic fabric. Bamboo bed sheets have been growing in prominence in the bedding industry. This is the result of several distinctive properties.
Bamboo, a Renewable Resource
Ecologically, bamboo fabric is more renewable resource than most other textile products. Bamboo fabric is preferred by manufacturers due to its sustainability and green value as a textile. The bamboo plant is incredibly fast growing. It thrives in a naturally organic environment. An environment that is free of pesticides and herbicides. It is sustainable crop that is fast growing and ready for harvest quickly. The method of creating natural bamboo fibre is not reliant on harsh chemicals that cause environmental damage.
Properties of Bamboo Sheets
Finished bamboo yarn is lightweight and robust and perfect for the creation of bamboo sheets. Bamboo fabric is widely regarded to be cool in summer and warm in winter. Finished bamboo fabric has proven antibacterial properties. You can read more here in our article antibacterial properties of bamboo. These antibacterial qualities stay with the fibre even with frequent washing keeping nasty bacteria and odours away. Bamboo bedding is gentle on the skin and suitable for both adults and children.
As a finished product, bamboo fabric retains several of the characteristics of the natural bamboo plant. Bamboo is extraordinarily porous. The fabric can absorb up 3 times its weight in water. In bamboo sheets, this delivers a highly effective wicking ability which pulls moisture away from the body so it naturally evaporates.
Processing Bamboo Fibre
Unprocessed bamboo fibre looks very similar to cotton prior to processing into a thread. Soft, fluffy and light – exactly how bamboo bed sheet sets feel to touch. To weave bamboo yarn, harvested bamboo is heavily pulped and then spun out to considerable length until it divides into fine threads of fibre. A fibre much finer than other sheeting and clothing materials. The finished bamboo fibre can then be dyed ready for weaving. Weaving into beautiful bamboo sheets. The long, silky thread and tremendous tensile durability is what makes a strong, yet soft, bamboo yarn. As a result, bamboo sheets are not as vulnerable to wearing out and fraying like other bedding materials.
Bamboo sheets are incredibly silky and soft against the skin. Those who suffer from allergies and reactions to different organic fabrics are often pleasantly surprised when they use 100% bamboo sheets. Bamboo yarn is silky smooth in its natural state. Because of this, bamboo fibre doesn’t have the stinging spurs that are found on other materials. This makes it is less of a skin irritant.
Bamboo Sheets Compared to Cotton Sheets
How do bamboo sheets compare to hotel quality sheets? Most hotel sheets are made of pure cotton. At the luxury end, hotels are using 1000 thread count sheets to ensure a beautiful feel. Our bamboo sheet sets are made from bamboo fibre providing a satiny feel even with a 300 thread count.
Here at Bamboo Sheets Australia, we pride ourselves on sourcing 100% pure bamboo sheets from manufacturers that follow ethical work practices. Our bamboo sheet sets are made to a minimum 300 thread count. This fine weaving combined with the silky smooth bamboo fibre gives the feel of luxury bedding. Cotton sheets need triple this thread count feel close to this level of silkiness.