I’m a big fan of bamboo sheets. In fact, they are the only type of bedding I use. But some manufacturers claim that their product is made from natural, organic materials while others advertise it as a synthetic product. What is the difference between these two types of products? And should you invest in one type or the other?
Bamboo Sheets Vs Other Organic Sheets
The primary difference between bamboo sheets and organic sheets is in the way they are made.
They are both made from quality materials, but the materials are produced in different ways. Bamboo sheets are made from 100% bamboo rayon, while organic sheets are made from 70-90% bamboo rayon with the remainder being materials like cotton. Bamboo sheet sets are manufactured using a chemical free, eco-friendly process that requires no bleaching agents or chlorine to product its natural white color. On the other hand, organic sheets are processed by an environmentally friendly method that uses less energy than conventional methods.
Bamboo Sheets Vs Synthetic Sheets
Organic bamboo sheets are made from rayon, a synthetically produced fiber that is derived from bamboo cellulose through non-chemical, eco-friendly processing. On the other hand, synthetic sheets are made from polyester and nylon fabric blends. There’s really nothing “natural” about them. Even if they state that they’re made with organic materials, the fabrics used in these products are not produced from natural materials in an organic manner, but rather from synthetic fibers in a chemical free manner.
Benefits of Bamboo Sheets
Both bamboo and organic sheets are made from quality materials that last a long time. However, there are some key differences that make bamboo sheets stand out as the better option:
Bamboo has a silky smooth feel and an elegant look and is very resistant to abrasion and shrinkage. It also feels soft, springy and cool to the touch, so it’s a great choice for those who live in warmer climates where most synthetic fibers tend to heat up.
Bamboo also has an elegant look and is very resistant to abrasion and shrinkage. It also feels soft, springy and cool to the touch, so it’s a great choice for those who live in warmer climates where most synthetic fibers tend to heat up.
Bamboo sheets are hypoallergenic and very easy to clean. As you know, most synthetic fibers are hypoallergenic, but the harsh chemicals used in producing synthetic fabrics often cause adverse effects in users. The problem is that these harsh chemicals found in manufacturers’ laundry detergents, bleaches etc. can harm your skin when you wash your sheets with these products.
On the other hand, bamboo sheets take longer to dry than other types of sheets but they come out looking like new after washing, so you don’t need to use fabric softener in the dryer in order for them not to cling.
In conclusion, there is a big difference between bamboo and organic sheets. It has to do with the way they’re made and what type of materials they’re made from. When you see a bamboo product, such as bedding for example, be sure to check the product’s tag or label for verification that it is made from 100% bamboo rayon and that it was produced in an eco-friendly manner. This will ensure that you get the best value for your money and not just some cheap knock-off product.