Bamboo seems to be the go-to material for those looking to take a step closer to sustainable living with bamboo homewares, bed linen, clothing, and even building materials become increasingly popular.
If you’re looking for more ways to be greener at home, switching to bamboo bed sheets is a simple, affordable, and sustainable alternative to cotton as it doesn’t require the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Bamboo also requires very little water to grow and produces around 35 percent more oxygen than trees, making it one of the most renewable resources there is.
The co-founder of Mulberry Threads, Kira Sterling, explains how switching to bamboo bedding can benefit both your health and the environment.
Because bamboo is biodegradable and decomposes like other organic plant matter, it doesn’t release harmful gases into the environment, which makes it an eco-friendly and environmentally friendly alternative to other materials like cotton and polyester.
Bamboo sheets keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Micro-sized holes of the bamboo fiber allow the fabric to breathe and regulate body temperature. These holes assist with insulation by keeping warm air between the body and the blanket.
Kind to Sensitive Skin
Bamboo is gentler than many man-made fibers and will not irritate the skin. The hypoallergenic properties of the bamboo are perfect for those with sensitivities and is a natural solution for those predisposed to skin irritations and asthma.
Antibacterial textiles are made from bamboo fibers that are naturally resistant to bacteria, repels dust mites, mold, and mildew, and allows for greater airflow. This also means you’ll find that your bedding can last longer between washes.
Repels Bad Odor
“Bamboo Kun” is a naturally occurring substance that is odor-resistant and allows for greater airflow (which in turn helps to repel body odor).
Bamboo is a very strong and resilient material. When bamboo sheets are cared for properly, they last just as long if not longer than other fabrics.
Bamboo is often dyed using environmentally-friendly dyes and processes.
Bamboo is an incredibly soft fabric and is so unique in texture. Bamboo drapes beautifully, so as sheets they feel amazing on you as you sleep. Just the right amount of weight to give you comfort, without feeling heavy.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.