We’ve all the heard the hype about bamboo sheets, but are they as environmentally friendly as they claim to be? Quite simply, the answer is yes.
In a time when caring for our planet is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, choosing bamboo sheets will not only provide a luxurious sleeping environment for you for years to come, but they also leave a lighter carbon footprint than traditional cotton sheets.
Why is this the case?
Cotton is the most pesticide-intensive crop on the planet, and, on average, a cotton crop in Australia requires 7.8 mega litres of water per hectare to grow. On the contrary, bamboo grows amazingly quickly and produces much more fibre per acre of land when compared with cotton. In addition, bamboo does not need any pesticides or chemicals to grow, and it can absorb up to 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year.
When bamboo fibre is manufactured into bed sheets, no chemicals are added to the process, and the fibre which is produced is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. As with cotton, bamboo fibre is breathable and absorbent, but bamboo sheets have the added benefit of keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter; perfect for the Australian climate. And because bamboo is less permeable to odours, the period between washes can be greater, which can only be a good thing for the environment.
The softness and silkiness of bamboo sheets is comparable to cashmere, which means that doing something good for the environment doesn’t have to come at the cost of luxury.
An investment in quality
Bamboo sheets are an investment, but they are incredibly durable because long fibres are used in the manufacturing process, rather than shorter fibres being stitched together. Even though bamboo sheets may cost more to buy than high-quality cotton, if you invest in bamboo you won’t need to purchase new linen for many years.
In short, bamboo sheets are clearly the better choice for those who are environmentally conscious.
Our goal at Linenly is to provide the best quality bamboo sheets at accessible prices, making sure that everyone, including our environment, benefits. What more could you ask for?