Bamboo is a magical plant that can be transformed for use in a crazy amount of products– from flooring to bedding. Trust us when we say it makes for some super comfortable bed sheets.
We put popular bamboo sheets to the test in an effort to see who came out on top. We are pleased to say that the Cariloha Resort bamboo sheets are our pick for the best bamboo sheets.
Check out the full review of the Cariloha Resort bamboo sheets here.
Things To Know About Bamboo Sheets
Fabric: Labels on bamboo sheets can be confusing. While many say the sheets are made from 100% Bamboo, sometimes they also say that the sheets are made from Rayon from Bamboo or Rayon Viscose from Bamboo.
Sheets can only be labeled as bamboo sheets if they are made directly from bamboo fiber, according to the FTC. Textiles made from rayon (or viscose) that are created using the bamboo plant are labeled as Rayon or Viscose from bamboo.
That is why you will often see labels like “100% Viscose – Made from Bamboo” on your bamboo sheets.
You can learn more about this process here.
Care: Bamboo sheets need to be treated with care to ensure their longevity. Instructions accompanying these sheets and sometimes be lengthy and detailed. If you follow them you’ll enjoy your sheets for an extended period of time.
In general, use cold water and a delicate cycle to wash your sheets and a low tumble dry. Avoid any bleach or fabric softeners.
Bamboo sheets are also prone to wrinkles. To help reduce wrinkles, remove your sheets from the dryer as soon as you can and immediately place them on your bed. In some instances, you may need to iron your sheets.
Environmental Considerations: Thanks in part to its quick growing and sustainable nature, bamboo is a very environmentally friendly plant. Bamboo fiber is hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and strong, making it great to weave into sleep products like sheets.
You will see many of the health benefits of natural bamboo listed on bamboo bed sheet packaging.
Bamboo bed sheets have received some criticism over the use of toxic chemicals in the bamboo fiber manufacturing process. In addition, the FTC warns consumers that natural bamboo qualities, like antibacterial characteristics, are lost when bamboo plants are turned into fiber.
If purchasing bamboo bed sheets are important to you for environmental reasons, it is worth looking into the manufacturing process of each brand. Some are transparent about the chemicals and processes used in their production.
Want to know more? You can read all about bamboo manufacturing here.
Price: Bamboo sheet sets range in price but more often than not fall on the pricier side (compared to their cotton counterparts).
While cotton sheets may be viewed in terms of thread count (though there is no black and white rule on this), bamboo sheets are often considered softer than cotton and may have a lower thread count number or no number attributed to them at all.
Read the entire review by Mattress Clarity right here.