Bamboo Sheets are the new crave. I can give you my first-hand experience with bamboo linens. I tried them because I had heard that bamboo fiber was cool to the skin. Suffering from hot flashes, this was of great interest to me. Fabrics made from natural materials are the most breathable and will wick away perspiration, keeping you cool and dry, versus synthetic fabrics which don’t allow ventilation.
They are much silkier than cotton and smoother to the touch, so I liked that a lot. Additionally, research shows that bamboo materials and fabrics regularly retain their mother plant’s anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. There are many studies looking into the use of bamboo materials for treating many skin conditions such as eczema, athlete’s foot, and other dry and sensitive skin issues.
Bamboo fabrics are highly biodegradable. They are made from of Moso bamboo. Bamboo generates much more oxygen than other trees and plants which helps to reduce levels of carbon dioxide. Most important is that it requires much less water and irrigates itself. It is the perfect eco-friendly fabric for the today world we live in.
One other piece of advice is that all bamboo products are not created equal. The higher quality the product, the happier you will be as with anything. You will want to get a thicker, more luxurious set or I think you will be disappointed. Remember that thread count is not what it is cracked up to be. You really don’t want anything more than 400tc because thicker than that does not allow for the air to flow through the sheet. You want breath ability in the summer so stay with 300-400 thread count sheets. Thread count is not the legend to gauze how luxurious a product is. Don’t forget, do not use fabric softener on bamboo. You really should not use fabric softener at all. Do some research and you will see. Also, I recommend that you dry it on a lower setting than cotton. It does need to toss though to get the wrinkles out.