Comfort Contest: Bamboo Vs. Egyptian Cotton Sheets

pure parima egyptian cotton vs bamboo

When it comes to sheets, customers have multiple options at their disposal. From natural fabrics to synthetics, cottons to silks, rayons to blends, the options for bedding are virtually endless. Still, not all materials offer the same level of quality and durability. If you purchase a substandard sheet set, you might find that it’s prone to ripping, tearing, pilling, or dampness. The end result is a less restful night’s sleep for you and your loved ones.

In the search for premium bedding, there are two materials that seem to lead the pack: Egyptian cotton and bamboo. At Pure Parima, we believe everyone deserves access to the information needed to make qualified decisions about their sheets. Keep reading to find out how these two materials stack up and learn why every sheet we sell is made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton from the Nile River Valley.


It’s no secret that bamboo-based fabrics feel soft and smooth against the skin. However, when it comes to comfortable bedding, Egyptian cotton is the clear winner. Luxuriously silky and exceedingly gentle on skin, Egyptian cotton is made from all-natural, long-staple fibers. Because the cotton is hand picked, all the fibers remain straight and intact throughout the manufacturing process. The end result is a finer thread and a softer, more opulent-feeling sheet set.


Bamboo earns high points for its durability. When treated properly, this material can last for up to 15 years. However, individuals who prefer bamboo bedding need to take care when washing and drying. Bamboo is prone to shrinking, so it’s important to air dry sheets to keep them in good condition. On the other hand, Egyptian cotton bedding tends to be a little more forgiving. As long as you wash them in cold water and tumble dry them on low, your Egyptian cotton sheets will go the distance.


If you suffer from seasonal allergies or sensitive skin, then you probably know that your bedding can play a significant role in your health. In particular, synthetic fabrics and blends tend to be less breathable than natural options. If you’re a hot sleeper, you may find that polyester bedding leaves you damp, sweaty, and unable to get a good night’s rest. On the other hand, sheets made with natural fibers are renowned for their moisture wicking properties. 

While bamboo is cooler than synthetics, it lacks the breathability rating of Egyptian cotton. Additionally, cotton is hypoallergenic, meaning allergy sufferers are less likely to suffer unpleasant symptoms like sniffling and sneezing. You’ll wake up in your cotton bedding feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

Choose Pure Parima for High-Quality Egyptian Cotton Sheets

The stresses of modern life can be overwhelming. If you feel like you need some relaxation, consider upgrading your bedding to something with a little luxury. At Pure Parima, we offer elegant, silky soft sheets made from the highest-quality Egyptian cotton. Along with being naturally durable, our sheets and duvets are breathable and soft to the touch. Ready to get a better night’s rest? Shop the Pure Parima collections today and start seeing how the other half lives. 

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