When you hear the word bamboo, you likely think of natural, eco-friendly fiber. However, the truth is that the panda’s favorite snack isn’t as environmentally conscious as you may assume when used in the world of bedding. While manufacturers love to promise that sheets and pillowcases made from bamboo are more responsible than other options on the market, the truth is that bamboo has its drawbacks as a bedding material. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of bamboo sheets and discover how this fiber compares to certified Egyptian cotton.
Overuse of Chemicals
Contrary to popular belief, bamboo requires extensive processing to turn the raw material into the fabric. Both bamboo clothes and bedding are made using bamboo-derived viscose rayon, also known as bamboo silk. To make bamboo into rayon, it undergoes a process in which plant pulp is reduced into cellulose. Unfortunately, achieving this result requires the use of harmful chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, and carbon disulfide, which is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s.
Destruction of Waterways
The chemicals used to turn bamboo into bedding don’t just damage air quality. They can also impact our water supply in negative ways, as many bamboo manufacturing companies have been discovered dumping waste products into nearby rivers. The FTC has penalized several businesses for falsely labeling products as eco-friendly bamboo when in actuality they’re created from viscose products. In fact, in 2013, Amazon, Kmart, Macy’s, and Sears were collectively forced to pay $1.26 million for labeling errors.
Unfortunately, bamboo also impacts the planet’s forests. Thanks to an increased demand for bamboo, China has suffered extensive deforestation in recent years. This problem may worsen as bamboo bedding and attire continue to grow in popularity.
Benefits of Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Widely regarded as the gold standard in bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets offer an unbeatable combination of lasting comfort and luxury. Here are some of the benefits of choosing 100 percent Giza Egyptian cotton over the competition:
Egyptian cotton’s benefits go beyond the aesthetic. Exceptionally breathable, this material is known for allowing heat and dampness to pass through. The result is you don’t have to worry about waking up in a pool of moisture no matter how high the temperature rises. For this reason, Egyptian cotton is a particular favorite among hot sleepers and anyone who suffers from night sweats.
The quality of Egyptian cotton bedding helps make it a great investment. Grown in the highly fertile Nile River Valley, Giza cotton features extra-long staple fibers. Longer and stronger than typical cotton, these fibers result in sheets that are resistant to pilling, ripping, and tearing. So, they feel great against even the most sensitive skin. Additionally, pure Egyptian cotton bedding holds up through hundreds of washes. Toss your sheets and pillowcases in the laundry whenever you need to remove dust and oil and rest assured knowing your bedding will stay strong and beautiful.
When you choose Pure Parima Egyptian cotton, you can feel confident you’re getting what you pay for. That’s because all our Giza cotton bedding items bear the coveted Cotton Egypt Association seal of authenticity. Additionally, Pure Parima manufactures all our products free from harmful chemicals and substances. The end result is that you can feel good about where your loved ones are laying their heads at night.
Best Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Searching for the perfect Egyptian cotton sheets for your taste? Pure Parima offers an array of options tailored to individuals’ needs and preferences.
The softest and most luxurious sheet set in our store, the Triple Luxe Sateen collection is made from 700 thread count extra-long Egyptian cotton fibers. Deliciously supple and wonderfully silky, this set gets added style points thanks to the addition of triple embroidered stitching and a subtle stripe pattern. Choose from shades of Teal, Graphite, Gold, and Black, among others.
Individuals who prefer a cooler, crisper-feeling sheet will likely be drawn to the fresh weave of our Ultra Percale Sheet Set. Part of the Hotel Collection, this set boasts an elegant matte finish and is made with hand-picked Egyptian cotton fibers decorated with a timeless design. Customers can select from an array of on-trend shades, including new colors Bone, and Slate. It’s a great option for those who want to feel like they’re slumbering every night in a five-star hotel.
Trust Pure Parima with Your Family’s Sleep
There’s nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. When you invest in bedding products from Pure Parima, you can feel confident knowing your family members are slumbering on sheets made from real Egyptian cotton and no substitutes. Silky soft and exceptionally breathable, our sheets and pillowcases will keep you cool and cozy no matter the temperature outdoors. Shop our Egyptian cotton sheets today and start getting more rest.