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I came across this little blog re bamboo bed sheets from Annie at Live Simply and just had to share as I have had so many Metisa Bamboo customers come back to me and tell me why bamboo is simply the best for them. Annie writes and explains her experience so well.
Why Bamboo Sheets Are Better
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Recently we talked about that bamboo drawer organizer, and I alluded to the fact that I had more to say on the matter of bamboo as a material.
If I told you a set of sheets had changed my life, chances are you wouldn’t believe me. And if I followed that up with a “No, really, they have,” you probably still wouldn’t. But lets just, for the sake of things you know, elaborate.
I am a hot sleeper. I always have been. Hot as in extremely sexy, and also as in if anyone actually took the time to wake me up in the middle of the night to shove a thermometer under my tongue, they would find I was sporting an alarmingly high fever.
This has presented a number of dilemmas over the years, the most notable being that individuals who reside under the same roof as you don’t appreciate when you have the windows wide open in the dead of winter on a below freezing night. And even then, you’re still the hottest you’ve ever been (besides the night before).
I’ve tried altering blankets, thinking that opting for a lightweight coverlet over a down quilt would certainly remedy the situation. Fever. I desperately blast the AC in the summer, turn off any and all traces of heat in the winter. Blistering fever. I blast the AC, sleep under a paper thin blanket, and point a fan on its highest power setting pointed directly at my sleeping body and still a fire red hot fever, and a sore throat upon waking (do fans have the same effect on anyone else? Must have something to do with the dryness of the air).
A number of months ago I did a little Google-ing a la the “cures for dangerously hot sleepers” query. Upon doing so, I found the bamboo. Review after review claimed that bamboo sheets were the best thing since self-tanners: touted as being softer than Egyptian cotton, far, far more breathable, with anti-microbial properties, and, most importantly, able to regulate body temperature by way of moisture wicking, which vastly reduces the humidity in between the sheets that causes one to become extremely hot or cold. Sold.
And then on some holiday some lovely kind-hearted person gifted me my very own set of bamboo sheets.
Here is how the past six months have gone:
Bamboo sheets every night.
They get washed, then immediately put back on the bed.
The other linens I own have all but ceased to be utilized. Ever since bamboo acquisition, they’ve been sitting neglected in the closet all forlorn and heat-trapping. Having discovered the glory of bamboo sheets I just can’t go back. These are magical fibers I tell you.
On the few occasions I have had to revert to the cotton sheets (because the bamboo weren’t dry in time for bed) I have had markedly uncomfortable sleep. Each time. In comparison to the bamboo sheets, they seem to literally conduct heat.
For anyone reading who gets overheated at night or excessively chilled, who routinely sweats the bed, who prefers soft fabrics to sucky ones, you must buy yourself a set of set bamboo sheets!
The moral of this story is that
1. I can’t vouch for these zealously enough, and 2. It appears it’s really time to for me to buy another set or two.
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Bamboo: A Sustainable, Eco Friendly Choice - good for you - good for our planet!
Bamboo: The fastest Growing Plant
Bamboo has been named by the Guinness World of Records as the fastest growing plant on earth.
Bamboo will grow on rain water alone and is self-regenerating when cut, helping prevent soil erosion.
Unlike hardwood trees, which can take anywhere from between 20 to 50 years to grow harvest ready, bamboo can typically be harvested in their fourth year.
After a bamboo crop harvest, there is no need to start over the planting process as bamboo is self regenerating when cut. Another benefit from this amazing organiclly grown plant is that there is very little to no waste as every part of the bamboo can be used.
Bamboo roots stay in place after harvesting which prevents soil erosion and help retain nutrients for the next crop. This is in contrast to the soil erosion that occurs after hardwood trees are harvested.
One of the largest and best benefits of organic bamboo is that it has no natural pests, therefore doesn’t require the agricultural chemicals to grow that other crops do.
Bamboo Fibre - Superior “Closed Loop” Process
In many instances, the process of creating bamboo fibre requires toxic chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and carbon disulfide, creating the finishing product to be similar to rayon. This has been proven to be extremely hazardous to the environment and manufacturer workers.
The above mentioned process is not used to create Metisa Bamboo bamboo products. Metisa Bamboo products do not have any bleaching agents used in the making, there is no chlorine exposure, instead hydrogen peroxide, a safe substance, is used. This not only benefits the environment but is good for our health as well.
The factory producing Metisa Bamboo fibre uses an advanced, closed loop process that recycles the solvent used to make bamboo fabric in a way that is better for the environment. In this system, plant emissions into the air and from waste water are much lower in comparison to other fiber operations.
When looking to buy bamboo products, make sure they are made from 100% virgin bamboo pulp and that toxic chemicals aren’t being used and harming the environment.
The 100% Metisa Bamboo fibre produced at the bamboo processing facility in China is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified which means that the use of chemicals in its production is less than the internationally accepted standards, that's a great bonus for you and our planet!
Look out for the Oeko -Tex label to have confidence that no harmful chemicals have been used in the processing.
While the special organic bamboo fabric production process used is better for the environment, it also doesn’t harm our beloved endangered pandas.
There are over 40 different types of bamboo which pandas eat but none of these are used in the production of our Metisa Bamboo sheets.
Only two kinds of bamboo types are suitable for making the special pulp used for the organic bamboo fabric products. Since pandas do not eat either type, their vital food supply isn’t reduced.
Metisa Bamboo bed sheets are made using organically grown bamboo and a superior production process that greatly reduces environmental harm.
Plus our 100% bamboo bed sheets will be the sofest, smoothest sheets you have ever slept in but they are sure to make you feel good about your purchase.
Treat our planet and your family well with these toxin free, eco-friendly, luxurious bed sheets - you will love them!