Let eco-friendly bamboo sheets be your bed linen of choice. It is one of the best things that you can do for the planet because bamboo sheets are made of 100% rayon from bamboo, which is a very sustainable and environmentally friendly material.
Organically grown bamboo has various eco-friendly qualities
Rayon from bamboo is becoming increasingly popular for use in bed sheets because of its various eco-friendly qualities. A growing number of eco-conscious people prefer having bamboo rayon sheets instead of a set of conventional cotton sheets.
Bamboo plants grow up to 3 feet a day and will spontaneously replenish itself after being harvested
Firstly, the bamboo crop grows extremely fast (up to 3 feet a day). In fact, it holds the Guinness World Record as the fastest growing plant! Additionally, bamboo can regenerate and replenish itself. To make sustainable bamboo sheets, bamboo stalks are harvested by cutting them above the root. Amazingly, new stalks spontaneously regrow from the base of the plant to replace the harvested stalks!
Bamboo crops help prevent soil erosion and landslides
Bamboo plants have their stalks severed instead of being pulled out by the root. Therefore, bamboo is excellent for soil conservation because its roots stay in the ground to prevent soil erosion and landslides. Compare this with conventional cotton crops that are usually replanted every year to combat disease and weevils. This unique combination of being self-replenishing and fast-growing means that bamboo crops produce continuous and sustainable harvests.
Bamboo crops do not require harmful fertilizers or pesticides
Moreover, bamboo is a type of grass. Just like many other types of grass plants, bamboo does not require fertilizers to grow well. Compare this with conventional non-organic cotton crops that account for more than 10% of global fertilizer sales.
Furthermore, bamboo plants also do not need pesticides. There is a natural bio-agent in bamboo plants that is commonly referred to as “bamboo Kun”. It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties and makes the bamboo plant resistant to pests. Therefore, you can be assured that bamboo sheets that were made from organically grown bamboo have not been made using crops grown with artificial chemicals that are harmful to the environment.
Bamboo plants consume much less water than cotton plants
Also, bamboo plants consume only a third of the water that conventional cotton plants do. In fact, bamboo does not need irrigation and uses water more efficiently than conventional cotton plants.
When you use eco-friendly bamboo sheets, you make a difference for the good of the planet
You can conclude that sustainable bamboo sheets are an outstanding alternative to conventional cotton ones. As added reassurance, it is good for you to select your bamboo sheets from suppliers that are accountable to eco-standards organizations, such as Green America or Oeko-Tex Made in Green. Thank you for making eco-friendly choices!