Choosing the best bed sheets is personal choice depending on ones preferences and what features or attributes are a must. While most people can a agree cotton sheets are more comfortable than polyester, it gets much complex when the fabric selection as large as what WholesaleBeddings.com is offering. In this blog will consider the top 3 most selling bed sheet fabrics: Cotton, Bamboo and Eucalyptus.
Cotton sheets used to dominate the bed sheets market for years in the past. It was the only option available to buy for an exceptionally long time. So far cotton is still the most widely produced natural fiber on the planet, and it comes in a variety of different quality like Egyptian, Pima as well as cotton blends. Cotton sheets were also a favorite because of how crisp they felt and how some of the sheets even have a non-wrinkle option. They have a starchier feel and are stiff when laid flat.
On the downside, cotton is not as soft material and tends to wrinkle, not to mention that cotton is not hypoallergenic and is prone to mold and odors. So, it’s not the best option for people with allergies and/or sensitivities.
Also, cotton is considered one of the dirtiest and thirstiest crops in the world. To grow cotton, you need an extreme amount of water and this can have a devastating effect in the areas surrounding it.
With the rise of the awareness to the environment, people started discarding cotton sheets for what seems more environmentally friendly option, The Bamboo sheets
The bamboo sheets were first marketed as the environmentally friendly option against the big bad cotton sheets. It was the environmental part that the marketers used to sell more and more of the bamboo sheets. And while the bamboo itself grew in abundance and did not need as much water to grow (in comparison to cotton). The bamboo plant is crushed and goes through a chemical process before being distilled into fibers and then spun into textile. Bamboo fabric creates amazingly comfortable soft sheets and drape well in bed. They are very breathable and feel exceptionally smooth and known for its ability to wick moisture. Also, bamboo sheets, unlike cotton, are hypos allergenic so that means that they are a great match for people who are allergic.
However, the chemical process used to create bamboo sheets is far from being eco-friendly. In the process of creating the bamboo sheets, the manufacturers use chemicals to be able to distill the crushed bamboo into fibers.
The third and best option so far for bed sheets is the Eucalyptus (Tencel) sheets. Created from the pulp of the eucalyptus wood and made from sustainably sourced wood, the eucalyptus Tencel is considered the most sustainable fabric. Unlike cotton it does not need a great amount of water to grow the eucalyptus wood and unlike the bamboo sheets the tencel sheets do not go through a harmful chemical process to be made. Thus, making the Tencel sheets the best and most eco-friendly sheets in the market right now
As for the feel of the tencel sheets, they are soft and silky. The tencel sheets feels luxurious and like a crossover between silk and cotton. They have the softness of the silk but crispier and this makes them the perfect texture for sheets. Also the Tencel sheets are cool to the touch and like bamboo are very breathable and wicks moisture so you can say goodbye to night-sweats and hello to comfortable cool sleep. And the cherry on top is that tencel sheets are hypoallergenic so it’s the best option for anyone who has high sensitivity.
On scale from 1 to 5 where 5 is the best here is chart how different sheets rate for different attribute.
|ATTRIBUTE||Cotton||Bamboo|| Eucalyptus ||Cotton Blend|