Face-off: Bamboo Sheets -vs- Egyptian Cotton -vs- Silk -vs- Organic!

Bamboo sheets or Egyptian cottonBamboo sheets vs Egyptian cotton? Which one, silk? Perhaps cotton fabric?

Let’s face it. We have swathes of fabrics in our homes but hell knows what they are or what difference they have with each other. For some of us who are quite “textile-idiots”, a fabric education will surely change the way we think of these materials. With this, we took these fabrics from the clothesline to our virtual center stage for a face-off that will change the way we view them from being mere pieces of cloth to stylish choices for specific purposes.

Bamboo sheets vs. Egyptian cotton? Or Silk vs. Organic? Whatever match you want it to be, you’ll be the judge on their respective lists. Here’s a start!

BAMBOO SHEETS
If there is one thing that bamboo sheets can brag about is that it is purely environment-friendly. Made from bamboo fiber, this sheet has a promise of durability and anti-bacterial properties. Aside from this, here are more of the positive and negative strands of bamboo-based bedding:

Pros
• It is soft but not slippery and also lightweight.
• It is breathable than cotton and has good thermal quality that makes it cool during summer and warm during winter. It also has a deodorizing property. Talk about bamboo sheets vs. Egyptian cotton.

  • It is a scarecrow for mites and bedbugs that can trigger asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
  • Bamboo is a renewable fiber that does not require pesticides to grow. Hence, it is environment-friendly than cotton.

Cons
• It is not as smooth as silk but not that rough though.
• Some of the high-quality types can be worth a few more bucks than what you will expect.
• Some types are easy to wrinkle and can be a not-so-good sight on your bedroom.

EGYPTIAN COTTON
This fabric screams of softness. With feather-like weight and gentleness, you will think of nothing but having it on your bed. This type of cotton is available like hotcakes so you will not find it hard to purchase one if you happen to like its characteristics. To know more, here is the list of the pros and cons of the most sought-after fabric:

Pros
• It is considered “king” of fabrics due its durability and softness that gets better after every wash.
• Since it contains more thread counts, Egyptian cotton is really absorbent and can take away excess moisture from your bed.
• I can say that of all these fabric types, Egyptian cotton wins the price department for being affordable.
• Unlike bamboo sheets and the other fabrics, Egyptian cotton is the least likely to shrink after washing. I guess there is a close bamboo sheets vs. Egyptian cotton fight.

Cons
• The bad news is that Egyptian cotton does not have any specific health advantage. It is still gentle to the skin, anyway.
• Cotton is known to be highly touched with pesticide as it grows. The pesticides used in raising cotton trees can be toxic to the ecosystem and the sheet products it is made of. Actually, cotton is considered as one of the “dirtiest crops” ever.
• Like bamboo sheets, cotton is easy to wrinkle too.

• When used in a long span of time or put into too much use, cotton fabric gets thin and will start to exhibit signs of wear and tear.

SILK
We typically see this fabric in the robes of kings and queens, thus imbibes a royal elegance. It has an unchallenged smoothness that is perfect if you want the same texture for your bed. If you want to know more about the two sides of this grand fabric, it will help you to take a look at its pros and cons:

Pros
• First, it is a luxurious piece! It has the right mix of smoothness and durability.
• Like bamboo sheets, silk is not prone to mites and bugs. This is due to the ability of silk to lessen the moist on your bed plus its hypoallergenic quality.
• Silk takes pride on its insulation ability that is way better than cotton.

Cons
• Its luxurious features equal its price. In short, it is pricey.
• You cannot wash it manually or just tumble and dry it on your washing machine. Silk requires professional cleaning to maintain its quality.
• The slippery characteristic of this cloth might not be fit for everyone.
• You will need a duvet cover to have silk compete with the lifetime of a bamboo sheet.

ORGANIC SHEETS
From the name itself, you can already conclude that there is already a fabric that reigns on the environment-friendly throne. It does not contain any hint of artificial chemicals and the dyes used to color it are also organic. For more of these sheets, here are its pros and cons:

Pros
• Organic sheets are wrinkle-free sheets. A nice addition to your bed if you are an on-the-go type and do not have much time to get it ironed.
• It does not have “finishing chemicals” and its color came from vegetable dyes.

Cons
• Aside from the price that may possibly be hefty, I cannot think of any disadvantage of having an organic sheet. Unless you have something against the environment, which is less likely to be the case.

The fabrics have its sets of advantages and disadvantages. As you go on every seam, strand, and thread, you will get to know what type of cloth suits your bedding sheets. Also, knowing its qualities beyond its physical look can add more points. However, it is important to note here that your preference is a key player on which fabric wins the face-off.

The fabrics had spoken, (or rather the list had spoken) and it had been a clash of pros and cons. Not to discount the advantages that each cloth possesses, all of these can be great bedding sheets. Whoever wins as the best fabric, you will be the judge.

So since you’ve ideas now, which do you think will be on your end? Bamboo sheets vs Egyptian cotton? Bamboo? Is it silk? Share with us why for your selection, I just can’t change my bamboo comfort!

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