Increasing allergies from Bed Linen
Increasing numbers of people are finding that they are developing allergies to any number of products commonly found around the home. You may not have thought about how your bedroom may play a part in developing allergies. The average person sleeps for 7 1/2 hours a night so you should consider what bed linen you are using. Controlling the environment that you sleep in is a very important part of controlling allergies.
The most common type of bed linen is a cotton polyester mix.The combination of man-made polyester and commercially produced cotton they are most unsuitable for those who are prone to allergies.Cotton has been known to cause allergic reactions including itching and rashes. In addition, synthetic materials such as sateen, satin, and polyester can cause a plethora of allergic reactions amongst sensitive individuals.
Bamboo Bed Linen – Help in the fight against allergies
The answer for those suffering with allergies is to chose a natural organic bed linen such as Organic 100% Bamboo Bed Linen. Bamboo Bed Linen is Ideal for Sensitive or Allergy prone skin. 100% Bamboo threads are very fine and create a smooth and soothing fabric. As a natural product Bamboo Fabric is Hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, biodegradable and totally sustainable.
Bamboo Kuhn – Naturally anti bacterial
Bamboo Plants contain a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial component – Bamboo Kuhn. Bamboo fabric stays fresh as and these properties are retained throughout processing– staying fresher longer. A study by the China Textile Industry Testing Centre showed that bacteria introduced on to the cloth were 99.8% neutralised within 24 hours. A further study in Japan showed that this effect is maintained over time with 70% of bacteria being eliminated within 24 hours even after 50 washes.
Bamboo combats allergies
Even though your choice of bed linen may seem largely insignificant, the bedding that you choose to sleep in can really impact your quality of life. For any allergy sufferer who wakes up every morning with a runny nose, red eyes, and lots of congestion, natural 100% bamboo bed sheets are the best possible choice.
Between the Sheets 100% Bamboo Bed Sheets are luxurious and eco friendly. Our Bamboo Bed Linen is hypoallergenic and its resistance to dust mites is a big plus for allergy sufferers.
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Washing and Caring for Bamboo Bed Linen
Bamboo is a fantastic fabric with many useful properties. Bamboo is softer, stronger and 3 times more absorbent than Cotton. It is very absorbent and efficiently wicks away moisture keeping you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. Bamboo Bed Sheets actually soften and become even more lovely to sleep in after several washes.Our Bamboo fabric has a thread count of 250 but is so soft it feels like a 400 + cotton , it weighs 150 gm per sq m.This is because the Bamboo thread is softer, smoother and stronger than cotton.
Naturally anti bacterial
It has natural anti bacterial properties keeping your bed linen fresher for longer. Bamboo is a 100% sustainable resource.
1. Our bed linen is made from 100% Bamboo. We oversize our product by 3% to allow for shrinkage in the first wash.
2. Hand or machine wash at 40ºC with your normal detergent and conditioner.
3. Smooth out when taking out from the washing machine.
4. Line Dry. If drying indoors we recommend part drying in the tumble dryer as the bamboo fabric is very absorbent and retains water.
5. Iron when dry with a steam iron for best results.
Caring for your Bamboo Bed Linen will keep it looking and feeling lovely as well as prolonging its useful life. For more information on 100% Bamboo Bed Linen. Please Click Here
Reduce Overheating in Bed
Overheating in bed or “Night Sweats” is a common condition affecting up to 40% of people from time to time. The causes of night sweats are very varied and for most people are an occasional inconvenience. But for many it is a regular problem which can cause discomfort and interfere with sleep.
Many people get some relief by sleeping in bed linen made from Natural fibres such as Pure Silk. Silk’s natural structure is very effective at absorbing moisture and wicking it away from the body keeping you cooler whilst you sleep.
Bamboo the New Fabric
Now there is a new fabric which surpasses even Silk in it’s ability to keep you cool at night. Bamboo has superb properties of moisture absorbence and wicking . 100% Bamboo Bed Linen is the most effective bed linen to help combat night sweats.
Breathable with temperature control. Bamboo fibre has millions of tiny micro-gaps and micro-holes that make it excellent at moisture absorption and ventilation. This unparalleled microstructure means that bamboo fibre has natural wicking capabilities . Keeping you cool – comfort sleeping the year round.
From Plant to Super Soft Fabric
It may seem unlikely that the woody plant that we all know can make a luxurious, soft fabric but it does!
It is produced in a similar way to other natural plant based fabrics. The plant material is pulped releasing the cellulose and the natural antibacterial properties of the Bamboo. The pulp is then refined, spun into a soft yarn and woven into fabric of luxurious quality.
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Bamboo or Cotton Bed Linen- What’s the difference to the environment?
The production of organic cotton is a vast improvement in many ways on the traditional non-organic approach which is a huge global user of both fertilisers and pesticides. However, organic cotton cultivation still requires a great deal of irrigation and has to be planted each season.
Organic Bamboo Cultivation has huge advantages over Cotton
In contrast a yield from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yield you get from cotton. In an age where land use is under enormous pressure this is hugely significant. As Bamboo is a grass it can be harvested every 3 or 4 years and then renews itself without need for replanting. It spreads rapidly across large areas. It can be planted on hill slopes where nothing else is viable and encourages soil stability. It is a fully sustainable crop. In its cultivation it will grow with normal rainfall whereas Cotton requires substantial irrigation.
Bamboo Fabric is softer and silkier to the touch than Cotton and is a real alternative to Cotton for those who consider the impact of their purchases on the environment.
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Make the Ethical Choice – Organic Bamboo Bed Linen
For those searching for Organic Bed Linen new Bamboo Bed Linen is now available from UK manufacturer Between the Sheets.
Our Bamboo is grown Organically without using any pesticides or fertilizers as the plants natural antifungal and antibacterial agent – “Bamboo Kun” means it is seldom attacked by pests or pathogens.
Bamboo – High Yield , Low Environmental Impact
In cultivation Bamboo absorbs more CO2 and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees. As bamboo fabric becomes more popular it means more bamboo plantations. More Bamboo means Less greenhouse gas and Less Global warming.The yield from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yield you get from cotton. In an age where land use is under enormous pressure this is hugely significant.
Bamboo is in fact a very fast growing grass and can be harvested every 3 or 4 years and then renews itself without need for replanting. It spreads rapidly across large areas. It can be planted on hill slopes where nothing else is viable and encourages soil stability. It is a fully sustainable crop. In its cultivation it will grow with normal rainfall whereas Cotton requires substantial irrigation.
Hypoallergenic and Biodegradeable
Bamboo Bed Linen is Hypoallergenic and biodegradable and after years of use, the sheets can be composted and completely returned to the earth.
And just in case you are worried about Giant Pandas. Our Bamboo textiles are made of Moso, Ci and Dragon Bamboo– not the type of Bamboo that Pandas eat.
The growing of our Bamboo is certified with OCIA International Organic Certification. The production of the bamboo fibre is manufactured under ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.Our Bamboo Fabric meets the international standard – OEKO – Tex Standard 100 .
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Bamboo the Sustainable Fabric for the 21st Century
Bamboo used in our bed linen is grown organically without using any pesticides or fertilizers as the plants natural antifungal, antibacterial agent “Bamboo Kun” means it is seldom attacked by pests or pathogens.
Bamboo is in fact a very fast growing grass and can be harvested every 3 years and then renews itself without need or replanting. In its cultivation it not irrigated like cotton is, it relies simply on rainfall. The yield from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yield you get from cotton. It is a fully sustainable crop.
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