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Why Bamboo Lyocell Sheets will change your slumber for the better

From organic latex mattresses and pillows to FSC-certified slatted bed bases and reclaimed teak wooden frames, the focus at European Bedding is always on quality and sustainability. As we truly know the right ingredients for an eco-conscious great night’s sleep, we decided to add Organic Bamboo Lyocell bedsheets to our range. Our Heveya bamboo sheets are not only softer and more breathable compared to cotton but they are also more eco-friendly! Read up below why we choose to only use Organic Bamboo Lyocell for our Heveya sheets.
Why bamboo as raw material for bedsheets
Unlike cotton, bamboo is a grass. In other words, like a weed, it’s self-sustainable: flourishing and multiplying on its own with close to no artificial aid. Because no insecticides, pesticides or fertilisers are used, it’s safe to say that bamboo is naturally organic! Bamboo fields require ⅓ the amount of water than its cotton counterparts, need no human intervention to replant and most amazingly - grow rapidly. A newly-planted bamboo shoot is ready to harvest in as little as 3-4 years. Apart from that, bamboo plantations improve soil quality and prevent soil erosion as well. What’s worthy to note as well, is that bamboo absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produces 35% more oxygen than trees of similar genesis. All in all, bamboo is naturally organic, replenishable and more eco-friendly for the environment compared to cotton!
Bamboo trees
The process by which bamboo fibres are made
Given that hard bamboo wood is not exactly super-soft, there are different ways of creating bamboo fibre from the woody bamboo tree: the traditional process of viscose or rayon, a newer closed-loop system to create bamboo lyocell and a labour-intensive process for bamboo linen.
Bamboo Viscose/Rayon
The chemical extraction process to create Bamboo viscose or rayon is detrimental to the environment since it uses harmful chemicals (sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide, zinc sulphate and chlorinated bleach) to breakdown bamboo cellulose and converts it to bamboo fibre; known as viscose or rayon. While this procedure, unlike common misconception, doesn’t leave chemical residue in the bamboo fibres themselves, it does heavily strain the environment by dumping harmful chemicals into landfills.
Bamboo Lyocell
The process of creating Bamboo lyocell, the more eco-friendly way of producing Bamboo regenerated fibres and Heveya’s choice is, on the other hand, non-hazardous as fewer chemicals are used which are never released into the soil as a by-product. The closed-loop manufacturing process means that the solution used to make bamboo fibres out of the bamboo pulp is 99% recaptured and reused. This type of closed-loop manufacturing process creates lyocell - the most cost-effective and eco-friendly bamboo fibre in the market today and the choice of material for our Heveya Organic Bamboo Lyocell sheets, fully in line with European Bedding’s focus of providing its branches with the most natural way to sleep! Our manufacturing partner only used Bamboo from FSC-certified plantations and is WRAP-certified as well, providing an ethical working place for its workers.
Bamboo Linen
The third and less popular process to create fibres from the bamboo pulp is the same as the labour-intensive manufacturing process to create (french) linen sheets. Not only are these sheets not as luxuriously soft as bamboo lyocell, but they also need more care and need to be ironed more frequently compared to the other bamboo sheets variants.
Heveya Bamboo Sheets
Why 100% lyocell Heveya bedsheets are superior
Luxuriously Soft
Bamboo lyocell sheets come with amazing properties that are not found in other bedsheets materials. For starters, bamboo lyocell has a unique silky smooth and soft feathery texture that is similar to silk, but not as shiny or slippery. Against exotic Egyptian cotton and French linen, our Heveya bamboo sheets fare as well, if not better when it comes to softness. The fibres are comparable to Cotton’s 1000 Thread Count at a fraction of the price.
Naturally Hypoallergenic and Cooling
Another great asset to bamboo is that it provides fibres that are naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. Heveya bamboo sheets are also Oekotex Class 1 certified, meaning its suitable even for babies. Its amazing breathability makes sure that perspiration evaporates quickly into the air and naturally wicks away moisture, to keep you dry all night. Because of the fact that perspiration and odour don’t stick on the sheets, bacteria doesn’t linger on its surface.
Moreover, Heveya lyocell sheets are breathable and temperature regulating, meaning they’ll cool you down in our hot climate and keep you cosy-warm when the aircon cool air is blasting on you all night.
Bamboo bedsheets
Easy Maintenance
A common misconception about Bamboo sheets is that they require a lot of care. Unlike its silk counterparts, bamboo is very easy to take care of. We recommend a cold-wash on a gentle cycle without any bleach or softeners (safer for the planet!). Minimal ironing is required as well since wrinkles phase out after one night’s sleep. What more can you wish for?
Conclusion
Made with 100% organic bamboo lyocell, Heveya bedsheets feel luxuriously soft, breathable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and temperature regulating in hot and humid Singapore. Not to mention they’re an excellent eco-friendly choice (sustainable & water-saving) as well, so you’ve got a clear conscience to enjoy a great night’s sleep on your new sheets! Make sure to check out the collection here.

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