Why Bamboo is the Best Bedding Fibre?


24th February 2023

It may not seem like it on a Monday morning, but we spend much of our lives asleep. And for a good reason. Sleep is vital for our mental, emotional and physical well-being. So vital, in fact, that choosing the right bedding should be a thoroughly considered process.

Between a flurry of doctor’s recommendations and aggressive (and confusing) mentions of thread counts, a new wonder kid is emerging on the block that’s having us get out of bed and take notice. Ignore the noise for a second and allow us to make a humble case to introduce bamboo sheets into your lives.

Yes, you heard that right. A plant best known for its strength, stiffness, and durability makes for surprisingly soft bed sheets and quilts. But it’s not just the softness that makes it worth it.

Why Bamboo Sheets?

Bamboo bedding is derived from fibres from the traditional bamboo plant. While relatively similar to pure cotton sheets, it does have some key distinctions and might be exactly what you’re looking for if:

You Want Something (Really) Soft to Lie On

As if life doesn’t throw enough at you during the day, why would you also want to sleep on a bed of nails at night? Bamboo sheets are known for being incredibly soft and silky — much more than pure traditional cotton — making it an absolute delight to lay your head on. It is also a more breathable fabric, meaning it won’t trap any heat under the covers, ensuring you remain cool, even in the harshest summer months.

You Want to Stay Away from Allergens

Do you often wake up with sneezing or coughing fits? Do you find yourself itchy all over? As unpleasant as it sounds, it’s likely that your sheets or quilts are attracting all sorts of bacteria during the day, or attracting and retaining dustmites. Enter bamboo quilts.

The plant is known to be hypoallergenic, which means it’s naturally resistant to small mites, bacteria, and bed bugs that can cause all sorts of issues. Ideal for anyone with sensitive skin, babies, or allergy-prone systems. Avoid feathers, down and micro-fill products in favour of bamboo.

You Want to Help the Environment

Sleep easy, knowing that you’ve done something to save the world. There’s a reason why bamboo bedding is rapidly growing in popularity. Eco-friendly and sustainable products are rising, and bamboo quilts are a great example.


For one, the plant grows very quickly and requires minimal use of pesticides and fertilisers. Additionally, it requires much less water than its counterparts while also absorbing a large amount of greenhouse gases and replenishing the air with Oxygen.

Bamboo quilts and sheets are also exceptionally durable and won’t have to be replaced as often. You’d have to work hard to tear a bamboo sheet, adding to the product’s longevity. And, as we’ve learned, product longevity is an important part of living sustainably.

Not Convinced? Sleep On It

While the battle over the most comfortable way to sleep will forever rage, it’s our humble opinion that bamboo bedding is here to stay. But don’t just take our word for it. Sleep on it, and ask yourself in the morning whether it was worth it. If you want to switch to bamboo bedding, so you don't have to change it with the seasons, we recommend purchasing our curated bamboo essential bundle, which includes quilts, pillows, a mattress topper, and a pillow protector. Alternatively, if you already have your bedding and are looking for the next mix-and-match, we also offer bamboo bedlinen bundles, including sheet sets and quilt cover sets.