Bamboo Supply Co. guarantees extreme softness and they deliver with their new bamboo sheet set. This review goes over everything people should know about these sheets in order to make an informed purchasing decision.
- 100% rayon from bamboo
- Twill weave
- 320 thread count
- Includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- Fits mattresses up to 18″ thick
- Three available colors – grey, white and tan
- Machine washable and dryer friendly
- $195 for Queen set (also available in Double, King and Cal King)
- Queen sheets fit a standard 60-inch x 80-inch queen mattress.
- Very soft
- Machine washable
- Dryer Friendly
- Wrinkles easily
- Difficulty locating care instructions
- Issues with thermoregulation
The Luxury Bamboo Bed Sheets from Bamboo Supply Co. have only been available from the company since August 2016. The sheets, available in three colors and four different sizes, are made from 100% rayon from bamboo and the company promises “extreme softness guaranteed.”
Extreme softness is confirmed; sheets made from bamboo fabric are known for their softness and Bamboo Supply Co’s sheets are no exception. It’s easy to feel how soft they are immediately after opening the packaging.
The package label does not list care instructions and that information is not currently listed on the Bamboo Supply Co. website. They were, however, written on the tag of the fitted sheet.
After doing a delicate cold wash and a gentle tumble dry they came out looking fine, with no pilling or durability issues. They draped over the bed nicely and fit well overall, so there was no issue with shrinkage either.
I was not able to put the sheets on my bed as soon as they were done drying, so wrinkles were unavoidable. For people who hate wrinkles, they may have a hard time with bamboo sheets as they seem prone to wrinkling.
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The packaging says the sheets provide thermoregulation, are extremely soft and are hypoallergenic. I can vouch for the extreme softness and the hypoallergenic qualities.
I did wake up a few times during the night while reviewing these sheets because I was either too hot or too cold. A post on Bamboo Supply Co.’s website goes into detail about how the bamboo fibers allow the fabric to regulate temperature, but I did not have that experience.
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The longer I used the sheets the more creases and wrinkles become visible. These would be tough to avoid so if people hate wrinkles they should consider another fabric.
The sheets are made with rayon from bamboo and the chemical process in which these fibers are produced is not environmentally friendly.
The Federal Trade Commission warns customers that when bamboo is processed into rayon, “no trace of the original plant is left.” This makes me skeptical about whether or not the sheets are actually moisture wicking and able to regulate temperature.
On the bright side, the team at Bamboo Supply Co. let us know that their manufacturer has a OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification (this is a good thing). The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a well-known independent environmental testing and certification system that works to make sure harmful substances stay out of textiles.
More information about how bamboo is manufactured into fabric is available here.
These sheets retail for $195 for a Queen set on Bamboo Supply Co.’s website. They are relatively new and I was not able to find them on any other online retailer.
If people want to spend a little more to get super soft and luxurious-feeling sheets then I think these could be a good investment.
If people want bamboo sheets because they’re seeking the natural health benefits of bamboo, I would continue to research how bamboo is manufactured and find a brand who is transparent about their manufacturing process.
The manufacturer of these sheets is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 compliant. This means that the fabric used to make these sheets has been tested for substances that can harm their health.
Bamboo Supply Co. shares information about what they look for when sourcing their sheets, but do not go into the detail of the manufacturing process of the bamboo fiber they specifically use. Cariloha (another retailer with bamboo bed sheets) provides this information for their products.