Bamboo Fabric vs Organic Cotton

Q. What is a better cover for my mattress – Organic Cotton Fabric or Bamboo Fabric?

A. They both have their pros and cons – read on and decide for yourself…

Benefits of Organic Cotton:

  • Healthy – Organic Cotton farming does not use synthetic fertilizers, harmful pesticides or other dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to your health.

  • Environmentally-friendly – Harmful chemicals are not used that would damage the soil, environment and workers. Cotton is a renewable resource.

  • High Quality – Fibers are softer and stronger as they are not broken down by chemical processing.

  • Durable – Not exposed to weakening chemicals, Organic cotton will last many years, with proper care.

  • Comfortable – Natural fibers are comfortable to the touch. A comfortable feeling knowing that chemicals are not touching the skin, and there is no harm to the environment.

  • Did you know? It takes nearly 1/3 of a pound of chemicals to grow enough cotton for just one t-shirt.

Benefits of Bamboo:

  • High Quality – Highly absorbent, very breathable, and ultra-soft. This makes it both luxurious and practical as well.
  • Hygienic – Resistant to odor, mold, mildew, and bacteria even after numerous washings. It is also Hypo Allergenic, and bedbug and dust mite resistant.
  • Easy care – It does not wrinkle and is machine washable in cool water. Fabric softeners are not needed or recommended.
  • Aesthetically pleasing – Colorfast and beautifully accepts organic and natural dyes.
  • Environmentally Friendly – Bamboo is a renewable resource. In addition, pesticides and fungicides are not used in the growing of bamboo as is it is seldom eaten by insects or infected by pathogens.
  • Did you know? Bamboo is not produced from a tree but an extremely fast growing grass. In fact, Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth. Some species can grow up to 1 meter per day and up to 60 feet in height within 90 days. 
  • Beware – Majority of bamboo products in the market today are made utilizing strong chemicals to make it into fabric. Check for Oeko-tex certification to ensure adherance to people and planet friendly manufacturing processes.