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.