With so many bedding options out there, it’s hard to know which is the best choice for you. Bamboo and TENCEL™ fabrics are two of the hottest trends in today’s bedding market, and there are actually many similarities between them… But which one is the better choice? Here’s what to consider when choosing between TENCEL™ and bamboo bed sheets:
Which looks better?
Aesthetically speaking, bamboo bed sheets are generally more prone to wrinkling, & they lack the “crisp” sheet feeling. On the flip side, TENCEL™ is less prone to wrinkling and tends to have a lustrous and less matte look. TENCEL™ sheets are also notably softer and more drapey than bamboo.
Which is more comfortable?
Bamboo and TENCEL™ bed sheets are both known for their extremely soft and smooth feel… Both fabrics “wick” moisture away from the body and are very breathable, making them ideal for “hot sleepers” or anyone suffering from night sweats. Both bamboo and TENCEL™ have antifungal and antibacterial properties, are generally hypoallergenic, and when compared to traditional cotton sheets, are much less prone to mold, mildew, and odor. So, with all these similarities, which one is better? The manufacturing process for creating TENCEL™ uses long fibers, resulting in a smoother sleeping surface which is particularly beneficial to people with sensitive or easily-irritated skin. Additionally, TENCEL™ is especially ideal for warm sleepers, since it actually feels cool to the touch, unlike its bamboo alternative!
How are they made?
Both fabrics are created from wood pulp. However, while bamboo sheets are obviously made from bamboo, TENCEL™ is made out of eucalyptus.
Even though bamboo is a considered a sustainable resource, and even though its fabrication process is less polluting than those used to make materials such as traditional cotton, TENCEL™ has the obvious environmental upper hand… Overall, it is clear that TENCEL™ is one of the best choices you can make for the environment when it comes to choosing bed sheets. The eucalyptus trees TENCEL™ is made from are a sustainable energy source, and the production process used to make the fabric is extremely environmentally conscious, even avoiding the use of dangerous chemicals! By choosing to purchase TENCEL™ over bamboo, you are not only making the best choice for your bedroom, but you’re also making the right choice for the environment around you.