Review Week: Luxur-ECO 100% Bamboo Sheets

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Luxur-ECO 100% bamboo sheets

EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ll be offering up a series of product reviews this week. Over the past couple of months, I’ve received some great eco-friendly product samples to test, so I want to catch up on those this week. You’ll learn about great eco-friendly bedding, artwork and even a vaccuum cleaner, and I’ll be giving my honest opinion of the products. I’ll also be posting giveaways of some of these products, so don’t miss anything!

My husband thinks I’m crazy. I’ve decided that I don’t want to have a single item in our home (whenever we get one of our own) that isn’t eco-friendly in some way. And I mean that. From furniture to bedding, art, appliances and tableware, I want everything to reflect my passion for sustainability.  Keep in mind that there are many definitions of green. Some of those products might be bought used, repurposed from our existing furniture, come from local sources, be made with sustainable materials, etc.  But they must all be green in some way.

I understand that most people aren’t quite as passionate about this as I am. Many folks will take the greening of their homes in baby steps. If there’s one area of your home I truly believe should be eco-friendly, it’s your bed. You don’t have to sleep on sheets that are potentially loaded with pesticides or toxic dyes and inks. There are lots of sustainable options, and they are becoming more widely available and therefore more easy to find.

I recently had the opportunity to try Luxur-ECO’s 100% bamboo sheets. Before I break down my thoughts, I have one thing to say: they are incredible!

If you have never slept on bamboo sheets, you don’t know what you are missing. They are truly the softest, most luxurious, breathable sheets we have ever owned. I’m not over-exaggerating.  Before I knew anything about green living, we used to like the feel of satin sheets. However, we hated slipping and sliding all over the bed every time we moved, and they got pretty cold in the winter.

If you like the glossy look of satin, bamboo is a great, sustainable substitute. Bamboo bedding has a subtle glossy finish. It’s not as reflective as satin, but it has a nice sheen, and they are much, much softer than traditional cotton. And the great thing about bamboo sheets is that they are naturally antimicrobial, so they are great for people who have allergies or other health concerns.

They didn’t shift throughout the night like a lot of sheets tend to do, and the size was just right to give me a nice snug fit on a queen-sized bed. If nothing else, I know we’ll be using these bamboo sheets a whole lot. They were awesome!

If I were going to shell out more than $100 for a new set of sheets, I would definitely put these on a list of finalists. The quality, fit and feel are great, and you will not regret making your bedroom more eco-friendly. Trust me on that. They are available in twin and queen in a natural color (off-white).

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of 100% bamboo
  • No chemical dyes added
  • Naturally antimicrobial

Price: $135.47

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  • Deborah January 6, 2009, 1:18 am

    Jennae, how did they wash? I’ve had bad luck with bamboo sheets from more than one manufacturer shrinking strangely the first time they’re put through a standard washer-dryer cycle by myself or a client. It would be nice to find ones where the fitted sheet stays the correct shape.

  • jennae January 6, 2009, 10:58 am

    @Deborah They actually held up really well in the wash. They came out smooth and not very wrinkled and I didn’t have any shrinkage. They still fit the bed nice and snug. That’s a great question though 🙂

  • Barry mayoff January 28, 2009, 7:19 am

    Thaught i would mention that there is a company sleepsosoft that sells the SAME bed sheets as sleep bamboo for a better price,think you should give them a plug as well.

    Forgot to mention along with the GREAT bed sheets i got from sleepsosoft for that special price they give a free set of pillow cases as an extra,GREAT DEAL and GREAT people.

  • Carrie June 24, 2009, 12:17 pm

    How do the feel of the bamboo sheets compare to say a high thread count cotton sheet, like an 800 thread count?

  • jennae June 24, 2009, 1:35 pm

    @Carrie I wish I could say that I’ve had the pleasure of sleeping on 800-thread count sheets, but unfortunately I haven’t. I’m not sure how they compare to high-end sheets like that, but on their own, they feel incredibly smooth, luxurious and soft to the touch.

    Hopefully that was more helpful than it sounds 🙂

  • Julie January 23, 2010, 10:29 pm

    This is a great review! Bamboo sheets are really quite luxurious, plus they are good for you and the environment. You can also get sheets in a cotton/bamboo blend. I have seen thread counts as high as 1000.

  • Lisa January 14, 2011, 10:31 am

    I have been wanting to get bamboo sheets for my bed but while I was shopping around I read that bamboo sheets pill especially if another fabic is not mixed with them. Everything sounds wonderful about bamboo sheets besides that. Does bamboo sheets pill easily or just over a long period of time? I dont want sheets that after three washes are crummy. Thank you for any advice!

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