OUR BAMBOO PROCESS
From Farm to Fabric
We source our raw materials from non-polluted areas in India, using farms where moso bamoo is organically grown. Bamboo is transformed from stalk to chips, mashed into pulp, processed into fiber, spun into yarn, then woven into fabric.
Fiber reactive dyes are textile dyes that form a covalent bond with the fibers of the textile. This results in a long lasting, bright dye that will not fade. Its a more expensive and challenging process than conventional fabric dyes, but makes the colors fade-proof.
The earliest fiber reactive dyes were designed to interact with cellulose fibers, such as bamboo, linen, and hemp. The dye interacts with the cellulose molecules, forming a permanent bond. After the linens are rinsed and dried, the dye sets, and it will never come out.
BedVoyage Undyed Ivory bamboo linens are just that; undyed. This means that the beautiful Ivory color of our linens is actually the natural color of bamboo textiles. Although we only use Fiber Reactive Dyes for our other colors, those that may suffer from allergies, are pregnant, or have skin conditions may appreciate there is no dye to potentially aggravate symptoms.
Our line of Undyed Ivory Crib Sheets are great for babies, for the same above reasons. You can also view our Coverlets, Shams, and Duvet covers all made from Undyed Ivory Bamboo.
eco-melange is blending and twisting of bamboo and cotton threads together. The unique waterless coloring method makes the colors deep and true, and they're bleachable and BPO safe. The two-tone Silver color looks like a texture due to the way the Black bamboo threads are twisted around the White cotton threads. The line of eco-melange bedding is a bit cozier and comfier than the 100% bamboo sheets.
Formaldehyde is not in BedVoyage Bed Sheets! We don't coat our linens with formaldehyde, which is something that the cotton industry does to make their fabrics wrinkle-resistant.
Our goal is to offer the healthiest sleep environment as your pores open when you sleep, and you can absorb any toxic chemicals in your bedding. Because we don't use formaldehyde; you may experience light wrinkling where your body lays, but your next laundering will bring back smooth and silky linens!
Customers have pondered what the difference is between Rayon vs Viscose as a bamboo fabric term. We'll try to explain!
Viscose is described as a fiber made from regenerated wood cellulose. This means that it comes from the cellulose of the bamboo plant.
Rayon is described as a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber, which is virtually the same as the viscose definition. One or both of these terms can be used when describing Bamboo linens. BedVoyage chose both terms for our fabric description, because we felt that customers can recognize one or the other.
Rayon fibers are not considered natural, or artificial. The reconstructed bamboo cellulose fiber is called regenerated-cellulose. This means a chemical change does happen in the processing of bamboo. There are many benefits to rayon/viscose from Bamboo bedding, compared to traditional cottons. One benefit is bamboo is naturally thermal regulating, so you'll sleep cooler. If you suffer from sensitive skin issues, bamboo is incredibly silky soft, comforting and hypoallergenic. Incredibly its also moisture wicking and resistant to odors and bacteria.
Do Bamboo Sheets Pill? Not BedVoyage sheets, as we use a very fine twill weave to lock in the fibers to guarantee against pilling, so you’ll never experience anything but silky-smooth comfort against your skin.
Cotton, Linen and Flannels tend to pill, but BedVoyage linens will stay smooth and comforting against your skin.
If you looked under a microscope at bamboo threads they’d look round and smooth, whereas a cotton thread would look like a rough old rope. Simply run your hands across our bamboo fabrics, and you'll feel the incredible difference compared to cotton.