When people ask what Bamboo viscose is, we like to describe it as ‘the process of converting a bamboo stalk into a fiber. Wikipedia describes it this way: “Viscose is a fiber made from regenerated wood cellulose’. The term viscose or rayon will often be used interchangeably, in the describing of the bamboo fiber process. BedVoyage uses both terms when describing our linens, as we hope this reduces any confusion.
Viscose fibers are considered neither natural or artificial, as the term ‘regenerated’ refers to the fact that a chemical change happens in the processing of bamboo. The reformed or reconstructed bamboo cellulose fiber is called regenerated cellulose. Although that sounds fancy, there are so many benefits of sleeping on bamboo bedding. You’ll enjoy the better sleep that you’ll get, as Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, which our customers state is their favorite benefit. This means that bamboo sheets are incredibly soft and comforting to skin.
Bamboo is a super breathable fabric, the micro-gaps and holes in the fibers allow heat to escape, so you’ll sleep cooler. The thermal regulating capabilities mean that the fabric adjusts to your body’s needs.
You’ll appreciate that bamboo is a moisture wicking fabric if you perspire when sleeping, and bamboo resists odors and bacteria. People that suffer from skin sensitivities or allergies are comforted and soothed by bamboo fibers. The smooth silky feel helps reduce eczema and psoriasis symptoms. Bamboo gets softer when washed, and is an easy-care fabric that goes right into the washer and dryer.
Many who’ve made the switch from cotton to bamboo bed sheets have said they’ll never go back to cotton. Make the switch and you’ll see!