A Comparison of Cotton vs Bamboo vs Eucalyptus Sheets

Written By Elle Liu - February 21 2019


April 19 2021

My issue is quality. The cotton sheets I’ve bought last 5 to 10 years at least. The reviews for bamboo and eucalyptus sheets I’ve seen all indicate that holes are likely to develop immediately (supposedly in situations of a defective product and why isn’t that being caught) or after only a year or so of normal use.

Cotton is not an environmentally unfriendly product if it lasts 5 or 10 times as long as everything else. I am a firm believer in a moderate thread count, not only because it lasts longer than the cheapest of the cheap cotton sheets, but also because the highest thread counts just use up more of the crop product for no discernable reason (feel or durability) except that it can be marketed to idiots as more luxurious.

Crops, harvesting, milling/production, manufacturing, shipping, etc is all a factor in the environmental/energy use process, not just the crop.

Michelle Harris
April 19 2021

There is now a bamboo lyocell vs the eucalyptus lyocell. With both having the same processing I’m looking at the difference between the plants now. Especially the properties of cooling sheets. No one on the internet has made the comparison between the two plants using the lyocell process.

August 08 2019

There are three types of bamboo:
Rayon/Viscose – sustainable fabric that’s not environmentally friendly
Bamboo Linen – sustainable fabric that’s manufactured similarly to flax linen
Lyocell – sustainable fabric that’s environmentally friendly

Isabella Reyes
June 10 2019

In my own preference, I’d choose bamboo bed sheets. I tried cotton and bamboo, I can actually feel the difference between the two.

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