Cotton who?...Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo
We have just discovered bamboo pillowcases! To be honest we have fallen a little bit in love with this amazing plant capable of providing eco friendly properties similar to silk.
Let’s be honest we are talking about a plant which is part of the grass family here. Although perhaps a super hero of the grass world. Bamboo is sustainable, so an eco friendly product. Some bamboo species can grow up to 910mm in one day! That is on average 4cm an hour. Crazy. More than that, bamboo is exceptionally adaptable with many uses: it can be used for cooking a variety of dishes, including bamboo tea; as kitchenware, often with food being cooked directly in the bamboo hollow; it is used as a fuel making bamboo charcoal, a writing pen, and a writing surface; it is used in construction, and to build furniture; weapons and musical instruments. It seems bamboo’s super powers are endless. Yet it is the fibre of bamboo that we are interested in; created by mechanically crushing the woody part of the bamboo, before a natural enzyme retting and washing process is used to break down the walls and extract the fibre, which is then spun into yarn to make these beautiful pillowcases with a silky touch: our new nighttime hero.