Egyptian cotton has long enjoyed a reputation as the king of cotton, and for good reason. At once delightfully soft and exceptionally strong, Egyptian cotton sheets are silky without being slippery and cool enough to keep you comfortable on even the hottest of summer nights. Still, in recent years, another sheet material has been winning converts in the world of bedding. Made from the fibers of the bamboo plant, bamboo sheets are smooth and supple. But how do they compare to Egyptian cotton? And which option is most likely to provide you with the best night’s sleep year round? Keep reading to discover the similarities and differences that exist between bamboo and cotton and learn which one’s right for you.
Get to Know Bamboo
Bamboo sheets are manufactured by spinning the fibers of the bamboo plant into a yarn, which is then processed in order to make threads. At once soft and supple, the final product makes for a luxurious sheet set that maintains its pill-free texture for years to come. Additionally, customers adore bamboo sheets for their durability. Even after multiple trips through the laundry, bamboo sheets will stay soft and strong.
Another reason for the popularity of bamboo is that it’s highly absorbent. In fact, sheets made from this material excel at retaining color. So, you don’t have to worry about your bamboo bedding losing its brightness with time. As a bonus, bamboo sheets wick away body oil, sweat, and other forms of moisture in the night. That means sleepers won’t wake up in a tangle of damp sheets. For this reason, bamboo is a good choice for those with allergies or other skin conditions made worse by the growth of fungus or bacteria.
Finally, many customers appreciate bamboo because it’s known to be eco-friendly. However, while bamboo stalks grow well in a variety of climates around the globe, it’s worth noting that the process of manufacturing bamboo does require the use of chemicals. So, it’s not totally neutral to the environment.
Benefits of Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Widely regarded as the finest cotton on the face of the Earth, Giza Egyptian cotton features extra-long staple fibers that are softer and stronger than the competition. This cotton variety is grown in the Nile River Valley, an area renowned for its temperate climate and fertile soil. To maintain the quality of the plant fibers, Egyptian cotton is picked by hand. The end result is straight, fine, fully intact fibers that hold onto their durability for years to come and resist tearing and pilling.
Along with being more durable than other bedding materials, Egyptian cotton has an unparalleled ability to absorb liquid. This quality allows for manufacturers to dye the fabric a wide array of bright colors. Additionally, the porous nature of Egyptian cotton means that it is highly breathable. On hot summer nights, Egyptian cotton lets sweat pass through so sleepers stay cool and dry. Those with sensitive skin are less likely to suffer rashes and other irritations when they sleep on Giza cotton compared to short-staple cottons and blends. In fact, cotton is generally regarded as being slightly lighter and more breathable than bamboo sheets.
Like bamboo, cotton is known for holding up through multiple washes. In fact, it’s a bit easier to care for than the average bamboo sheet, which needs to be laundered separately and dried on a low setting to maintain its quality. In general, you can feel free to wash Egyptian cotton sheets with clothing and other items. As a bonus, most Giza cotton sheets actually get softer with every trip through the washer.
The Best Egyptian Cotton Sheets for Comfort
When it comes to sleeping easy, it’s clear that best Egyptian cotton sheets NZ deliver an unbeatable experience. But what bedding set is best for your needs? If silky soft comfort is your main objective, you can’t go wrong with our Hira Sheet Set. Featuring stylish contemporary accent diamond embroidery, this appealing set is made from 100 percent extra-long staple cotton fibers woven into a smooth sateen. Crafted with OEKO-TEX® Certified Non-Harmful Chemicals, this 400 thread count collection comes complete with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two matching pillowcases. It comes in an array of on-trend hues, including White, Tan, Soft Peach, and Midnight.
Of course, some sleepers prefer the crisp freshness of percale to the silky smoothness of sateen. If cool, clean bedding is your ideal, consider swapping out your current sheet set for our Ultra Percale Collection. Made from matte percale, these calming sheets are reminiscent of a night in a five-star hotel. Lovely and luxurious, this bedding option comes in both White and Carbon. Keep an eye out for new shades Bone and Slate, coming soon to the Pure Parima site. Customers can also choose from an array of sizes, including Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
Experience Luxury With Giza Egyptian Cotton
Unlike other sheet suppliers, we sell only those products bearing the Cotton Egypt Association seal of approval. That’s why we can feel confident saying you’ll be happy with your purchase. If for any reason your new sheets or pillowcase don’t meet your needs, simply return your items within 100 days for a full refund. Contact us online for more information or shop our selection today. We look forward to helping you get more rest.