How Long Do Sheets Last?

By Cody Wirth | Sep 28, 2017

How Long Do Sheets Last?

By Cody Wirth | Sep 28, 2017

A bed with white sheets and an upholstered headboard

Are you looking for a durable set of sheets that will last for years? Say hello to bamboo viscose – a plant-based material that’s strong yet luxuriously soft, hardy yet wonderfully smooth.

Bamboo viscose outperforms other fabrics in many ways, and one noticeable difference is the longevity of the material. Bamboo fabric can last a decade, or even longer if it’s well taken care of.

In comparison, traditional cotton sheets usually only last a year or two before you need to replace them.

Now, you may be wondering, “How is it possible for bamboo sheets to last so much longer than traditional sheets? Sheets are just sheets, right?” Wrong! Bamboo viscose has two distinct qualities that help it to last significantly longer than fabrics.

The first is that it is resistant to pilling or tearing.

The second is it maintains it’s color extremely well without fading or yellowing.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these qualities.

Bamboo Viscose Sheets Rarely Pill or Tear

If you’re replacing sheets every year or two you may be wondering what causes them to get so worn out. Why exactly do cheap sheets deteriorate so quickly?

Well, the reason cheap sheets pill and tear is largely due to the way they’re manufactured. The cost-effective but sub-standard method used to make them results in weaker threads that are more prone to coming apart. To save money, most cotton manufacturers weave the cotton fibers together but leave the thread ends loose throughout the material. Over time, these thread ends work themselves out of the fabric, causing the sheet to pill and holes to appear.

Premium bamboo sheets, on the other hand, use a cutting-edge process that helps prevent sheets from pilling. To make this high-quality product, bamboo fibers are stretched across the entire length of the sheet. This technique securely anchors the thread ends along the border, which eliminates the possibility of threads loosening and pilling over time.

Since the integrity of the fabric is never compromised, bamboo fiber sheets shouldn’t pill or tear from normal wear, which makes bamboo viscose sheets last years longer than their cotton counterparts.

Bamboo Viscose Sheets Maintain Their Color

In addition to pills and tears, most people throw away their sheets when they start to discolor. This most often means that they have started to yellow or gray. So, why exactly do traditional sheets change color over time?

Well, part of the problem is that ordinary sheets are most often made from cotton which is a highly absorbent fabric. In fact, cotton can soak up 27 times its own weight in water. This means cotton sheets absorb sweat, various body fluids, makeup, lotions, coffee spills and more. Even with high-strength washes, it can be difficult to remove stains while maintaining color.

In contrast, bamboo fabric is unabsorbent. Instead of soaking up moisture as you sleep, these sheets simply wick away moisture like a sports jersey would, preventing discoloration.

Bamboo viscose bedding can last years longer than traditional cotton bedding, and with Cozy Earth’s focus on quality, we’re confident our sheets can when properly cared for. Still unsure? Try our 100 night guarantee 😊

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