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Bamboo: The Most Sustainable, Renewable Resource on Planet Earth.

There are thousands of ways bamboo is used daily throughout the world. At Island Slumber, we believe that sleeping on luxurious bamboo sheets and bedding is the most comforting. Would it surprise you to know that over 2.5 billion people throughout the world use bamboo for many versatile purposes -- each? Belonging to a subfamily of grass, bamboo is one of the most versatile plants on planet earth and by far, the most sustainable. If you’re using bamboo in a building project, for instance, you’ll discover its distinct advantages. Extreme elasticity, fire resistant, and because bamboo’s fibers run axially, it has a stronger tensile strength than steel! Bamboo is naturally pesticide resistant and helps to rebuild eroded soil. It is...

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Test What You Know About Sustainability

Which of the following things are linked to sustainability?   Recycling   Buying energy-saving products   Supporting green initiatives   All the above Which of these resources offer the most sustainability?   Plastic   Rubber   Steel   Bamboo What is sustainability? Sustainability is a…    Choice   Service   Concept   Necessity How is the term ‘Eco-friendly’ related to sustainability?    Eco-friendly means good economics   Products that are eco-friendly cost less   Planting new trees is eco-friendly and supports sustainability   There is no connection at all Why is bamboo so much more sustainable than cotton?   Bamboo regrows in less than 3 years   Bamboo fabrics are naturally microbe-resistant and biodegradable   Bamboo requires no pesticides or...

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Bamboo: The Most Sustainable, Renewable Resource on Planet Earth.

There are thousands of ways bamboo is used daily throughout the world. At Island Slumber, we believe that sleeping on luxurious bamboo sheets and bedding is the most comforting. Would it surprise you to know that over 2.5 billion people throughout the world use bamboo for many versatile purposes -- each? Belonging to a subfamily of grass, bamboo is one of the most versatile plants on planet earth and by far, the most sustainable. If you’re using bamboo in a building project, for instance, you’ll discover its distinct advantages. Extreme elasticity, fire resistant, and because bamboo’s fibers run axially, it has a stronger tensile strength than steel! Bamboo is naturally pesticide resistant and helps to rebuild eroded soil. It is...

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Are You Getting Real Bamboo? Don’t Be Bamboozled by Pretenders.

Do you sleep hot or cold? It’s the question that makes the difference in whether or not you sleep deeply and wake up feeling rested. Did you know that 5% of the so-called “bamboo” sheets sold online and in stores are mostly blended with other fabrics?  Only when bamboo is “pure” does it give you the sought-after 3 to 5 degree cooler or warmer temperatures that help you sleep comfortably throughout the night. Bamboo pretenders cost about 10% of what real bamboo costs. Sure you pay more for quality. That’s true of most things worth having. Also it takes about three months to make a batch of bamboo sheets as it requires a lot of work to organically harvest bamboo...

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Waking Up Hot is Not Cool

Waking Up Hot is  Not Cool Replenishing your mind and body with deep, restful sleep is impossible if you’re sweaty and hot. That’s why you need bamboo sheets and bedding. What’s the secret to a dry, sweat-free night?  Cooling, bamboo sheets. But if you know about bamboo sheets you know it’s really no secret at all. At Island Slumber, we’ve been singing the praises of bamboo bedding for a long time now, and if you’re a customer of ours, you know the wealth of benefits that bamboo fabrics bring to your sleep. Fabrics that breathe have always been touted for the benefit of keeping you warmer in winter and cooler in summer, but there is no fabric that exists that provides...

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