Knowing I was looking to replace my high quality, but ageing, cotton bedding, a couple of friends suggested I look at bamboo. I'd heard of cotton, lined, sateen & percale but never bamboo. I thought they were joking - but they weren't!
Anyway, after a lot of careful research, I bought a bedding set for my king-size bed from Panda comprising a fitted sheet, duvet cover & two pillow cases.
First of all, it's clear that the material and finish of this product is high quality. It has a sheen that makes it look, and feel, very nice too.
The photo below shows what it looks like straight out of the packaging. Yes, it's a bit creased but that's to be expected. With successive washes, the material gets flatter - and softer too!
Care wise, it's a 30 degree delicate wash and a low heat tumble dry. For an even better finish, just dry flat and use a cool iron.
But, of course, it's all about the sleep. I normally wake around 7.30 & usually get up. On a couple of mornings, I didn't wake up until 9.30! When I did wake earlier, I went back to sleep. Enough said I think.
I've had the opportunity to sleep on a warm night and a cool one. I felt as if I was sleeping at the same temperature regardless.
As you would expect, such luxury comes at a price but it's value for money is exceptional when you consider how many years you will use it.
Regardless of the comfort, quality, looks and easy care there are many other benefits. Those with sensitive skin will be more more comfortable as the material is both hypoallergenic & anti-bacterial. It reacts better to temperature, is more breathable and wicks away moisture & odours too. Finally of course it is very eco-friendly.
I did have to email Panda a couple of times with questions about care. They were responsive, professional & friendly. They also stock a lot of other bedding products too.
I will be buying more - bamboo is a wonderful material.