My search for greener and healthier everyday product alternatives started when I got married. My husband and I envisioned a home that is created in the foundation of a more eco-friendly lifestyle - from kitchen and home-cleaning items to laundry and personal products.
Insofar as my constant search has gone, it has been relatively easy to find other organic items except for one that we frequently use but don’t always notice - beddings. More often than not, most households use cotton, linen, or silk bedsheets but these weren’t exactly the type of material we’d get if we wanted to stay true to our earth-friendly living. After much readings, I discovered bamboo bedsheets.
I found out that bamboo is a better alternative to cotton for beddings but there weren’t too many options available and the products are usually pretty pricey. And as much as I want to foster an earth-loving home, why not share the opportunity with others as well?With the help of a friend who shares the same passion with me, the idea of making bamboo beddings more accessible to the Filipinos was born.
Bamboo is a fast and sustainable resource. Unlike other woody plants, bamboo reaches maturity after only 3 to 5 years. With a biomass generation rate unsurpassed by any other plant and tensile strength greater than steel, the versatility of bamboo outmatches most tree species.
Bamboo-based fabrics most closely resemble the texture of silk. Thanks to the plant’s natural properties, it is also a very breathable fabric, drying 50% faster than most cottons. It is also more resistant to absorbing odors and is naturally thermo-regulating. Many bamboo-based fabrics do not use formaldehyde-based chemicals. The natural antibacterial properties of bamboo fibers make it a great material for clothing and beddings because this means less frequent washing which is another win for the environment.
Our products are made of 100% bamboo lyocell. Bamboo lyocell is a greener alternative that involves a similar cellulose process without all the toxic solvents. The Lyocell process is also “closed-loop” meaning it strives to produce minimal waste and emissions while consciously conserving water.