The Pacifico Boutique hotel
Uses bamboo sheets
BENEFITS OF BAMBOO SHEETS
♦ Oeko-Tex Certified:
This guarantees that all of the highest manufacturing standards are met in safeguarding against the use of harmful chemical substances to human health.
Fast growing, renewable resource that requires no use of pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers in its cultivation. It does not require additional watering and gets what it needs from natural rainfall. The bamboo stalks are harvested above ground and thus the vast root system provides continuous growth ready for harvesting again in as little as 3 years.
♦ Unbelievable Softness:
Comparable to silk and cashmere
♦ Hypoallergenic & Antibacterial:
Bamboo fiber is naturally anti-microbial, mildew and mold resistant. This makes it non-irritating, which is perfect for sensitive skin.
♦ Absorbent, Breathable & Thermo-Regulating:
The natural porous construction of the inner fiber of bamboo makes it highly absorbent and breathable, allowing for great wicking and ventilation properties. The expanding/contracting nature of the fibers is what helps you stay warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather, offering great comfort while sleeping on bamboo sheets.
♦ UV Reflective:
Bamboo fibers naturally reflect ultra violet rays, and are the only fibers known to do so. It can block 94% of UVA rays and 97% of UVB rays.
♦ Ease of Care:
Bamboo fiber’s odor resistant nature means less frequent washing needed to care for your bamboo sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers.
See Product Care details above.
This strong fiber can withstand many years of repeated washing.
Why Organic Bamboo Sheets?
Bamboo fabric possesses many endearing qualities that support your health and the health of the environment.
– Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Resource:
♦ Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants worldwide. It regenerates quickly without the need for replanting, grows densely and thus has higher yields per acre than cotton.
♦ In our age of Global warming, Bamboo offers benefits beyond construction materials. Both young and mature Bamboo plantations absorb 35% more carbon dioxide than the equivalent stand of trees helping to clear pollution from our air.
♦ It requires no artificial chemicals in their cultivation thus rendering it a sustainable, environmentally friendly resource. (Miller McLune 2010 “Building with Bamboo.”)
♦ Bamboo is cheaper to plant, grows faster, requires less arable land space, and can be harvested using less fossil fuel thereby lessening the harmful impact on the environment.
– Comfort Qualities
♦ When processed, the rayon derived from the bamboo or bamboo fibers is recognized for its softness. As soft as silk or cashmere.
♦ Bamboo fabric naturally resists mold, mildew and odors allowing for less frequent washing.
♦ Bamboo fiber is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial.
♦ The bamboo stalk has a tough exterior but the inner fiber is of a porous nature. This enables the fabric to be breathable, have strong absorbing qualities, and provides excellent wicking and ventilation properties, all essential qualities of the fabric for keeping your body warm during cool weather and cool during warm weather.
♦ Rayon of bamboo fabric is easily cared for,
♦ And is recognized, loved and chosen because of its durability. When compared to cotton, “ Bamboo yarn shows better results in case of strength, elongation and hairiness.’’ Yarn & Fabric: Bamboo VS Cotton. (Indian Textile Journal: Oct. 30, 2010)
♦ These qualities make Organic Bamboo Sheets the most comfortable sleep sets you will ever experience.
History of Bamboo
The Bamboo plant symbolizes noble character and integrity. It stays green in winter, resisting wind and snow which represents uprightness and in-corruptibility. “ Bamboo Rise Puts Tradition at Risk. (All things Considered: July 26, 2006) From Literature Resource Center. Michael Norris.
Bamboo is a giant grass that takes on the function of trees in a forest eco-system and with the ability to make wood. Bamboo grows larger than their herbaceous, non-woody family relatives. John Ardle: “Bamboo and Grasses.”
Bamboo plant is grown in diverse climates ranging from cold mountains to hot tropical regions of the world, with the exception of Continental Europe.
There are more than 70 Genera (group of plants closely connected by common characteristics) divided into about 1,450 species.
Bamboo plants range in size from true dwarfs of approximately 1 -2 inches high to towering plants up to 80 feet in height. Some species grow 1.5 – 2 inches per hour. Miller McLune 2010: “Building with Bamboo.”
♦ Harvesting Cycles
Bamboo has a short rotation period. While trees are harvested for lumber every 20 – 50 years, Bamboo reaches maturity and can be harvested 2-3 years to 5 – 7 years. Its roots or rhizomes can grow continuously to more than 100 years. When regular trees are harvested, generally the roots system dies thereby releasing the stored carbon in the atmosphere. When Bamboo is harvested, the roots continue to thrive and replenish themselves and can again be harvested in a few short years. This accounts for the sustainability of Bamboo and their products.
In China, Bamboo has been adopted to multiple purposes by various mountain communities. The uses to which Bamboo has been adopted include construction materials, fibers, food, material for agricultural tools, utensils, music instruments as well as ornamental plants.
Dr. Avinash Kolhatkar in his research on Bamboo, cites that Bamboo fiber possesses unique properties such as Anti-UV radiation, that the fiber is anti-bacterial, breathable, naturally hypo allergenic and toxin free, drapable, anti-static, cool and soft handle. He notes that Bamboo has better moisture absorption, that it offers better ventilation because of the various micro gaps and micro holes in its cross section and that it wicks moisture away from the skin better than any other fabric.