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The majority of bamboo sheets in the market today are made of bamboo viscose (also known as rayon). Like other bamboo products, viscose is naturally soft and hypoallergenic but at a cheaper price. However, it definitely comes at a significant cost.  Most bamboo viscose producers still use a corrosive chemical...

The majority of bamboo sheets in the market today are made of bamboo viscose (also known as rayon). Like other bamboo products, viscose is naturally soft and hypoallergenic but at a cheaper price. However, it definitely comes at a significant cost. 

Most bamboo viscose producers still use a corrosive chemical as the solvent in order to dissolve the plant pulp. This may not only affect the durability (may last shorter than bamboo lyocell), but the fabric also tends to pill and becomes less softer in the long run. But of course, it all depends on how you take care of your fabric. So whatever type of bamboo fabric you have, make sure to give love and proper care.

Bamboo lyocell is tagged as one of the most sustainable and innovative textile material of the 21st century. In the production process, raw bamboo pulp is dissolved using a non-toxic solvent, producing non-hazardous effluent. The fiber is created using a closed-loop system that recycles 98% of the water used during fabrication. The result is a bamboo fabric that:

- Is the most green option as it requires less energy and water to produce

- Tends to be stronger

- May avoid pilling

- Has certification dependability, even if fabricated in countries with loose restrictions

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