We all want smooth, soft and silky feeling sheets on our bed but, the cost is normally out of my price range personally. Side note: Not too silky though; I have had silk sheets and regretted them immediately due to slipping issues. In steps the hot trend bamboo as a textile.
What are bamboo textiles? Bamboo textiles are cloth, yarn and clothing made from bamboo fibers and in recent years a range of technologies have been developed allowing bamboo fiber to be used in a wide range of textile and fashion applications. Modern cloth labeled bamboo is usually rayon but, the sheets by Zen Bamboo have been blended with brushed microfiber; 40% bamboo and 60% brushed microfiber (AKA polyester). This blend makes these sheets incredibly thick yet soft in feel and more durable than standard cotton sheets.
I chose the burgundy color because my favorite color is red in all its different hues and blends; matches my wood décor and burgundy curtains beautifully. With this being a dark color I washed the whole set (fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillow cases) first to clear out any dye as a safety precaution. I had my fluffy cream-colored body pillow case in with these during the dry cycle and the color did transfer a bit; personally, don’t care but, just be mindful if you don’t want color transferred. I have had no instances of pilling or the seams coming undone either; seems to be very well made. Fit my king-sized mattress perfectly and I also have a cushioned “water-proof” fitted mattress cover on top as the first line of defense and had no issues with the bamboo fitted sheet going over these. I have not had the sides nor corners pop back off; everything has stayed put so far. The elasticity is holding true and the sewing around it is solid and well stitched; no frays nor loose thread.
The pillowcases that come with the king-sized sheet set are also of matching size, king-sized and not standard. I only have standard-sized pillows so, I just fold the excess underneath and carry on with my sleep. I have other cotton and microfiber sheet sets but, have never owned bamboo blended sheets so, when in comparison to what I am used to, these are thicker, softer and much more comfortable to sleep in. I don’t get into the whole thread count and Egyptian cotton debates; I like what I like and I love the color and feel of these plus, fits my king-sized bed amazingly.
Disclosure: I received this king-sized sheet set in burgundy from the Restoration Goods Store discounted however; this in no way influenced my review. I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.