@highonpez@OnionSoup Half of those descriptions are of actual bamboo fiber as well, not rayon from bamboo (rayon is not particularly antibacterial or cooling or wicking, actual bamboo fiber is not so silky).
It was nice of meh to say “rayon from bamboo” up front so I know I’m not interested. Though mentioning “only 40%” in the same place would’ve been even nicer.
@ergomeh@Jamileigh17 it depends on the provider, bamboo can be processed just as efficiently with safer chemicals but manufacturers take what is readily available rather than set up a new supply chain.
@ergomeh For me, it has nothing to do with the chemicals, TBH I don’t really care (The level of industrial pollution well exceeds whatever minor influence I have as a consumer. My using straws or buying a set of sheets once in a while isn’t going to have any net effect). I just way prefer the texture of the bamboo rayon without it.
@Jamileigh17 Isn’t there a name for that paradox? “My individual contribution is negligible therefore I can be as profligate as I like”. Your action as a consumer when combined with all the other (first world) consumers is the direct cause of that industrial pollution. But, you’re correct, your individual contribution is tiny so carry on…
Rayon is my most absolute favorite material! I discoverd it in high school, I found my way cool boho type blouses, skirts, and dresses were made of it. I prefer the thicker, smooth type compared to the thin, crinkle, scratchy type. The India made clothes are mostly made from rayon, they’re often the clothes you’d see at fairs and small specialty shops.
Hypoallergenic, Antimicrobial, & Antibacterial — ideal for sensitive skin and those with allergies
This is a huge selling point for me as I tent to break out easily and have sinusitis among other nasal issues. Are these sheets really soft? Every cotton sheet I’ve had has been very hot so if microfiber/bamboo is cooler, I will try this.
Seriously these are 40% POLY and it isn’t in the description?
II would have been okay with rayon, not expecting miracles for $20, but how can you not mention the poly? just found this website after years of missing original Woot! and was about to biy a bunch of sets for myself and my brother.
This is really deceptive since you don’t take returns.
If you’re going to wax enthusiastically about fiber you can’t just omit the presence of polyester.
Btw, re mictofiber: I don’t mind the texture of the original microfiber which contained 20 to 35% polyamide and was highly absorbent but I will not buy it unless the polyamide proportion is generous.
has the polyamide content of these sheets been disclised?
(I still own high polyamide towels used and washed in place of paper towels … which I hope are someone more green on balance than creating paper waste … I’m honestly not sure anymore).