Our Bamboo Story

Luxurious, Silky, Sustainable - Our 100% Bamboo Bedding is Designed and Made in the UK.

Jane Allen our Design Director regularly visits China researching and buying our beautiful bamboo fabric. She has visited the growing area and the factories where the yarn is spun and the weaving and dyeing factories. Jane selects the finished fabric for shipping on the roll to the UK where our skilled team of seamstresses make our range of Bamboo Bed Linen.

Our Bamboo Bed linen is made in the UK from the new 100% Bamboo viscose fabric. It is soft, luxurious and aids deep, restful sleep. It may seem unlikely but the woody plant that we all know can make a luxurious, soft fabric ! It is produced in a similar way to other natural plant based fabrics. The plant material is pulped releasing the cellulose . The pulp is then refined dissolving the bamboo cellulose into a viscose solution.

Then the process mimics the way that the silkworm transforms the cellulose of the mulberry tree into fine filaments. The liquid cellulose is forced through metal spinnerets to create a fine filament performing just like a silkworm spinneret.

The filaments of bamboo cellulose fibre threads harden in a hardening bath of water alcohol solution and are later spun into a soft yarn and then woven into fabric of luxurious quality.
We launched our Bamboo Bed Linen after a long search for exactly the right quality to meet our exacting specification.

Here at Between the Sheets that means not only careful research but also visits to investigate the growing, manufacturing and weaving so that we can be absolutely sure about the provenance of our products .

Jane - our Design Director has made many trips to source our fabrics - throughout Europe, India and China. Bamboo from China led her to make an extensive tour to see the complete manufacture of our Bamboo fabric from Plant to Fabric.

Bamboo Sea
Jane Allen with DuRong our contact in China visiting the “Bamboo Sea”
Boiling off
“Boiling Off” the Bamboo to Pre-Shrink the woven fabric

Luxurious, Silky, Sustainable - Our 100% Bamboo Bedding is Designed and Made in the UK.

Jane visited the extraordinary “Bamboo Sea” in Sichuan Province. This huge area of Bamboo cultivation covers an area of 120sqkm of mountain slopes at an elevation from 600 to 1000m. Nearby this ancient Bamboo forest commercial Bamboo growing takes place.

Jane also visited the plant in Hebei Province where the Bamboo is pulped and the Lyocell process creates the bamboo fibre. This process is conducted in a closed loop recycling 99.5% of all compounds used in the process. This modern plant operates under strict environmental protocols has been awarded an ISO 14001 Environment Management System Attestation.

The Bamboo Viscose fibre has gained Oeko-Tex Standard 100 product class 1 for baby articles. This is an internationally accepted quality and safety standard.

All Bamboo used in the production of our Bamboo fabric is accredited under Forest Stewardship Council and conforms to FSC standard - 40-004 ver 2.1

Finally Jane visited the weaving company, one of our regular suppliers in China. We have worked with this weaving company for a number of years and they assisted us in developing the special weave for our bamboo that makes Between the Sheets Bamboo bed linen soft and strong with a special silky lustre.

Jane explains more about Bamboo Bed Linen in our video

Packing Bamboo Fibre
Processed Bamboo Filaments being packed before being sent for spinning
Weaving
Bamboo threads being set up on the loom for weaving
Dyeing
Bamboo Fabric during the dyeing process
Bamboo Inspection
Inspection of the finished Bamboo Fabric

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100% Bamboo Viscose Fibre
Special weave for softness and durability 300 thread count feels like 1000 thread count cotton

Silky Soft and 3 times more absorbent than Cotton wicking away moisture during the night

Ideal for those with skin conditions such as eczema

Naturally anti static and highly dust mite resistant

Our Bamboo Bed Linen is made oversized to allow for a 3% shrinkage in the first wash

A Renewable Resource

Bamboo's biodegradable so old Bamboo Products can be composted at the end of their useful life.