What is a Good Thread Count for Sheets?

What is a Good Thread Count for Sheets?

A lot of people understand that a higher thread count generally means a softer set of sheets.  However, the most important characteristic of soft sheets is the quality of the fabric.  For example, Egyptian cotton is generally considered softer than a regular set of cotton.  Despite the thread count, Egyptian … Continue reading

Eco-friendly Choices at Home

Eco-friendly Choices at Home

One of the most basic and all-pervasive aspects of our culture is related to our clothing.  From outfits to bedding, the entire world uses an extremely large supply of fibers every day.  While textiles is not often thought to be a way to become more eco-friendly, it actually presents a … Continue reading

How to Grow Bamboo

How to Grow Bamboo

When contemplating having your own bamboo, there are a few things to consider.  How you want to acquire it is one – there are many good websites out there that provide high quality bamboo seeds.  Buy seeds is the cheapest, albeit, it takes long to get a full grown plant.  … Continue reading

Two New Species of African Bamboo

Two New Species of African Bamboo

One of the leading biologists in bamboo research, Dr. Chris Stapleton, has recently found two new species of bamboo in the mountains of the Cameroon.  Right across from Ethiopia, these species have been hidden away in the mountains as food for gorillas.  Mountain bamboos in Africa are not well known … Continue reading

Bamboo Forest-Kyoto

I recently returned from a trip to Japan and Palau.  Both were excellent destinations, although quite different.  While in Japan, I was able to take the bullet train out to Kyoto for a few days.  There I was lucky enough to find the Bamboo National Forest.  In was something like … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets-Rayon from bamboo

Rayon from bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular bedding and apparel products in America.  Coming from a very sustainable and renewable source, bamboo is not only an eco-friendly choice, but a comfortable one as well. Bamboo fabric is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics on … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets and Organic sheets

In this trendy debate we are contextualizing the battle of bamboo vs. organic cotton for the eco-friendly title.  It seems as if the war is stooped in tradition: cotton being the American staple for centuries, while bamboo has been an east Asian staple for thousands of years.  This article will … Continue reading