There’s something about Sunday mornings that make me want to stay in bed just a little longer. I’ll usually climb out just long enough to grab my coffee and latest library book before quickly jumping back into bed to snuggle up under the warm covers.
When looking for my last bedding set I knew I wanted something that felt like a 5-star hotel, but supported my values of protecting the environment. Bamboo is consistently named one of the most sustainable materials around so a bamboo duvet and cover were the perfect solution! Trust me, you haven’t felt luxury until you’ve experienced a super soft, fluffy bamboo duvet in your bedroom.
What Is a Bamboo Duvet?
A bamboo duvet is a type of bedding made from fibers of the bamboo plant. Bamboo fibers are naturally soft and hypoallergenic, making them a comfortable and healthy choice for bedding. They are also naturally moisture-wicking, which can help regulate body temperature and keep you cool and dry.
A bamboo duvet is the fluffy part of your bedding. It’s usually paired with a removable cover making it easy to clean. Pair it with bamboo sheets, blankets, and pillows and you’ll be drifting off to an eco-friendly dreamland in no time.
What’s the Difference Between a Bamboo Duvet and a Comforter?
A bamboo duvet is similar to a bamboo comforter in that they are both warm forms of bedding. The difference is a duvet is usually filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic alternative and is typically used with a removable cover.
A comforter is a thick, quilted bedspread filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic alternative, and is used as a top layer of bedding without a cover. You may be familiar with comforters coming in a bag with matching shams and decorative pillows. Some bamboo duvets are called comforters because they can be used on their own or with a bamboo duvet cover.
Are Bamboo Duvets Better Than Cotton Duvets?
Bamboo duvets are similar to cotton duvets, but they are more sustainable, hypoallergenic, and soft. Bamboo is a fast-growing and highly renewable resource, that uses a third as much water as cotton to grow. Cotton is known for the high amount of pesticides needed to grow, unlike bamboo which grows well without fertilizers or pesticides.
Turning bamboo into soft fibers is energy-intensive and can be bad for the environment if companies aren't responsible. Look for companies that source bamboo from sustainable farms. They should also be using a closed-loop processing cycle to keep water and air pollution to a minimum. Some bamboo duvets are blended with other materials like polyester. Be sure to look for 100% bamboo duvets or duvets that incorporate other sustainable materials.
Our Favorite Sustainable Bamboo Duvets
Bedding from Cozy Earth has been described as the “softest EVER” bedding by Oprah herself. (Yes THAT Oprah!). Their bamboo comforter is Filled with 100% Mulberry Silk and is breathable in all seasons. It’s nice enough to use alone, but we recommend pairing it with the bamboo duvet cover for even better results.
The duvet cover is breathable and moisture-wicking making it much cooler than cotton. The enhanced weave process keeps your duvet from pilling so it will last for years.
We love Cozy Earth for its high-quality bamboo bedding and its responsible production methods. They source high-end eco-friendly textiles that make their luxury bedding one of the best choices on the market.
Not only does Carioha use sustainable farming practices, but their bamboo duvets and covers are carbon neutral. They offset their carbon footprint with a wind farm, forest protection initiative, and by providing solar cookers to rural communities.
Simply Organic Bamboo
The bamboo comforter from Simply Organic Bamboo was named “Most Comfortable Bamboo Bedding” by SleepFoundation.org. It's sourced from organically grown bamboo and free of harmful chemicals. They're perfect for bed because they're naturally temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking. The bamboo duvet cover has a buttery-soft sateen weave and interior snaps to keep your bamboo duvet in place.
Simply Organic Bamboo sources eco-friendly and renewable materials. They focus on minimizing waste by recycling and using a closed-loop manufacturing process. Each bamboo duvet and cover comes packaged in a reusable bag made from repurposed scrap pieces of bamboo fabric.
The bamboo comforter from Ettitude is available in a summer or winter weight so you’re always getting the right level of cozy. It’s made with a 100% plant-based bamboo shell and filled with bamboo fibers for lightweight warmth. Protect your bamboo duvet with their Signature Sateen Duvet Cover made from 100% bamboo lyocell that feels like silk. I love the color choices available at Ettitude. Your bamboo duvet will perfectly complement any room.
Ettitude created a carbon-neutral fabric for their bamboo duvets that uses 500 times less water than cotton. They’re committed to reducing their impact on the environment and are working to develop manufacturing processes that support the health of our planet.
How to Wash a Bamboo Duvet
here are a few things to keep in mind when washing a bamboo duvet and cover to ensure that you don't damage the bamboo fibers. Some bamboo duvets are machine-washable, while others are dry clean or hand wash only. Always check the care label and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Check the care label: Before cleaning your bamboo duvet, check the care label for any specific instructions or warnings.
- Use a mild detergent: Use a mild detergent that’s free from bleach, harsh chemicals, and fragrances. These can damage the bamboo fibers and affect the quality of the duvet.
- Use a gentle cycle: Use a gentle cycle on your washing machine. Regular or high-speed cycles can damage the duvet.
- Avoid high heat: Do not use high heat when washing or drying your bamboo duvet. The high temperatures can shrink or damage the fibers.
- Tumble dry on low heat: If your bamboo duvet is machine-washable, you can tumble dry it on low heat.
- Avoid drying in direct sunlight: Drying in direct sunlight can cause discoloration or damage to the fibers.
- Avoid using fabric softeners: Fabric softeners or bleach can damage the fibers and affect the quality of the duvet.
Get a More Restful Sleep With a Bamboo Duvet
If you’re looking for a more restful sleep, try switching to a bamboo duvet and cover. The lightweight softness and breathability will help you feel rested and recharged for whatever the next day brings. Even if you can’t linger under the covers.