@djslack The 100% bamboo is the important part. I’ve bought from several different Amazon sellers and as long as it’s 100% I’ve been satisfied. (Zen Bamboo, RRG Int’l, Mandarin Home, EMME, and my personal favorite LinenSpa).
@djslack@mr_crash_davis My understanding is that there is no such thing as 100% real bamboo fabric. Bamboo is not a strong enough fiber on it’s own and must be mixed with other things, like rayon. Anyone who says something is all bamboo fabric is misleading you.
@djslack@mr_crash_davis@SnDMommy Um, you do know that Rayon us made from cellulose and when they say “bamboo” they mean the cellulose was extracted from bamboo, and not from recycled paper or old growth forest trees or some other sustainable source.
FYI - Guess where all that bamboo comes from? China. Get these before the tarrifs kick in.
COME ON!!! There hasn’t been shit for weeks. The tie downs come and they freaking sell out immediately. Some decent sheets come and the only size adults actually use freaking sell out immediately.
MEH sucks sweaty balls!!!
It refers the frequency an organism reproduces, semelparity describes the reproductive life of salmon, squids, etc. these animals produce one brood and die. Iteroparity refers to reproduction in which there are multiple reproductive cycles, e.g., chickens, squirrels, humans, etc…
Considering the exhibited level of intelligence of most of the foul mouthed posts on this site; it is not surprising that a reasonably intelligent post causes confusion.
@ACustomer thanks for clearing that shit right the fuck up!
I think it would be more proper to state that bamboo is semelparous than that it is a semelparity. I do believe it would be an example of semelparity. I also find the analogy to OP’s condition a stretch, unless they can only reproduce while married, have already produced one offspring (or brood), have since terminated that marriage, and are therefore at risk of only reproducing once in a lifespan. But I barely know more than the /define command, so don’t take my word for it.
@JT954@Kidsandliz I’m sure they’re the same, they throw in two more pillowcases to make it 6 pieces. We have two sets. They’re very nice, smooth and comfy. Not very heavy, probably best for summer sheets. Seem to be holding up okay through a few washings. I’m not a big fan of the microfiber component and will not be buying more. But I do like the sustainability and lower impact of bamboo rayon so I’m going to try some of the 100% bamboo brands @mr_crash_davis mentions above. Sorry Meh.
@sammydog01 But @mike808 say rayon is a polyester in his response to me in the post below. I don’t know all the finer differences between all these things. All I know is that cotton shrinks and is less likely to get “sweaty” than most other choices except those designed to “wick”. Oh and non 100% cotton fabric is harder to get oil based stains out of.
@Kidsandliz Rayon is a polyester. It is a particular thread made from fibers of polyester molecules. It is the source of those polyester molecules that is being advertised as being from bamboo. “Microfiber” is another kind of thread made from the same or different fibers.
Rayon thread comes from cellulose, which is harvested from wood pulp. That makes it predominately a natural product. Its main source is renewable since trees are grown on plantations specifically for producing Rayon/Viscose fibers. The process from greenhouse, to plantation, to harvest takes seven years. Bamboo grows faster than trees, so the cycle is even shorter for bamboo-sourced cellulose. Polyester is a completely man-made fiber that comes from oil, a non-renewable resource.
The difference in a fabric sense is the way these strands of long-chain hydrocarbons are spun into thread used in the fabrics, which also varies in the weave used as well. Just as fixed, but variable lengths of animal hair fibers are spun into thread, these are non-animal “hair fibers”.
Polyester can be a never-ending strand chemically produced, cellulose is nature’s OG analogue, but isn’t never-ending and has different lengths.
Those cellulose molecules (from wood or bamboo pulp) are (chemically) chopped up to form the “fibers” of the threads. The cellulose molecules come in different lengths and have natural variations that cause them to “break” in different places, so the “hairs” used in the thread aren’t identical, like they would be in chemically-produced Polyester spun thread.
How the fibers are spun and treated into thread makes them “microfiber” or not, like the difference between thread and yarn.
Bamboo leaves and the soft, inner pith from the hard bamboo trunk are extracted using a steaming process and then mechanically crushed to extract the cellulose. Typically cellulose is purified, treated with lye, dissolved (in carbon disulfide), and re-formed to make rayon.
Workers are seriously harmed by the carbon disulfide used to make bamboo viscose. Effects include psychosis, heart attacks, liver damage, and blindness. The CS2 is volatile; rayon workers inhale it, but it is not found in the finished product. Rayon factories rarely give information on their occupational exposure limits and compliance, and legal limits even in developed countries are too lax to avoid harm
@blaineg@Kidsandliz@mike808 I was a chemist at a manufacturing plant that made rayon back in the day. They had a big carbon disulfide remediation program going on. The Avtex plant in Front Royal was a giant environmental disaster. I don’t even know if rayon is produced in the US anymore.
It’s naive at best to say that “natural” fibers are better- cotton uses a shit-ton of chemicals for processing and produces a shit-ton of waste water. You need to take a look at the big picture for each fiber and I’m not sure if anyone is unbiased enough these days to do that.
Cherry-picking bits of information from Wikipedia does not make you qualified to come to conclusions about whether bamboo rayon is a good thing especially if your source doesn’t know the fucking difference between cellulose and polyester and how synthetics are processed into yarn.
Bamboo is a great material. “Microfiber” is polyester. It tends to pill and doesn’t breathe that well. I used to use microfiber sheets in college cause they were cheap, but I’d have to throw them away after 6 months. I’m not sure how the blend will do, just relaying my experience with 100% microfiber.
I just put some Bamboo/polyester sheets on my bed and so far I really like them. I think Target or one of our local chains had them for a good deal so we picked up a set of fulls to try. Very smooth, not too hot, very comfy. I have no clue how long they’ll last but I like them a LOT better then the all micro fiber set I tried as they were very overly hot during the summer and thin.
They did feel nice though as well, much better during the winter to keep warm if you have a set of the old microfiber ones.
Looks like the FTC says (to the tune of $1.3 million in fines) that you can’t call rayon made from bamboo “bamboo”, since there’s nothing “bamboo” in the finished product. You can say “rayon (or viscose) made from bamboo.”
@Paigehodges Depending on where you saw this posted the deal started at 11:00 PM Central or 11:00 AM Eastern. The “Daybreak” deal posted at Morningsave is frequently offered at meh.com the night before. Not always, but frequently it is the same deal.
This one appears to have had limited quantities and was posted to meh.com the night before so savvy hoards of shoppers bought out a lot before morningsave “opened” it.
@SharonOser Hi. This deal is over, deader than yesterday’s news, but they probably wear like $20 sheets. In the specs it says they fit “extra thick mattresses” up to 16” but some posters said that still wasn’t deep enough for them. Giggity.