12 Apr '16

The Mulberry Silk Duvet: What’s Inside Really Does Matter and Care Instructions

Posted by Naama Bar-David
Mulberry Silk Duvet Bamboo Sheets and More

You may never have considered it, but what’s inside your duvet matters.

Mulberry silk duvets are made of the finest silk, providing the ultimate in sleep comfort. The best duvets are great insulators, yet are light, airy and breathable. A Mulberry silk duvet scores 10 out of 10 on all points.

Your Mulberry silk duvet will drape beautifully to the contours of your body and allow for free and easy movement while you sleep. It is the only type of duvet that knowledgeable people in the bedding business would recommend for four season comfort (just like our bamboo sheets).

We are often asked why we use the more expensive Mulberry silk as a fill for our silk duvets. When silk worms are fed Mulberry leaves, the silk filaments that are produced are very long and odourless unlike those in lower quality silk. The longer silk filaments help stabilize the silk fill inside the duvet by limiting fill migration or bulking, and help prevent the formation of sparse cold spots. The purer nature of Mulberry silk imparts a wonderfully fresh feel to your silk duvet. Come summer or winter, this beautiful bedding item will not disappoint. It will keep you luxuriously comfortable and at the perfect temperature for a great night’s sleep.

Mulberry silk is non-allergenic and the best choice for those who suffer from allergies or skin sensitivities. It is anti-microbial and, as a result, easy to maintain. As long as you protect your silk duvet with a duvet cover and avoid soiling, regular cleaning is not necessary.

To ensure that your luxurious four-season Mulberry silk duvet will last you a long time, just follow these easy care tips:

Tip 1: Because silk is anti-microbial, silk duvets when properly covered, never really require cleaning. Just air-out your silk duvet in indirect sunlight (in the shade on a sunny day) two or three times a year.

Tip 2: Protective bamboo duvet covers are the perfect complement to our Mulberry silk duvets. They will never compromise the duvets’ breathability and lightweight qualities.

Tip 3: Never machine-wash or hand-wash a silk duvet in water. If necessary, the duvet may be dry-cleaned. Ask your drycleaner to run the silk duvet twice through his dryer to help remove trace distillate

Enjoy your Mulberry silk duvet. You deserve it!

15 Feb '16

Why Bamboo Sheets? - A Good Sleep Is Worth More Than You Know

Posted by Sonia Shron

We all know that being well rested is linked to feeling good and looking good. It’s part of the reason no one likes to hear they look tired. But what is it about sleep that is so important? Well, research indicates that a good night’s rest can benefit your heart, mind, weight and much more.

 Studies have shown that getting your 8 hours a night can:

  • reduce stress levels and in turn the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and premature aging. Put another way, the secret to youthfulness is in your sleep.
  • improve your memory and boost creativity. While you sleep, your mind goes through a process called consolidation, which helps you strengthen memories and “practice” skills learned while you were awake. Your brain also appears to reorganize and restructure your memories, which may result in more creativity.
  • help keep your weight down. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain. When you are sleepy, certain hormone levels go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite. Going to bed early can help you stay slim.
  • improve performance, enhance your ability to focus and maintain emotional balance. In other words, get things done and feel happy throughout your day.

 If you thought sleep was important before, now you know that it’s critical to your living well and living long. Our company is dedicated to providing the best in comfort to ensure that you will be the best that you can be.

 So what can you do to ensure that you get a good night’s rest? Improve your sleep environment!

  1. Keep your room, dark, cool and quiet.
  2. A supportive mattress and a good pillow are a great start.
  3. Choose the right premium bedding to make your sleep experience enticing.

Bamboo sheets are as good as it gets. The soft, smooth nature and breathability of bamboo yarns make bamboo bedding the purest expression of luxurious comfort. There is simply no better place to rest after a challenging day.

Many of our customers further optimize their sleep experience with a light and airy Mulberry silk duvet. It has remarkable insulating properties and yet is wonderfully breathable and light. It is the type of covering that will keep you cozy all night, four seasons of the year.

Sleep Well. Sleep More. Be Happy. Stay Healthy.

With thanks to our research team,

Sonia Shron


30 Jan '16

Bamboo Sheets Appreciated after Kayaking in the Kawartha’s

Posted by Sonia Shron

Like many people, my husband Van loves the great outdoors. Every summer, for almost a decade, Van has gone on a kayaking trip with a few friends. On one particular trip, before I sent him on his way, I prepared him a beautiful lunch complete with one of my scrumptious roast beef sandwiches. Little did I know that my tempting lunch would play a part in a most unexpected turn of events.

Kayaking down Nogies Creek in the Kawartha’s the group noticed a bear running past them in the bush. Surprised by the sight of the bear, Van and his friends carefully followed its progress through the bush and watched amazed as the bear swam across the creek right in front of them at a speed their kayaks could never have matched... Phew! Seems the bear was even more scared than they were. Catastrophe avoided! Or so they thought...

After another hour of kayaking to put some distance between the bear and the group, they settled down for lunch. In his tired and hungry state and in this new location dictated by the bear encounter, Van’s clever choice of a resting place was a poison ivy patch. Like most, he had an allergic reaction and spent the rest of the day in increasing stages of discomfort.

By the time he arrived home, he had developed a terrible rash on his legs and was covered in hives from the waist up (thankfully excluding his face and neck). Needless to say, his skin was super sensitive – even our finest cotton sheets felt like sand paper and his cotton t-shirts were prickly and un-wearable. Were it not for our bamboo sheets and a set of old bamboo pajamas (and a heavy dose of prednisone), Van would have suffered through two weeks of sleepless nights. But the amazingly soft and non-abrasive nature of bamboo fabric soothed his irritated skin and provided the comfort he needed during the healing period.

It is impossible to articulate the difference bamboo sheets really make. The natural softness and breathability of this bedding is simply unbeatable. You have to experience it for yourself. As Van says, “If everyone knew how wonderful this bamboo product really is, they would never sleep on anything else.”  

Sonia Shron

President: Bamboo Sheets and More.

27 Dec '15

6 Surprising Facts That Will Make You Switch to Bamboo Sheets

Posted by Sonia Shron

A major part of getting a good night’s sleep is having a comfortable sleeping environment. Your bed sheets can make all the difference in the quality of your sleep.

At Bamboo Sheets and More, we’ve got everything you need to have a bamboo-tiful sleep.

  1. It’s like sleeping on soft silk! Bamboo fibers are very smooth and have a natural lustre. Your bamboo sheets will develop a wonderfully fine soft nap after the first wash. The soft nap combined with the ultra-fine twill weave of better bamboo linens, creates a super soft texture that feels incredible against your skin. The smoothness of these sheets also means that they easily glide and flow around your body to make for a comfortable and soothing sleep.
  2. It’s hypo-allergenic! Bamboo Sheets and More’s bamboo sheets have an Oeko-tex Standard 100 Certification, which means your bamboo sheets will not contain any trace chemicals. Traces of formaldehyde are thought to be one of the causes of skin sensitivity to fabrics. The absence of trace chemicals in these sheets makes them perfect for people who suffer from allergies. How great is that! Any bamboo fabrics advertised as anti-microbial have had a chemical treatment applied. Avoid them.
  3. Keep warm. These sheets provide the perfect balance of temperature while you sleep. Your breathable bamboo sheets allow air to naturally flow over and around your body. They will keep you warm, dry and cozy under an insulating layer such as a duvet or comforter.
  4. Stay cool. Bamboo fabric is incredibly breathable. A naturally moisture wicking fabric, bamboo sheets pull moisture away from the skin. The individual fibers have cross sections filled with micro-holes and micro-gaps that enhance the evaporation of moisture. It works the same way as technical fabrics used in workout clothing and outerwear. Your sheets will keep you cooler in warmer temperatures, so you can say goodbye to the discomfort of night sweats!
  5. Save time and expense! Bamboo sheets are durable and easy care. Use a warm and gentle washer and dryer setting, and take your bamboo sheets out of the dryer just before the end of the drying cycle. You will find that the sheets dry beautifully and are ready for use. If you choose to iron your bamboo sheets or pillowcases, use an iron setting just at the point where steam is created (a low temperature iron). They will iron easily.
  6. It’s environmentally friendly. Bamboo forests are sustainable and require no pesticides or fertilizers for growth. Because bamboo forests grow aggressively they do not require intense agricultural management, massive amounts of water, or mass expenditure of energy to re-seed every year. Bamboo  is a very environmentally friendly source of fiber for your bamboo sheets.