What Is Rayon From Bamboo?

Rayon from bamboo has become an incredibly trendy textile in recent years. Yet despite its growing popularity, not everyone knows the full bamboo rayon rundown, or just how great this fiber really is.

Since 2008, QE Home has proudly carried this bamboo-tiful material…and it’s one of our bestselling products for a reason! From its sustainability to its exceptional, breathable comfort, there’s no shortage of reasons to love this fabric.

What Exactly Is Rayon From Bamboo?

Did you know that bamboo plants can’t actually form their characteristic soft and breathable fibers on their own?

Because they need a little extra help reaching their optimal state, the term rayon from bamboo (or bamboo rayon) is used to describe the man-made, semi-synthetic fiber that results when plant fibers are spun into threads.

On their own, bamboo rayon fibers tend to be less durable when wet compared to other fibers, so you’ll often find them blended with cotton or polyester for added strength (more on this in a moment!)

How Is Rayon From Bamboo Made?

Rayon from bamboo is made from bamboo cellulose, which is derived from bamboo plant stalks and leaves.

Once harvested, the stalks and leaves are crushed into a pulp before being mixed with natural enzymes that break down the plant matter more. What remains is a mass of bamboo cellulose that can then be spun into threads and woven to create fabrics – like the kinds our customers know and love!

(P.S. If you’re worried about whether pandas have enough to munch on, fear not! Our bamboo blend comes from Moso bamboo, a variety that our furry friends don’t eat, and is harvested far from the Giant Pandas natural habitats).

Let’s dive into some of the qualities that make bamboo rayon such a soft and sustainable superstar!

What Makes Rayon From Bamboo So Sustainable?

Bamboo grows faster than most other plants, reaching up to 80cm in a single day!

Rapidly Growing Raw Material

Bamboo requires very little water to grow & absorbs nutrients slowly, protecting against soil depletion.

Minimal Resources Required For Growth

Since bamboo grows so rapidly, it can be harvested repeatedly with little ecological impact.

No Need For Deforestation

QE Home uses Moso Bamboo, a variety not eaten by pandas (leaving their natural dietary sources alone!)

Less Wildlife
Disruption

Bamboo produces more oxygen & absorbs more carbon dioxide than most crops, helping the atmosphere stay clean.

Extra Oxygen
For The Air

Producing rayon from bamboo leaves no chemical residue behind; fully biodegradable.

Fully Biodegradable Fabrics

The Uniques Benefits Of Rayon From Bamboo

Rayon from bamboo remains soft, resists pilling, and maintains its smooth surface wash after wash.

Soft & Resilient Pill-Free Surface

Rayon from bamboo is moisture-wicking & avoids clinging, keeping you comfortable all-year round.

Cool Ventilation that Keeps Your Body Dry

Rayon from bamboo prevents bacteria, mold & dust mite buildup, so those with allergies & sensitivities can sleep easy.

Skin-Friendly & Hypoallergenic

What Makes Rayon From Bamboo So Sustainable?

Rapidly Growing Raw Material

Bamboo grows faster than most other plants, reaching up to 80cm in a single day!

Minimal Resources Required For Growth

Bamboo requires very little water to grow & absorbs nutrients slowly, protecting against soil depletion.

No Need For Deforestation

Since bamboo grows so rapidly, it can be harvested repeatedly with little ecological impact.

Less Wildlife
Disruption

QE Home uses Moso Bamboo, a variety not eaten by pandas (leaving their natural dietary sources alone!)

Extra Oxygen
For The Air

Bamboo produces more oxygen & absorbs more carbon dioxide than most crops, helping the atmosphere stay clean.

Fully Biodegradable Fabrics

Producing rayon from bamboo leaves no chemical residue behind; fully biodegradable.

The Uniques Benefits Of Rayon From Bamboo

Soft & Resilient Pill-Free Surface

Rayon from bamboo remains soft, resists pilling, and maintains its smooth surface wash after wash.

Cool Ventilation that Keeps Your Body Dry

Rayon from bamboo is moisture-wicking & avoids clinging, keeping you comfortable all-year round.

Skin-Friendly & Hypoallergenic

Rayon from bamboo prevents bacteria, mold & dust mite buildup, so those with allergies & sensitivities can sleep easy.

What Makes QE Home’s Rayon From Bamboo Unique?

Not all fabrics are created equal, and that’s precisely why we’ve spent decades testing, refining, and perfecting our signature bamboo blend.

Through trial and error, we discovered a precise mix of bamboo and cotton fibers that stay soft yet durable between washes, preventing the fabric from pilling, shrinking, or losing its shape.

Rest assured, our bamboo blend bedding comes in a wide variety of colours and styles for all your bedroom needs. From breathable staples like solid sheet sets to the trendy bedding collections and signature duvet covers we design every season, we’ve got a bamboo-made snooze for everyone.

P.S. Did you know we’ve partnered with Green Story to make our solid bamboo sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases carbon neutral? Learn more about our carbon conscious efforts here!

Our Signature Bamboo Blends

Bamboo Cotton

Our bamboo cotton blends are beloved for a reason! Combining the two fibers allows the fabric to retain all the sleep benefits that bamboo rayon has to offer while boosting the fabric’s durability too.

We’ve spent years refining our formula so that we can stand behind our product with full confidence! With our 60% bamboo rayon / 40% cotton blend, you can enjoy all the moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, and allergen-resistant qualities of bamboo for even longer.

Bamboo Charcoal

Bamboo charcoal is created by heating bamboo stalks up to temperatures over 800°C, which breaks down the plant matter into ultra-fine nano particles. These particles are then combined with bamboo rayon and cotton to maximize the health benefits while keeping true to the quality of our bamboo cotton blends!

Thanks to its negative ionic charge and porous structure, bamboo charcoal has excellent anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, and thermoregulating properties that helps the material stay fresh for longer. This creates a clean, dry, and purified sleeping environment for a more hygienic night’s sleep!

Our Bamboo Cotton Bedding Collections

Ready to bamboo-zle your bed?

Look for these logos while shopping to see which of our collections are made with rayon from bamboo!

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