Silk vs. Bamboo: Discover Your Ideal Luxury Bedding

This article will help you choose between silk and bamboo bedding. It discusses the unique properties and benefits of each material so you can decide which works best for you and make an informed purchasing decision.


Silk or Bamboo: Which Bedding is Best?

When it comes to luxury bedding options, silk sheets and bamboo viscose sheets are at the top of our list. Both of these materials are known for providing a comfortable and lavish sleep experience and an indulgent romantic look. Silk and bamboo bedding drape beautifully; feel soft and smooth; regulate temperature; and help control allergens. Silk bedding and bamboo viscose can both be machine washed. These materials are also both used in high-quality luxury bedding, and represent an investment.

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At Mulberry Park Silks, we love sharing insight into the many benefits of silk as it relates to other luxury fabrics. And—after silk, of course—bamboo viscose has a lot to offer. That’s why we’re taking a deep dive into bamboo to explore how it compares to silk based on look, feel, price, sustainability, and more. Read on to learn more about these wonderful choices in luxury bedding.

Bamboo Viscose: Sustainable Plant-based Luxury

For information purposes and consistency, we will talk about bamboo viscose sheets from Cozy Earth, a popular luxury brand. These sheets are made from 100% premium viscose from the bamboo plant, a sustainable and renewable material. Cozy Earth bamboo viscose sheets are made in a sateen weave style for a satiny look with a gentle drape. They are soft to the touch; breathable; and temperature regulating because (unlike cotton sheets) they wick moisture. Bamboo fiber is also hypoallergenic and anti-microbial, which means the fabric resists mold, dust mites and other irritants.

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
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Cozy Earth sheets are available in a range of seven shades, mostly muted earth tones, from Twin through King. The company also has a bamboo pillowcase collection; a bamboo duvet cover; and even a bamboo sleep mask. Bamboo viscose sheets can be easily machine washed and dried and are quite durable and resistant to pilling. Cozy Earth sheets are made from sustainably harvested bamboo fibers with a direct supply chain and ethical factories. 

Cozy Earth Bamboo Viscose Sheets Pros: 

  • Naturally derived plant-based material
  • Soft, lustrous look and feel
  • Breathable and temperature-regulating bamboo fabric
  • Hypoallergenic/resists mold and mites
  • Washable and durable
  • Sustainable and ethically made

Cozy Earth Bamboo Viscose Sheets Cons:

  • Limited color choices
  • Only one weight
  • Cost of sheet set

Mulberry Park Silks Sheets: Unparalleled Luxury and Beauty Benefits

Mulberry Park Silks sheets are made from 100% pure mulberry silk and made of the highest-grade silk in the marketplace (6A). These sheets are woven in a charmeuse style, with one side being soft and lustrous with a subtle matte finish on the reverse. These pure mulberry silk sheets drape wonderfully and feel even better. 

Woman Lies in Silk Bedding

Our pure silk sheets are breathable, moisture wicking, and naturally temperatureregulating to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter; they are also hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites (this is one area where both silk and bamboo both outperform cotton sheets, even those made from fine Supima cotton or Egyptian Cotton). Additionally, silk fiber is protein-based and offers special benefits for hair and skin. The natural amino acids in silk help hair and skin retain its natural moisture and resist irritation In fact, silk is recommended by dermatologists for patients with sensitive skin. The soft surface of silk also protects skin from sleep wrinkles and safeguards hair from breakage, frizz, and damage

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Mulberry Park Silks sheets come in three momme weights ranging from 19 to 30, and ten shades ranging from subtle to jewel-toned bold colors. The company also offers a silk pillowcase collection (in an even wider range of colors and styles); silk duvet covers and shams; silk robes; silk sleep masks and eye masks; and silk hair and beauty accessories. These pure silk sheets can be machine washed with a a bit of extra care to protect the integrity of the fabric. Mulberry Park Silks sheets biodegradable and certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as independently tested and certified as safe from more than 400 chemicals. Learn about OEKO-TEX® here.

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Mulberry Park Silks Sheets Pros:

  • Pure protein-based fabric from silk fiber
  • The ultimate in luxury and comfort
  • Breathable and temperature regulating
  • Hypoallergenic/resists mold and mites
  • Help hair and skin retain natural moisture
  • Minimizes wrinkles, tangles, bedhead, and frizz
  • A range of colors
  • Washable
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified for safety

Mulberry Park Silks Sheets Cons:

  • Silk sheets require a bit of extra care
  • Higher initial cost of sheet set
Features/Properties Cozy Earth Bamboo Bedding (Viscose) Mulberry Park Silks
Type of Fiber Natural, plant-based fiber Natural, protein-based fiber
Texture and Drape Soft and smooth, luxurious drape Unmatched softness and smooth weave, luxurious drape
Weave Style Satiny sateen-style weave Lustrous charmeuse weave, dull finish opposite
Material and Weight 100% bamboo, single weight 100% pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A, range of momme weights
Key Features Breathable, temperature regulating, moisture-wicking Breathable, temperature regulating, moisture-wicking
Benefits Comfortable sleep Comfortable sleep and beauty benefits to hair and skin
Color Range A range of colors, mostly subtle shades A range of colors from subtle to vivid bold
Eco-friendliness Sustainable and responsibly harvested Biodegradable, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, natural dyes
Product Range Sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, sleep masks, apparel Sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, sleep masks, eye pillows, robes, hair accessories
Care Instructions Machine washable, Durable Machine washable, Requires a bit of extra care

Our Verdict: It Might Surprise You!

Of course, as a leading retailer of the finest silk sheets, bedding, and accessories, we will always recommend investing in silk bedding, accessories, and home linen. But the good news when choosing between silk and bamboo viscose is this: you can enjoy both! In fact, pure mulberry silk and high-quality bamboo viscose actually lend themselves quite wonderfully to mixing and matching. For example, the durability of bamboo makes it ideal for a fitted sheet that can be delightfully topped with a pure silk flat sheet or duvet cover. Truly, you are limited only by your imagination. Best of all, both silk and bamboo viscose guarantee you a comfortable and luxurious night’s rest.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.