ettitude’s CleanBamboo™ Charcoal fabric is proven to reduce bacteria
The Egyptians invented cotton in 400BC; now in the 21st century, it’s time to expect your sheets to do a little more than keep you comfortable. ettitude’s CleanBamboo™ Charcoal bedding and sleepwear essentials are infused with natural antimicrobial properties that keep them fresher for longer.
We’ve seen charcoal make its way into everyday products, from charcoal water to lemonade-infused drinks, to detox pills and more. Activated charcoal has been used as a cure-all for detoxing. Our curious and innovative spirit led us to think, why not bring it into the bedroom?
Transforming our signature CleanBamboo™ lyocell fabric into CleanBamboo™ Charcoal
We start by baking raw bamboo at high temperatures to create activated charcoal, then infuse that nano-sized bamboo charcoal powder into our signature organic bamboo lyocell fabric. The result is a silky-soft fabric that fights bacteria and stays fresh-feeling and clean-smelling longer—science says so.
A quick science lesson: antimicrobial vs antibacterial
Antimicrobial refers to killing or slowing the spread of microorganisms (plural) or microbes (singular). Microorganisms can include bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi such as mold and mildew.
How will this affect your sleep?
These smart bed sheets prevent unwanted odors by absorbing bacteria and wicking away sweat up to 50% faster than cotton, keeping sheets fresh for longer with fewer washes. CleanBamboo™ Charcoal offers benefits to all types of sleepers, and especially:
- Those with acne-prone skin
- Those who prefer to wash their sheets less often
- Those who self-identify as a “sweaty sleeper”
The results are in
We worked with the world’s leading inspection, testing and verification center, SGS, to certify the antimicrobial properties of our charcoal infused fabric. The results? Our fabric is proven to reduce more than 99.9% of bacteria. For comparison, cotton proved to increase bacteria growth.
Are there other alternatives to anti-microbial bedding?
There’s another anti-acne bedding made with silvon, which is silver fabric or copper threads. These metals have natural antimicrobial properties to kill off bacteria. The downside of this non plant-based antimicrobial solution: some amount of silver ions wash off in the laundry and seep into our water systems. While there are negligible levels detected in our water supplies so far, scientists don’t know the long-term effects of this exposure.
At ettitude, we believe in living mindfully to sustain a more comfortable existence for all. Sleep well in our sustainably-made CleanBamboo™ Charcoal bedding and sleepwear. Rest easy knowing these fabrics are performance tested to support your comfort and wellness.