Sheron Cardin's Input...: You are not green until you SLEEP ON BAMBOO?

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

You are not green until you SLEEP ON BAMBOO?

Viva Terra bamboo sheetsThat's right! You are NOT GREEN until you order your very own bamboo sheets! I am not kidding. I might be the last one to know about these but I understand they feel way beyond the silkiest thread count.

I am so excited about taking my green living to a new level that I am announcing the product in my February newsletter. Target carries them if you can believe that...but my favorite online store is Viva Terra...not that I have anything against Target, Viva Terry is one of my affiliates so I will support them.

(Now if you are going to order your very own, I  shamelessly ask you to support my affiliate and purchase them from  my shopping mall.)

If you happen to be the savviest environmentalist around and actually sleep on these bamboo sheets, please do let us know how they really feel. I just ordered mine. 

 

Namaste

Comment balloon 19 commentsSheron Cardin • January 25 2008 06:59PM

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Sheron - sounds interesting.  Keep us posted on how the feel and how they wash.  
Posted by Maureen Maureen almost 12 years ago
Washing Maureen? I am so excited about them I hadn't considered wear??? I appreciate your question and snapping me out of my green stupor and back to the practical side of life :)
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

Sheron,

This would be interesting...bamboo is a 'grass', not a tree or bush and grows like wildfire...this would be a great renewable resource! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Your post got me thinking......and then looking .......I found what I was looking for...Hemp Sheets.  The perfect gift for the baby boomer stuck in the 60's

 

Posted by Ron Parise (LocateHomes.com) almost 12 years ago
I know someone that would just love these and they will make the perfect gift!  I would love to hear how they feel when you get them. What a great use of a very renewable resource. We had some bamboo growing in the backyard of our old house. My husband worked for all seven years that we lived there to try to get rid if it and never succeeded. Bamboo is like a weed! It even spread into the middle of our neighbors yard! I wonder if he'd like some bamboo sheets...  *grin*
Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) almost 12 years ago

Fran ~ I also did not know bamboo was a grass. Thank you!

Ron ~ hemp and bamboo products are really a great idea as gifts, now you have me thinking :)

Libby ~ I read that they are like a million thread count...that sound really good to me. I think you should send your old neighbor 'something' from bamboo...that would be a crackup!

 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

I bought bamboo sheets at Bed Bath and Beyond last summer.  They are machine washable and they feel silky and luxurious.  I had a problem with the seams ripping out on the fitted sheet and on the pillowcases.

I took that set back, but I'll definitely buy another set when it's time to get rid of my winter flannels.

P.S. I'm knitting a sweater out of bamboo yarn.

Posted by Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor (5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for posting this, I have been curious about the quality of bamboo fabric.... isn't it funny to think what they can do with that plant.

We have a lot of bamboo flooring over here and I love it.  They say the termites won't eat it, since it's not "wood".  I'll let you know.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago
Now if we can run our cars on it, I know what I can do will all this land of mine!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

Sheron-

Bamboo sheets? That's a cool idea. I've heard of bamboo towels, but I haven't gotten any yet (the ones I have are just fine).

Please do let us know how they hold up! I'm interested to know more... I'll certainly keep them in mind next time I go sheet shopping!

~Emily

The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Posted by Emily Johnston (Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago
I will Emily. This news of bamboo sheets came just in time for me since I had worn a hole in my Jersey sheets. I loved them so much I am going to recycle them as my household rags. 
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron, You'll have to let me know how they do...I'm curious to see how they are after a few washings as I haven't heard they hold up well; although that may be by the brand (do they have a threadcount??).
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 12 years ago
Good point Carole - I will do some investigation on brands and see if they all come from the same source and if they have different grades of quality.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Target has the best price but their refund policy is you must return the sheets in 'new' condition so that won't cover seam weakness. Viva Terra has no restrictions so I am happy I went with them.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron - interesting find! Let us know how they hold up!
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 12 years ago
Hi Mary - that will take months before I find out how they hold up. I wouldn't let that stop you from buying them for yourself. Cotton is not good for our planet. A lot of changes are going to be made to deal this cotton issue. 
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron, I've seen those around town.  Unfortunately I'm still stuck on my Egyptian cotton sheets.  You know me, all things Egyptian!  But the day will come when I'll have to purchase new ones and because I love the renewability of bamboo, will go for them.  Now, if I could just get one of my cats to use the litterbox I could get bamboo flooring )-:
Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) almost 12 years ago
I currently sleep on Beechwood sheets...only the best sheets ever! I'm sure the bamboo will be great as well!
Posted by Darryl Glade, New Orleans Real Estate (RE/MAX N.O. Properties) almost 12 years ago

Terry - your mind works in mysterious ways my dear :) LOL

Darryl - Beechwood? Am I that far behind the times? I think I will buy some stock in bamboo the way this is going. Thanks Darryl, this is a whole new world for me...I seldom purchase sheets for my clients unless it is part of a bedding ensemble. I wonder how the compare to Frette sheets?

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

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