I remember sitting at a college party, and one of the hosts kept talking about sheets. She went on and on about thread counts and such. I was baffled. First, we were at a college party—why was she talking about sheets? (Well, it was grad school.) Second, what the funk were thread counts?
Oh, mumblejumble, years later, and I know all too much about thread counts. Sort of. It still seems a bit “la te da” to me, but I do loves me some soft sheets. And higher thread counts equal softer sheets. I often find it all too hard to plunk down the cashola for them, though.
So when I was approached to try out KN Luxury Home Bamboo Sheets by Karen Neuburger. I jumped at the chance. They were luxury! And you know what caught my eye more than the word “luxury”? The fact that the sheets were made of bamboo. Bamboo is all the rage these days, because of the whole green factor—it can grow as much as a foot per day. But wow, there are all sorts of things I didn’t know about bamboo, such as:
Bamboo wicks away moisture, blocking bacteria growth and contains natural antibacterial properties. (It’s three times more resistant to bacteria than regular cotton.)
Bamboo does not require the use of pesticides, which great for the environment and anyone with allergies.
Some pretty cool facts for something you’d be sleeping on.
But I always wondered if bamboo clothing, sheets, etc., actually felt like. Was it scratchy and rough? Bamboo plants aren’t exactly the softest things in the world.
But things made from the plant can be the softest things in the world, as these sheets taught me. They were JUST what the doctor ordered after a long day at work. They were super silky, but not slippery like I imagine satin sheets would be like (I have never had satin sheets, so I don’t know, but I always remember this commercial when I think of them). And SO SOFT. KN makes some seriously soft sheets.
I loved them. Right up to the point O threw up on them (He kept waking up so I brought him to bed with me, and ta-da! puke on my new sheets). I threw them in the wash, and then put them right back on my bed the next night. Still feeling the love…
KN Luxury Home Bamboo Sheets by Karen Neuburger retail for $160 queen set; $180 king; often on sale for $69.99-$79.99. (Sale price for me, please!) The sheets are available at Bon-Ton department stores across the country and online at http://www.bonton.com/.