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Simply, Viscose is not Bamboo!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 18, 2019
Bamboo Viscose per Wikipedia:
“Textiles labelled as being made from bamboo are usually not made by mechanical crushing and retting. They are generally synthetic rayon made from cellulose extracted from bamboo.
In the US, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that unless a yarn is made directly with bamboo fibre — often called “mechanically processed bamboo” — it must be called "rayon" or "rayon made from bamboo".
They also mention that rayon can be derived from most cellulose sources.. so what I bought was essentially just Rayon pillowcases. Bedsure covered themselves in a sneaky fashion by not mentioning the FTC requirement in the listing “header” but buried it further down in their description. nice way to CYA.
Also These did have a strong odor right out of the envelope for the first 24 hours as some have stated.
As these are not actually made with real Bamboo fibers any assumptions about any anti-microbial properties should remain just that. And again bedsure is careful not to mention that... but isn’t it nice how they stuck a Bamboo plant next to the “features” of their item.
Overall save yourself the cash and just buy Rayon. The Bamboo hype is out of control!
(two stars for the smell.)