Eucalyptus Bedding VS Cotton VS Bamboo

Eucalyptus Bedding VS Cotton VS Bamboo

We hear a lot about cotton bedding sheets, cotton towels, cotton underwear, and plenty of other products that are made with this fabric. After all, cotton is so popular that our world annually produces 25 million tonnes of it. What we don’t hear often enough about is the impact that this popularity has on the environment.

The environmental impact of cotton

Everything from land to water and air is affected by the highly intensive production of cotton. A process that could be limited by choosing eco-friendly alternatives such as Eucalyptus instead, which requires way fewer resources to be produced. Here’s how unsustainable cotton is in comparison:

  • Producing each kilogram of cotton requires 20,000 liters of water - Eucalyptus sheets only require up to 155 gallons of water per pound. Meaning that this switch could save 1035 days of drinking water.

  • Cotton’s production makes up 11% of pesticide use and 16% of insecticide use at a global level - The production of Eucalyptus requires no pesticide as they are naturally insect repellent. By choosing Eucalyptus, you save 352sq ft of land farmed without pesticides. 

  • Cotton takes up 2.5% of the world’s arable land - Since Eucalyptus grows so fast, it occupies significantly less land.

  • Cotton takes its time to biodegrade - In comparison, Eucalyptus bedding biodegrades twice faster and can often be recycled instead of thrown away.

  • One set of cotton sheets requires 27 KwH of energy - Eucalyptus can beat that as well, needing about 30% less energy and ultimately avoiding 31 miles of carbon emissions in its production process.

  • Is Bamboo the solution?

    For those who have become aware of the unsustainability of cotton before, bamboo was hailed as the perfect solution to save the environment. However, is your bamboo bedding really made of bamboo?

    The process of making bamboo sheets is so intensive that the result ends up stripping all benefits of the original bamboo material. The initial process is more sustainable than cotton but when it comes to the chemical process, we’re back to the same issue again.

    Producing bamboo bedding requires 12 chemicals that are toxic to the environment which alter the benefits of bamboo and are impossible to recycle after use. That’s compared to the zero chemicals used to make Eucalyptus products, which only require an organic solvent of which 99% of it is recycled to be used again in production.

    Try Eucalyptus Bedding

    Not only Eucalyptus wins over cotton and bamboo for its eco-friendly production, it also offers many more benefits that beat its competitors:

    70% more moisture-wicking than cotton - perfect for both hot and cold sleepers;

    The least wrinkling prone fabric - especially compared to bamboo;

    Ultra-soft fabric - get a silky feeling without the cost of real silk;

    Better longevity - enjoy its benefits for longer than even the highest quality bamboo or cotton bedding.


    For an alternative that gives you a worry-free sleeping experience with its 100% antibacterial natural fabric, the eco-friendly bedding made from Eucalyptus is unbeatable. Do something good for the environment without sacrificing your comfort, check out our Eucalyptus bedding at NATUREST today and make the switch.