Fabric Facts & Information
Zyzu uses two outstanding materials for our Duvet covers:
100%Cotton Sateen and a Cotton & Bamboo blend.
Cotton Sateen is made using a satin weave structure. The sheen and softer feel of sateen is produced through the satin weave construction. Warp yarns are floated over weft yarns, for example three over and one under..
Standard plain weaves use a one-over, one-under structure. The long floats produce a surface that is smooth to the touch and reduces light scattering to increase shine. This weave structure is stronger and longer wearing than other weaves...rendering of a Sateen weave pattern:
A rendering to display Yarn smoothness
Below we offer a comparison to assist you in choosing which material suits you best. This is a comparison that might cause pause, for one simple fact.
Cotton has been long revered as the epitome of bedding fabric. We were raised with Cotton bedding, it was carefully cared for and even passed down through family generations.
Cotton & Fine linen is respected and is a true treasure.
Essentially both are great, one is classic and one is a new choice.
Duvet Cover Fabrics-Bamboo vs Cotton
Cotton. Over time, cotton can harbour bacteria hidden within the cotton fibres and scent which can linger through your space, especially when damp ...If Super-hot water, soap and bleach are used to clean cotton, it often cases dullness and yellowing.
Bamboo. Bamboo cloth, does not harbour scent. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and an odor resistant fiber and it stays colorfast as the Bamboo fibres are impermeable.
Cotton. High quality cotton is combed, meaning it has been cleaned of impurities and the shorter, rougher fibers are removed. Only the finest, longest fibers remain, giving it a silky feel. 100% combed cotton sheets will have a softer feel over cotton blends, but be more prone to wrinkles. To minimize wrinkles, remove the sheets from the dryer promptly once dry.
Bamboo. Natural and raw bamboo fibres are melted and extruded by machine into yarn. The resulting yarn has no loose fibres that would normally trap dander and dust. Making it hypoallergenic, a solid choice for persons with sensitivity.
Shrinkage - for all Fabrics
Expect 1 to 2% shrinkage, during the first washing. Can be reduced by washing in warm water dry on low settings and fold immediately once dry.
Cotton-Oil Absorption Cotton, and silk and wool, whether organic or not, absorb oils and traps moisture. They absorb body oils and other oils in the washer and its’ filters. Oil absorption, is why white cotton dulls and stains after washing, and routinely needs bleaching chemicals, harmful to you and your pets and drastically reduces the life of the cotton, by drying and breaking the fibres over time.
Bamboo-Oil Absorption Bamboo yarn by nature cannot absorb oils, it wicks moisture through the fibres. Bamboo is also unabsorbent, which means bamboo bed sheets won’t absorb the oils from your skin. Your sheets will not yellow and gray over time. Bamboo can wick away three times its weight in moisture. Bamboo is breathable, dries quickly, keeping you dry year round, to enjoy a uninterrupted comfortable sleep.
Thread Count - (how many threads are present per square inch)
By Comparison320 thread count Bamboo is equal to 900 thread count of Cotton
Cotton-Thread Count High Count Cotton means the cotton is "High Spun" . The cotton is combed, pulled and tightly wound. This process makes the cotton comfortable, by avoiding “Fibre Spurs” that irritate the skin. The drawback is … High thread count is expensive and not durable over time, as this process breaks the cotton fibres.
Bamboo-Thread Count Bamboo fibers after the Yarn process are not curly like cotton, but are long continuous fibres and therefore do not need the relaxing and spinning processes , the bamboo fibers are left intact, strong unbelievably smooth.
Quick Instructions: Machine Wash with mild detergent in Cold or lukewarm water, No Bleach. Low setting tumble dry, remove and place on the bed immediately to avoid wrinkles
Below we display standard washing symbols, the Highlighted symbols are recommended by us.
For healthy living, Try to avoid unnatural chemicals on your bedding
No Bleach or Vinegar: Avoid chlorine bleach, that can discolor, & weaken fabric. Avoid detergents with brighteners like Oxy-clean (or Boost) which are hydrogen peroxide based.
Use Baking Soda: For brightening and freshness, add a quarter of a cup of baking soda to the wash cycle.
No Dryer Sheets: Dryer sheets can cause discoloration, dryer balls can cause fabric pilling, Fabric Softeners can leave a film on your sheets
Washing Bamboo Duvet Cover: Turn inside out. Wash in cool water with a mild detergent using a gentle cycle. Wash bamboo sheets separately or with similar colors. Bamboo naturally resists bacteria, so washing in cold or warm water will thoroughly clean them.
Washing Cotton Sateen Duvet Cover : Turn inside out. Wash in cool water with a mild detergent using a gentle cycle. Use warm water if necessary.
Soap: Use gentle Eco detergents or neutral pH natural soaps or a soap created for delicate fabrics for your sheets. Much better for your health & your sheets. Choose soaps that do not contain harsh chemicals (like bleach).
Drying: If possible, allow sheets to air-dry by hanging them on a line. If machine drying, choose the mildest settings: low heat, cool or air dry.
Ironing: You may Iron on a low-heat setting only. Avoid using too much steam because bamboo fibers are very absorbent and it is prudent to avoid storing your bamboo bedding when damp.