A bed canopy made of cotton or polyester?
Which mosquito net should I buy? Which is better, cotton or polyester? Ultimately, this is more of a personal choice. In principle, both nets protect just as well. The ventilation of both is virtually the same. The big difference is ultimately in the look & feel. Polyester is not a natural material but very strong. Bambulah uses 100% organic cotton, which has a beautiful appearance, feels wonderfully soft and is better for the environment. It is a more sensitive product. The cotton we use is quite densely woven.
The big advantage of this is that it keeps even the smallest mosquitoes and sand flies (midges) out. Especially in countries such as Sweden and Denmark, this is a huge plus. Due to the denser weave, the transparency of the net is slightly less than with polyester.
Giving a specific appearance that many of our customers find very beautiful. When you lie in a cotton bed canopy from Bambulah, you have the feeling that you are in your cocoon. A wonderful, safe place to relax.
A mosquito net made of cotton or bamboo?
In essence, there is little difference between a cotton mosquito net and a bamboo mosquito net. Both can be produced in an ecological way (however, this is a costly process) or by a machine / mechanical way (cheap process, but very polluting). The most significant difference in terms of feel is that sustainable bamboo often feels stiffer and harder / fibrous than sustainable cotton.
Bambulah is currently experimenting with variants of bamboo fibres to obtain an experience just as soft as the cotton we use, but with the least possible impact on the environment. For making the bamboo threats, in many cases, aggressive chemicals are used, such as sodium hydroxide, which can be dangerous to health. Besides, the bamboo yarns are often bleached in sulfuric acid baths. It's because of the above that we're not yet convinced of the use of bamboo bed canopies, and so we will not use bamboo fibres for our mosquito nets for the time being.