Having a good mattress and bed frame is not enough to ensure a good night's sleep. The quality of sleep is also significantly affected by bedding. Cotton satin bedding has been a popular choice for its softness, durability, and unique thermal regulation properties. This means that the material adapts well to the surrounding temperature, so it will cool you down in the summer and warm you up in the winter. Choosing the right bedding is essential for a good night's sleep and can help improve your overall health and well-being.
What is Nanocotton®
Now, you have access to an even better material: Nanocotton® . Although it may seem almost impossible, at nanoSPACE, we have taken cotton satin to the next level.
Thanks to modern technology, we have developed a revolutionary material in the Czech Republic that consists of three layers:
- 100% organic cotton satin or blue cotton satin
- Nanofiber membrane
- 100% polyester fabric
Nanocotton® therefore has similar properties to the cotton satin that forms the top layer. In addition, this modern material has a few other advantages, at least one of which will be appreciated especially by allergy sufferers and asthmatics. The nanofiber membrane effectively prevents the penetration of mites and other allergens, so they cannot collect, multiply, and cause health problems in the bed. You can read more about mites in our article.
This is the first type of bed linen and sheets that completely replaces anti-allergy bedding and anti dust mite covers. You don't have to buy new pillows, blankets, or deal with the hassle of using anti allergy covers on regular bedding.
Finally, you can fully enjoy a good night's sleep without allergic reactions in luxurious bedding made from cotton satin. The natural material made from the finest 100% organic cotton fibers gives modern bedding great properties – exceptional breathability, firm and dense structure, perfectly soft surface, high absorbency, colorfastness even after many wash cycles, thermoregulatory properties, and more.
Once you lie down in Nanobavlna® bedding, you won't want any other. The difference compared to regular supermarket bedding is truly huge.
At the beginning was (organic) cotton
The secret to the high-quality of Nanobavlna® bedding is the use of cotton, a natural material that has been used in textiles for centuries. The cotton used in Nanobavlna® is carefully combed to create a soft and durable yarn, which is then used to create cotton satin. This modern bedding is made from the finest 100% organic cotton fibers, giving it exceptional breathability, a perfectly soft surface, and many other desirable properties. In short, without cotton, Nanobavlna® would not be possible.
The production and processing of cotton can have negative effects on the environment, including pollution. In recent decades, the use of genetically modified cotton and heavy fertilization has become common in order to increase productivity. However, these practices also lead to the use of toxic pesticides, which can end up in the soil, water, and even in contact with people.
Fortunately, there are now sustainable alternatives available. Organic cotton, for example, is grown without the use of harmful chemicals, making it a safer and more environmentally-friendly option. By choosing organic cotton products, such as Nanobavlna® bedding, you can help reduce the negative impact of cotton production on the environment.
What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton is a natural material created by nature that can be easily returned to the environment through composting. It is a return to the roots of traditional cotton growing, without the use of harmful chemicals. Organic cotton plants are supported only by natural compost and organic substances, without the use of pesticides. Natural fertilizers break down naturally in the soil and cannot contaminate groundwater or rivers under any circumstances. Another advantage of organic cotton farming is that chemicals do not destroy soil organisms, which helps maintain the vital biodiversity.
Nature rewards us for our efforts to grow cotton in a more sustainable, safe, and environmentally friendly way with better material properties. How is this possible? The answer lies in the use (or lack) of chemical treatments. Organic cotton has more fluff because it is not damaged by any chemical treatments. For this reason, organic cotton is proven to be softer to the touch. Similarly, environmentally friendly processing also positively affects the quality of the natural material. Organic cotton is:
- more breathable
- softer to the touch
- more elastic
The only slight downside to organic cotton production is the slightly higher price associated with environmentally friendly farming without chemicals. On the other hand, it is an investment in a sustainable future and in oneself. Any reasonable person would understand this and willingly pay a few extra dollars to prevent humanity from further devastating the environment.
Cotton satin is 100% natural. Beware of artificial substitutes
It is important to realize that not all satin is the same. Real cotton satin is made from 100% high-quality cotton. Specifically, from cotton fibers with an ideal length of 30 to 34 mm, from which a fabric is made in an atlas weave.
Before cotton satin hits the shelves, it undergoes a long and unique processing process. During processing, the fibers are rounded, the excess fluff is removed, and the fibers are smoothed into a high gloss through calendering. It takes a lot of work to get cotton satin to have all its typical properties.
If you come across a satin product with a suspiciously low price in the store, it is probably a low-quality substitute made of polyester (in the best case with a cotton mixture). Bed linen made of artificial satin will be cool, slippery, the threads will break, and static electricity will be created. In short, it's not very comfortable to sleep under and it will also quickly fall apart. It can be said that the quality corresponds to the low purchase price.
At first glance, the materials may look similar, but in reality, they differ in a fundamental way. You will sleep much better in bed linen made of cotton satin. It is no coincidence that cotton satin has long been one of the top choices in the world of bedding. The slightly higher initial investment will pay off many times over the years. Bed linen made of cotton satin will reliably serve you for many years because the sturdy fabric maintains its shape and does not lose its color even after many washings.
Cotton satin bedding is characterized by:
- high breathability
- long life
- excellent moisture management
- suitability for allergy sufferers
- natural gloss
Nanomembrane protects you from dust mites and other allergens
As we mentioned in the introduction, we have achieved a unique thing at nanoSPACE. We were able to combine cotton satin with a Czech nanomembrane that gives the natural material additional great properties.
The nanofiber membrane technology acts as a highly effective filter. The gaps between the fibers are extremely small, measuring only 80 nm in size. This means that even the average dust mite, which measures 420,000 nm in size, is unable to pass through the membrane. No matter how hard it may try, the mite will be unable to penetrate the material.
Our material, which is made of cotton satin, is also effective at blocking the passage of mite excrement (around 1,000 nm), bacteria (ranging from 100 to 10,000 nm), viruses (typically around 100 nm), and scabies (300,000 nm).
The high efficiency of the nanofiber layer was also confirmed by tests from professional institutes:
- The Textile Testing Institute in Brno verified the effective capture of microorganisms ≥ 99.0%.
- The Technical University in Liberec confirmed the effective capture of dust particles ≥ 99.0% through testing.
- The State Health Institute in Prague did not find any negative reactions when in contact with human skin.
Products made of cotton satin with nanomembrane are sought after not only by allergy sufferers and asthmatics, but also by all people who want to enjoy a truly high-quality sleep in luxurious bedding.
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Josef Handrejch is a graduate of the Technical University of Liberec. At nanoSPACE, he is in charge of research and development of new nano products. He has extensive experience in textile production and application of nanofiber materials.