We tried out the Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets and Duvet to see how these fare all year round for hot and cold sleepers alike. The result? We love these sheets! Here’s our review, including a couple of nitpicks and tips for avoiding frustration.
Table of Contents
- Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets [Staff tested]
- The sustainability of Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets and Duvet Covers
- Out of the box – Cozy Earth packaging and sheet sets
- Features of Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets and Duvet Cover
- My experience with Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets
- Final thoughts on Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets
Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets [Staff tested]
Highlights: Silky smooth bamboo linen blend that looks and feels fantastic. Less expensive than pure linen but still thermoregulating and somewhat sustainable (made with organic bamboo).
- Made with bamboo from organic farms
- Naturally insulating and thermoregulating
- Softer than pure linen
- Beautiful drape with more luxe than pure linen
- Oeko-Tex certified
- Great sheets for all seasons
- Less costly than pure linen
- Not pure linen
- Not organic certified
- Bamboo viscose is processed with chemicals (closed loop system though)
At a glance:
- Sizes available: Twin, Twin Xl, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
- Price Range: $339-$469 (separates available at lower cost)
- Key certifications: Oeko-Tex
Cozy Earth takes traditional bamboo and traditional linen and blends the two for a unique sheet style. These sheets are made of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% linen and are thermoregulating, anti-static, and natural insulators. They are softer than pure linen, have a gorgeous, weighty drape, and are a great choice all year round, whether you sleep hot or cold.
The sustainability of Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets and Duvet Covers
While their bamboo isn’t strictly organic certified, Cozy Earth confirmed via email that they source bamboo from USDA Organic farms. This is why I decided to give these sheets a try when I usually avoid bamboo textile products.
Most Cozy Earth bedding (including these sheets) is Oeko-Tex certified and the company takes pains to use environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. Cozy Earth’s CEO is also fluent in Mandarin and visits the company’s factory partners in China personally to ensure good working conditions and fair labor practices.
Cozy Earth also uses a fiber process that recycles water and does not release waste into the environment. And the brand avoids using caustic chemicals (unlike with most bamboo).
Out of the box – Cozy Earth packaging and sheet sets
Cozy Earth makes an attempt at sustainable packaging but definitely has room to improve. The company uses heavy duty canvas bags for its sheets and duvet cover but then wraps everything in single-use plastic inside a cardboard box.
The bags are much more robust than necessary, and I imagine most customers will not know what to do with the bags. They are made with stiff cotton canvas (likely conventional cotton) and have handles and a zipper. While you could use these to store your linens, chances are the bags are too bulky for most linen closets. And because there’s Cozy Earth branding on the bags, it’s unlikely you’ll want to use them as a grocery bag or purse.
The handle and zipper did make the bags useful for me as part of my cloth diapering laundry set-up, even though the inside isn’t waterproof. You could also use the bags to store guest linens or seasonal linens you won’t use regularly.
Each sheet set includes:
- 1 fitted sheet
- 1 flat sheet
- 2 pillowcases
- 2 reusable canvas zippered bags (heavy duty with handles).
Cozy Earth also offers a matching duvet cover and sheet separates.
If you have a mattress with topper, note that the Cozy Earth fitted sheet fits up to a 20-inch deep mattress, giving you ample room. Despite the extra material, the sheet doesn’t feel loose on my much shallower (12-inch) mattress, though.
Features of Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets and Duvet Cover
Cozy Earth includes helpful labels on the fitted sheet for quick sheet changes. And the duvet cover has handy snaps at the corners to attach to a duvet insert. I find these are a little noisy though, with a bit of a rattle, so I suggest snapping them together even if you don’t use them for their intended purpose.
The Cozy Earth pillowcases are unusual in that the opening is in the middle of the pillowcase, not at one end. Instead of sliding your pillow into an envelope enclosure with fold over material, you have to bend your pillow into the middle of the pillowcase.
This style does hold most pillows in place but will be difficult to use if you have a stiffer pillow, such as a molded latex pillow. I’ve also found the pillowcases tricky to put on my buckwheat pillow and a generously stuffed kapok and latex pillow. The pillowcases definitely work best with easily compressed down or pure kapok pillows.
My experience with Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets
I have slept on Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Linen Sheets for more than a year and I still love how they look and feel. There’s a good weight to the fabric, a beautiful drape, and a slight sheen and softness that pure linen doesn’t have.
My wife absolutely loves these sheets and the matching duvet cover. We went from standard cotton to this linen bamboo blend and immediately felt the difference in how we slept. I’m a hot sleeper and my wife sleeps cold. With these sheets, she stays cozy all night and I stay cool (mostly, they’re still not quite a cool as percale cotton). I also like weight to my bedding and the combined top sheet and duvet cover provide just that.
I have two nitpicks with these sheets, though. First, they shed a lot. My machine’s lint trap is absolutely stuffed after drying the sheets, even after a dozen or so times. Second, the duvet cover is horribly heavy when wet and gets awfully twisted and tangled in the dryer. Because it is far too heavy to line dry, I keep machine drying it, even against my better nature. I’ve lost hours of my life to untangling what seems a Gordian knot of bamboo linen. The upside is that this provides a serious arm and core workout.
My new (somewhat effective) strategy is to fold the duvet cover (zipped up) before putting it in the dryer. I check the dryer every 10 minutes and shake out the duvet to prevent tangles. Once the duvet cover is less heavy, I switch to line drying.
My advice, if you can avoid machine drying the duvet cover and these sheets, do. Also, give the sheets an extra spin in the machine to really wring out any excess water.
Final thoughts on Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets
Based on my experience with these sheets, and the features of the materials and design, I recommend Cozy Earth Bamboo Linen Sheets if you:
- Are on the fence about linen or bamboo
- Like sheets with some weight and drape
- Favor sheets with thermoregulating properties
- Are on a budget that doesn’t stretch to pure linen
- Don’t mind some finicky laundering
- Can think of something cool to do with those reusable canvas bags!