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Bamboo Fabric Care


Activewear & Underwear

How do I care for my bamboo underwear?

We recommend a warm machine wash with similar colours, using gentle biodegradable detergent, followed by air-drying in the shade. If you need to tumble dry, please select the lowest or delicate setting. Iron on a low setting. Do not dry clean.

 

How should I care for my padded bras?

While hand washing is ideal, a gentle machine wash and spin is best to preserve the original aspect of our Padded Shaper Bra. We recommend that you avoid the dryer as the heat will break down any elastics and can cause dimpling in your padding. For these reasons, we also recommend that you simply take out removable padding before washing.

 

What's with the scratchy label on my new underwear?

We designed our tag to be removed with the simple tug of a thread. Don't cut it off and leave scratchy remnants. Simply locate the tag and flip around to the backside. You'll see a temporary stitch that is designed to come out. Gently tug that seam and your tag is gone completely. Tag-less and comfy once more!

  

Bedding

Our bamboo duvet sets are oversized to allow for a possibility of shrinking in the first few washes, so please don’t worry if your product is slightly large to start with. We recommend that you wash your bed linen at 30°C.
Button the duvet cover before washing. This is because bamboo fabric is very absorbent and therefore heavier than many fabrics when wet. If not buttoned before washing, the weight may put strain on the duvet cover opening seams.

It's best to use a non-biological detergent that does not contain optical brighteners, bleaching agents or enzymes. These could damage the fabric and cause it to pill.

Do not use fabric conditioner. This can reduce absorbency and breathability.
Line dry if possible. If necessary, finish off in a tumble dryer at a low to medium temperature. Do not over-dry and remove promptly.

  • Medium heat steam iron. If using a non-steam iron, use a lower temperature and best to iron while the fabric is slightly damp.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Do not dry clean.

 

Can I wash bamboo bedding in the washing machine?

Yes, of course! Our sheets are made for your everyday use, and they’re easy to care. Just make sure you use cold water setting at 85°F max, a gentle cycle or a high water level option if your machine has this feature. Remember to wash your sheets separately because zippers, hooks, rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and excess abrasion.

 

What laundry detergent can I use?

A mild, liquid detergent works best. If you prefer powder detergent, make sure it has dissolved before adding your bamboo lyocell sheets to the wash. Fabric softener is not necessary with our sheets - they are already soft and will stay that way after washing.

 

Can I use a fabric brightener on my sheets?

We suggest not to use any fabric brightener or whitening detergent with harsh chemicals on your bamboo lyocell sheets. You can try a baking soda and vinegar mixture as a mild ‘bleach’. Start by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle if machine washing, or at the same time that you add detergent if hand washing. Next, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar during the rinse cycle. These two ingredients help brighten white fabrics. However, it is important to add them during separate cycles and avoid combining them, as this causes a chemical reaction. Please note this method could cause fading on dark colours so use it only with care on light colour or white sheets. You can test the solution first on a hidden area or the bamboo lyocell fabric bag your bedding comes in.

 

Are there natural solutions for cleaning my sheets?

You can incorporate natural solutions into your washing routine like baking soda and white vinegar mixture. Chemical-free soap nuts are another popular alternative to traditional detergent.

 

Towels 

We recommend washing before use. As with towels in other fabrics, optimal absorbency and softness is achieved after several washes.

Cold or warm machine wash with a mild washing detergent without optical brighteners, bleaching agents or enzymes. Note that some brands of non-biological detergents may contain optical brighteners.  Avoid stain removal products.

Keep fabric conditioner to a minimum and not with every wash, as this can reduce absorbency.

  • Line dry or tumble dry on a gently heat.
  • Low heat iron.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Do not dry clean.

 

Can I put my bamboo towels in the washing machine?

Machine wash your towels separately in warm water on the gentle cycle using mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners as they are not needed or recommended. Tumble dry on medium heat. To prevent your towels from snagging, we recommend that you wash your towels in plain hot water immediately after purchase. This wash will tighten the weave structure of your towels and substantially diminish snagging. However, should you snag a towel, you can simply cut it off with scissors. Your towels will not run or snag. The beautiful colour of your towels is stable and colourfast. However, some chemical agents such as chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, some toothpastes and teeth whiteners, and benzoyl peroxide will cause your towels to discolor or fade. Care should be taken to keep your towels away from these substances. Bamboo is naturally tough and durable and none of our manufacturing processes use the harsh chemicals that can weaken cotton, so our Bamboo Towels are amazingly strong and durable. With proper care, your towels will stand the test of time and still look and feel wonderful.

 

What should I do if my towels snag?

We recommend that you wash your towels in hot water immediately after purchase. This wash will tighten the weave structure of your towels and substantially diminish snagging. However, should you snag a towel, you can simply cut it off with scissors. Your towel will not run or unravel.

 

I noticed that some of the towels are softer than others. Why?

All of our towels are dyed after they are woven, so while every towel we make is soft; some of the dyes leave them softer than others. We recommend that you wash your towels in plain hot water immediately after purchase to make them even softer. Again, none of our dyes are harmful.

 

These towels are so soft, how can they possibly dry me off?

It is an inherent characteristic of the bamboo to wick water away from your skin much faster than ordinary cotton.

Bamboo is naturally tough and durable and none of our manufacturing processes use the harsh chemicals that can weaken cotton, so our Bamboo fiber is amazingly strong and durable. With proper care, your towels will stand the test of time and still look and feel wonderful.