Bedding Care Instructions
To preserve their integrity, please keep these tips in mind as you wash your sheets:
- Wash your sheets before the first use.
- Wash separately in cold water, at 30 degrees maximum, on a gentle cycle. Continuous hot water washing has the potential to shrink bamboo fibres.
- Bamboo is a delicate fibre; therefore, it is recommended to use a delicate or mild detergent. Do not use bleach, harsh detergents or fabric softeners, as they can damage the natural bamboo fibre and can discolour or mark your sheets.
- Minimize the use of fabric conditioner/softener. Excessive use can reduce the absorbency and breathability of the fabric.
- We recommend line drying to extend the life of the bamboo fibres, colours and elasticity. If you use the dryer, select a low heat, low tumble setting. Do not over-dry and remove promptly as too much heat can damage the natural bamboo fibre. Excessive use of the dryer will lead to shrinkage and damage to the natural bamboo fibre.
- If you choose to iron your sheets use a low heat setting.
- For anti-crease, after you have put the sheets on the bed, you can mix 2 parts of water + 1 part of fabric softener and spray it onto the sheets. Gently comfort the crease and let it dry.
White vinegar is a highly effective stain remover that doesn’t damage bamboo and other organic fabric. Soak the stained area in a 1:4 vinegar to water mixture for a few minutes before adding your sheets to the washing machine.
Although it is used as a bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide in low concentrations is actually a common antiseptic treatment and highly effective at removing blood stains from bamboo sheets.
Add a few drops to water and let your stains soak for no longer than a few minutes before moving to the washer.
Dishwashing liquid removes oil and grease from fabric as well as dishes. You can add a splash of dish soap to soak your sheets before washing or dab a fresh stain with dish soap on a clean cloth.
Once again, gentle is best. Dabbing a stain works the dishwashing soap into the fibres where rubbing can spread the stain.
Enzyme-based stain removers are affordable and effective. Apply the stain remover directly to the stain and let the sheet soak for up to 15 minutes.In that time, the natural enzymes will do their work to shift ingrained stains like blood and dirt.
Sodium Bicarbonate/Baking Soda
The humble sodium bicarbonate in your cupboard doubles as a stain remover for bamboo fabric sheets. Create a paste of water and sodium bicarbonate and apply before putting your sheets in the wash to let the salt lift your stains.