To preserve their integrity, please keep these tips in mind as you wash your sheets:
● Our bed linen is oversized to allow for shrinkage in the first few washes, so please don’t worry if your product is slightly large to start with.
● Wash before use: our bed linen is not pre-washed. To account for shrinkage, we recommend that you wash your bed linen at 40°C for the first couple of washes, and at 30°C for subsequent washes.
● Button duvet covers closed before washing. Bamboo fabric is very absorbent and therefore particularly heavy when wet. If not buttoned closed before washing, the weight will put strain on the duvet cover opening seams.
● Cold or warm machine wash on a gentle cycle.
● Use a non-biological detergent that does not contain optical brighteners, bleaching agents or enzymes. These may damage the fabric and cause it to pill. Note that some brands of non-biological detergents may contain optical brighteners.
● Minimize the use of fabric conditioner/softener. Excessive use can reduce the absorbency and breathability of the fabric.
● 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 iron while the fabric is slightly damp.
● Do not bleach.
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.
You do not have to wash before use.
We recommend you to use fabric vacuum cleaner for maintenances purpose. Avoid water cleaning as fiber are all plant base. In any case you MUST wash it, we highly recommend bring it to professional dry cleaning service.
We do not recommend domestic washing, if you have to, please strictly follow the instructions below:
● Put your comforter in the washing machine making extra sure it's not crumpled or folded up. You need it spread out as much as possible.
● Throw in the tennis balls with socks covering them. Not only will this prevent the bamboo fluff from bunching up, but it will also help remove some of the oil and sweat from the duvet.
● Add in a small amount of detergent, we recommend something natural and not too harsh. No bleach. Wash on gentle/delicate with warm water.
● When it's done, check to see if there is any remaining soap. If there is, give it another rinse cycle. You don't want any soap remaining on the duvet.
● Drying it right is critical to the success of this operation. No you don't need to be so careful as to hold it under a hand dryer but still be careful here.
● Gently remove the duvet from the washing machine and put it in your (hopefully) large dryer. Take care to spread it out, making sure it isn't clumped up or tangled.
● Add in a fabric softener dryer sheet if you like. Add in the sock-tennis balls. The beating action will prevent clumping and keep the silky fluff evenly dispersed.
● Set the dryer on your lowest heat setting and turn it on. Do not set and forget, it's going to take a while so keep and eye on it.
● Every half hour check on it and untangle it. After it's dry or nearly dry, hang it out in the sun or in a dry area in your home for a bit.
● Slip it back into the duvet cover once completely dry and enjoy your freshly washed bamboo comforter.