How to Care
For bedding products
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.
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 iron while the fabric is slightly damp.
Do not bleach.
First and foremost you need to weigh a few things. Washing your comforter at home is possible, but will require time and skill. We highly recommend bringing it to professionals for cleaning.
● Put your duvet 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 comforter.
● 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 comforter.
● 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.