NakedLab's BambooSilk is a durable, natural material and, if cared for correctly, can last years. It will soften and grow more comfortable with every wash, so follow our steps and enjoy our sheets for year to come.
To preserve the integrity of your bedding, please keep these tips in mind as you wash your sheets:
- Wash your sheets before 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 Stain Remover
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 the duvet before use. If however, you must wash it, we recommend bring it to professional dry cleaning service.
We recommend using fabric vacuum cleaner for maintenances purpose. Avoid water cleaning as fiber are all plant base.
Whilst we do not recommend domestic washing, if you decide to, we recommend following the instructions below:
- Put your comforter in the washing machine making 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. This will prevent the bamboo fluff from bunching up and help remove 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.
- 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.