Caring for Bamboo Bliss Bedding & Towels
Like any other luxury linens, 100% bamboo bedding and towels require special care to maintain the many luxurious and natural qualities over the long-term. The good news is, bamboo fiber is naturally stain resistant, durable and easily cared for without the use of harsh detergents and bleach. Follow the guidelines and tips below to maintain the extraordinary qualities of natural bamboo.
*NOTE* COVERLET CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We recommend professional dry cleaning of Coverlets. To spot clean, dampen with cloth and blot with NON-BLEACH spot remover, test underside first. Warm iron if desired.
Be Gentle & Understanding ~ Bamboo is a very unique fabric. It is quite durable, but needs to be handled with care. It is important to understand the blooming process. Bamboo fabric naturally blooms with washing and use. This is the process that makes the fabric so soft. Blooming can product lint as it loosens fibers from the surface of the fabric. If the fabric comes in contact with rough surfaces (rougher fabrics when washing, from sleepwear, mattresses, or rough skin, razor stubble, etc.), it may appear to begin pilling. However, with proper care this will diminish over time. When the blooming process is complete, you will be left with incredibly superb, smooth, soft sheets.
Keep it Cool When Washing ~ Wash sheets or towels separately from other fabrics, in cold water. (Heat and rougher fabrics may cause them to pill.) Set on a gentle cycle, with a mild detergent (preferably a soap made for natural fibers, one of neutral pH, or one for delicate fabrics). You can also naturally brighten and soften sheets, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle and 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. For tough stains use an oxygen bleach (described below). Be aware many detergents contain harsh chemicals (like bleach) which can damage fibers.
No Bleach or Fabric Softeners Necessary ~ Bamboo fibers are more easily damaged by bleaching than other fabrics, and fabric softeners can hinder the natural properties and stain resistance. There is no need for odor removal, since bamboo fabrics do not pick up odors, and they are static resistant. Bamboo fiber is naturally soft and stain resistant and is easily cared for without the use of harsh detergents, fabric softeners and bleach. A tip to keep your bamboo sheets clean, soft and bright (and free of harsh perfumes) is simply using baking soda in the wash cycle and white vinegar in the rinse cycle to brighten and soften the fabric gently.
Tough Stains Can Be a Dream ~ Although bamboo fiber is naturally stain resistant, it is not completely immune to tough stains. Should you need to treat a tough stain, you can safely use an oxygen bleach, such as OxyClean. Follow the directions for use on the label.
Keep it Low When Drying ~ Your bamboo bedding and towels can be safely dried in the dryer on the lowest heat setting. We recommend untwisting and straightening hems when removing from washer to prevent wrinkles and drying on a delicate or low heat setting. Remove immediately to prevent wrinkles. If you wish to iron them, do so on a lower-heat setting and avoid using high steam, as high heat can damage the fibers.