How to Care for Your Bamboo Sheets

How to Care for Your Bamboo Sheets

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While our wash labels can provide a great starting place, proper bedding maintenance requires additional steps. To increase the longevity of your favourite  bamboo sheets, you must provide them with a little extra TLC.

Washing

In summer we recommend to wash your bed linen every 7-10 days. In winter you can wash them every two weeks.

Things to remember:

  • Always wash your bamboo lyocell bedding in cold water, at 30C max and on gentle cycle.
  • It is important to wash them separately, because zippers, hooks, rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and abrasion.
  • Also, unless you like super linty sheets - avoid washing them with towels or blankets.
  • Use a mild, liquid, biodegradable detergent. Or, if you prefer powder, make sure it has dissolved before adding your bamboo sheets to the wash.
  • Please do not use bleach as it is a very harsh chemical that could damage the fabric and eat a hole on your sheets!
  • Eco friendly pre-soak and stain remover can help to brighten your bamboo bedding.
  • Fabric softener is not necessary with bamboo sheets - they are already soft and will stay that way after washing

Drying

If possible, line dry your sheets by draping them flat on the line to preserve fibres, colours and texture, you sheets will also straighten out when you line dry them! If you use a dryer, choose a low heat or airing setting and a low tumble cycle. As soon as the dryer finishes, remove your sheets from the dryer immediately to avoid wrinkles. 

A large benefit of bamboo sheets, comes from their ability to drape very well. Even if there are wrinkles from being washed or stored, they gradually go away after a few sleeps. If you are after a crispier look immediately, you can iron them at a low temperature.

Storage

As a gift to you, all of our bamboo bedding comes with a reusable bag that is made from recycled bamboo fabric. After folding your bamboo sheets, they can be stored back in the breathable bamboo bag. Avoid storing them in plastic containers, these trap moisture and result in mildew and yellowing. Also avoid cardboard, these can transfer acids to the fabric. Store all your linen in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Replacing

Even the highest quality bedding will eventually reach the end of their lifecycle. After years of beauty sleeps, fraying hems and stains can mean it is time for an upgrade. We suggest replacing your bamboo pillow cases more often than sheets and duvet covers. This is due to the oils from your hair, skin and makeup that comes into direct contact with the fabric while you sleep. The recommended frequency to replace pillowcases is every 6 months, followed by sheets and duvet covers every 12-18 months.

Recycle

It’s always nice to freshen up your bedroom with fresh, new bamboo sheets from time to time, but what do you do with the old ones? Bamboo fabric is 100% biodegradable, so it's totally safe to send them to landfill. But as a sustainable brand, we encourage to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle wherever you can. If you aren't sure how to repurpose your old bedding, read this article for tips.

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