We recommend that you wash your 100 Bamboo towels in a cool or warm wash without fabric softener. Bamboo towels are very soft and do not need fabric softener, which coats the surface of your towels with chemicals, reducing their absorbency.
Our bamboo towels retain their softness as they dry - no need to tumble dry, unlike cotton towels which dry naturally to a hard and stiff feel. If you do want to use your dryer, then we recommend a low heat. There really is no need to iron our fluffy towels as the fibres will only be flattened. However, if you really want to, choose a low heat setting.
If you should accidentally snag your towel, simply snip the snag off - this won't cause your towel to unravel.
We recommend that you hand wash your 100 Bamboo throw in cool or warm water and line dry to maintain the integrity of the tassels.
Wash your 100 Bamboo blanket in cool or warm water on a gentle machine cycle, or by hand. Line dry or tumble dry on a low setting.
The correct care of your 100 Bamboo linens will ensure that you enjoy their luxurious qualities for a very long time. Bamboo linens are the most comfortable bedding to sleep on - they soften with repeated washing and are comparable to the finest silk, but without all the associated care issues. Bamboo is a more delicate fabric than cotton and therefore does need to be washed differently. To bring longevity to your 100 Bamboo linens, they are best cared for by washing in cold water and drying on a low temperature. Bamboo fibres are shorter than cotton, so washing in hot water can cause the linens to pill and the fabric to shrink.
When you take your bamboo linens out of the washing machine, they will feel a bit stiff, almost like a canvas fabric. When they dry, they are back to their usual silky softness, particularly if they have a few moments in a cool dryer or are quickly ironed. Your linens will also be quite heavy when removed from the washing machine, as bamboo is very absorbent. Bamboo fabrics are elastic, so will take on the shape of anything that isn’t flat (the edges of a drying rack or clothes pegs for instance) these indents will iron out or reshape the next time you wash them. Don’t be surprised if you have a little extra lint in the dryer the first couple of washes, as some of the short fibres will release, making your linens even silkier. Bamboo linens can get soft wrinkles as you sleep on them, as we have not coated them with any wrinkle-resistant chemicals such as formaldehyde – in fact our 100 Bamboo linens are OEKO TEX certified to ensure that they are free from all harmful chemicals.
We recommend washing rather than dry cleaning for our 100 Bamboo linens. Our linen is pre-shrunk, but it is best to wash bamboo materials in cold water on a gentle cycle if possible, to avoid further shrinkage. The cooler temperature minimises the wear on the fibre’s integrity, allowing the material to last much longer. However, if you do like a little heat in your wash, warm water will be fine. Just remember though, cold water is best for your sheets, and won’t cost you as much in energy - a bonus to your pocket and a bonus to the environment. Because bamboo naturally resists bacteria, there is no need to worry that washing in cold or warm water won’t thoroughly clean your linens.
Heavy-duty detergents are not good for our 100 Bamboo linens, and even worse for the environment. Look for natural laundry detergents that are free from chlorine bleach, phosphates and optical brighteners as these components will start to break down the composition of the fabric, meaning that your sheets won’t last as long as they should. We recommend that you don't use chlorine bleaches as they often cause yellowing – generally speaking, the less chemicals you use on your sheets, the longer they will last.
The best method for drying your 100 Bamboo linen is line drying. Not only does it save electricity, and therefore money and energy, but it also helps extend the life of your bedding. Bamboo fabric does dry quite quickly, however line drying is often impractical. If this is the case, then fold them gently and loosely into the dryer - they will come out less wrinkled if you do this. Always use the lowest setting on your dryer and this will help to reduce any shrinkage. Try not to leave your bamboo sheets in the machine for longer than necessary as over drying can result in damaged fabrics. Possibly the best compromise is to line dry or use a drying rack for as long as possible and then finish on low in the dryer - that way you aren’t putting excess stress on the fabric structure.
It isn’t necessary to iron your 100 Bamboo sheets. However, if you are so inclined, you will be pleasantly surprised as they are very easy to iron! You can use high heat and steam, however, a low-heat setting is all that is really needed and, as bamboo fibres are very absorbent, over steaming can leave your ironing quite damp.