You’ve just received your brand new Bamboo Lyocell Bedding in the mail, they feel oh-so lovely and soft. You worry about the first time you wash them, will something happen?
No need to fear. It is easy to make the most out of your Organic Bamboo Lyocell Sheets and ensure they last. Bamboo Lyocell is a strong, resilient fabric, which lasts for a long time if proper care instructions are followed.
In order to care for your bedding, you need to know what are the materials to avoid. Make sure you keep your sheets and duvet cover away from harsh household cleaners and personal care products, particularly those containing benzoyl peroxide or alpha hydroxy acids because the may cause discolouration of your bedding.
It is also important not to use bleaching agents and if you want to use fabric softener, we suggest testing it on the bag the bamboo bedding comes in as it is the same material as the sheets. That way if it damages the fabric you have saved your sheets.
How often you decide wash your bedding is a personal preference, we recommend every week or every second week. To prevent damage to your bamboo bedding use a cold water setting at 30°C max on a gentle cycle or a high water level option if your machine has this feature. Remember to wash your sheets separately because zippers, hooks, rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and excess abrasion.
A mild, liquid detergent works best. If you prefer powder detergent, make sure it has dissolved before adding your bamboo lyocell sheets to the wash. Fabric softener is not necessary with our sheets – they are already soft and will stay that way after washing.
Avoid tumble drying your bamboo sheets, if you must, use on the lowest setting and for as limited time as possible as high heat damages the fabric. Remove promptly as overdrawing creates brittle fibres. For best results line dry your bedding, they will smell lovely and fresh from blowing in the breeze.
Folding and Storing
Before folding you bedding, make sure they are 100% dry first. Fold up all sheets neatly and avoid scrunching which will result in very creased bedding. It is a good idea to store you bedding in the Bamboo Lyocell bag they came it so that dust doesn’t get into the fabric. Store in a clean dry space and avoid overloading shelves as this can cause wrinkles, unpleasant odors or even mildew.
As Bamboo Lyocell is a completely natural fabric, you may notice slight pilling with initial use. This can be reduced or removed during the washing and drying process (as per the care instructions). Slight pilling is normal for natural fibres, especially in response to friction and isn’t a fault or defect.
If a thread in your sheets pull, simply cut off the loop as close to the base as possible, do not try and pull it.
To make sure your bamboo bedding lasts an extra long time, you can follow these tips and tricks we recommend. To avoid excess abrasion on your sheets, we suggest going to bed with soft clothing. In fact, why not try sleeping naked! To prevent friction from dry skin and rough patches on feet, try applying moisturiser to affected areas.