You may find something new listed on the fabric content and care labels of shirts, baby clothes, sheets and towels - bamboo. Learn how to wash bamboo clothes to keep them soft and stain free.
How to Wash Bamboo Clothes, Linens and Sheets
Bamboo is a natural fiber like cotton and linen. Always check the care labels on each particular item for the manufacturer's instructions for best care.
Unless your bamboo garment is heavily soiled, use cold water and the gentle wash cycle for regular care. For heavy soil and on bed sheets and towels, use warm water in your washer and allow clothing to presoak to remove excess soil. Never use hot water for regular washing when cleaning bamboo, because it can cause the fabric to shrink.
Bamboo fabrics can be weakened by chlorine bleach. For heavy stains or for whitening, use an oxygen-based bleach soak. If bamboo sheets and towels need to be disinfected choose a pine oil or phenolic disinfectant.
To remove specific stains, follow the recommendations for each type of stain. Enzyme-based stain removers are save to use on bamboo before washing.
How to Dry and Iron Bamboo Clothes
Bamboo clothes made from woven fabrics should be air dried flat, on an indoor folding rack or outdoor clotheslines for best results. Knitted bamboo sweaters should be dried flat to prevent stretching.
High temperatures in a dryer can shrink bamboo clothing, If quicker drying is needed, use the low heat cycle of the dryer.
Keep the iron cool as well. Extremely high temperatures when ironing can scorch bamboo fibers. The scorching or yellowing occurs as the fibers begin to burn. Burned fibers cannot be revived.
If ironing is necessary, use a dry iron (no steam) at a low setting.
Why Choose Bamboo Clothes and Fabrics
Bamboo has appeared as new source for fabric due to how quickly it grows without using pesticides, excessive water or care. Bamboo regenerates quickly and even cleans the air while it grows.
Nearly all of the bamboo grown for fabric production is found in China and Taiwan. The fabric is made from Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens), which is a tropical grass. It is not the ornamental bamboo found in gardens or the type that pandas enjoy. The bamboo fibers are made by manipulating the grass until it separates into thin threads. These are then spun in to thread for weaving or kniting cloth.
Bamboo fabric is extremely soft to the touch, high absorbent and even has natural antibacterial properties to reduce odor during wearing. Bamboo clothes resist wrinkling and drape well over the body. Bamboo clothes are 100 percent biodegradable.
Because of the softness and smoothness of the fabric, it is ideal for anyone with skin allergies or irritation. The fabrics ability to absorb moisture and porous qualities make it a breathable fabric which will help regulate skin temperatures. You'll find many baby clothes made from bamboo.
To give bamboo fabric extra structure, cotton fibers is often added before weaving. You may also find lycra or spandex as a blended fiber to add a bit of stretch. Always follow the care label instructions for these blended fabrics.
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