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In order to maintain bamboo fabrics’ special qualities wash in cold to warm water (up to 60 degrees Celsius) with a gentle detergent, free of bleach. Chlorine bleaches in particular often cause yellowing. You may want to use a gentle cycle for some finished garments and fabric types. If hand washing, rinse well to help prevent staining caused by oxidation of cellulose by the leftover soap build-up.
While our dyed items are very colourfast we advise washing these items separately, especially in the case of strongly coloured items.
Dry cleaning is not recommended for bamboo or hemp fabrics.
Bamboo, cotton and hemp all cellulose fibres and respond well to dyes suited to this type of fabric, including natural dyes concocted from such materials as beetroot, coffee, nettle or barberry for example.
Dyeing should be undertaken at temperatures similar to that recommended for washing. Dyes that require boiling to 'set' are not recommended for bamboo fabrics.
Please be aware that a few of our fabics contain a small percentage of poly fibre (for fabric stability) which will not react to dyeing. These fabrics may therefore not be suitable for some applications.
Line drying in the sun is best. Machine drying is okay but use the cool setting and don’t over do it. Over drying can result in damaged fabrics.
Note: Fabrics coloured using vegetable dyes should be dried away from direct sunlight.
Ironing shouldn't be required for our bamboo and cotton garments but those containing hemp are more prone to wrinkling and may benefit from ironing while slightly damp.