Bamboo fabrics will maintain their special qualities when washed in cold to warm water (up to 40 degrees Celsius) with a gentle detergent, free of bleach. You may want to use a gentle cycle for some finished garments and fabric types. If necessary, bamboo fabrics can be dried in a clothes dryer on the cool setting.
Note: Fabrics containing vegetable dye should be dried away from direct sunlight.
We recommend washing rather than dry cleaning for our Bamboo and or hemp fabrics. Use the gentle wash cycle or hand wash and use a good brand of gentle soap powder or liquid. We recommend that you don't use bleach, Chlorine bleaches often cause yellowing.
If hand washing, rinse well to help prevent staining caused by oxidation of cellulose by the leftover soap build-up.
Fabric pilling can be prevented to some extent by proper clothes washing and care. Wash your garments inside out on a shorter wash cycle with gentle agitation and remove them from the dryer promptly. To remove fabric pills, stretch the fabric over a curved surface and carefully cut or shave off the pills.
Line drying in the sun is best, if possible. Machine drying is ok but don’t over do it! Over drying can result in damaged fabrics.
Ironing hemp is a great deal easier if you do it when the hemp is slightly damp.
Dampen the hemp first and see how you go.
Avoiding fabric stretch
Jerseys have an elasticity in them. If it is hung, the weight of the item may stretch and pull it down. You’ll eventually lose the shape of your garment. This is the same for jersey fabrics. If it’s not being made and it’s just lying around, don’t hang it as it will stretch. Once you make something out of it, it might be misshaped. For jersey fabrics, it is best to fold it neatly and fold it away. Do the same for garments.