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How to Wash Bamboo Clothing?

  • Turn garments inside out 
  • Wash on a cold, gentle cycle
  • Lay flat to dry or tumble dry low (keep inside out)
  • DO NOT wash with items that contain velcro, zippers, buttons or any other item that may cause friction. This could cause pilling. 
  • DO NOT wash with towels or other fabrics that will “shed” fibers when laundered, unless bamboo is placed in a mesh washing bag. 
  • DO NOT wash rompers that have non-slip grip on warm-hot cycle. Higher temperatures will damage the adhesion of the grip and cause it to come off. 

How to fight stains? 

Stain treat as soon as possible as set in stains are more difficult to get out. Most stains can be eliminated by rubbing stain remover into stained area and allow to sit before washing.  

Light Stains
Spray or apply a stain remover and throw it in the wash. Inspect when you remove it, re-apply and re-wash if the stain persists. 

Tougher Stains
Stains such as spit up, blowout, grass, dark foods can be a little more challenging.  Apply your stain remover and gently rub into the fabric. Let sit for as long as possible. Wash on cold, inside out. If the stain still exists, try a different stain remover, or try repeating the steps and re-washing with warm water.

Grease Stains
First rub baking soda into stain area and continue with stain remover and wash

Stain Removers we Love: 

  • Puracy Natural Stain Remover- great for spit up 
  • Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Remover
  • All Free and Clear with Stain Lifters 
  • Dawn Dishsoap 
  • Oxiclean (for tough, set in stains) 
Bamboo’s excellent absorbency is one of the many reasons we love it so much but it can also hold onto detergent if too much is used and not rinsed out thoroughly. Follow instructions on how much detergent to use per load size. If bamboo ever becomes stiff after drying, run through the rinse cycle (inside out, of course). 


How to eliminate pilling: 

Overall, bamboo has one of the lowest amounts of pilling among natural fibers, however, it is a common occurrence with fabrics made from natural materials. Pills appear on fabric when groups of short fibers become tangled together in a tiny knot or ball. The pills form due to rubbing or abrasion during normal wear and use.

Follow washing instructions to keep bamboo from pilling and looking newer longer. If pills do occur, they can be safely removed with a fabric shaver.

Enzyme-based detergents can help prevent pilling by smoothing out fabric fibers, which reduces the tendency for the fibers to form knots.