Caring for 100% Rayon from Bamboo Linens
Bamboo Sheets, Pillowcases, Shams, Duvets, Coverlets
Wash sheets and duvet before using first. BedVoyage products manufactured over-sized to allow for the one-time shrinkage that occurs during the first wash. Linens will appear to big if this is not done first. Always was 100% Rayon from Bamboo linens in cool to warm water with a gentle liquid detergent then tumble dry on low to medium setting and remove immediately to reduce wrinkling.
Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach, chlorine, dryer sheets, fabric softeners,and washer or dryer balls. Bleach can weaken the rayon fibers, and fabric softener and dryer sheets can leave a film on the fabric, reducing the bamboo’s natural moisture-wicking properties. Harsh chemicals, softeners and dryer balls can cause discoloration and reduce the life of your bamboo bedding.
Avoid washing sheets with towels and dryer balls to prevent pilling from lint and close zippers on euro sham, travel pillowcases and duvets prior to washing to maintain the zipper integrity.
Wash towels first before using with a gentle detergent and no fabric softener or dryer sheets. Softeners can build up on towels weakening the fibers and decreasing their absorbency. Tumble dry on low to medium setting.
Wash the blankets in warm water with a gentle detergent preferably on a gentle cycle. Use of a lingerie bag is recommended to prevent snags to the knitted weave. Then remove from the bag and either tumble dry on low to medium heat or hang dry. Avoid using chlorine, dryer sheets, and washer or dryer balls. These can cause the weakening of the knitted weave causing pilling and reducing the life of the blankets.
Additional Bamboo Tips
For stubborn stains, spray a chlorine-free stain remover or a mixture of 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 4 tablespoons of water directly on it, then launder as usual.
If you use chlorine-free bleach, do not pour it directly onto your towels. Fill the washer with water and add the chlorine-free bleach to dilute it prior to laundering, or pre-soak the linens for half an hour before starting the machine.
Give your towels a good shake when removing them from the washer, this fluffs the terry loops and will aid in the absorbency of your towels. Do not iron your towels, as that decreases the absorbency of all towels.