Bamboo, a sustainable crop, produces a luxurious fabric that closely resembles rayon. It has emerged as one of the latest eco-fashion trends due to its ability to grow and re-grow rapidly. Whether you want sheets and towels for your home or t-shirts and pajama shirts, you can find bamboo products or blends both in stores and online.
It is becoming a popular choice for clothing, especially among people who are concerned about the environmental damage that other plants grown for clothing, such as cotton, do to the earth. Since a soft and comfortable fabric can be made by processing this herb, it is a fantastic choice for anything from scarves to bamboo shirts and pajamas. However, it is also very important to make sure you know how to care for your bamboo clothing to help it last.
When you wash your clothes, you should check the label inside your garment and follow the instructions that the manufacturer provides there. But if the label is lost or unreadable, here are some basic guidelines for washing and caring for your bamboo fabric. You are, however, responsible for your clothing. When caring for them, use your own common sense.
Bamboo is a natural fiber, so it is prone to shrinking in hot water. And if handled roughly when washing, it can lose its shape. If you machine wash clothes, use cold water and a gentle cycle. If you prefer to wash the garment by hand, do not be too harsh when handling it. Also make sure any other clothes washed at the same time are the same or similar color, as natural fibers tend to absorb dyes easily.
The drying of the fabric made of bamboo should be done without excess heat, to prevent it from shrinking. Air drying is best, although you can also put it in a tumble dryer on the air dry setting without heat. Also, do not apply high heat to the garment if it needs to be ironed. Avoid steaming and use a cool dry setting instead.
Your clothing care instructions may be different if your garment uses a mix of different fibers or is delicate in construction. When washing any clothing, including bamboo pajamas, make sure the washing methods you use are good for the fabric. As long as you take care of them properly, your clothes will last you for a while.