Laundry Care for Ettitude Bamboo Products
Can I wash bamboo lyocell sheets in a washing machine?
Yes, of course! Our sheets are made for your everyday use, and they’re easy to care. Just make sure you use cold water setting at 85°F max, a gentle cycle or a high water level option if your machine has this feature. Remember to wash your sheets separately because zippers, hooks and rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and excess abrasion.
What laundry detergent can I use?
A mild, liquid detergent works best. If you prefer powder detergent, make sure it has dissolved before adding your bamboo lyocell sheets to the wash. Fabric softener is not necessary with our sheets - they are already soft and will stay that way after washing.
Can I use a fabric brightener on my sheets?
We suggest not to use any fabric brightener or whitening detergent with harsh chemicals on your bamboo lyocell sheets. You can try a baking soda and vinegar mixture as a mild ‘bleach’. Start by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle if machine washing, or at the same time that you add detergent if hand washing. Next, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar during the rinse cycle. These two ingredients help brighten white fabrics. However, it is important to add them during separate cycles and avoid combining them, as this causes a chemical reaction.
Please note this method could cause fading on dark colors so use it only with care on light color or white sheets. You can test the solution first on a hidden area or the bamboo lyocell fabric bag your bedding comes in.
Are there natural solutions for cleaning my sheets?
You can incorporate natural solutions into your washing routine like baking soda and white vinegar mixture. Chemical-free soap nuts are another popular alternative to traditional detergent.
Waffle bath products
Can I wash my waffle bath products in the washing machine?
You, sure can! For general laundry care, we recommend a cold wash under 86°F, line dry and no tumble dry.
Will my waffle bath products shrink in a washing machine?
Only our towels are pre-shrunk. As our robes are not pre-shrunk, they will shrink 10-15% when washed in warm water over 86°F and tumble dried. The robes are shipped generously oversized to allow for shrinkage after standard washing and drying.
I shrunk my waffle product on accident. What should I do?
Our waffle fabric will shrink a bit during the wash. We wanted to let you know that this can be remedied a number of ways: hanging the towel to dry, stretching it back while it is still damp, or steaming it back into shape.
What are the benefits of shrinking the robes?
The shrinkage is where the magic happens, because it is when the waffles can be enhanced to the robe to become super absorbent. Many prefer the robe once it has shrunk as it enhances the waffle design and provides great absorbency and comfort.
How can I avoid shrinking the robes?
Washing the robes on a cold setting and air drying is the best way to avoid shrinking the robes.
Can I use fabric softener on my waffle weave?
It is not recommended to use fabric softener on our waffle weave. It will coat the material and repel water, making it less absorbent.
Duvets, comforters & mattress protectors
Can I machine wash bamboo duvets and comforters?
All our bamboo duvet and comforters are dry clean only to preserve the softness and delicate nature of the organic bamboo filling.
Can I machine wash bamboo mattress protectors and pillow protectors?
Yes, you can wash them in the washing machine. Use a cold, gentle cycle, with mild liquid detergent. We would recommend to wash them separately to protect the delicate bamboo shell. You can also use an eco-friendly pre-soak for stain removal.
Drying and stain removal
How should I dry my sheets?
If possible, line dry your sheets by draping them flat on the line to preserve fibers, colors, and texture, you sheets will also straighten out when you line dry them! If you use a dryer, choose a low heat or airing setting and a low tumble cycle. As soon as the dryer finishes, remove your sheets from the dryer immediately to avoid wrinkles.
My sheets look a little wrinkled after washing, should I iron them?
A large benefit of bamboo lyocell sheets comes from their ability to drape very well. Even if there are wrinkles from being washed or stored, they gradually go away in a few sleeps. By the time you hit the bed at night, they are flat and fresh, ready to give you the good nights sleep you deserve. If you are after a crispier look immediately, you can iron them at a low temperature.
Uh oh, I’ve got stains on my bamboo lyocell sheets, what should I do?
Bleach is a no-no when it comes to our delicate bamboo lyocell fabric, it is too harsh that it would damage the surface and eat a hole in your sheets. Try a mild, eco-friendly pre-soak and stain remover for removing light stains.
If you use a stain remover, we suggest doing a test on the bamboo lyocell fabric bag your bedding comes in to make sure the product doesn’t damage the fabric at all.
Do bamboo lyocell sheets pill?
As bamboo lyocell is a completely natural fabric, you may notice slight pilling with initial use. This can be reduced or removed during the washing and drying process (as per the care instructions). Slight pilling is normal for natural fibers, especially in response to friction and isn't a fault or defect.
To prevent excessive pilling, we suggest going to bed with soft clothing, such as our matching bamboo pyjamas. In fact, why not try sleeping naked? To prevent friction from dry skin and rough patches on feet, try applying moisturizer to affected areas.
Do bamboo lyocell sheets shrink?
You won’t have to worry about your bamboo lyocell bedding shrinking as they have been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. We have also included a small margin on the bedding size for unforeseen shrinkage. That said, we do not recommend drying your sheets in high heat.