The main culprits that damage fabrics are friction/abrasion, heat, harsh chemicals & UV rays. Treat natural linens as they were made—natural, no harsh chemicals.
*Prior to 1st wash, please carefully read the washing instructions. We cannot accept return/exchange of items damaged due to improper wash.
BAMBOO LYOCELL (EXCEPT DUVET) & PURE LINEN
In a nutshell: SEPARATE/INSIDE-OUT - COLD water - MILD detergent - LINE DRY in shade
100% BAMBOO DUVET / COMFORTER
(Discontinued; New Bamboo Duvet is washable and follows wash instructions above.)
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE
- Treat stains ASAP. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get rid of. Avoid tumble-drying or ironing before cleaning as the heat sets the stains.
- Choose the right water temperature. Choosing the wrong one can actually set stains. Use WARM water for oily/fatty stains; COLD water for all other stains (ex. coffee, blood, chocolate, ketchup, red wine).
- Use gentle detergents. NO bleach or harsh stain removers, which only strip and damage the fabric. If unsure, spot test in a small spot or the storage bag. Dab or gently rub; don't scrub.
- DIY stain remover: Soak stained areas in 1 part vinegar + 4 parts water for a few minutes and launder as usual.
- If treating with detergent/vinegar solution is not enough, repeat a few times. For severe stains, it’s good to err on the side of caution and take it to a cleaner.
- Oils (natural body oils, lotions, food). Spot clean with mild dishwashing liquid, a natural de-greaser. Wet stain with lukewarm/warm water, gently rub with dish soap and launder as usual.
- Blood. Fresh/wet blood: rinse immediately with a blast of cold water so it doesn't set. Gently rub with soap and rinse with cold water. Dried blood: apply thick paste of salt + cold water onto stain and let soak 10-20 minutes. Gently rub and rinse with cold water.
BRIGHTEN WHITES NATURALLY
THE NATURAL WAY
- Wash whites or bright-colored linens separately and frequently in warm water (less than 30°C) to avoid stain buildup over time.
- Wash Cycle: Add 1/2 cup baking soda + liquid detergent.
- Rinse Cycle: Add 1/2 cup vinegar directly or pour into drawer where fabric softener goes.
- Optional: Line dry in the sun, a natural brightener and freshener. This is also perfect for dry-clean only linens like duvets, comforters, and pillows.
WHY IT WORKS
- Baking soda: naturally whitens, neutralizes odors
- Vinegar: naturally whitens/brightens, softens, removes musty/mildewy smells
- Sun: naturally whitens/brightens, freshens
WHY SKIP THE BLEACH
- Bleach may whiten fabrics, but it weakens and deteriorates them over time, and brings with it irritation, toxins and carcinogens.
- Inhaling bleach irritates the lungs (greater risk for children whose bodies are developing). It can trigger asthma (even in previously non-asthmatic people).
- Bleach can irritate the skin and eyes on contact.