Bamboo fibers form a silky-soft yarn that supplies an easy-care fabric for bedding, clothing and undergarments. The fibers also include natural antibacterial properties which help stop odors and prevent mildew and bacterial growth. Resistant to ultraviolet rays, the fabric is frequently used for daily wear and for sportswear, notably as an underlay because it wicks perspiration and humidity away from the human body. Properly washing your bamboo things prolongs their life and keeps them looking almost new.
Separate light and dark fabrics as you would for any laundry room. Dye can bleed from dark bamboo and stain lighter fabrics or make them look depressing.
Place the fabric in the washing machine. Add the quantity of nonbleach powdered or liquid detergent recommended on the jar to get the load size.
Wash the bamboo fabric on the soft with cold water. Allow the cycle to finish.
Dry the fabric on the reduced or fragile setting in the dryer. Do not use fabric softener sheets when drying. Alternatively, line-dry the bamboo things.