Caravan Bedding | Ecoluxe Travel Decor | Australia

Caring For Bamboo

Bamboo fabric is a remarkable Eco-Friendly product.  It has some amazing naturally occurring benefits and is the reason we use it for many of our products. It does require a different approach when it comes to caring for it.  Please read the information below to understand how to get a long lifespan from your products.

The Benefits of Bamboo

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Absorbent and Breathable
  • Wicks Moisture Away From The Body
  • Naturally Thermal Regulating
  • Repels Dust mites Mold and Mildew
  • Gentle on Delicate Skin
  • Grown in FSC certified Forests (the gold standard in sustainable forestry)
  • Manufactured in Closed Loop Processing
  • Soft and Luxurious
  • OEKO-Tex Certified

 

Washing

Bamboo is a delicate fabric and needs to be cared for differently to other fabrics. We recommend only using Eco-Friendly gentle detergents that are free from artificial colours and chemicals.  Do not pour detergent directly onto the fabric as this can cause discolouration. Please DO NOT BEACH.

Wash separately (or with other bamboo products) on a delicate cycle in cool water.  Fabric softener is not required as the fabric is already soft.

If you have our bamboo Zipluxe bedding, ensure the zips are done up.

Removing Stains

Bamboo naturally draws sweat away from the body so it can be susceptible to sweat marks.  Creams, oils and sprays on the body like mosquito repellant and sunscreen can cause staining/discoloration on your sheets.  Avoid sleeping on your sheets with these products applied to your skin.

For stain removal, do not use harsh chemicals.  You can try the following:

* Soaking in a mild Eco-friendly detergent

* A mixture of baking soda, lemon juice and bi-carb soda for more persistent stains.

Drying

Our sheets are treated with a process to prevent colour fading but we do recommend drying in the shade to prevent any colour fading.

Air drying in the shade is best for the longevity of your sheets.

We do understand that many are travelling in a caravan and can not always manage this. If you must tumble dry, use a low temperateure on delicate and remove as soon as the cycle has finished to prevent creasing.

Be very cautious of damaged pegs with  jagged sharp edges.  These sharp edges can cause holes in your sheets that may ruin your sheets.

Air drying is also the most Eco-Friendly option.

Storage

Store your sheets out of direct sunlight, preferably in the matching storage bag provided with your purchase from us.

Do not store your bamboo sheets in plastic bags or containers as it can create moisture resulting in mold and discoloration.

 

Spring Sage caravan fitted sheet set

Mattress Toppers

Our mattress toppers  have a bamboo outer layer and need to be treated with the same care as our sheets. 

There is no need to was them regularly unless they have become soiled.

When they are washed, the washing mashine is suitable on a delicate setting at a low temperature.  You must ensure they are placed into a machine that is big enough otherwise stuffing a topper into a machine can case damage.  A bunk bed topper will fit into most home machines where a main bed topper will need to be washed in a commercial machine like the ones found at a laundromat.

Dry flat in the shade.

About Bamboo

Bamboo grows rapidly, reaching up to 5cm in an hour, and some crops can be harvested within 3 years. In fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing species of grass. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide faster than other trees and produces 35% more oxygen than those of the same volume. It also requires minimal water and fertilizers to grow, making it highly sustainable. It can regenerate from its own root system, which is excellent for the environment.

Bamboo has some amazing naturally occurring benefits and the reason we use it in many of our products. It is dust mite resistant & can control temperature which is especially great for hot sleepers! It is hypoallergenic and gentle on delicate skin which is great for those with sensitive skin conditions such as eczema & acne.

RPET Polyester

RPET polyester is a recycled material. It is a sustainable and Eco-friendly alternative to traditional polyester fabrics, which are made from non-renewable resources like petroleum. RPET polyester is produced by breaking down plastic bottles into small chips, which are then melted and spun into fibers that can be woven into fabric. This process reduces the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills or the ocean, and also requires less energy and resources than producing new polyester from scratch. RPET polyester is used in a wide range of products, from clothing and accessories to home textiles and packaging materials.

OEKO-Tex Certification

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification is a globally recognized certification system for textiles that tests for harmful substances in textile products. It is a product label that indicates that a textile product has been tested for harmful substances and is therefore safe for human use.
The certification process involves testing for harmful substances in every component of a textile product, including the fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, and other accessories. The test criteria are updated annually based on the latest scientific knowledge and legislative requirements.
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification also includes requirements for compliance with specific quality and safety standards, including color fastness and pH value.
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification is widely recognised by textile manufacturers, retailers, and consumers as a reliable and independent certification system that provides assurance of the safety and quality of textile products. It promotes sustainable and responsible production practices and helps to protect human health and the environment.

 

FSC Certification

An FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forest is a forest that has been independently certified by the FSC as meeting their standards for sustainable forest management. The FSC is an international non-profit organisation that sets standards for responsible forest management and certifies forests that meet these standards.
To become FSC certified, a forest must undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes an assessment of its environmental, social, and economic impacts. Forests must demonstrate that they are being managed in a way that maintains ecosystem health, conserves biodiversity, and protects the rights and well-being of local communities and workers. FSC certification also requires transparent and accountable management practices, with regular monitoring and reporting to ensure ongoing compliance with FSC standards.
Products made from FSC certified forests, such as timber, paper, and other forest-based products, can carry the FSC label, indicating that they are sourced from responsibly managed forests. Choosing FSC certified products can help support sustainable forest management practices and promote the conservation of natural resources

Closed Loop Processing

Closed loop manufacturing for bamboo is a sustainable manufacturing process that minimises waste and pollution by recycling and reusing materials in a closed system. In the context of bamboo, closed loop manufacturing involves using all parts of the bamboo plant to create a range of products, from furniture to textiles, with minimal waste.
The process starts with harvesting bamboo, which is a fast-growing and renewable resource. The bamboo is then broken down into fibers or other raw materials, which are used to create various products. Any waste generated during this process is then collected and recycled back into the manufacturing process, either as a raw material or as an energy source.
Overall, closed loop manufacturing for bamboo is a sustainable approach to manufacturing that reduces waste and pollution while supporting the use of renewable resources.