Bamboo is amazing, isn’t it? When you compare it to other popular clothing fabrics such as polyester and cotton, bamboo is generally considered to be twice as soft. But that’s not the only superior benefit. Bamboo also has better moisture-wicking properties, so for people that perspire (we’re talking about everybody), it’s the better material. But with such amazing qualities, comes great care. Therefore you should follow these guidelines below whenever you’re wearing anything made of bamboo fibers.
We recommend washing rather than dry cleaning your Spiffy Socks. When washing your socks, be sure to wash them in cold to warm water (up to 60 degrees Celsius). Bamboo fabrics will maintain their special qualities at this setting when cleaned with a gentle detergent. Please do not use any chlorine bleach, as doing so will cause yellowing to the fabric and can completely ruin your socks. The best way for brighten up the colors would be use baking soda.
If you’re doing it the old fashioned way of handwashing, rinse the Spiffy Socks thoroughly in order to prevent staining caused by oxidation of cellulose by the leftover soap build-up.
We know it’s no longer the 1800’s but sometimes the old fashioned way can be better for fabrics. For bamboo, the best option is a washing line as long as the sun is out. Machine drying is ok but don’t do it for an extensive period of time. Over drying can result in damaged fabrics and will shrink your socks. If you decide to use a tumble dryer instead, ensure that the setting you use is mild or air tumble.
As for ironing, it’s never necessary to iron bamboo fibers. But in case of an emergency, head for the lowest heat setting to avoid any damage to the bamboo fabric and use light steam.
Your Spiffy Socks can be stored similarly to your other socks. Just be sure there aren’t any heat sources that could cause the fibres to be damaged. Such examples could be a wardrobe closet or dresser drawer near a heat vent or radiator. If this is the case, then we recommend moving your bamboo socks to a cooler part of the room.
Keep your socks clean and stay spiffy!