Bamboo has been praised as the natural, green, eco-friendly new type of textile material of the 21st Century. Bamboo thrives naturally without the use of pesticides. It is a natural cellulose fiber, which is converted into yarns without the addition of chemicals, and is 100% biodegradable in soil by microorganisms and sunshine, causing no pollution to the environment. The unique composition of the Bamboo fiber, having a cross section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, gives it a moisture absorption rate three times that of cotton. Bamboo fiber is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-static. Its natural antibiosis function resists bacteria so that it wont produce bad odors or get moldy.
Our 13"X13" ivory Bamboo washcloths have an ultra-soft feel, yet also have a high abrasion-proof capacity, making them extremely durable and hard wearing. They are woven using Bamboo for the pile (loops) and Cotton for the backing, giving a total fiber content of 70% Bamboo, and 30% Cotton by weight. This is truly affordable luxury. Tested for softness and durability by the namesakes of Julphia and stamped with their approval.
Our washcloths come to you straight from the loom and it is essential that they be laundered before use, as they have not been subjected to any processes such as scouring, bleaching or dyeing after weaving. Therefore careful handling needs to be taken with your new Bamboo washcloth to prevent snagging of the loops (broken finger nails, rings, zips etc.) prior to its first laundering, when the slight amount of shrinkage that takes place binds the loops more firmly into the cloth, making them ready for service. The washcloths should be laundered with cold water, rinsed thoroughly, and then tumble dried if desired at a low to medium heat setting. We do not recommend the use of fabric softeners, as they tend to block-up the holes in the fibers leading to reduced absorbency.