Bamboo Fabric

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Bamboo Fabric
$8.00 Regular Price $13.50

Natural, unbleached, off white colour.

As we do not bleach or dye our bamboo fabric, some flecks and lines are a natural part of the colouring and are to be expected

70% Bamboo, 30% Cotton for durability.

Width: (+/-5cm)
Fleece & French Terry: 185 cm wide excluding 340gsm
340gsm Fleece & French Terry: 155cm wide

Velour & Jersey: 155cm wide

Fabric Types:
Bamboo Fleece: Soft & fluffy on one side, smooth on the other. The same as French Terry but the loopy side has been fluffed up by a machine. Fleece & French Terry are the most popular and generally most effective for absorbent layers.

Bamboo French Terry: Flat loop"terry" surface on one side and smooth on the other. Slightly more absorbent than fleece. Fleece & French Terry are the most popular and generally best for absorbent layers.

Bamboo Jersey: Bamboo Jersey is thinner than Bamboo French Terry or Bamboo Fleece. It has the same antimicrobial properties and is a strong, absorbent and eco-friendly choice for nappy making. Also good to make shirts and other garments out of.

Bamboo Velour: Velour is a velvety pile fabric that you can use anywhere in baby's nappy - plush and soft right next to their skin, it has absorbency without bulk to use for an entire fitted nappy. It also makes divinely soft wipes, clothing and snuggly blankets.

Care instructions: 
Do not use fabric softener or chlorine bleach. Natural fabrics shrink initially, so prewash with hot prior to sewing. Can be washed and dried on hot/warm/cold.

You need to pre-wash in a hot wash to pre-shrink before use, you do not lose absorbency due to shrinkage, it is just the area of fabric shrinks which results in a thicker fabric to you cut and sew. Our recommendation for best results is washing twice in hot, with a hot tumble dry 

In most knit fabrics during normal pre-washing, you get 16-20% shrinkage in your length & 3-6% in your width - giving an overall average shrinkage of 20%