Will I get hot using this blanket?
A: You should not overheat with bamboo as it’s a thermal regulating fiber that breathes and allows heat to escape, one of the best qualities of bamboo! The blankets are knitted with lightweight yarns, so they will take the chill away but not allow you to overheat.
Why is this blanket good for travels?
A: Bamboo is naturally resistant to bacteria and odors, so taking the blanket on a plane, train, or bus is ideal because public transportation may not be as sterile as you’d hope. This is also a great blanket for movie-watching on your sofa, or as a Twin Bed Blanket for younger children.
What do I do if I see a snag?
A: Don’t cut the yarn as it will leave a hole or unravel. Instead, you can ‘work’ the yarns back into place by gently using your thumbnails to work the yarns back into their woven track. You can also tie-off the snag so that it has a knot and will not snag further.
Can I hang dry the blanket?
A: Yes, you can. Once its air-dried, you can toss it the dryer for 5-10 minutes if you need to get any ‘crispness’ softened.
Does the color ever fade?
A: No, we have used reactive dye to keep the colors deep and true.
Do you have to use a special detergent?
A: We recommend a mild liquid detergent like Ecos, Mrs. Myers, Woolite, Seventh Generation, ECover, or Kirkland Ultra Clean. No bleach, no fabric softener, and no washer balls or dryer sheets/balls. Harsher detergents can break down the fibers faster, shortening the lifespan of the linens.
Is Bamboo Viscose and Rayon from Bamboo the same thing?
A: Yes, the process of breaking down the bamboo stalk into a fiber is the same for both viscose or rayon. Because the end fiber is indistinguishable from other wood pulps (ie; eucalyptus, beech wood, pine, etc) the Federal Trade Commission requires that it be called one of those terms. We have chosen to call them ‘rayon from Bamboo’ to be in line with what most large retailers are using, so that consumers are not confused. read more
Where are the linens made?
A: BedVoyage linens are manufactured responsibly at the largest home textile factory in China. Our factory has passed a stringent 25 point review process by many US retailers, as well as yearly passing the Social Responsibility Audit. This ensures there are no child-workers, employees are not over-worked or underpaid, and work in an environment where there are safeguards in place to ensure their health and safety. We are proud to be processing our bamboo in such a responsible factory!