Fabric Care

J76 BAMBOO RAYON BLEND

Bamboo fabrics will maintain their special qualities when washed in cold to warm water (up to 60 degrees Celsius) with a gentle detergent, free of bleach. You may want to use a gentle cycle for some finished garments and fabric types. If necessary, bamboo fabrics can be dried in a clothes dryer on the cool setting.

Note: Fabrics containing vegetable dye should be dried away from direct sunlight.

Washing
We recommend washing rather than dry cleaning for our Bamboo and or hemp fabrics. Use the gentle wash cycle or hand wash and use a good brand of  gentle soap powder or liquid. We recommend that you don't use bleach, Chlorine bleaches often cause yellowing.
If hand washing, rinse well to help prevent staining caused by oxidation of cellulose by the leftover soap build-up.

Fabric pilling can be prevented to some extent by proper clothes washing and care. Wash your garments inside out on a shorter wash cycle with gentle agitation and remove them from the dryer promptly. To remove fabric pills, stretch the fabric over a curved surface and carefully cut or shave off the pills.

Drying
Line drying in the sun is best, if possible. Machine drying is ok but don’t over do it! Over drying can result in damaged fabrics.

Ironing
Ironing hemp is a great deal easier if you do it when the hemp is slightly damp.
Dampen the hemp first and see how you go.

Avoiding fabric stretch
Jerseys have an elasticity in them. If it is hung, the weight of the item may stretch and pull it down. You’ll eventually lose the shape of your garment. This is the same for jersey fabrics. If it’s not being made and it’s just lying around, don’t hang it as it will stretch. Once you make something out of it, it might be misshaped.  For jersey fabrics, it is best to fold it neatly and fold it away. Do the same for garments.

 

SUPPLEX® Fabric with Zelcon Finish                                                

Leo Star SUPPLEX® fabric offers consumers the feel of cotton with the benefits of advanced fiber technology. Cotton's natural texture and aesthetics make it the fabric of choice in many garment categories but garments made with cotton tend to crease and shrink easily, and they often fade in color. Our scientists wanted to give consumers the benefits of cotton, without the pitfalls. They did so by developing SUPPLEX® fabrics. Not only anti-abrasion, anti-tear it is also breathable, holds shape, resists pilling, dries fast, retains color and can be UPF 40 built-in sun protective. It's uniquely 100% nylon, but has all the advantages of a cotton product. When combined with Spandex, SUPPLEX® can bring comfort, fit and freedom of movement. This fabric is suitable for making active wear for yoga, ballet, and or gymnastic.


Care Instructions:
This fabric is best machine washed, inside out in cold water, with similar fabrics. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low. Do not bleach or iron. (AVOID USING FABRIC SOFTNER)

 

 

WOVEN

Woven fabric is made by using two or more sets of yarn interlaced at right. Much variety is produced by weaving and is generally more durable. They can be easily cut into different shapes and are excellent for producing many different styles.


Our Woven is a breathable, lightweight high-performance fabric that wicks sweat away from the body and moves it to the fabric surface, where it will evaporate. As a result, Woven helps you stay dry and comfortable. This lightweight , two way stretch woven fabric is great for running in the heat and perfect for any activity where mobility is a concern.

Care Instructions:
 Machine wash cold and hang to dry. Wash dark color separately. Do not bleach. Do not iron. (AVOID USING FABRIC SOFTNER)

 
Our warm, cottony soft fabric is fleece lined and preshrunk to allow for minimal shrinkage when you wash it. This thick fabric keeps in the heat to allow you to stay warm through the cold seasons. The long lasting ability of cotton combined with the durability of polyester blend nicely together to help resist pilling.

Care Instructions:
 The best way to wash this fabric is to machine wash it in cold water, with like colours, and like fabrics. It can be hung to dry or tumble dry on low in dryer. Do not bleach or iron.

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