Hand washing is of course ideal but you can machine wash your sleepwear (happy days!) inside out, at a gentle 30 degrees Celsius. Please steer well clear of tumble drying, bleaching and dry cleaning.
Note that your PJs will shrink a bit after the first wash, because the bamboo material is so natural and unprocessed (just the way we like it). However, we’ve cleverly designed the PJs to fit you like a glove once they’ve had their first spin in the washer.
What can I do #inmynightire?
Whatever your heart desires. The sleepwear sets are best made for, as the name suggests, sleep. However, we have seen folks perform a variety of activities in them, ranging from cooking, hoovering the carpets, painting nails, watching Netflix on the couch, popping to the corner shop for a late-night chocolate run, or stretching through an early morning meditation session. It’s all about how you want to play it.
What is all the bamboo fuss about?
We’re glad you asked. Fabric made from bamboo is incredibly soft with a texture like silk – smooth and luxuriously comfortable – but also, surprisingly, very strong. Bamboo fabric keeps you dry as it absorbs and evaporates sweat real quick, which keeps you comfortable in all temperatures (g’bye night sweats). That’s why it’s termed by some as ‘air conditioned clothing’. Bamboo is also antibacterial, which means the material stays fresher and odour-free longer, for a more hygienic and healthier you.
As if that’s not enough, bamboo is also extremely enviro-friendly. Why? Because it thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers. It is seldom eaten by pests or infected by pathogens and requires no watering to survive. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and is 100% biodegradable. Another benefit (because there aren’t enough already, right?) is that it releases a significant amount of oxygen into the air, even more than trees. So, planting bamboo can help reduce carbon dioxide into the air and basically help save the planet.
If you have sensitive or allergy prone skin, you have come to the right place. Bamboo fibre is smooth and round, which means it’s a non-irritant, and it lacks the harsh chemical treatments that can irritate the skin.
We’ve mentioned the durability of bamboo, which means the fabric is super practical and easily washable. The naturally antimicrobial nature of the bamboo means it retains its antifungal, anti-bacterial nature even after processing into the fabric and after numerous washes.
Where is my sleepwear made, and is it organic?
The designs are all made in-house by the Nightire team and all details & finishes have been painstakingly thought through and sense-checked for your optimum sleeping comfort.
Our Nightire sets are made in China by a company that is ISO9001 certified (which basically means they consistently provide products and services that is of excellent quality, and their manufacturing practices are ethical). The fabric is sourced from a bamboo specialist supplier in China and lovingly put together by a team of sleepwear experts. The bamboo fabric is FSB approved and 100% organic certified, so you know it’s the real deal.
How is the bamboo fabric made?
In order to produce high-quality bamboo material (such as the very ones used for Nightire), a process which uses sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, kicks into gear to break down the ‘woody’ bamboo. Crushed bamboo is soaked in the chemical to produce cellulose. You may be worried that sodium hydroxide is a harmful chemical, but when used responsibly (as ours is), it has absolutely no effect on the environment and workers’ health. It is routinely used in the processing of organic cotton into fibre and is approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association. It is also widely used in everything from soap production to food prep. Moreover it does not remain as a residue on bamboo clothing since it easily washes away.