Oh no! There's a huge, plate-sized hole in my fabric!!! What is this?
This is called a "weight hole" and is used to test the fabric for quality and accurate grams/M2. It's our way of making sure the fabrics we sell are top quality and consistent throughout the entire lot.
Is the pricing on the website my price or will there be a further discount if I own a business?
All our fabrics are sold at wholesale price. However, if you are a California customer, and do NOT have a valid and current Resale Certificate, sales tax will be applied to the order. See more information under our “California Customers” tab.
Can I buy just a few yards of fabric? These rolls are too big for what I need.
The rolls are sold as described on each item – meaning, to receive the price listed, you must purchase the entire roll. Maybe it is too much for what you need, but the fabric has many uses and you might find other ways to use the yardage. But, if you are absolutely sure you only want a few yards, or want to sample the fabric, you may purchase fabric by-the-yard on our finished products website at www.bambudru.com Here you will see most of the fabrics sold in 1-yard increments sold at retail price.
What if I want a specific color of fabric?
All of our fabrics are made in their natural color and are considered PFD (prepared for dye). However, we can custom make any of the fabrics listed on our website in any color. Custom Orders typically require a MOQ of 300-500 yards, depending on the fabric. If you are looking to have less than the MOQ dyed – say 1 or 2 rolls – we have worked with 2 dyehouses in Los Angeles with great success. You could have your fabric (whatever amount) sent there for dying a custom color. This is a separate service and is not associated with our own company services. Email us for the contact information of the local dye houses or look for one in your area. Of course, there are many other ways to dye the fabrics at home – feel free to explore the possibilities!
Are the fabrics organic?
Yes, our bamboo and cotton are certified organic by OEKO-Tex, OCS and GOTS standards. Further, our bamboo is farmed and grown organically so as not to take away from, or disturb, the natural forestation and habitat of the wildlife and plants in China.
What kind of dye do you use?
We use “low reactive” dyes in all our fabrics. These are the safest and cleanest dyes available. Low-reactive dyes do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), nor do they require toxic chemicals to affix them to the fiber, yet maintain the same beautiful, radiant color that withstands washing and drying for years to come.
Are there any other special properties about bamboo?
There is a low SPF factor that changes with the type of fabric and weight, but feel good knowing that you're covered at a basic level with any bamboo fabric. Bamboo is also odor, bacterial, and microbial resistant - which means it's perfect for everything that you wear. No stinky tees here! Also, many of our customers with sensitivities of the skin and respiratory systems report that bamboo products are the only products they can wear with very little, to no reaction, whatsoever.
What does "viscose from bamboo" mean and how can you make such soft fabric from such hard wood?
Viscose is a process in which bamboo is broken down into a thick liquid and pressed through a tight sieve to create hair-like fibers. The bamboo fibers can then mixed with additives like organic cotton or hemp. This mixture of fibers is spun out into yarn and knitted into fabric (ie. jersey, velour, fleece, etc.) - Leaving us with a soft, silky feeling fabric. Our fabrics have passed all testing according to CPSIA and have passed certification for OEKO testing for harmful chemicals. The results of the testing, made according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, product CLASS 1, have shown that our goods meet human-ecological requirements that are presently established.