linen is durable and long lasting but to get the most out of your purchase we suggest getting to know more about your product, its properties and how to care for it properly
|machine wash on a gentle cycle cold/warm or hand wash|
|wash linen with similar colours or separately|
|allow linen to air dry naturally once washed|
|tumble dry on low until damp (then line dry) but recommend natural line drying|
|choose a gentle detergent or for delicate fabrics and eco-friendly products|
|if ironing, use medium heat|
|do not dry clean|
|when washing do not overload. linen is highly absorbent so the more access to water the better|
|avoid all bleaching products or detergents that promote colour brightness|
|do not over dry as this can damage the fibres|
|do not wash with abrasive materials|
|do not store linen in plastic packaging/bags|
does linen shrink?
one of the benefits of linen products is how easy they are to care for. but, like most fabrics, you should allow for a small amount of shrinkage after a first wash. as well as water temperature one major factor affecting shrinking is how you dry your linens.
how do i remove stains from my linens?
the main rule of getting stains out of linen is doing it as soon as they develop. if you let dirt, oil, grease, and other stains sit, they will absorb deep into the fiber making removal a difficult and annoying task.
if you have a minor spot, try soaking it in a water-detergent solution or washing it with club soda. if that doesn’t help, you can put some dish soap and gently massage it until the dirt comes out, then wash it as you usually would. some stains are trickier and might come off by sprinkling baking soda and a few drops of vinegar on the fabric, then blotting it with a paper towel to soak up the moisture.
how do i dry my linens?
drying your linens is a method of your own choice, but let us run through the basics. pre-washed linen items can be easily machine (tumble) dried on low heat.
remove from the dryer when they’re still slightly damp and hang or lie flat to finish the process. air drying is another great option that saves on electricity and adds softness to the linen items. line-dry your items or dry them flat on a white towel.
should i bleach my linens?
not the best idea. bleach and detergents with optical brighteners tend to weaken the fibers and may cause discoloration. if you’re dealing with a stain, please refer to the steps mentioned above.
is it okay to use fabric softeners on my linens?
linen naturally gets softer with every wash, and stone washed linen should already be at its maximum softness. fabric softeners (liquid or dryer sheets) weaken the fibers and coat them reducing their absorbency and moisture-wicking properties.
how do i iron my linens?
natural fibers like linen will wrinkle, crumple and crease, you just have to accept it. however, if you really want an item pressed, use a medium-hot iron on the fabric while it’s still damp or overlay it with a damp towel.
how should i store my linens?
make sure your linens are completely dry to avoid mildew. natural fibers like linen need to breathe, so it’s best to store them in cool, dry, well-ventilated areas and away from direct sunlight. avoid storing linen is plastic bags — choose linen bags or reuse old pillowcases for that. when it comes to bed linens, we recommend using three sets in rotation: one on the bed, one in the closet, and one in the wash. this will allow each set to rest from wash to wash and prolong the lifespan of your linens.