Linen care guide
Linen Fabric care guide
Known as the world’s strongest natural fiber, linen is highly resistant to abrasion and less prone to wearing and tearing. So you can enjoy your favorite linen pieces for many years without the need to replace them after a couple of washes. Proper care is one of the main conditions to ensure a long and successful life of linens. Here you will find a few suggestions that will help your fine linens to wear softly and smoothly through endless laundering.
– Linen should be washed at 40°C / 100 °F. If some heavy-duty stains appear, you can increase the temperature up to 60 °C / 140 °F. However, high temperatures shouldn’t be used too often as linen tends to shrink.
– Linen should be washed separately from other fabrics and colors.
– If your washing machine allows you to select the water level, choose the highest one offered because linen is highly absorbent.
– Hand-wash is best for thin linen fabrics, which could get damaged in the washing machine.
– Hand wash linen clothing using a gentle swishing motion, but never wring, twist or scrub the cloth.
– Hand washing is best suited for clothing that is not heavily soiled.
– Any stain gets more and more difficult to clean with time. So to reach the best result, make sure you clean the stains as soon, as they appear.
– Choose soft, neutral detergents for delicate fabrics. Avoid detergents with bleach (i.e. chlorine, peroxide).
– Do not pour detergent directly on textiles; rather, add it to the water as the wash tub fills or dilute detergent with water, then add linens.
– Be sure that all detergent is completely rinsed from the garment before drying.
– You can only bleach white linen pieces. Do not bleach colored items.
– It is recommended to use oxygen-based bleaching agents.
– Linen can be dried in a tumble dryer on a low temperature, hung, or left to dry flat on a white towel.
– If using a tumble dryer, take the linen out when it’s still damp and complete drying by hanging it or laying flat.
– If possible, allow white linen pieces to dry out in the sun. It will help to maintain the fresh whiteness.
– Drying white linen in the sun helps retain the original white color.
– Overdrying is the most harmful process for fabrics as it weakens the fibers causing shrinkage and pilling.
– Over-dried items restore their natural moisture content after re-absorbing moisture from the air.
– Iron linen while it’s still slightly damp.
– Use medium or high temperatures and steam. If needed, you can also spray some water on the fabric.
– Iron on the reverse side.
– Smooth and fold, or press with an iron if desired.
– If you like the natural, slightly crinkled look of linen, you can skip the ironing.
– Our washed linen production is highly resistant for shrinkage compared with non-washed linen.
– Pre-shrunk items normally shrink 3 percent or less.
– Do not wash or, especially, dry linens on a hot setting, which is most likely to cause shrinkage.