Our linen will give you years of enjoyment, and like a fine wine, it gets better with age as it continues to soften. Caring for your linen is the key to a long and happy life for this luxurious fabric.
We pre-soften your linen by stone washing it is put through a wash cycle with stones and natural enzymes to soften the fabric.
When you receive your linen you should wash the fabric prior to use.
For your first few washes ensure you use a gentle setting with a cool temperature. We recommend to wash your linen separately from other items. For future wash temperatures, you can use a gentle setting at a temperature of 40°C. If you have stubborn stains then you can raise the water temperature to 60°C and the stains should release.
Linen is highly absorbent so if you have a washing machine that allows you to select the water level, choose the highest level. Avoid crowding the washing machine with too many items at once as it can result in twisting or pulling the linen fabric out of shape.
Ensure any other items washed with linen clothing are similar in color, weight and washing instructions.
You can hand wash linen using a gentle swishing motion. Never wring, twist or scrub the cloth.
Hand washing is best suited for linen that is not heavily soiled, or for linen fabric with a loose weave, which might be damaged in a washing machine.
Use a neutral or mild detergent that does not contain any bleaching agents such as chlorine or 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.
The detergents containing bleaching agents are perfect for white linen but should not be used for washing colored linen or else your linen would get discolored or spotted.
Chlorine bleach can weaken fibers and cause them to yellow. If white fabrics need bleaching, use an oxygen-based bleach.
Do not wring out linen before drying. Whatever drying method you choose – line drying, tumbler drying or lying out on a terry towel – make sure your linen articles are slightly damp before ironing. 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.
Remove your linens from the dryer promptly while still damp to reduce wrinkles. Smooth and fold, or press with an iron if desired. Iron linens while still slightly damp on the reverse side of the fabric. Use a steam iron on a warm/hot setting for linen and a water spritzer if needed.
Our washed linen production is highly resistant for shrinkage compare 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.
So there it is. Linen is simple to care for and is renowned for its unique qualities of softness and airiness. To find out more about the process for creating linen, you can visit our post here.