Linen Bedding Care Guide
How to care for your linen bedding, effective wash & dry guidelines for longer lasting material – so you can sleep better at night, every night.
Washing & Drying
- Machine Wash: It is best to machine wash your linen items under 30ºC / 86ºF on a gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent and select similar colours to avoid any potential colour bleeding. This will help preserve the natural fibres of the linen.
- Skip the Fabric Softener: Avoid using fabric softeners when caring for your linen products. Fabric softeners tend to leave residue on the linen fibers, hindering their ability to effectively wick away moisture. Let your linen's natural qualities shine by skipping the softener.
- Hang to Dry: After washing, hang your linen items to dry or tumble dry for a softer finish.
- Tumble Dry on Medium to Low Heat: If you prefer using a dryer, tumble dry your linen items on low-medium heat. However, it's crucial to remove them while they are still slightly damp. This enables them to finish drying naturally in the air, reducing the risk of excessive heat damaging the fibres.
By following these care guidelines, you can maintain the beauty and functionality of your linen products for years to come.
Ironing or Steaming
We understand that our linen products are designed to be low maintenance and may not require ironing. However, if you prefer a crisp look or have specific preferences, here are some recommendations for ironing:
- Consider Steaming: For the best results and to preserve the natural texture of the linen, we suggest using a garment steamer instead of ironing. Steaming helps remove wrinkles effectively without flattening the fabric.
- Low Heat Setting: If you choose to iron, set your iron to a low heat setting. This is important to prevent damage to the linen fibers and avoid any potential shine or scorch marks.
- Iron on the Reverse Side: When ironing linen, it's generally advisable to iron on the reverse side or use a pressing cloth. This protects the fabric's surface and prevents direct contact with the iron, minimizing the risk of any damage.
- Test a Hidden Area: Before ironing, it's always a good idea to test a small, inconspicuous area of the linen to ensure that the heat and steam do not adversely affect the fabric.
Please note that our linen products are designed to have a relaxed and natural appearance, and ironing may alter their intended look. Steamers offer a gentle alternative that helps remove wrinkles while maintaining the fabric's unique texture.
To ensure the best protection and longevity of your bed linens, it is recommended to follow these storage guidelines:
- Cool and Dry Place: Store your bed linens in a cool and dry area of your home. Moisture can lead to the growth of mildew or mold, which can damage the fabric. Avoid storing linens in damp basements or areas prone to humidity.
- Sealed Bags: Consider storing your bed linens in sealed bags to provide an extra layer of protection against dust, dirt, and pests. Choose storage bags made of breathable materials.
- Clean and Dry: Before storing your bed linens, ensure they are thoroughly clean and completely dry. Any residual moisture or stains can lead to discolouration or the development of unpleasant odours over time.
- Avoid Sunlight Exposure: Direct sunlight can fade and weaken fabrics, so it's important to avoid storing linens in areas exposed to excessive sunlight. If possible, choose a storage location away from windows or use curtains or blinds to block sunlight.
- Proper Folding: Fold your bed linens neatly to minimize wrinkles and creases. This also helps save space and makes it easier to retrieve them when needed.
By following these storage tips, you can keep your bed linens in optimal condition and ready for use whenever you need them.