Chapter 1 - How to wash
Linen items are versatile and can be washed either by hand or machine, with no risk of stretching or shrinking.
If you choose to machine-wash your linens, follow these simple steps:
Sort your linens by colour, washing white, dark, and coloured linens separately. Turn your linens inside out and wash them separately from other fabrics. Avoid washing heavy items like jeans, hoodies, or towels with linen textiles.
Use lukewarm water (below 40°C/104°F) to avoid shrinkage of up to 10% and weakening of the fabrics.
Use the gentle machine cycle and do not overload your washing machine.
- Use a mild detergent that is formulated for delicate fabrics. Avoid detergents with harsh chemicals like Sodium Borate, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulase, Protease, and Amylase.
Chapter 2 - How to Dry
Drying your linens is a personal choice, but it's important to follow some basic guidelines.
- Pre-washed linen items can be tumble-dried on low or no heat.
- Avoid drying your linens on high heat, especially for clothing, as it may cause significant shrinkage.
- Air-drying is a great option that saves on electricity and adds softness to linen items.
- Mid-drying, lay them flat on a white towel to avoid stiffness in the fabric.
Chapter 3 - How to iron
Linen is a beautiful and versatile natural fabric, but it can be tricky to care for, as linen wrinkles easily and can be damaged by high heat. Here are some tips for ironing and caring for your linen clothes:
- Turn your linen clothes inside out before ironing them.
- Spray your linen garment with clean water before ironing to help remove wrinkles.
- Iron your linen garment gently and keep the iron moving to avoid burning the delicate fabric.
- Hang your linen clothes somewhere they can breathe and fully dry after ironing.
- Use a hanger to hang your linen clothes, as this will help prevent wrinkles and keep them looking their best.