To begin with, we want to say that in fact, caring for linen is not difficult, the material is quite wear-resistant and durable, but linen requires special care if you want it to serve you for many years, to remain the same pleasant color and be soft to the touch. So we recommend using the tips below.
Before inserting bed linen into the washing machine, please make sure all ties, zippers and buttons are closed. This will prevent fabrics and fittings from being damaged in the drum of the washing machine. Also, do not wash linen tougher with heavier denim-like fabrics to avoid damaging the fibers.
- Wash linen products separately or with similar colors (white, dark and colored).
- Linen is machine washable at 40°C/104 F in delicate wash mode. If you use higher temperatures, then the linen can additionally shrink (despite the fact that it has already been pre-shrunk and pre-washed) and the fabric wears out faster.
- If you hand wash linens, only use a gentle swishing motion – never wring, twist or scrub the fabric. Hand washing is recommended for linens that are not heavily soiled. Combine lukewarm water and approximately one teaspoon of mild detergent in a sink
- Please use special powders for delicate wash and avoid using bleach containing chlorine.
- Please use a tumble dry at low heat and low spinning mode. Always try to dry your linens flat. Hangers or clothespins can cause marks on the fabric, and may also cause the garment to lose its original shape.
- Linen fabric does not require ironing to keep the linen products natural and relaxed, but it is allowed to be ironed, it’s best to do this with a steam or medium-hot iron and please make sure linens are slightly damp.
To remove a stain from linen fabric, try to do it immediately so that the stain does not dry out and sink deep into the fabric. The best way to do this is with a dishwashing detergent. You just need to fill the stain with a little detergent and massage lightly, leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. For tougher stains, try using baking soda and a few drops of vinegar.
To avoid yellowing of white linen products, try to wash them every 10-15 days (for bedding) and dry them in bright sunlight as often as possible. If you do get stains, follow the advice from the previous point and never use bleach containing chlorine.
To soften linen even more and faster, you can also use baking soda and vinegar. For the next wash, you can add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the washing machine in addition to the powder, or a solution of 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. If you are hand washing, soak the linens in a 5 liter bucket with half or full glass of baking soda or vinegar overnight, then rinse or wash as usual. You can also use regular drying balls (wool is best) or even tennis balls by simply placing them in the drum for the next wash, 2 or 3 in total.