Machine washable (cold water recommended, or max at 40 C/104 F)
Linen will benefit from line drying, leaving them almost wrinkle-free and smelling fresh. If you wish, you may also tumble dry on low heat.
Wash separately or with similar colours. Do not wash natural linen fibres with synthetic fabrics. This may cause pilling on the natural fabrics.
Wrinkliness is part of linen’s charm – the wrinklier the fabric, the purer it is. Using a mild temperature on the iron, press the fabric or garment outwards, carefully stretching the fibres back to their original size. Don’t rub or press hard as this will damage the fabric. Just use a firm but gentle pressing motion.
Shaking your linen before putting it into the tumble dryer will also help reduce creasing. Remove from the tumble dryer promptly after the cycle has finished, shake and fold carefully, making sure that details such as pillowcase borders and sheet edges are lying flat.
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.
New linen should be washed in cooler water temperatures for the first few washes; this will set the mercerization process. We recommend separating your linens from other items in the first wash. Future wash temperatures should be at 40°C, but for stubborn stains, temperatures can be raised to 60°C. At that temperature, the smooth flax fibres that make up the linen material will release any staining.
If your washing machine allows you to select the water level, choose the highest one offered because linen is highly absorbent. 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. Be sure that any other items washed with linen clothing are similar in colour, weight and washing instructions.
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, 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 that contain bleaching agents are perfect for white linen but should not be used for washing coloured linen or else your linen would get discoloured or spotted. Chlorine bleach can weak fibres 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 colour. Over drying is the most harmful process for fabrics as it weakens the fibres 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 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.