As this linen has been prewashed and is a high-quality linen fabric, its sturdy and durable on its own so you won’t have to spend precious time slaving over it's care. However, here are some basic rules to follow to make the most of your linen and show it some love...
1. Separate white, dark, and colored linens. For best results, wash separately from other fabrics.
2. Wash in lukewarm water (<40°C). High temperatures may cause shrinkage of up to 10% and weaken the linen fibre.
3. Use the gentle machine cycle and don’t overload your washing machine.
4. Use mild detergent formulated for delicate fabrics. Don't bleach.
1. Fill a small bucket or sink with lukewarm water and add about a teaspoon of mild detergent.
2. Submerge the linen garment in lukewarm water and let it soak for about 10 minutes.
3. Gently swish the item around. Don’t wring, twist or scrub as it can stretch the fabric.
4. Drain the soapy water and rinse repeatedly until the soapy residue is all gone. Hang to dry.
Natural fibres like linen will wrinkle, crumple and crease, it's the natural look of linen and speaks of quality. However, if you really want an item pressed, use a medium-hot iron on the fabric while it’s still damp or overlay it with a damp towel.
Linen naturally gets softer with every wash, and stone washed linen should already be at its maximum softness. Fabric softeners weaken the fibres and coat them reducing their absorbency so it is not recommended.
Make sure your linens are completely dry to avoid mildew. Natural fibres like linen need to breathe, so it’s best to store them in cool, dry, well-ventilated areas and away from direct sunlight.