Linen fabric care and cleaning advice

 

Linen can be washed without any problem. The more it is washed, the more it softens.

 

Foreword about linen maintenance

- To avoid variations in colours, systematically wash all the pieces of the same set at the same time.

- To avoid stains becoming set, wash the linen very quickly after use.

- Sort the items based on their colour and their composition. Do not mix pure linen items with polyester-based items. The polyester forms bobbles that attach to the natural fibres and alter the softness and the suppleness of the textiles.
Washing the linen

 

- It is important to choose a good washing product and not overdose it.

* For colours, it is preferable to use a "special colour" detergent without a bleaching agent due to the risk of changing or fading the colour. Washing at 40° maximum is recommended.

* For whites, opt for a "white colour" detergent, to fully preserve the whiteness of the linen. Washing at 60° is possible.

- Follow the machine's washing instructions and do not overload it.

- Reduce the spin drying speed to 600 rpm maximum to avoid any trace of white breakage and too much friction with the drum.

 

Drying the linen

In the open air

You can dry the linen in the open air by extending it to the maximum after the end of the  washing cycle. Drying on a line will guarantee less crinkled linen.

Linen drys quickly. It will be beautiful and naturally crinkled if it is taken out as soon as the washing cycle is completed.

In the drier

To avoid crinkling the linen and causing false folds, do not fill the drier to the maximum, use it at low temperature and set it to use the cooling cycle at the end.

A tip: add a tennis ball to the drum, which by stretching the fabric will prevent the forming of fissures.

 

Ironing the linen

- For ease of ironing, use a hot iron and iron the line while slightly humid, either after drying or lightly spraying it.

- Never iron the linen when dry.

- Iron the linen on the reverse side, to prevent false folds.
 

Storing the linen

 - Ensure that the linen is perfectly dry to prevent any trace of mould.

- We recommend re-ironing the linen before storing it.

- Store the linen flat. if the shelves are wooden, cover them with tissue paper.

- Never leave the linen on a table where there is a risk of exposure to sunlight, to avoid it becoming discoloured.