Please see product care information for our products below. We include care cards to keep with bed linen, candles and table linen.
COTTON BED LINEN
1. Wash: alone at 40 degrees
2. Tumble drying: Avoid where possible - it can lead to your sheets yellowing over time. If you must, tumble dry on a low heat setting.
3. Iron: whilst still a little damp.
4. Store: ensure there is adequate ventilation and avoid storing in plastic.
5. Mind your toiletries & household products: avoid products containing benzoyl peroxide, chlorine bleach (it will break down the fibres!) and alpha hydroxy acids.
Linen is the strongest natural fibre known to man. Looked after correctly, your European linen should last a lifetime. The more linen is washed, the more luminous and soft it becomes. Linen increases in strength when wet, which is why it withstands the washing machine so well.
White linen articles can be washed up to 95 degrees, but we recommend 40-60 degrees unless stained.
Natural coloured linen can be washed up to 60 degrees.
Wash coloured & embroidered linen at 30 degrees.
If you have embroidered white linen, for example, wash at 30 degrees.
As per the natural characteristics of linen, shrinkage of approximately 3% is to be expected with the first wash.
- Linen naturally releases stains easily, however it is advisable to work on very stubborn stains before washing.
- Try to wash linen with natural materials, wherever possible.
- Iron when damp. If dry when ironing, dampen beforehand and use the steam setting.
- Iron on the reverse side initially to remove creases, then on the reverse if you want to increase the natural sheen.
- Store with air circulation. Avoid cupboards with heating pipes running through them or cedar linen chests, which can discolour linen.
- Where possible, store linen without folding. Tablecloths are best stored rolled.
- Use the tumble drier – it dries out the fibres which makes it weaker. Linen dries quickly naturally and using a tumble drier will shorten its lifespan.
- Bleach your linen – ever. Bleach breaks down the natural fibres.
- Use detergents which contain Optical Brightening Agents.
- Store linen in plastic – it will discolour. Linen needs to breathe.
Linen is naturally mothproof and safely stored under normal conditions. It is a hardwearing material and shouldn’t be saved for best.
1. Should a spill occur, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Some particularly highly pigmented items can stain nevertheless. If this occurs, ensure you wipe off immediately to prevent deeper staining.
If heavy soiling occurs, put in the washing machine on a gentle, cool setting with a mild detergent. As per the natural characteristics of linen, shrinkage of approximately 3% is expected with the first wash only.
2. Do not tumble dry - air dry, flat. When ironing, iron on the reverse side with a cloth in between on a high steam setting.
3. Store flat to prevent creases.
4. Iron on the reverse side with the iron on a high steam setting and a towel between.
5. Day to day: as the linen is coated, please be mindful of very hot plates.
1. Washing: hand wash only in lukewarm water with mild detergent.
2. Day to day: keep out of direct sunlight for long periods - the glass isn't coloured throughout so it is subject to fading.
Our candles are non-drip provided they are cared for correctly.
- Burn in absence of a draft, air conditioning or intense heat. If you are using them outdoors they can drip due to the breeze but you won’t get the waterfall of wax that is typical of poor quality candles.
- Avoid touching the edge of the candle while it is lit as this may create an imbalance and cause the candle to drip.
To ensure your candles burn well and for as long as possible:
- Ensure you keep the wick trimmed to approximately 1cm to ensure a steady, even and long burn
- Ideally use a candle snuffer rather than blowing out
Store them in a cool place, laid flat.
The tumblers are safe to be put in the dishwasher but as with any glass, over time it may be subject to clouding. Be careful not to over stack as this could result in too much weight on the lower glasses and chip them.
Silk is subject to fading in direct sunlight and therefore should be avoided. Keep your cushions plumped to maintain the condition of the cushion inner. Dry clean only.
Natural fibres are subject to pilling with friction. Remove by using a fabric shaver or similar. Please do not wash our throws - dry clean only.