Please see product care information for our products below. We include care cards to keep with bed linen, candles, cutlery, towels and table linen.
COTTON BED LINEN
1. Wash: alone at 40 degrees. If you prefer to wash at 60, this is fine but washing at 40 will offer your sheets better longevity. We recommend weekly or at least fortnightly laundering for beds slept in every day.
2. Tumble drying: avoid where possible. If you need to, 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 (this can cause yellowing).
5. Mind your toiletries & household products: avoid products containing benzoyl peroxide, chlorine bleach (it will break down the fibres!) and alpha hydroxy acids.
Tips & tricks
1. The sunlight is a fantastic natural brightener for white sheets
2. Add half a cup of baking soda to the wash cycle with your detergent when washing your white sheets. Add half a cup of white vinegar to the fabric softener drawer. This will leave your sheets feeling soft and looking bright.
3. Avoid fabric softener as it creates a film on fabrics, preventing absorption. This can lead to yellowing over time (see tip no. 2 instead)!
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 top side 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. 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.
For longevity and softness, we recommend washing your towels up to 60 degrees (please check your care label based on the colour of your towel).
It's imperative to wash your towels with detergent without optical brightening agents. If your towels are all white, this is not a problem, but if you have a white towel with a coloured trim this will cause colour run. Please check ingredients but environmentally friendly detergents tend to be without optical brightening agents - they feature in a wide range of mass market detergent.
Likewise, products with chlorine will cause colour run (typically, whitening products contain chlorine). We have tested our towels up to 90 degrees (white with a dark trim) for colour run.
Please do not use fabric softener. This will create a build up on the surface of your towels and negatively affect absorbency.
We recommend towel drying your towels for fluffiness (on low heat). Ideally, remove when still a little damp and air dry.
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS
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