Our recommendations on washing and care:
- Coloured fabrics should always be washed separately from white fabrics.
- Do not soak coloured fabrics.
- If possible, wash printed fabrics turned inside out.
- Towels, tablecloths, runners and curtains should be washed in gentle wash mode.
- Dresses should be preferably hand washed.
- During the first wash, it is best to use a temperature lower than 40°C. Linen should be washed at 40°C. If some heavy-duty stains appear, you can increase the temperature up to 60°C. However, high temperatures shouldn’t be used too often as linen tends to shrink. Linen should be washed separately from other fabrics and colors.
- When washing coloured fabrics, do not use bleaching agents.
- Washing powders should be selected according to the type of laundry (the type of fibres and the colour: coloured fabrics or white fabrics).
- After washing and drying, products with water-repellent impregnation should be ironed at a temperature corresponding to the type of the fibre. This will keep the water-repellent properties of the fabric.
- Fabrics with an acrylic coating should be washed in gentle wash mode. Do not dry them in a tumbler and always iron them inside out. These procedures will keep the water-repellent properties of the fabric.
How to hand-wash linen fabric?
– If you decided to hand-wash your linen pieces, use lots of water, as linen tends to absorb great amounts of it.
– Rinse the linen carefully. Do not twist, crumple, or rub the fabric hardly – it can result in damage.
– Hand-wash is best for thin linen fabrics, which could get damaged in the washing machine.
1. Fill a small container (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.
1. Separate white, dark, and colored linens. For best results, turn linens inside out and wash them separately from other fabrics. It’s important to avoid mixing heavy items like jeans, hoodies, or towels in a load with linen textiles.
2. Wash in lukewarm water (<40°C/104°F). High temperatures may cause shrinkage of up to 10% and weaken the linen fiber.
3. Use the gentle machine cycle and don’t overload your washing machine.
4. Use mild detergent formulated for delicate fabrics. Avoid detergents that contain substances like Sodium Borate, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulase, Protease, and Amylase. Don’t bleach.
How to dry linen fabric?
– Linen can be dried in a tumble dryer on a low temperature, hung, or left to dry flat on a white towel.
– If using a tumble dryer, take the linen out when it’s still damp and complete drying by hanging it or laying flat on a white towel.
– If possible, allow white linen pieces to dry out in the sun. It will help to maintain the fresh whiteness.
– Do not overdry linen as it can weaken or shrink the fabric.
How to iron linen fabric?
– Iron linen while it’s still slightly damp.
– Use medium or high temperatures and steam. If needed, you can also spray some water on the fabric.
– Iron on the reverse side.
– If you like the natural, slightly crinkled look of linen, you can skip the ironing. Spraying some water on the biggest wrinkles will help to even them out slightly. Simply lay your linen piece on a flat surface, spray some water and even out with your hand. Allow to dry.
Can I bleach linen fabric?
– You can only bleach white linen pieces. Do not bleach colored items.
– It is recommended to use oxygen-based bleaching agents.
– Do not use chlorine-based bleach. It changes the hue of white fabrics and weakens the fiber, which results in quick weariness and even ripping.
– Use bleach carefully, avoid doing it too often.
What detergents should I use for linen fabric?
– It is advised to choose soft, neutral detergents for delicate fabrics.
– Avoid detergents with bleach (i.e. chlorine, peroxide).
– Do not put detergents directly on the fabric.
– Detergents must be fully rinsed after washing.