Linen is a soft yet durable fabric created from the fibers of the flax plant and gets softer with every wash; it doesn’t pill stretch or loose shape. It’s hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and adjusts to your body temperature to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter which makes it a great choice for any time of the year.
Caring for your linen bedding can be a simple procedure; it doesn’t have to be treated in any special way, but we recommend you take certain measures to make sure it lasts as long as possible, which can be 20-30 years.
- Try to remove any stains immediately after they are formed, as they get more difficult to take out the longer they set. We have a helpful article with quick steps to help minimize damage from stains.
- Never use bleaches or detergents with color brighteners, these can discolor and weaken your linen sheets. Remember if its Blue- its a NO.
- Hand or machine wash with like colors, use mild detergent, in lukewarm or cold water on a gentle cycle, always be sure to rinse your linen to remove any soapy residue. I always use 1/2 the recommended detergent. You can wash in hot water but remember heat weakens fibers
- Don’t over load your machine, the more water the better
- To minimize the natural wrinkling properties, you may hang them on a line to dry or machine tumble dry on a low temperature or a wrinkle release setting, remove and fold the sheets promptly when dry. You may iron warm, if desired.
When washing table linens, if possible, wash alone and rinse twice for a fresh smell.
Laundry waters are now available and are a good addition to your laundry.
Our favorite Linen sheets and bedding are from Libeco Linens from Belgium.