Stonewashed linen is an undemanding fabric, it can be easily maintained at home. All of our so linen! products are made of the highest quality 100% linen. We would like to present you some of the key information on how to keep your linen products in great shape for years.
Linen is a magical fabric. It cools you during summer, it swathes your body and keeps you warm in winter. But there’s more! List of its unique proprieties is endless. It’s anti-allergic, natural and skin-friendly. It’s extremely durable, therefore it’s very popular among those who value quality of their soft goods. Linen is sustainable and fully biodegradable. It’s airy, antistatic and antibacterial…. There are so many reasons to take proper care of it and enjoy it for years!
We advise to wash linen separately (without other fabrics) and to segregate colors (don’t mix white with colors). When you wash your bed linens, remember to turn them inside out and to fasten their buttons.
Linen may be hand washed, or washed in a washing machine using a delicate wash cycle. It is important that the garments are not packed too tightly so they can move easily in the drum. Do not wring or twist linen – this could cause the fabric to lose its original shape. Linen products become softer and softer with every washing.
Use only delicate washing products. Strong detergents or bleach weaken linen fibers and may discolor the fabric. We don’t recommend using liquid fabric softeners which are created for synthetic fabrics, not for the natural ones. Such liquids coat the fibers and decrease the absorbing proprieties of linen.
After taking out the laundry, products should be flicked and hanged while they are still damp. If it’s possible dry your linens outside. During drying the fabric gains its natural aerate texture. Linen doesn’t like over drying, it makes its fibers more brittle and prone to damage.
Stonewashed linen products may be dried in tumble dryers. However, you should be very careful with that, since it may cause shrinking. Drying cycle should be really delicate. The best is to take the products out of the dryer while they are still damp. Drying in a dryer will cause the fabric to be softly aerated and extremely pleasant to touch. You should remember though, that drying in a dryer shortens the life of linen fibers.
Linen wrinkles – that’s its nature, and also its charm Stonewashed linen has delicate, aerated texture, so we don’t recommend ironing our products. However, if it’s necessary and you want to achieve elegant look of an ironed fabric, we advise to use high temperature and to iron products while they are still slightly damp.
Linen should be washed in cool or warm water – we recommend 30, maximum 40°C. Higher temperatures may cause linen to shrink even by 10%, so it’s vital to follow the recommendations concerning the temperature of washing.
SHRINKING AND DURABILITY
During the production process, linen is softened and shrunk. When maintained properly, its maximum shrinkage may reach only to as much as 3%. Regarding bedding linens (especially sheets), we recommend using a few sets alternately.
Linen doesn’t like to be pressed, so if you keep it in the closet, make sure it has good air circulation.