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Let's take Care of your linens

One of the top myths about linen is that it is challenging to care for. But this conviction comes probably from the times when linen was generally known as the carded cloth used in shirts for knights!

The contemporary version of the fabric is stonewashed, which removes the majority of that stiffness. Our linens then become even softer and more and more subtle and absorbent with age. Yes, of course - it does wrinkle if not ironed, but it's an essence of its beauty and uniqueness. And a perfect excuse for those who don't like ironing! It's the nature of working linen to be creased, unruly and crumpled. However, you can also iron it crisp, remembering to iron on the reverse with a medium-hot iron, and ideally when it's still damp unless you are a happy owner of a top quality steam iron. 

Tip: We do not recommend to dry clean your linens as they may become yellowed and stiff. We have tested it for you!

Please follow some basic care instructions listed below and rest assured that your linens will serve you great and will stay in perfect condition for many years to come:

Coloured linens

  1. Always choose a gentle wash cycle to protect the fibres and increase longevity.
  2. Wash separately from other fabrics 30-40 degrees (104°F) is the ideal temperature for coloured linens.
  3. Try not to overload the washing machine when washing linens; linen likes to soak freely and thoroughly in water
  4. Use a mild detergent without optical brighteners as they cause discolouration.
  5. Don't bleach.
  6. Choose a gentle spin
  7. We don't recommend tumble drying our linens as we think that air drying is the best and most sustainable, although our soft stonewashed linen is safe in the tumble dryer on a low temperature and - Important! - needs to be removed while still damp.
  8. Avoid sustained full sun exposure as the colours may fade causing the item to become patchy
  9. Try to straighten the items out with love before hanging on the airer, and they will dry smooth and ready to be put straight on the table or in the drawers.
  10. Always make sure your linens are completely dry before storing them. 

 

White linens

  1. Always use a gentle cycle to protect the fibres and increase the longevity of your linens
  2. 40-60 degrees is ideal for WHITE linen 
  3. Try not to overload the washing machine when washing linens; linen likes to soak freely and thoroughly in water
  4. Use a mild detergent and a spoon of baking soda if your white tablecloth is heavily stained 
  5. Choose a gentle spin 
  6. Air and line drying outdoors is the best. Linen loves sunny days, and so do we! However, however logical it may seem, avoid sustained exposure to direct sunlight.
  7. Try to straighten your items out with love before hanging on the airer, and they will dry smooth and ready to be put straight on the table or in the drawers. Always make sure your linens are completely dry before storing them.

A general rule of removing all stains is not to delay washing after use and treat stains shortly after they develop without letting them dry - otherwise start with a good soak.

How do you get stains out of linen tablecloths?

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda to the wash cycle to help get rid of old food and grease stains. For fresh stains, apply baking soda or cornstarch directly to the stain to soak it up. Brush off the excess and repeat to soak up any grease, then put in a wash following our care instructions.

How do you get stains out of a white linen tablecloth?

Rub the spot with a paste made from equal parts vinegar and baking soda. You can add a couple of tablespoons each of vinegar and laundry detergent to a bucket of water and soak the linens overnight ​for more stubborn stains. Then, rinse and wash following our care instructions.

Alternatively, use a prewash product on the stain, then wash as usual. 

Linen Scarves 

Hand wash them with gentle swishing motion – never wring, twist or scrub fabric with a loose weave. 

Use a linen or mesh bag for delicate items if washing your scarf in the washing machine, on a gentle 30 degrees hand wash cycle. Follow up with our care instructions.