CARING FOR YOUR LINEN
Quality linen bedding is worth the investment. Anyone who has slept in linen sheets will understand what all the fuss is about. Breathable and durable, quality linen sheets keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, get softer and cosier with every wash and, if looked after, will last you a lifetime. On top of that, they will make your bedroom look fabulous and linen's naturally crumpled state means you don't have to put a lot of effort in to making the bed!
What you do need to put effort into is looking after your linen sheets; washing, drying and storing them correctly to ensure they last the distance. Designed in Melbourne, our timeless, high quality linen gets softer and better with every single wash. No ironing is required; a simple cold machine wash and medium tumble dry is all that is needed. We recommend following the instructions below to ensure the longevity of your linen:
- Wash linen in cold or warm water on a gentle cycle. Do not mix with towels or other items likely to leave lint, or with anything with zips, buttons or hooks.
- Best to dry naturally in a shady spot, out of direct sunlight.
- We recommend not using a dryer, however if it is a must, use a tumble dryer on a low setting (cannot be hot).
- ironing is not required. While you don't need to iron linen as it is supposed to have a relaxed and worn look, if you prefer to iron it ensure your iron is on a low heat setting and the linen is still slightly damp.
- Do not leave wet on wood as this could lead to stains.
- Clean any stains as soon as possible by gently soaking and washing.
- Do not bleach or dry clean. Dry cleaning wakens the fibres.
- It’s important not to use harsh detergents or bleaches as this can leave marks. A mild eucalyptus-based detergent is ideal.
- Make sure your linen is completely dry before storing to prevent dampness and mildew.
- Change and wash your sheets regularly. We like to do this every Sunday to ensure the week starts off fresh.
- Avoid direct contact with cosmetics or skincare products as this might stain or leave marks. Avoid direct contact with cosmetics or skin products that haven’t completely dried yet, e.g. body lotion, fake tan, hair or body oil and especially acne treatments that may contain peroxide or bleaching properties.
- As it is so natural, best to avoid anything really sharp near it such as metal hooks.
- Store your linen in a dry, dark cupboard all neatly folded away from direct sunlight.
- Make sure it’s completely dry before putting it away – to avoid mould and mildew.
- Organise by colour: we keep our neutrals combos together and then the brighter shades together.
- You can use a linen spray between washes to keep linen fresh.
- Rotate your linen with one of two other sets to ensure the fibres have time to “rest”.
- Fitted sheets often show signs of wear sooner than other linen items. This is due to direct contact during sleep. We recommend rotating your fitted sheet more often than your other linen items, and use the hand wash cycle of your washing machine to prolong their lifespan.
- Shedding is a natural occurrence in the life cycle of linen. As your linen softens, excess fibres will be removed. This is just your linen in the process of becoming softer and even more luxurious, but you can actually speed up this process with you can speed up the shedding process by a few extra cold washes and tumble dries.
- It’s natural to find colour variance in the same shipment of linen. As linen is a natural fibre, the raw flax may be different season to season and will react to the dyes differently. Fading over time can also be expected so be sure to follow the care guide and keep your linen out of direct sunlight.
With the correct care you will prolong the life of your linen and enjoy it for many years to come!