How To Care For Linen Products
Though linen is more expensive than other fabrics, like cotton, it doesn’t need special care. It is such a natural, simple fabrics of easy caring. Dry clean is not needed, except the more structured, tailored items such as linen jackets or suits.
Always separate dark colored linens from the pure white, off-white and light colors before washing. For the first wash of the linen you bought, better separate from other materials, as natural linen fibers tend to lose lint. After every wash, your linen products can be neater and softer.
Your linen product has been washed and treated correctly before you get it. It is machine washable or hand washed. The more you wash, the softer hand feel you will have. Regular washing is actually good for pure linen, softening and beautifying it, and giving it a lovely lived-in look. Just wash linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold, and preferably soft water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fiber.
Feel free to machine dry your linen textiles, remember tumble dried at low temperature. Remove from the dryer when still slightly damp to avoid the linen becoming stiff, and hang or lie ﬂat to finish off the drying process. No iron needed.
Store your linens in a cool, dry place, avoid plastic bags. Linen has inbuilt insect-repellant properties so you should have nothing to fear from months or other nibble creatures. When you take linen out of storage, give it a good airing and washing if it needs a bit of refresh. Please always refer to the specific care instruction attached on your linen products.