Linen Care

Linen Care Basics

  • Always pre-wash new linens before using
  • Fabric softeners are not recommended for any fine linens
  • Avoid laundering fine linens with other items such as towels
  • Do not overload the washing machine
  • Always check the care label before laundering, and separate linens into light and dark colors
  • Most linens can be washed on a gentle cycle in warm water with a cold water rinse
  • Pre-treat any stains prior to washing: do not use bleach (bleaching may weaken fabirc and cause yellowing)
  • Use Linenwash or another mild liquid detergent without added bleach, optical brighteners, whiteners, or fabric softeners. Use half the recommended amount of detergent, dilute with water, then add linens to machine
  • To machine dry, gently shake out and smooth damp linens before placing in the dryer. Do not use dryer sheet fabric softeners
  • Avoid overloading the dryer so items will dry evenly
  • Set to the lowest heat - high heat settings will weaken the fibers and increase shrinkage. Regular heat setting on high efficiency dryers will cause pilling on sateen sheets
  • Remove items from dryer promptly and while still slightly damp: smooth and let air dry before storing, or press with an iron while damp to remove any remaining wrinkles