Machine wash your fine linens in warm water on a gentle cycle with a cold-water rinse.
– Pre-wash linens before first use.
– Separate your linens from other items in the wash.
– Separate light and dark colors.
– Avoid overloading the washing machine, which can cause fibers to break down from excessive abrasion and agitation.
– Be careful to pre-treat any stains prior to washing.
Use a neutral or mild detergent that does not contain any bleaching agents such as chlorine or peroxide.
Do not pour detergent directly on textiles; rather, add it to the water as the wash tub fills or dilute detergent with water, then add linens.
Unless linens are very soiled, you only need to use half the recommended amount of detergent.
Do NOT Bleach.
Chlorine bleach can weak fibers and cause them to yellow.
If white fabrics need bleaching, use an oxygen-based bleach.
You can machine dry your fine linens on low heat.
Shake out damp linens before placing in the dryer.
Tumble dry for no more than 5 to 7 minutes on low setting only.
Remove and press while damp.
This will help maintain the luster and lifespan of your fine linens.
Over drying is the most harmful process for fabrics as it weakens the fibers causing shrinkage and pilling.
Line drying outdoors is also a good option when possible.
All natural fibers will shrink to some extent, but in most instances we generously overcut our items to allow for shrinkage.
Do not wash or, especially, dry linens on a hot setting, which is most likely to cause shrinkage.