CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BED LINEN
How should I care for my bed linen?
For generations, laundering, whitening and (as it finally wore out) darning bed linen were rituals for those lucky enough to own white fine linen.
Today, a few simple rules will ensure you get the best out of your bed linen:
- Wash at the lowest temperature (40-60 degrees) without filling the drum too tightly as water must be able to circulate to ensure a thorough wash. Soft water also makes an enormous difference to the feel of your linen over time, so it is really worth investing in a water softener.
- Always iron sheets while they are still just slightly damp for an easy glide and a perfect finish.
- Finally, store well away from any dust - ideally in a separate linen cupboard, or drawer, perhaps adding a relaxing scent like lavender to add to the experience of gliding into freshly pressed linen.
The result will be long lasting, crisply ironed, freshly scented linen, which will make it a treat to get into bed every night. Given that we spend up to a third of our lives in bed, it just has to be worth it.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATH LINEN
How do I care for my towels?
Four simple rules will ensure they stay in mint condition for as long as possible:
- Ideally pre-wash on cold before your first use to soften the fibres (it will get rid of the dressing which needs to coat the yarn before the towels can be woven).
- Afterwards, simply wash them with whites only at 40-60 degrees to keep them pristine, white and fresh. (You may wash them at higher temperatures when a deep clean is exceptionally required).
- Tumble drying will give you a fluffy ‘marshmallowy’ finish (but if you are lucky enough to be able to air dry them outside on a line, this will give them the irreplaceable smell of fresh air with the slightly rougher finish of old fashioned towels).
- Never, ever, use fabric conditioner on towels, bathmats or bathrobes (as it will coat the fibres and damage them overtime, whilst reducing the absorbency of towels & bathmats. What is not to love about having to use less products?)