To ensure your linen garments last long and have a successful life, you must know how to take care of linen. For that, you will need to know only couple of care instructions, as it is easy to look after linen.
Submerge linen into a clean sink filled with lukewarm water and add a pinch of mild detergent. Leave it soak for about 10 minutes and then use gentle swishing motions. Do not twist or scrub the cloth. Once done, rinse the garment in a clean water until soap-free.
It goes without saying – whites, colours and darks – should be washed in separate batches to avoid any potential colour bleeding. If possible, do a separate load only for linen. Choose a gentle cycle where water is lukewarm or cold and add a dash of detergent. Once cycle is finished immediately remove the clothes from the machine to avoid any added creasing.
You can use tumble dryer, but you need to follow two rules. Choose cool temperature and remove garments while they are still damp to avoid over-drying, as it can make linen stiff. If you don’t want to use tumble dryer, just hang out to dry.
Moisture and steam are your best friends. We highly suggest to iron linen as soon as possible after the washing. If possible, set your iron on a linen setting and iron while the garment is still damp. If your garment has dried completely, spray some water and add steam while ironing.
Linen tends to shrink, at least after first few washes. On average, linen can shrink up to five percent. Do not wash or dry linen on a hot setting, as it will cause shrinkage.