take care of your linen
Washing linen is not difficult, but there are a number of things you should take into account. This extends the life of your linen and keeps it more beautiful fora long time. All our linen products can be washed in the washing machine. With regular washing, linen becomes softer and more beautiful.
All linen we use is pre-washed. This means that it does not or hardly shrink anymore.
Flax is a natural product. The color of raw flax depends on the season. In a dry season it is lighter, in a wet season it is darker. This will also affect the colored linen. All our linen is yarn dyed, so the yarn is dyed. All colors are carefully selected by us, but depending on the season, the color may slightly vary.
After use, it is best to wash our linen at 30 or 40 degrees. Use a mild or neutral detergent without chlorine-containing agents. This keeps the colors much nicer! Strong detergents and fabric softeners can damage the linen fibers. They also influence the moisture absorption and moisture wicking properties of linen. A natural option for a fabric softener is to add a cup of vinegar or 1/2 cup of baking soda in your washing machine. It's best to wash your linen separately from the rest of your laundry. Give your linen space and don't overload the washing machine.
it's for the best to dry your linen outside. This is better for your linen and for the environment. If you dry your linen outside it will feel harder than when you put it in a tumble dryer. To soften your linens we recommend putting it into the dryer for another 10 minutes at a low temperature.
If you don't have the option to dry your linens outside, dry them on a short program with a low temperature. Using drying balls in the dryer promotes friction and makes your linen softer.
You can iron the linen, but this is not necessary to maintain the washed look. If you do want to iron, do this on the inside of the product while the linen is still damp. It is much easier to remove the wrinkles this way.
linen bedding - change your linen bedding every 1-2 weeks. Optionally, you can wash the bed linen at 60 degrees, this will affect the lifespan and quality of the linen!
linen pillows - you don't have to wash these so often. It depends on how intensively it is used. Stains can be pretreated with stain soap. Then wash according to normal washing instructions.
table linen - you can wash your table linen when there are a lot of stains. Napkins can be washed more often. Keep in mind that there may be some color difference after frequent washing. Stains can be pretreated with stain soap.
linen hand/tea towels - wash at your own preference according to the normal washing instructions. You can choose to wah your kitchen textiles at 60 degrees. Keep in mind that this can affect the quality and lifespan!
ink- soak in milk or ammonia and gently rub the spot
blood - immediately rinse with cold water
fruit, coffee, tea and chocolate - rub with alcohol or white wine vinegar
wax - scratch off the dried wax. Absorb the residue with tissue/baking paper and a warm iron.
greasy stains - rub with ammonia
red wine - immediately rub with sparkling water or white wine