Wash & Care

WASH & CARE

These are general recommendations how to take care of each material. We advice you to also check the wash label on each product for specific instructions before you wash.

 

LINEN

Linen is durable and gets softer and more absorbent after each wash. Wash linen on low temperatures in lukewarm (not warm, not cold) and preferably soft, water. Use the gentle machine cycle with lots of water and a mild detergent. Linen absorbs more water during the washing process than other fibers, so do not overcrowd the washing machine. Remember that linen will often shrink a little after the first wash.

If you need to iron, do it while the fabric is still damp. Use a medium-hot iron on the steam setting. White linen is better ironed on both sides, whilst dark linen should be pressed only on the reverse side. If you really want extra stiffness, table linens can be starched after a wash to achieve that extra crisp finish. 

General care

  • Unfold your linens completely before washing
  • Do not overload the machine, use gentle cycle
  • Wash at max. 40°C
  • Use a mild soap. Avoid chlorine bleach
  • Hang to dry
  • If using a tumbler, dry on medium heat, do not over dry
  • Iron with steam on slightly damp linen

 

COTTON

For best results, machine wash cotton items in warm water, normal wash cycle, regular detergent and tumble dry on low setting. High temperatures - like hot water washing or high dryer temperatures - can cause cotton fibers to shrink. Cooler water temperatures will also help prevent fading of bright or darker colors. The exception is for bed linens, bath and kitchen towels which should be washed in warm water to remove bacteria, body soil and fluids.

Overdrying not only causes cotton fabrics to shrink, it causes excessive wrinkling. Select the lower dryer temperature setting. Most cotton fabric needs very little ironing if removed from the dryer while slightly damp. Some cotton fabrics wrinkle excessively and will require ironing. Use a medium or hot iron and always iron on the wrong side of the fabric. You can also hang cotton fabrics in a steamy bathroom to help remove wrinkling.

General care

  • Wash similar colors together
  • Use 40°C for colored cotton to avoid shrinkage
  • Use 40°C for heavy cotton fabrics or dark colors to preserve color
  • For all other cotton fabrics use 60°C
  • If using a tumbler, dry on medium heat, do not over dry
  • Iron with medium or hot iron

 

BATHROOM TOWELS

To help keep the towels soft and fluffy, use only half the amount of recommended detergent and run them through an extra rinse cycle. When washing and drying the towels, do not use a fabric softener since they act as a water repellants and will diminish the absorbency of the towels. You can also add 1-2 dl white table vinegar (5% acidity) to the rinse water. The vinegar helps set the colors and removes excess detergent residue. Shake the wet towels when taking them out of the washing machine.

Tumble drying the towels will make them softer than line drying. If you tumble dry the towels, use low to medium heat. If you want to line dry your towels, do it preferably during a windy day. 

General care

  • Wash similar colors together and do not overload machine
  • Use only half amount of detergent
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Use 60°C
  • Shake the wet towels
  • If using a tumbler, dry on low-medium heat, do not over dry

 

WOOL

Wool is naturally very repellant towards dirt on its own so it is unnecessary to wash it often. A nice care tip is to let it air outside for a couple of hours when the air is moist. In case you get a liquid stain, treat it immediately which often is enough to take care of it. If you need to wash it use hand wash, or a gentle machine wash unless “dry clean only” is stated. It is important to check the wool item’s care label before machine washing. Hand washing is essentially soaking in cold-medium warm water with a small amount of detergent for ten minutes followed by a rinse in medium warm water. To get rid of excess water, roll your garment up in a towel and gently press to absorb. Then, using a fresh towel, lay your garment out flat. After machine-washing, gently shake and reshape and lay out flat to dry or hang carefully outside to let airdry.

General care

  • Do not wash often
  • Choose dry-clean, hand wash cycle or wool/gentle cycle (read care label)
  • Use 20-30°C and a mild detergent
  • Use lowest spin cycle
  • Lay out flat to dry or hang carefully outside to let airdry
  • Do not tumble dry or use bleach

 

MOHAIR

Mohair is an all-season fabric made from natural luxurious fibers that dries well and resists shrinking. If your blanket gets dirty, just shake it and you will get rid of most dirt particles. If you do need to wash your mohair blanket then you can either handwash it gently in lukewarm water or take it to the drycleaner. Dry by gently squeezing the blanket to remove excess moisture and lay the piece flat on a towel in a shady area with no direct sunlight. Never line-dry mohair because the weight of the damp fabric will stretch and distort the fibers.

General care

  • Dry-clean or gentle handwash
  • Soak for 5 minutes in lukewarm water using a mild, wool detergent
  • Wash carefully with no twisting or wringing
  • Rinse in cool-lukewarm water
  • Do not use tumble dryer
  • Lay flat to dry (dries quickly)
  • When dry, shake it and then brush with a soft brush, as required