Linen is a beautiful fabric that comes from the natural fibers of the Flax plant. It is naturally breezy & breathable. It has been used as a textile for thousands of years, and caring for it is quite simple.
Linen is very durable, becoming softer and more beautiful with each wash, as its threads do not look worn or faded with repeated wash. Also, is generally stronger and more absorbent than cotton, and it's production uses less resources, making it a more sustainable fabric.
To keep your garment as good as new, always follow the instructions on the labels. Many of our designs are made up of more than one type of material, so it's always best to follow the specific product instructions carefully. To preserve all your linen garments looking fresh for years, we offer you the guidelines for linen care that we follow.
Make sure to test any cleaning scheme in a small (ideally hidden) area before washing your new garments.
Linen garments in general do not need to be dry cleaned, only pieces that are safer by being sent to the dry cleaners are the structured items, for example jackets or suits.
In cases of stains, before washing you should pretreat stains with a suitable stain remover product (make sure the label in the product states its safe for linen or cotton fabrics).
Linen garments can be hand or machine washed safely.
Use lukewarm or cold water and mild detergents.
Set the machine in gentle-delicate settings.
Always wash with similar colors.
If hand washing, avoid twisting and stretching to protect the shape of your pieces.
The best way to dry linen is by laying it flat or hanging it.
You can also tumble dry in low temperature settings. Make sure to remove linen items from the dryer and hang them to finish drying when still a bit damp, it helps avoid the garments becoming stiff and wrinkled.
Ironing linen is not really needed, unless they are extremely wrinkled. If you need to iron, do it when the item is still damp.
Set the iron in medium to hot temperatures with steam.
Light colored linen can be ironed on both sides. Dark pieces can be only pressed on the reverse side.
Store linen pieces in dry, cool places.
It is also better to fold instead of hanging to avoid shape distortion.
When storing for long periods of time, place your garments in breathable bags or boxes and DO NOT USE PLASTIC for storage.