If cared for properly, you can keep your linen sheets looking beautiful for years to come. Here are some simple guidelines.
Wash your linen sheets with like colours on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibres. Avoid using bleach and fabric softeners, and avoid dry cleaning.
You can tumble dry your sheets so long as you use low heat and a gentle tumble setting. Remove the linen sheets from the dryer when slightly damp and hang or lay flat to dry.
You can store your iron away as there is no real need to iron linen. In fact, the magic of linen lies in its inherent and natural creases, as that is what gives linen its relaxed and lived-in look. However, if your preference is for a pressed look, then iron while the sheets are still slightly damp, on medium-hot setting.
Store your linen sheets in a cool, dry place and avoid storing in plastic as this could cause yellowing of your sheets. Remember that your linen sheets are made of natural fibres which need to breathe. The best is to store your linen sheets in the nifty linen storage bag which your sheets came in. After all, we provided the bag specially for this purpose!