Care and laundry
Linen care instructions
Let's just start by saying it's simple - high quality linen is strong and durable on its own so you don't have to slave to its whims. However, if you want to get the most out of your linen clothing, here are some basic rules you should follow.
How to wash linen
Some people don't wash linen clothes often, but just hang them up and spray them with water to freshen them up and air them out. Sometimes it is also enough to rinse it and hang it up.
It is best to turn the garment inside out before washing. It goes better with the color. Linen clothing that is black is perhaps the one that you will look after the most at some point if you wash it more often. Wash less and air more is a good motto with linen.
Linen can be washed both by hand and machine - either method is fine and will not stretch or shrink the fabric.
1. Separate white, dark and colored clothes. For best results, do not wash with other chemicals.
2. Wash in warm water no more than 30-40°C. High temperatures can cause up to 10% shrinkage and weaken the flax fibers.
3. Load the clothes carefully and do not overload your washing machine.
4. Use a mild detergent for delicate fabrics. Do not bleach.
1. Fill a container (bucket or sink) with warm water and add a teaspoon of mild detergent.
2. Immerse the flax body in lukewarm water and let it soak for about 10 minutes.
3. Gently turn the object around. Do not wring, twist or scrub as this may stretch the material.
4. Drain the soapy water and rinse repeatedly until all the soapy residue is gone. Hang to dry.
-Because linen clothing is usually more detailed and structured than, for example, linen or bed linen, it may require a little extra attention when washing. One thing that many people want to avoid - or at least control - is the creasing that happens to linen clothes. Several ways to do this is by washing linen clothes in a large space and hanging them to dry immediately after washing.
Remove stains from linen
The principle of getting stains out of linen is to do it as soon as they occur. If you let dirt, oil, grease and other stains sit, they will settle deep into the fibers, making removing them a difficult and frustrating task.
If you have a small stain, try soaking it in detergent or washing it with mineral water. If that doesn't help, you can put some dish soap and rub it gently until the dirt comes out, then wash the garment as usual. Some stains are more difficult and may come off by putting baking soda and a few drops of vinegar on the fabric and dabbing on it with a paper towel to absorb the moisture.
Dye or scratch linen
Not the best idea. Bleaching agents tend to weaken the fibers and can cause discoloration. If you are dealing with a stain, please refer to the steps mentioned above.
Linen naturally softens with each wash, and stone-washed linen should already be at its maximum softness Softeners (liquid or dryer) weaken the fibers and coat them, reducing their moisture absorption and functionality.
Natural fibers such as linen will crumple. However, if you really want to press the garment, use a medium heat iron on the fabric while it is still damp or lay a damp towel over it.
It's great to have a small steamer available at most electronics stores today, you can also travel with it. And it only takes a few minutes to review the garment!