Delicate wash cool (30°C). Select a suitable program for delicate items and use the appropriate washing solution or detergent. Do not spin dry. Do not fill the machine to more than one third of its capacity.
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It is a common misconception that linen needs specialist care. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and we want to help you see just how easy it is to care for linen and to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. Made from the fibres of the flax plant, linen has been cultivated and used as a textile for thousands of years, long before the existence of dry cleaners or fancy detergents. In fact, it is such a natural, simple fabric that caring for it is simple too.
Can I give my Table Love linen to a specialist?
Of course you can.
Do I need to dry clean linen?
The easy answer to this is, no. (But you can if you want to). Our natural linen has been correctly manufactured and treated can be gently machine or hand washed.
Why choose linen over cotton?
Linen is just as easy to look after as cotton is but it is more durable and gets better with each wash, unlike cotton which can become threadbare as the fibres are weakened. Linen uses less resources in its production, ours is grown with rainwater only, so it is also a more eco-friendly choice of material.
How to wash linen?
Linen becomes softer and more absorbent after each wash, which is pretty neat. Wash our linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold, and preferably soft, water. Use the gentle machine cycle with a lower spin, and a mild detergent to protect the fibres.
How do I dry linen?
Hang or lie flat to dry.
Do I need to iron linen?
No! And Yes! (Depending on your preference..)
Iron & Starch spray for a perky billowy linen that can be shaped…
However, There really is no need to iron linen garments, unless the napkins/placemats/tablecloths have become really crushed. In fact, we love the inherent natural creases and crumples – they are what give linen its drapey, relaxed, soft feel. But if you love ironing, or have an item that really needs pressing, iron 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.
How do I store my linens?
Store your linens flat in the protective dustbag we sent them in, in a cool, dry place; avoid plastic bags, plastic or cardboard boxes and cedar chests. Linen has inbuilt insect-repellant properties so you should have nothing to fear from moths or other nibbly creatures. When you take linen out of storage, give it a good airing and wash if it needs a bit of a refresh.
You can see why we love linen – not only does it look stunning, it’s also very easy to care for.