To keep bed linens looking their best, they should be laundered every five to six days. Leaving it longer may cause discolouration, especially with white linens. We recommend that all bedding be separated into light or dark colours and washed at 40 degrees. Contrary to popular belief, fine white linens should not be boil washed, especially since modern detergents now achieve excellent results at low temperatures. For best results, select a non-biological detergent containing no optical whiteners, bleaching agents or enzymes that can cause colours to fade or become patchy and can also damage fabrics. When hand washing, do not place the detergent directly onto the laundry, but ensure liquids are dispersed and powders completely dissolved before immersing the items to be washed.
Drying Bed Linen
Line drying is ideal for leaving your laundry outdoor-fresh and almost crease-free, but using a tumble dryer at the correct setting also gives good results. When using a tumble dryer, do not over dry laundry and remove it promptly to reduce creasing. Smooth out and reshape everything, paying particular attention to borders on bed linens and hems on towels and table linens, then fold carefully.
• Wash sheets and towels separately to avoid lint
• To maintain the quality of the fibers, don't use fabric softeners or dryer sheets
• Shake linens between washing and drying to minimize wrinkles
• Avoid bleach and brightening agents to avoid discoloration (pssst...add a table-spoon of baking soda or white vinegar to the wash cycle instead)
• Choose a linen-specific detergent for the best results