How to care for your linen!

It’s safe to say that caring for linen items is rather straight-forward and simple. Owing to sturdiness and durability of the fabric, it won’t have to slave away tending to its whims. However, to make the most of your linen clothes, here are some basic washing rules to follow!

Linen is known for its fibrous surface, which is smooth, yet dense. When you wear it, it feels refreshing and lively over the course of the day. Linen fibers have a significant texture that sets it apart from other summer fabrics; therefore washing linen clothes also entails a unique washing process.

Linen is made of woven flax which makes these textiles have such a textured appearance to them. However, flax is more than just the appearance. It plays a vital role in eliminating pathogenic bacteria due to possessing hypoallergenic and high hygroscopicity properties.

If temperatures are smoking hot outside, flax-based clothing prevents your body from overheating. If the climate is freezing cold, linen warms your body against the chills.

According to textile experts, choosing flax-based clothing can help you prevent the chances of developing skin-related allergies and diseases in summer. If you are wondering how, we tell you to begin by understanding why you must regularly maintain your linen clothing in order to sustain their beneficial properties. Here’s how you do it

Stress-free wash!

Linen lends you an easy experience even when you are not wearing it. Linen can be easily washed in a washing machine. But, what you must keep in mind is to set the temperature according to the color of your linen fabric. If your linen is white, the ideal temperature should be set to 60°C (140°F). Set the temperature to 40°C (104°F) for any other color, except white. The best part about linen is that you don’t require to use bleach to retain colors on thread. For a perfect linen wash, separate your linen clothing from the rest of your clothes.

Wash-tips to soak up the linen fun
How to wash?

If you are a fan of expanding the life-span of your clothes, caring about it is due. Sometimes the solutions are on the tips of your fingers when it comes to tumble drying your linen clothes. We generally don’t recommend tumble drying linen since it doesn’t help to retain the necessary amount of moisture to iron your linen clothes later. It also causes your linen clothes to shrink. Try this instead; customize a setting that produces little to no heat on your washing machine.

How to iron?

Make sure before ironing your linen, the fabric is left a little damped and moist. Drying your linen all the way can cause the fabric to burn. So, be very careful while trying to smoothen the wrinkled parts of the fabric. Make sure the fabric is moist enough to take the iron’s direct heat. Keep spraying water during the process to keep the fabric damp. This will help ensure you have a soft line. Once you’re done, hang the linen up to dry.

How to dry?

Make sure to check whether your linen garment is pre-washed during the production process, if it is, then it is safe to dry it in a tumble dryer. Make sure to always dry your linen clothes flat. Hangers or clothespins can cause creasing on the fabric and lose its original shape. We adore the natural grungy wrinkles on linen, but if you like it crisp and near, make sure your linen is damp before you put them to dry iron.

Treat your linen clothes well and they will keep on looking amazing for years to come, which makes them a sustainable alternative to fast fashion fads. Whether they can be machine washed and tumble dried, or need more gentle care, linen clothes get softer with every wash. Treat your linen clothes responsibly, and they’ll last a long time! Subscribe to our blogs to update yourself with fabric trends, spring-summer collection and more.

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