Caring For Linen
Overall Care of Linen
To take the best care of linen garments, we recommend having them dry cleaned. If caring for them at home, follow the below steps and tips.
- Gentle Wash Cycle or Hand Wash
- Mild Soap or Detergent
- Cool or Warm Water ONLY
- Wash with Like Colors
- Wash in Machine That is Not Fully Loaded (the more water the better)
- Wash Stains Promptly
- Do Not Bleach (Bleach Will Cause Yellowing)
- Machine or Line Dry While Damp
- Press With Hot Iron and Steam While Damp
- Use Press Cloth To Protect Fabric While Ironing
- Note: 3-5% Shrinkage May Occur After First Wash
Specific Stain Removal
Sometimes a quick response to stains is difficult. Follow the below steps for those difficult spots.
- Ink stains – soak linen in milk or soap/ammonia mixture and rub the spot
- Blood stains – rinse immediately in cold water
- Fruit, coffee, tea, and fruit stains – rub linen with alcohol, white vinegar, and ammonia
- Candle wax – scratch off dried wax and absorb remaining residue with blotting paper and warm iron
- Greasy stains – rub with ammonia
- Red wine stains – rub immediately with sparkling water or white wine
If stains do not disappear try soaking in washing detergent or dissolve 3.5 oz. sodium borate in boiling water and add enough cold water to yield a gallon and a half. Soak for an hour. Do NOT use chlorine bleach – it may damage the fibers.