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Care Instructions

Tips on Fabric Care

By using the right care for your products you will ensure that they remain looking as fresh and clean as the day they were bought. Follow these simple tips to make sure they always look their best.

General Advice

Always wash products according to the care label. Each product is carefully tested and care instructions are developed for each individual product.

Wash dark colours separately.

Like most natural fibres linen or cotton products may shrink a little in the first couple of washes. After washing also avoid tumble drying for cotton or linen products. These fibres can shrink when exposed to the high temperatures of tumble drying and it can take away their natural lustre and softness.

To prevent a product from fading turn it inside out for drying.

Decorative Fabrics are delicate and should be dry-cleaned, never washed. Unless the fabric is stated as washable. Decorative fabrics should never be left to soak as colours and trims may run.

Silk products are delicate and should be dry-cleaned only, never washed. The fine and delicate silk fibres should not be exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods as they may fade and should not be ironed at high temperatures.

Caring for your Bed Linen

Always wash your bed linen according to the care label.

Washing

You may prefer to use cold water for washing to save energy. Special laundry detergents are available for cold wash cycles.

As with other laundry items it is recommended to wash dark colours separately when washing your bed linen. Do not soak dark or medium coloured fabrics as the colours may run. Never add bleach to coloured products. Even with whites, follow the instructions carefully for adding bleach as too much will turn cotton yellow and make the fibres brittle.

Bed linen with satin stitch or delicate panels should be washed on a gentle machine cycle (delicates) or hand washed to maintain their appearance. They should preferably be washed inside out (unless advised not to on the care label) or alternatively placed inside a laundry bag.  

t is unadvisable to wring these items.

 

I Products to avoid

Chlorine bleach

never use chlorine bleach on coloured sheets, as it will cause permanent stains. chlorine bleach is often used on white sheets, but over time it destroys the fibres causing holes.

Peroxide

if your sheets or pillowcases come into contact with peroxide, the effect is similar fibre damage to bleaching, which may not become apparent until after they are washed. you will often see benzoyl peroxide in the ingredient list of products such as facial cleansers, skin treatments, and hair colours. rinse your hands, face, hair or skin thoroughly before touching your sheets after use of these products.

Self-tanners

be aware that products such as tanning lotions and creams, tinted sunscreens and spray-on tans can create permanent stains.

 

Drying

Dry your bed linen immediately after washing, as there may be a risk of colour transfer on adjacent panels or fabrics. For best results dry by hanging on an outside line. This is gentle to the fibres of the fabric and will keep your bed linen looking its best for longer. Most cloth will fade after excessive exposure to sunlight, so always bring in laundry as soon as it is dry. Turning the bed linen inside out before hanging outside will also assist in reducing the likelihood of fading.

Cotton or Linen products should not be tumble dried warm (unless advised) as they may be prone to further shrinkage. Like most other textile items made of natural fibres, bed linen is inclined to shrink slightly after the first couple of washes. Generally the shrinkage will be so small that it will not be detected.

Ironing

Again, always refer to the care instructions for best results.

Bed linen hung outside on a washing line will usually require less ironing than if hung on an inside line, especially if there is a breeze.

Always iron on the reverse of flocking, velvet, suede or sequins. If you are not sure of the fibre content, always iron on a lower temperature to test the fabric.

Use a warm/cool iron for silk, polyester and viscose products.

Towels

100% cotton towels may shrink slightly in the first couple of washes. These natural cotton fibres have high absorbency rates however and good quality towels will keep their fine appearance and soft handle for a long time. It is best to avoid tumble drying towels as this may damage the fibres over time.