Washing instructions linen
All Bylinen's textile products are made of linen or semi-linen. Linen is a fantastic natural material that ages more slowly than other textiles and only gets softer and nicer over time. In order to maintain the linen's structure and luster, it is important that you take care of it in the right way. Below we have summarized our best tips on how to care for your linen.
Both linen and semi-linen can be washed at 60°C, but for delicate linen items such as linen napkins, placemats and linen tablecloths, we recommend 40°C. For severe stains, it is fine to wash your linen fabric at a higher temperature, but do not exceed 80 degrees. We advise you to never wash hotter than necessary to minimize wear and tear on your linen products but also for the sake of the environment.
It is fine to tumble dry your linen products at low temperatures to maintain softness and give them a nice relaxed look. However, keep in mind that it wears on the fibers, which can make it harder to get a smooth texture on the fabric later - if this is something you're after. It also shortens the life of your linen and tumble drying is therefore not something we really recommend.
Important to remember is that unwashed linen shrinks in hot water, between 3-6%. During washing, excess fluff can be released, which can be brushed away with a soft brush or shaken off outdoors, this applies above all to our waffled towels. Linen is a material that breathes well and dries quickly.
- Follow the washing instructions for each product.
- Soak new unwashed linen in lukewarm water for 20-30 minutes before the first wash to avoid creases.
- Choose a gentle program when washing and use mild detergent.
- Please wash linen in a half-full machine and in a generous amount of water.
- Wash undyed and colored separately. Products with mixed colors are handled according to the strongest color. We recommend separate washing the first time. Please note that white detergent contains bleach and also affects white shades as these can be colored white.
- If you want a tighter look on your linen, feel free to let the linen drip dry, stretch the seams and cold iron once when the linen is damp and once more when the linen has dried.
– Linen can be tumble dried gently on low heat for a relaxed look with a soft fall and prominent creases.
- Linen should only be spun at low speed. At high speeds, the fibers can be broken, causing the quality to deteriorate and more excess fibers to be created.