Product Care Guide
Sheets & Bedding
- Wash your new sheets in cold water before putting them on the bed. Expect slight shrinkage.
- Wash them with a gentle, non-bleaching soap. We recommend Le Blanc® Linen Wash®.
- Dilute your detergent in the water before putting any fabric in the washer. Never apply any soap/detergent directly to fabrics while still dry.
- Dry your sheets on air fluff, permanent press, or the low temperature setting. High heat cooks fabrics causing shrinkage, and loss of natural softness.
- Remove sheets promptly from the washer and dryer, smooth them out, and fold to reduce wrinkling.
- Iron bed linens while they are still a bit damp. If a piece is embroidered iron on the reverse side.
- Give your washing machine and iron a vinegar bath monthly.
- Thoroughly wash your hands or face to remove any lotions, creams, make up or soaps with oxidizing agents. They will discolor the fabric.
Towels & Bath
- Wash in cold or warm water only.
- Tumble dry at low temperatures.
- Always wash towels separately from other home textiles and garments. Zipper, hooks, snaps, and Velcro will snag the fabric.
- Do not wash towels and rugs together.
- Use liquid soap like Le Blanc® Towel Wash® and dilute in washer water prior to adding towels.
- Do not use detergents that contain caustic chemicals. These are harmful to the fabrics.
- Never use bleach, even on white towels or rugs.
- Never vacuum rugs.
- Never use fabric softeners. They coat the cotton with chemicals that prevent water absorption.
- Only dry clean when instructed on the tag.
- Do not iron.
- Certain cleaning and hygiene products contain ingredients which cause bleaching and can be harmful to the dye in fabrics.
Things To Avoid
- Do not use chlorine bleach, products with bluing agents or whiteners on any fine linens and bath.
- Avoid harsh laundry soap like Le Fab, Tide, and Woolite when laundering fine natural fabrics or linens. It may cause your sheets to pill or fade.
- Do not pour any detergent directly on the fabric without wetting the fabric first. Always dilute any cleansers with water even when spot treating.
- Take care not to overload the washer. An over full washer can cause breakage of long fibers like in Egyptian Cotton.
- Avoid the use of dryer sheets. It can cause pilling.
- Do not use fabric softeners. It can prevent fabrics from absorbing moisture and shorten the life of your textile.
- Be careful of over-drying. Removing the linens from the dryer while slightly moist will reduce wrinkling.
Just so you know . . .
- Home laundering is recommended for almost all household linens. Only dry clean when indicated on the label.
- Linen softens and wrinkles less as it ages.
- Washing in warm water, over-drying, and poor-quality dyes are common reasons for the loss of color in fabrics.
- Stains are the easiest to remove when they are fresh. Heat permanently sets stains, so make sure they are completely gone before placing items in a dryer.