How to Wash and Take Care of Linen Bedding to Extend Its Lifespan
Organic flax linen bedding is known for its natural beauty, durability, and comfort. It's a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for a good night's sleep. To ensure your linen bedding stays soft, crisp, and lovely for years to come, it's crucial to know how to wash and care for it properly.
In this guide, we'll take you through the steps for washing, drying, and maintaining your linen bedding. Luckily, it is easy to take care of—linen is long-lasting and resilient and it only gets softer and more velvety with each wash. Thanks to the long flax fibers used in The Modern Dane organic European linen bedding, you will experience very little pilling (those pesky little fluff balls you get with cotton).
And since linen naturally has that sought-after lived-in look and feel, you can skip the ironing and just embrace its rustic charm (however, if you do want to tone this down, we have a tip for this as well further down—read on!).
Use a mild, eco-friendly detergent and avoid over-washing. Linen doesn't need frequent washing—aim for every 2-4 weeks, or as needed, to maintain freshness.
Pro tip! Take your linen bedding out of the dryer while it's still slightly damp and hang it up to air-dry for a few hours if you'd like to get rid of most of the wrinkles.
General Linen Care Tips:
Rotate Your Linens: To extend the life of your linen bedding, rotate between two or more sets. This reduces wear and tear.
Store Properly: When not in use, store your linen bedding in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and promote mold growth.
Avoid Over-Drying: Over-drying your linen can make it brittle and less comfortable. Always aim for slightly damp linen when using a dryer.
Avoid Direct Sunlight: The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays not only fades and discolors your linen bedding but it also weakens its fibers, which can ultimately lead to tears. Natural textiles such as cotton, silk, and linen are particularly susceptible to damage from sunlight so try to keep your blinds or curtains close during the day, or cover your linen bedding with a throw to extend its lifespan.
Shake it Out: Give your linen bedding a good shake after washing and drying to help maintain its natural, relaxed look.
Embrace Wrinkles: Linen is known for its charming wrinkles, so don't worry too much about ironing out every crease. The wrinkles add to its unique beauty.
By following these steps and tips, you can ensure that your organic flax linen bedding remains soft, durable, and beautiful for years to come. Proper care not only prolongs the life of your bedding but also contributes to a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Enjoy your comfortable and eco-conscious sleep!
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