Linen is a favourite material of ours. It’s natural and made from flax fibers. This is a material that has been used since the Stone Ages and flax is one of our oldest textile fibers. Take good care of it and it will last many, many years.
We use two different linen fabrics at the moment, European linen and Eco certified linen.
Care guide for linen fabrics
- All clothes, regardless of fabric, benefits from airing between uses.
- Occasional stains are wiped away as soon as possible with a damp cloth and possibly some laundry detergent.
- Steaming the clothes both freshens it up and reduces wrinkles and creases.
- Linen can withstand high water temperatures, but a colored linen fabric is sensitive to sun and washing. We recommend using a gentle washing program with low temperature (Synthetic/hand wash 40°C/104°F) and using an enzyme free laundry detergent that will keep the colors vibrant longer. Do not use fabric softener since it will break down the fibers.
- Linen fabric is strong and durable, but it’s prone to creasing. After washing, shake and stretch it and let it hang dry to avoid persistent wrinkles.
- For a softer and smoother finish, you can steam it hanging from a hanger or gently iron it from the downside on a medium heat.
- Linen is more prone to have wrinkles and folds. A good tip is to soak the fabric in cold water 15 minutes before the first washes. Then the fibers soften and do not crease as easily.
- Linen can be tumble dried, but as with all clothes and fabrics the longevity will decrease and it could lose much of its shine.