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 becomes softer and more comfortable with time. In order to maintain the structure and luster of the linen, it is important that you take care of it in the right way. Below we have summarized our best tips on how to take care of your linen.
Both linen and semi-linen can be washed at 60 ° C, but for delicate linen items such as linen napkins, table tablets and linen tablecloths, we recommend 40 ° C. For severe stains, it is good to wash your linen fabric at a higher temperature, but do not exceed 80 degrees. We advise you to never wash hotter than necessary for the least wear and tear on your linen products but also for the sake of the environment.
You can tumble dry your linen products at low temperatures to maintain the softness and give them a nice relaxed look. However, keep in mind that it wears on the fibers, which can make it more difficult to get a smooth structure on the fabric at later times - if this is something you are looking for. It also shortens the life of your linen and tumble drying is therefore not something we really recommend.
It is important to keep in mind that unwashed linen shrinks in warm water, between 3–6%. When washing, excess lint can be released, which is brushed away with a soft brush or shaken outdoors, this especially applies 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 breakage.
- Choose a gentle program when washing and use mild detergent.
- Feel free to wash linen in a half-full machine and in generous amounts of water.
- Wash uncoloured and colored separately. Products with mixed colors are handled according to the strongest color. We recommend separate laundry for the first time. Note that white detergent contains bleach and also affects white shades as these can be colored white.
- If you want a tidier look on your linen, let the linen drip dry, stretch the seams and cold mangle 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 casual look with a soft fall and prominent wrinkles. Do not forget that high heat shrinks the linen more. Remove the fabrics from the dryer before they are completely dry. Your linen textiles feel good not to be washed too often.
Linen should only be spun at low speed. At high speeds, the fibers can break, which means that the quality deteriorates and more excess fibers are created.