Carefab's Linen Care Guide
Caring for linen is very simple!
Linen can be both machine and hand washed and it becomes softer and more moisture absorbent after each wash.
Wash your linen at low temperatures at 40°C, whenever possible use a gentle machine cycle and don’t overload your washing machine. Your bedding should be able to move around freely in the machine, so avoid washing your linens alongside heavy items, such as jeans or towels.
High temperatures may cause shrinkage of the product up to 10%, cause color fading and also weaken the linen fiber. For a longer lifetime of the product, we recommend always use the lowest temperature setting possible.
Make sure to separate white, dark, and colored linens. For the lifetime of a product, we also recommend washing linen items separately from other fabrics. Always use a mild detergent, without bleach. Never use any bleach-containing substitutes with Carefab products. Overdosing detergent may cause spots or stripes of unrinsed detergent (especially on darker-colored products). Since the linen fabric gets softer with every use, there is no need to use fabric softener. Please keep in mind, fabric softeners can weaken the linen fiber and do more harm than good.
Air drying is always a preferable option for our products. It helps to save on electricity and take care of our environment. Air drying is actually adding softness to the linen items. You can line-dry your items or dry them flat on a white towel. Pre-washed linen items can be machine (tumble) dried, but make sure to use low heat and a short cycle. If possible remove items from the dryer when they’re still slightly damp and hang or lie flat to complete the drying process.
There is actually no need to iron linen fabric as it’s famous for its wrinkly natural look. If you do decide to do it, make sure to iron it at medium temperature and preferably when it’s still slightly damp from washing.
How to remove stains from linen?
We recommend cleaning stains as soon as they develop. If necessary, sprinkle baking soda on the stain and add some drops of vinegar. Always remember less is more, so be sure to use as little as possible to do the job. Never scrub only blot the stained area with a paper towel to soak up all the moisture. Although it is easier to remove stains from a natural linen product as opposed to a synthetic fabric, once a stain has truly set in, it is often difficult to remove, so don't wait!