It’s a brand-new year which means a fresh start for everyone and the perfect time to start taking care of your linen. There is no better feeling than going into the New Year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with fresh linen sheets and our team can help make it happen.
Linen is just as simple to look after as any other bedding material. But, anyone who has slept in linen sheets will understand what the fuss is all about. Breathable, sustainable, and eco-friendly is the easiest way to summarise the benefits of linen.
The material gets more durable after each wash making it a sustainable long lifespan material. Every time linen is used and washed, the fabric becomes softer. It's these structural properties that ensure it will always retain its shape.
What is linen?
Linen is a strong textile material made from the fibres of the flax plant. It is known for its fabric characteristics including its high moisture absorbency. This is especially beneficial for Australian summers and will help keep you warm in the winter.
Linen material is many times stronger than cotton which results in faster drying time. It also has hypo-allergen properties which is perfect for people with sensitive skin and allergies. Hypo-allergen properties act as a natural antiseptic, reduce inflammation, and kill bacteria.
Why taking care of your linen is important?
Linen is infamous for its wrinkly appearance so it is important to know how to take care of your linen to ensure you can get the most out of it. The high-quality fabric itself is sturdy on its own so it is easy to care for. However, it is still important to take care of your linen garments.
Still not sure how to take care of your linen bedding and sheets? Here are some tips and tricks to ensure linen stays fresh and retains quality over time:
Washing and drying linen
Linen fabric is one of a kind as it gets more luminous and softer each time it is used. And with each wash this effect is a luxurious result that occurs with time. Like fine wine, it gets better over time. Linen fabrics are usually not pre washed so it is important to always wash your sheets before the first use.
This helps preserve and prolong the fabric’s lifespan. When washing your linen, it is best to use a warm and gentle machine wash and to avoid using harsh detergents or bleach as these substances will damage the material fibres.
Air drying your linen sheets on the clothesline will allow your them to breathe and tumble drying is to be avoided at all costs as it can strip the natural fibres within the material.
We recommend changing and washing your sheets regularly, roughly about once a week to ensure your sheets are fresh and clean.
The material is strong and durable however it is made from natural and sustainable fabrics, so it is best to avoid anything with sharp edges and hooks to prevent tearing.
While most fabrics are easy to wash and take care of at home, unique fabrics like linen may require more care to retain its appearance and prolong its lifespan. Professional dry cleaning and ironing services can ensure that your linen sheets keep their colour, quality, and durability.
Have you got a whole bunch of linen in need of some love at home? Contact our team below and send your linen our way so we can help you to maintain that fresh feeling all year round.