linen care guide

To extend the life-cycle of your linens, it is crucial you take good care of them. We've created this guide to make laundry day a more gentle, sustainable and enjoyable experience. 

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WASH GUIDE

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

BRIGHTEN WHITES NATURALLY

WASH GUIDE

The main culprits that damage fabrics are friction/abrasion, heat, harsh chemicals & UV rays. Treat natural linens as they were made—natural, no harsh chemicals. 

*Prior to 1st wash, please carefully read the washing instructions. We cannot accept return/exchange of items damaged due to improper wash.

BAMBOO LYOCELL (EXCEPT DUVET) & PURE LINEN

In a nutshell: SEPARATE/INSIDE-OUT - COLD water - MILD detergent - LINE DRY in shade

Wash
  • Wash inside out, separate from rough/heavy items (towels, blankets etc.). Close zippers.
  • COLD (up to 30°C), gentle cycle.
  • Mild liquid detergent, NO bleach, brightener, fabric softener, stain removers. Dissolve powders. 
Dry
  • Line dry in shade
  • Or tumble dry on LOWEST temp setting for a short time. Remove immediately (slightly damp) to prevent wrinkling from overdrying.
Iron
  • Lessen wrinkles by shaking out between wash and dry.
  • Bamboo: If desired, iron on LOW.
  • Linen: Wrinkles are part of pure linen's charm! If desired, iron on HIGH while damp.
Store
  • Store in cool, breathable place away from direct sunlight.
  • Avoid plastic & cardboard which attract insects and cause yellowing.

 

100% BAMBOO DUVET / COMFORTER

(Discontinued; New Bamboo Duvet is washable and follows wash instructions above.)

  • Spot clean stains with damp cloth/sponge + mild soap/detergent.
  • Dry clean as needed (1x a year if using a cover).
  • Duvet cover use recommended—extends life and keeps duvet clean much longer.
  • Like pillows, the best maintenance is using a cover, hang it out in the sun and shaking it out once in a while.

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

IN GENERAL

  • Treat stains ASAP. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get rid of. Avoid tumble-drying or ironing before cleaning as the heat sets the stains.
  • Choose the right water temperature. Choosing the wrong one can actually set stains. Use WARM water for oily/fatty stains; COLD water for all other stains (ex. coffee, blood, chocolate, ketchup, red wine).
  • Use gentle detergents. NO bleach or harsh stain removers, which only strip and damage the fabric. If unsure, spot test in a small spot or the storage bag. Dab or gently rub; don't scrub.
  • DIY stain remover: Soak stained areas in 1 part vinegar + 4 parts water for a few minutes and launder as usual.
  • If treating with detergent/vinegar solution is not enough, repeat a few times. For severe stains, it’s good to err on the side of caution and take it to a cleaner.

COMMON STAINS

  • Oils (natural body oils, lotions, food). Spot clean with mild dishwashing liquid, a natural de-greaser. Wet stain with lukewarm/warm water, gently rub with dish soap and launder as usual.
  • Blood. Fresh/wet blood: rinse immediately with a blast of cold water so it doesn't set. Gently rub with soap and rinse with cold water. Dried blood: apply thick paste of salt + cold water onto stain and let soak 10-20 minutes. Gently rub and rinse with cold water.

BRIGHTEN WHITES NATURALLY

THE NATURAL WAY

  • Wash whites or bright-colored linens separately and frequently in warm water (less than 30°C) to avoid stain buildup over time.
  • Wash Cycle: Add 1/2 cup baking soda + liquid detergent.
  • Rinse Cycle: Add 1/2 cup vinegar directly or pour into drawer where fabric softener goes.
  • Optional: Line dry in the sun, a natural brightener and freshener. This is also perfect for dry-clean only linens like duvets, comforters, and pillows.

WHY IT WORKS

  • Baking soda: naturally whitens, neutralizes odors
  • Vinegar: naturally whitens/brightens, softens, removes musty/mildewy smells
  • Sun: naturally whitens/brightens, freshens

WHY SKIP THE BLEACH

  • Bleach may whiten fabrics, but it weakens and deteriorates them over time, and brings with it irritation, toxins and carcinogens.
  • Inhaling bleach irritates the lungs (greater risk for children whose bodies are developing). It can trigger asthma (even in previously non-asthmatic people).
  • Bleach can irritate the skin and eyes on contact.

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