How To

Caring For Linen

Linen is a noble fibre – becoming softer and more beautiful with every wash.

Linen’s proprieties are different to cotton and therefore it requires different care. While Sheridan linen has been crafted using 100% Belgian linen fibres and has been engineered to an exceptionally high standard, there are simple things you can do to keep your linen beautiful for longer.

The Care Checklist:

  • Always follow the care instructions on your product labels.
  • Wash your sheets weekly for a hygienic nights sleep.
  • Reduce wear and tear by rotating your sheets for a fresh set every week.
  • We recommend using an eucalyptus-based detergent on your linen products at they are gentler than other detergents.
  • If using a top loader washing machine, wait until the detergent is fully diluted in the water before putting sheets in the machine. Undiluted detergents can cause staining on the fabric.
  • Do not use bleach and optical brighteners. They’re too harsh on linen and will damage the fibres of the material.
  • A warm, gentle machine wash (40 degrees) is the best way to clean your linen.
  • Don’t overfill your washing machine – allow enough space for plenty of water to rinse through the sheeting. Always wash on a full cycle with a full rinse. This prevents any chemicals building up on the fibres.
  • Always follow the instructions on the care label for tumble drying. Do not tumble dry on a hot setting and avoid overloading the dryer – allow enough space in the dryer for the sheeting to circulate. Linen is designed to become softer with every wash.
  • Ensure your linen is completely dry before placing it in your linen cupboard.
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