How To

Caring for linen

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

Linen’s properties 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 product labels.

Wash your sheets weekly for a hygienic night’s sleep.

Reduce wear and tear by rotating your sheets for a fresh set every week.

We recommend using a eucalyptus-based detergent on your linen products as 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 in your linen cupboard.

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