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WASHING

Run your new sheets through a wash before using. This helps to remove stray fibers, softens the sheet and gets the fabric ready for a long life.

Your good sheets will get softer and better with every wash. To maintain quality and longevity they should be changed every 7-10 days. Machine wash in cool to warm water with like colours and fabrics, using a small amount of good quality liquid detergent. Do not use detergents with optical brighteners on colours other than white. To keep your linens bright and buttery soft simply add about half a cup of baking soda to the wash and/or half a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.

DRYING

We recommend line drying. If using a dryer, tumble dry on a low heat. If ironing, use a low setting. If, like us, you think life is too short to iron sheets, you can reduce wrinkling if you remove them promptly from the machine and shake them out before drying.

STORAGE AND REPLACEMENT

Replace sheets when they show obvious signs of ageing such as fraying, stains or fading colour. Pillowcases will require more frequent replacement. To extend the life of your sheets, store them out of sunlight, in a cool, dry area and not in plastic containers which promote yellowing and mildew. To keep your linen cupboard neat and finding sheets a breeze, store each set in its matching pillowcase.

AVOID

- Fabric softeners and bleach because they can degrade the fabric, reduce absorbency and shorten the lifespan of your sheets.
- Optical brighteners on any colour other than white.
- Contact with household cleaners and personal care products such as cosmetics as they promote discolouration.
- Washing with clothing as buttons, hooks and zippers can damage the fabric.
- Overloading the washing machine.