Linen clothing has many favorable characteristics, which can explain why this fabric is loved by so many. It is breathable, more durable than cotton, and harder to shrink. However, it is also essential to maintain linen to use it for a longer period.
Here are some tips to help you out when it comes to washing linen garments!
• Do you use a washing machine? Then be sure to wash linens in your washing machine’s “delicate” program. These are garments that need to be cleaned gently or should be hand washed.
• Use as much water as possible if your washing machine has an adjustable water volume. Clothes should be able to move freely.
• Do not put many garments in the washing machine at the same time. This can cause the garments to twist and pull and lose their shape. Fill the washer half full of water.
• Make sure that all garments in the washer are the same color, weight, and washing method. It may be unnecessary, but linens, like cottons, should be washed separately by color to avoid bleed-through.
• Linens should be washed in cool or lukewarm water. Not too cold or too hot.
• Linens should be washed inside out.
• When hand washing linens, only rub gently. We do not recommend wringing, twisting, or scratching.
• Fill a small container (bucket or sink) with warm water and add 1 teaspoon of the cleaning solution.
• Place the garment to be washed and let it soak for 10 minutes.
• Gently move it back and forth in a circular motion.
• Drain the dirty water and repeatedly rinse until all foam and detergent residue is gone.
• Use a mild detergent, and be sure to rinse well before drying.
• Powder detergents are usually better than liquid detergents because of their ease of machine washability and odor, but special liquid detergents are also available for delicate fabrics.
• Powdered detergents specially formulated for delicate fabrics are also available. These are special powder detergents that do not contain dyes or fragrances.
• Do not put linen fabrics in the dryer. It will cause permanent wrinkling and shorten the garment’s life. Statistically, linen products shrink 10-15% when spun in a hot dryer and only 4-5% when dried naturally.
• Linen dries naturally very quickly. Therefore, centrifuging takes a concise time and may not be necessary.
• Before hanging on a clothesline, linen must be carefully stretched. This prevents shrinkage. Also, if you can get the wrinkles out while the garment is still wet, you can further reduce the need for ironing.
• Do not dry linen in the sun, as it tends to discolor easily.
What Is the Proper Way to Iron Linen?
• Ironing linen is easy. It is not very common to get something wrong. Keep in mind that linen should be slightly damp before ironing. This will prevent streaks and wrinkles and preserve their natural appearance.
• Linens should be turned inside out before ironing.
• Another way to care for linens is to hang them in the bathroom. The steam from a hot shower will make the wrinkles disappear entirely on their own.
Linen’s chic look and pleasant coolness will win you over, especially when temperatures rise again. Linen is the perfect material for hot summers. Refreshing, lightweight, durable, and stain-resistant, it is one of the most popular materials for summer fashion. In addition to having linen pants, dresses, and blouses in your wardrobe, you can also refresh your bedroom with linen sheets!
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