Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, resistant to damage from abrasion. It is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It doesn’t cause allergic reactions and it has natural antiseptic properties. Less mud, soap and whitening residues remain in the fabric, so linen is very suitable for small kids and people prone to allergies. Because linen fibres have a very low elasticity, the fabric eventually breaks if it is folded and ironed at the same place repeatedly over time. After each wash, the fabric becomes softer and less wrinkly. Linen fabric doesn’t turn yellowish, but becomes whiter and gentler in time. Linen creases very quickly but this is a sign of authenticity and good quality.
Wash linen in the machine or by hand on low temperatures, in lukewarm or cold, and preferably soft water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibers. The advantage of dry cleaning is that the items will be carefully ironed when returned to you.
Machine or air drying is acceptable, but it is recommended not to let it dry too much because it will be harder to iron.
The best way to iron linen products is when they’re still a little bit damp, on the back side of the fabric. Thus, you will protect linen from shining and color fading.