Keep Your Cotton Looking it's Best
- It is recommended that household linens be washed before use.
- Do not mix your Egyptian cotton with other types of fabric like polyester, poly-cotton, acrylic or wool fabrics.
- Sort your household linen by color (whites, light colors, dark colors), and type of item (sheets, towels, tablecloths).
- Do not include garments with components that could damage fabrics (zippers, hooks, metal parts).
- Sheets should be unfolded when loading the machine.
- Wash the bed sheets in cold/warm water, not more than 40°C.
- When the wash cycle is completed, remove the laundry immediately and shake it to minimize wrinkles.
- Use a mild liquid biodegradable detergent without added bleach or whiteners.
- The amount of detergent depends on how soiled the laundry is and on the hardness of the water.
- Use vinegar instead of fabric softener or bleach as it causes buildup and damages the fabric.
- When machine drying, never dry at high temperatures.
- If your dryer is adjustable, use the medium fan and spin speed.
- It is important to remove the bed sheets from dryer before completely dry
- Gently lay flat on ironing board then iron.
- For line drying, open each item and shake before hanging.
- Do not place colored articles in direct sunlight – the sun makes whites seem shinier, but extended exposure may cause yellowing.
- Lay flat on drying rack to prevent overstretching.
- Do not dry longer than necessary.
- Use a steam iron on a warm/hot setting for cotton; use a hot setting for linen and a water spritzer if needed.
- For embroidered linens, iron them on the reverse side and while damp for best results.
- Avoid using spray starch and choose the proper temperature, as indicated by the symbols on the care label: medium/high for cotton and linen.
- To protect the softness and absorbency of towels, do not iron.
- Store linens folded flat in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
- Linens stored long-term should avoid being stored in plastic bags and boxes as natural fibers need to breathe.
- Make sure stored linens are not exposed to direct sunlight which can cause permanent yellowing.
- For a crisp clean scent, store with a scented sachet.