European Linen Info & Care Guide

European Linen info & care guide:

Linen is highly absorbent

Linen is created using flax fiber, which contains a hollow structure, thereby rendering it capable of absorbing substantial amounts of moisture -- up to 20% of its own weight. This feature is particularly advantageous when used in towels, bath linens, bedding and garments.

Linen is breathable

Linen fibers effectively absorb and release moisture, allowing for high air permeability; consequently, linen dries quickly and does not cling to the body. Linen is also a natural insulator, meaning it keeps you cool in the summer and retains heat from your body when it’s cold.

Linen is hypoallergenic

Some claim that linen may aid healing of wounds and purported to alleviate certain skin conditions such as eczema. Additionally, its hypoallergenic properties make linen suitable for those with sensitive skin or suffer from allergies. 

Caring for linen

It is suggested to launder linen separately and on a gentle cycle in lukewarm or cold H2O (40°C/104°F) using a cleaning agent meant for delicate or linen items. Do not use bleach or detergents with brightening agents, as they may discolor and damage your linen sheets. Do not overload the machine; be sure to rinse thoroughly to eliminate any soap or fabric softener residue.

Linen material can be tumble-dried on low heat. It is recommended by manufacturers not drying completely, but leaving them a bit damp and hanging or laying flat to finish the drying process.