Be kind to your linen, it is said, and it will last you a very long time. This is a simple guide from LIN.IN on how to maintain your linen clothing.

  • PRE WASH NEW LINENS BEFORE USING: Before wearing your new linen clothes, it is highly recommended to pre-wash new linen before using it for the first time. This simple step is essential to enhance the beauty of the fabric, settle its threads, and extend its lifespan. Remember, like your heart, linen will naturally soften over time with use and washing, so there is no need to rush the process with harsh treatments.

  • SEGREGATE SIMILAR COLOR CLOTHES: It's important to separate your linen clothes from other fabrics, especially those that are brightly colored or have a tendency to bleed. Wash your linen clothes separately, or with other similar colored clothes, to prevent any color transfer.

  • COLD HAND/MACHINE WASH: Linen is a delicate fabric and can be easily damaged by hot water or harsh detergents. Use cold water when washing your linen clothes, and avoid using a washing machine unless it has a gentle or delicate cycle. If using a machine, make sure to use a gentle detergent.

  • USE MILD DETERGENT: To wash your linen clothes, fully unfold it and use a mild liquid detergent that is specifically designed for delicate fabrics, use less than the usual amount you would use for regular washing. Avoid using fabric softeners as they can weaken the natural fibers.

  • DO NOT BLEACH OR USE ANY FABRIC SOFTENER: Avoid using bleach or fabric softener as they can damage the fibers and cause discoloration.

  • DO NOT TUMBLE DRY: Linen should never be put in the dryer as the high heat can damage the fabric and cause it to shrink. Instead, hang or lay your linen clothes flat to dry.

  • LINE DRY IN SHADE: When drying your linen clothes, avoid direct sunlight as it can cause fading and discoloration. Hang your clothes in a shaded area or lay them flat to dry.

  • WARM IRON OR STEAM IRON: Linen tends to wrinkle easily, so it's important to iron it after washing. Use a warm iron or a steam iron on the lowest setting to prevent damage to the fibers. Make sure to iron your clothes when they are still slightly damp to make the process easier.For white and light-coloured linen clothes, you can iron it on both sides and for darker shades, turn the garment inside out to avoid fading of the colour.

By following these care instructions, you can keep your linen clothes looking their best for years to come.