Woven from the fibers of the flax plant, organic linen is a natural and renewable material that is known for its durability, strength and breathability. Flax is one of the most sustainable raw materials in the world, as the plant receives no additional irrigation during growth; rainwater is sufficient.
We source certified organic linen that is farmed and processed without the use of toxic substances such as pesticides and insecticides.
For some of our products we also use Belgian Linen™, which is renowned for its quality, traceability and authenticity around the globe. It comes from a certified carbon-neutral manufacturer that focuses on a zero waste policy – all parts of the flax plant are used while waste selvedge and shearing dust are recycled into insulation materials or paper.
How to wash linen garments
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for specific washing guidelines. Use a gentle, non-bleach detergent and wash linen in cold or lukewarm water. To prevent color bleeding, separate light and dark linen items. Avoid overloading the washing machine to allow for proper movement of the fabric.
How to dry linen garments
Choose gentle air drying by hanging linen items in a shaded area. If using a dryer, select a low to medium heat setting to prevent excessive shrinkage. Promptly remove linen from the dryer to minimize wrinkles. For a crisp look, iron linen while slightly damp using a medium to high heat setting. Alternatively, embrace the natural texture by leaving it unironed for a relaxed appearance.
How to store linen garments
Ensure linen items are thoroughly cleaned and completely dry before storage. Opt for breathable fabric or cotton bags instead of plastic, as this allows for proper air circulation and prevents yellowing. Use natural deterrents like lavender sachets or cedar blocks to protect against pests. Store linen in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.
How to remove wrinkles from linen garments
Linen has a natural tendency to wrinkle, but with the right techniques, you can easily smooth out those creases. Here's how to remove wrinkles from your linen garments:
Steaming: One of the simplest ways to remove wrinkles from linen is by using a steamer. Hang the garment on a hanger and gently pass the steamer over the fabric, allowing the steam to penetrate the wrinkles. Use your hands to smooth out the fabric as you go. The heat and moisture from the steam will help relax the linen fibers, leaving your garment looking refreshed.
Damp Towel Method: For more stubborn wrinkles, the damp towel method can be effective. Dampen a clean towel with water and place it on top of the wrinkled linen garment. Using a medium-heat iron, gently press the iron over the damp towel without applying too much pressure. The steam created by the damp towel will help release the wrinkles. Be sure to test this method on a small, inconspicuous area of the garment first to ensure it doesn't damage the fabric.
Mist and Hang: Another quick fix for minor wrinkles is to mist the garment with water using a spray bottle. Hang the linen item in an open area and allow it to air dry. As the linen dries, the wrinkles will naturally relax. Lightly smoothing the fabric with your hands can further help in the process.
Remember, embracing the natural texture of linen is also an option. Linen's casual, slightly rumpled appearance can add to its charm and character. However, if you prefer a more polished look, these wrinkle-removing techniques will help you maintain the crisp and refined appearance of your linen garments.
Linen's enduring charm lies in its elegance and durability. By following these essential care instructions, you can preserve the beauty and longevity of your linen items. Whether washing, drying, or storing, meticulous attention will ensure your linen continues to bring comfort and sophistication to your life for years to come.