Linen fabrics are made from a natural fiber manufactured from the stem of the flax plant. Linen is strong and durable, moth, bacteria and perspiration-resistant. Unlike cotton, linen is weaker when wet and prone to abrasion and should be washed with care.
Linen tablecloths, napkins and clothing are so beautiful, but what do you do when they are stained?
Here are some tips to keep your linens looking fresh and clean.
- Ideally you will want to treat the stain as soon as possible. The longer the stains sit on the fabric, the harder the stain will be to remove.
- Scrape off any excess food or liquid.
- Refer to this stain removal chart to pre-treat your stain for specific food stains.
- Refer to this guide to help you choose which type of stain remover product to use for different types of stains.
- Once you have pre-treated the stain, and have let it sit for at least 15 minutes, the item can be washed.
- Our linens can be machine-washed in warm water and regular detergent on gentle cycle. Once done, check to make sure any stains are removed. If the stains are still showing, wash again. You can add white vinegar or oxyclean or mild dish detergent to the load for extra cleaning power.
- Air dry or machine dry on low heat for about 10 minutes, then remove promptly. You can iron linen while it is still slightly damp.