Cosy to wear on a cool day, and light and airy when it’s getting hot outside – linen is a material that’s great in all weathers. But exactly how do you clean linen? We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to minimize the risk of wrinkles and shrinkage – just read on to find out how quick and simple it can be.
How to Clean Linen Clothes in the Washing Machine
Linen is a breathable fabric made from natural flax fibres, often combined with cotton to produce garments, table dressings, and sheets. Of course, like any natural fabric, linen has the potential to get damaged in your washing machine. To avoid shrinking and creating wrinkles, you should:
- Wash linens separately from your regular clothes, giving them lots of space to move around in the machine. If you cram in too many clothes at once you will increase the likelihood of creasing.
- Wash linen on a medium to cool water cycle. Check the care label of your linen garment to find out the maximum water temperature recommended by the manufacturer.
- Use a good quality detergent like Breeze for stain removal. Always check the safety and usage instructions on the label and test products on a discreet part of clothing before using on the entire garment. To give your clothes a beautiful fresh scent, try a detergent like Surf.