Care Instructions for Bed Linen
Helpful tips for the correct care of your bed linen - So that fine things stay beautiful for longer
Laundry care is not an art
But experience helps to avoid mistakes and, above all, to maintain the pleasure of soft, beautiful linen for as long as possible. That's why we have collected and summarised our decades of experience for you.
Basically, what is written in the washing and care instructions of the products is true. Nevertheless, there are one or two subtleties that ensure greater cleanliness and are gentler on the laundry.
Warmer at the beginning
The first wash after purchase should not be done at cold or lukewarm gentle temperature. This is because bright and brilliant colours can "bleed" at low temperatures. At the prescribed washing temperature, the colours remain washfast.
Detergent dosage: The best is what it says on the label.
Always dose the detergent according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you overdose, detergent residue can settle on the fibres, the cotton fibres harden and the colours fade. Too little detergent also means too little water softening, which also leads to hardening.
More enlightening facts about detergents
Full strength detergents contain bleaching substances and optical brighteners, you should only use these for white linens. For coloured and coloured laundry we recommend mild detergents without optical brighteners (colour detergents). They prevent colour changes and fading of the laundry, thus bed linen retains the full brilliance of the colours for many years.
Spin: Rather on the low tour
Modern washing machines have many washing programmes. Often a very high spin cycle is already pre-programmed. These high spin speeds cause mechanical abrasion, which puts a lot of stress on the fibres and quickly makes the fabric brittle. The laundry becomes too dry and also creased. It is then more difficult to iron. In our experience, 900 cycles are quite sufficient. This is gentle on the laundry and saves energy.
Drying has to be learned
Bed linen made of natural fibres (jersey) can shrink quite a bit in a tumble dryer, leading to slight twisting. However, knitted fabrics can be quickly restored to their original shape by pulling them a little when they are damp from ironing. The laundry should never be overdried. When slightly damp, satin is particularly easy to iron and develops its optimum sheen. Many jersey qualities do not require ironing at all. The tumble dryer temperature should never be set too high. Please be sure to follow the sewn-in care labels.
Even stains can be softened
Soiled laundry should not be left lying around for long, but soaked immediately. Aged stains, dried stains and stains caused by washing errors are much more difficult to remove than fresh stains. Heavily tannic, dried stains (e.g. wine or fruit) can even darken and leave unsightly marks.
What (not) to do with threads
If the laundry is turned inside out, the four thread ends of the side safety seams must not be cut off under any circumstances. A thread remnant of at least 1 cm must protrude beyond the corners so that the seam cannot open.
And one more useful thing at the end of the (zipper) process
Closing the zips protects the fastener and prevents other items of laundry from becoming entangled, which would cause the bed linen to warp during the wash cycle. You can also prevent threads from being pulled out of the bed linen.