Friday, June 24, 2011
How to care for your fine linens:
High quality sheets should last anywhere from 7 to 10 years, although much of that longevity is determined by the care given to them. Here are some basic steps to follow to keep your sheets nice for years to come:
1. Wash your fine linens separately from other fabrics to avoid abrasion and damage to your sheets.
2. Wash with a mild detergent. We recommend The Laundress products; they are slightly more expensive than grocery store brands but highly concentrated so it takes less per wash. Fine linens do not need to be washed in cold water but hot water and hot heat will damage the fibers and cause breakage and pilling, so it’s best to wash with warm water on a gentle cycle and dry on a low heat.
3. Store bed linens in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
4. Following these simple steps should provide you with many years of good night’s sleep. Remember that your bedding is an investment so investing a little time and money into the care will be worth it for the life of your sheets.