While care labels provide a great starting place, proper bedding maintenance requires additional steps and is essential for increasing the longevity of your bed linens. So we created this guide to help answer the most frequent bedding care questions, from how often to wash your sheets to the best way to store them and more.
What to Avoid
To maintain the premium quality of your bedding, avoid harsh liquid and powdered detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets and bleaching agents because these coat and weaken the natural fibres. Also keep your bedding away from household cleaners and personal care products that contain benzoyl peroxide or alpha hydroxy acids to prevent discolouration.
Sheets, Pillowcases and Duvet Covers should be washed every seven to ten days, and decorative products or extra layers that don’t come in as much direct contact with your skin (think Quilts, Cashmere Throws or Decorative Cushions or Shams) should be cleaned every three months.
Pillows, and Duvets should be washed less often – every three to six months. Mattress Toppers should be taken to your dry cleaner every six months. As a rule of thumb, it's best to remember to wash these bedding basics at the start of each season.
Washing and Drying
Set your washing machine on a cool water cycle for our Percale and Sateen Collection, or for Linen and Quilts the machine can be set on a slightly warmer setting. Try to always use a mild, liquid Laundry Detergent – less than the manufacturer calls for. If you do use bleach, make sure it’s non-chlorine (we really don't recommend bleach though, as it can harm the longevity of the fabric beyond repair) . We recommend OxiClean for removing stains or adding vinegar and baking soda to the wash cycle to brighten your bedding. Remember to only wash similar items together – the same colour and fabric – and never add clothing to a load of bedding because zippers, hooks, etc. cause pilling and abrasion.
To dry, half load the machine to prevent twisted bedding, allowing the fabric to fluff up. Set the dryer to low heat, as overheating causes the fibres to become brittle and the colour to fade. Reduce static and soften your bedding by adding Wool Dryer Balls to the drying cycle. If applying the linens directly to the bed after laundering, pull them out just before they’re dry. Slightly damp linen will prevent wrinkles – and lessen the need to iron.