Tencel Care Instructions

Proper care of your bedding is the key to the longevity and look of your luxury bedding. Here are our tips on how to wash your 100% TENCEL™ bedding to keep it looking fresh and beautiful during every wash.

WASHING

Firstly, there is no need to wash your TENCEL™ sheets before use – unless that is your preference, of course. We mill and manufacture our sheets with no toxins or damaging chemicals, and only use the cleanest, highest quality materials.

We recommend you wash your sheets every 2-3 weeks. Since TENCEL™ sheets are hypoallergenic, they don’t trap or breed bacteria, which means they stay clear for longer and require less frequent washes.

 

  • Turn pillowcases and duvet covers inside out to limit friction. You can also put your sheets in a laundry bag for added protection.
  • Wash separate from other laundry to avoid getting hooked on to zippers or latches, which can cause pilling.
  • Be sure to always wash your TENCEL™ sheets in cold to lukewarm water and choose gentle & short cycle machine settings.
  • Use a mild (preferably biodegradable) detergent to avoid damaging or wearing away the fabric.
  • Avoid bleachand softeners. Harsh chemicals can damage fabric fibers and wash out colors, causing your bed sheets to fade and weaken.

 

DRYING

Prior to drying, make sure to gently shake out your sheets to minimize wrinkles.

  • If you can, it’s best to dry your sheets outside but out of direct sunlight as UV rays are a cause for color fades in all textiles. Letting your sheets dry naturally helps preserve their integrity and color.
  • If you don’t have the option of naturally line drying your sheets, you can use a dryer - be sure to choose the low heat and low tumble option. Before putting your washed sheets in the dryer, give them a quick shake to minimize wrinkling in the drying process.
  • Do not over-dry your sheets as it can weaken the fibers, and do not use fabric softener sheets when drying your Tencel sheets.
  • When tumble drying, try to remove your fabrics right before it is fully dried if possible, or right after the dryer is done.
  • If you are looking for an even crisper look, you can also iron them at a low-temperature.

 

IRONING

You will want to be careful as you iron as heat is not friendly to Tencel fabric. While you can go repeatedly over the sheets when ironing, be careful not to linger. Besides following any ironing instructions on the care label, make sure not to use too high of a heat. And do not linger too long over one spot in order to avoid any possible heat damage to the fabric.

 

Linen Care Instructions

Linen is a natural material and if cared for correctly can last years - and years. Known for its durability, linen is extremely soft—becoming smoother with time and use. Linen items can be both hand washed and machine washed - either of these methods are fine and won’t stretch or shrink your linens. Follow these tips every time you wash, and you'll be giving your linen sheets the best chance at longevity:

 

WASHING

We recommend you wash your linen sheets once per week. If you don’t sleep on your mattress every day, you may be able to stretch this to once every two weeks or so. It’s also recommended to wash sheets more often in the warm summer months, as you will likely get more sweat on your bedding.

  • Load the bedding into the washing machinein loose folds. Do not overcrowd the washer, or the linen will have excessive wrinkles.
  • Always wash your linen sheets in the washing machine separately or wash them together with other natural fibers in similar colors. Washing sheets alone gives them more room to circulate in water, allowing them to become more thoroughly clean.
  • Ensure your washing machine is using cold or lukewarm water and on a gentle cycle settings.Excessively high water temperatures can cause shrinkage and early degradation of your linen.
  • Use a mild detergent (preferably biodegradable) and staying away from bleach and fabric softeners. Harsh detergents can cause stiffness in linen. Fabric softeners can cause build-up on the linen and have the reverse effect.
  • Avoid pouring detergent directly onto linensheets. If you are able to, add linen in once machine is full and detergent has been dissolved. Make sure there is a reasonable rinse cycle at the end so that detergents are properly washed out.

DRYING

When it comes to drying your linen sheets, air drying is best for longevity, although it can sometimes leave the linen feeling a bit stiff. Air drying is a great option that adds softness to the linen items. For this reason, we recommend a combination of machine drying and air-drying to finish linen sheets soft and with fewer wrinkles.

  • Put the bedding in the dryer for 10 minutes, on low to medium heat. be cautious as to not over dry your sheets, as this will weaken their natural fibers.
  • Remove the sheets from the dryer when the sheets are about 95% dryto reduce wrinkling.
  • Hang your linen bedding to air-dry on a drying rack or clothesline. It’s best to dry your sheets outside but out of direct sunlight.
  • Smooth the hems and edges as you hang the linen to reduce wrinkles and help it hold its shape. Gravity will do the work of eliminating nearly all wrinkles.

 

STORING

Make sure your linens are completely dry to avoid mildew and mold growth. Storage should be in a cool, well-ventilated area and away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and damage to fibers. Avoid storing linen in plastic bags — choose linen bags or reuse old pillowcases for that.

 

IRONING

There are two schools of thought when it comes to ironing linen. Some people like the natural, rumpled look and never iron it. Others like a neater look and iron their bedding after each washing.

Our washed linen bedding really don’t need ironing as the slightly wrinkled texture is all part of the charm. In fact, we love the natural creases that give linen its relaxed, soft feel.

If you decide to iron your linen bedding, take note of these key pointers:

  • Always iron the linen on the reverse side while it is still slightly damp
  • Check the iron is set to a lower temperature and patch test a small corner on the underside.
  • Lighter colored linens may be ironed on both sides, while darker linens should only be pressed only on the reverse side.
  • Never leave the iron on the fabric for too long.