CARE AND CLEANING OF “YOUR” PRODUCTS

 

HOW TO CARE FOR BED LINEN

100% Cotton Percale

Our linen is 100% cotton, pure linen & mulberry silk and needs to be looked after properly to prolong its life.

Wash at 40°C with a mild detergent and fabric softener. It is best to hang linen out to dry, but you can tumble dry on a medium heat. Use a hot iron, and iron while slightly damp. Softener in your wash, as it keeps the fibres soft and smooth and makes ironing easier.

Tumble Dry at a warm temperature, but do not leave the linen until it is bone dry, take it out while it is still slightly damp. Take care as too high a temperature will cause excessive shrinkage.

Mulberry Silk Bedding

Contrary to popular belief caring for your silk bed linen is not very difficult. By following these simple steps you will prolong the life of your silk linen and be able to enjoy it for many years to come.

Cool wash Always wash your linen in warm, not hot water setting machine washes at 30°C or on a silk setting. Use a suitable cleaning agent.

Use of protective bags If machine washing try to place the item in a protective bag to prevent the pulling action of your washing machine which may harm the seams of your linen. A cotton pillowcase would be perfect.

Drying Hanging your linen on a washing line is preferable to machine drying, away from direct sunlight and radiators. We recommend not to tumble dry but if necessary please do it on a cool setting.

Ironing Try to iron your linen when slightly damp and use a cool setting. Your linen should be ironed on the inside at all times.

Never bleach Or use any kind of bleaching agent. Bleach damages the silk fibre and will destroy silk bed linen.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR DUVET INNERS

It is important to take proper care of your duvets in order to prolong their life and keep them looking good. A duvet does not need to be washed often as the duvet cover keeps it covered and clean. If you spill on your duvet then rather spot wash that area with a bucket of warm soapy water. If you feel like your duvet needs a complete wash then follow these instructions.

Mulberry Silk Inners

Silk duvets and linen are made using only the finest quality long-fibre mulberry silk. Because of this they are less susceptible to bacteria and the cleaning requirements are far less than those of a conventional duvet or bed linen.

Air about twice a year All the cleaning your silk duvet should need when used in conjunction with a duvet cover is to be aired for a few hours outside (out of direct sunlight) about twice a year. This allows the duvet to ‘breathe’ and helps the silk fibres that may have slightly compacted during use to rejuvenate.

Spot clean only In the event of a spillage or stain, simply treat the area with a warm damp cloth.

All Down, Down & Feather Inners

Your duvets and pillows can be hand or machine washed.

Place the duvet into a large machine with a small amount of mild liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle so as not to stress the seams. Take care not to use any bleach or brightener as this strips the fabric of its protective downproof layer.

Do not use any fabric softener as this coats the down and prevents it from drying properly. Make sure that the duvet is rinsed thoroughly, this should take 2-3 rinses. The duvet can be dried in a tumble-dryer on a low heat, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times during the cycle. Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the duvet as it dries, this prevents lumps forming. Make sure the duvet is completely dry before you put it back on your bed. Hang the duvet in the shade to air. Direct sunlight tends to make the down sweat which releases an odor. A small amount of shrinkage may occur as the cover is 100% cotton downproof.

NEVER use plastic to store you duvet.

Cotton Duvet Inners

Your cotton duvet can also be washed in your machine on a cool, gentle cycle. Use a small amount of liquid detergent taking care that you do not use any bleach or whitening agent. Tumble dry on a cool setting. Before the duvet is completely dry take it out of the dryer and hang to complete the drying process. Make sure you turn it over so that both sides dry properly.

Synthetic Fill – Fibre Puffs  / Micro Fibre

Your fibre puff duvets and pillows can be hand or machine washed. Place the duvet into a large machine with a small amount of mild liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle so as not to stress the seams. The duvet can be dried in a tumble-dryer on a low heat, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times during the cycle. Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the duvet as it dries, this prevents lumps forming.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PILLOWS

Pillows need to be washed slightly more often than duvets. This is easy to do if you follow the instructions below. If you just want to quickly revive your pillows place them in the tumble dryer on a warm setting for approximately 20 minutes.

All Down, Down & Feather Pillows

Your pillows can be hand or machine washed. Place the pillows into a large machine with a small amount of mild liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle. Take care not to use any bleach or brightener as this strips the fabric of its protective downproof layer. Do not use any fabric softener as this coats the down and prevents it from drying properly. Make sure that the pillows are rinsed thoroughly, this should take 2-3 rinses. The pillows can be dried in a tumble-dryer on a low heat, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times during the cycle. Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the pillows as they dry, this prevents lumps forming. Make sure the pillows are completely dry before you put it back on your bed. A small amount of shrinkage may occur as the cover is 100% cotton downproof.

Synthetic Fill – Fibre Puffs / Micro Fibre

Your fibre puff pillows can be hand or machine washed. Place the pillows into a large machine with a small amount of mild liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle. The pillows can be dried in a tumble-dryer on a low heat, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times during the cycle. Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the pillows as they dry, this prevents lumps forming.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR TOWELS & BATH MATS

Our towels are 100% Cotton, Bamboo & Various Cotton and Linen mix’s. Machine wash towels at a maximum of 60°C. Do not use bleach. Use a small amount of fabric softener in the wash, this helps to improve absorbency. Remember to stretch out and re-shape the towels from corner to corner while still damp. Take care not to over dry the towels in the tumble dryer as this makes them hard and brittle.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR FEATHER BEDS

Try to avoid washing your feather bed by using a mattress protector to keep it fresh and protected. If washing is necessary spot wash the area with warm soapy water. Move as much of the filling away from the soiled area and rinse through. Hang out to dry in a cool, shady area to dry.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR THROWS AND BLANKETS

Wash at 40°C with a mild liquid detergent. It is best to hang the throws out to dry, but you can tumble dry on a cool heat. Take out and fold immediately.

A few extra pointers

Our hand crafted throws are made from 100% cotton and are pre-shrunk. They can be machine washed, on a warm, gentle cycle using a pure soap detergent such as Woolite or Skip Liquid.

Do not bleach or spot rub. The throws can be tumble dried at a low temperature.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR MATTRESSES

If the weather permits get your mattress outside in the morning on a sunny day to allow it to air out. Turn it around to the other side half way through the day. The sun has a natural cleaning ability and can kill off bacteria hiding in the mattress.

Routinely rotate your mattress from end to end, top to bottom unless your mattress instructions specifically state it is a no-rotate model. Rotating will prevent body indentations and prolong the mattress’s life. Do not flip the box spring.

Protect your investment from stains with a machine-washable mattress / waterproof protector.

Use a strong, quality bed frame that can support the box spring and mattress.

Regularly vacuum the mattress to remove pet hair, dirt and other debris. Do not dry clean and do not soak the mattress with water.

To preserve the coils, avoid sitting on the edge of the mattress in the same place all the time.

PLEASE SEE BUYING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORE STAIN CLEANING METHODS