Irish Linen Care Guide
Discover how to properly care for and maintain Irish linen Earthed products.
Caring for your Irish Linen
Irish linen is a type of fabric made from flax fibres and is known for its durability, luster, and distinctive texture. In this article we highlight some key elements to care and make the most of your Irish Linen.
Use a mild detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics.
Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water.
Gently agitate the linen item in the water, avoiding any harsh scrubbing.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water until all soap residue is removed.
Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric to prevent damage.
Press out excess water by gently squeezing or rolling the item in a clean towel.
Air-drying is typically recommended for Irish linen.
Lay the item flat on a clean, dry towel or on a clothesline away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
Smooth out any wrinkles or creases gently by hand while the linen is damp.
Avoid using clothespins or hanging the linen item on a hanger, as it may stretch or distort the fabric.
Irish linen generally benefits from ironing to enhance its appearance.
Set the iron to a medium heat setting or use a linen-specific temperature.
Iron the linen while it is slightly damp or use a spray bottle to lightly moisten the fabric.
Start ironing from the reverse side to prevent shine marks and work in small sections.
Use a pressing cloth or another layer of clean fabric between the iron and the linen to avoid direct contact.
Clean and completely dry the linen item before storing to prevent mildew or discoloration.
Store linen in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
Avoid storing linen in plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and cause damage.
Consider folding the linen item loosely to prevent excessive creasing or hang it on padded hangers for longer garments.
Address stains promptly to prevent them from setting in the fabric.
Blot liquid spills with a clean, absorbent cloth without rubbing.
For stubborn stains, consult a professional dry cleaner with experience in handling linen fabrics.
Avoid exposing Irish linen to harsh chemicals, bleach, or strong detergents.
Keep linen items away from rough surfaces, sharp objects, or jewelry that may cause snags.
Regularly rotate and use linen items to prevent uneven wear and fading.
Remember that the care instructions may vary depending on the specific type of Irish linen product you have, such as clothing, table linens, or towels. Always check the care label or any manufacturer's instructions that accompany the item for any specific care recommendations.
Irish Linen Care Guide