How to Care For Your French Linen Bedding


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Linen bedding is a great choice to invest in. It's soft, breathable, and durable. It has an organic look and texture that so many of us know and love, and it adds a relaxed atmosphere to any space. It's important to care for linen sheets & other items properly to maximize their lifespan.

Here are some expert tips on how to care for your linen bedding. Simply follow these tips to ensure that you will enjoy using your linen products for many years to come.

Washing Linen

We recommend machine washing your linen in cool or lukewarm temperatures. Do not wash them in very hot temperatures as this will fade the colour. Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleach or opticals brighteners, as they can leave marks. They can also weaken the fibres and fade the colour over time. A wool detergent is always a good option. If possible, avoid pouring the detergent directly onto the linen, it is better to add detergent that has already been dissolved. Also, make sure there is a good rinse cycle at the end of the wash, so that detergents are properly washed out.

Drying Linen

Linen is a natural fibre, and natural fibres will fade quickly in direct sunlight, therefore drying your linen correctly is important. It is best to dry your linen naturally in a shady spot to ensure the sun doesn't fade them. Do not leave wet linen on wood or coloured objects, as it could also cause stains. We recommend steering clear of the dryer, however, if it cannot be avoided, use a tumble dryer on a low setting, not a hot setting.

Ironing & Dry Cleaning Linen

Linen does not require ironing, but if you do want to use an iron, it is best to apply a light water spray and then iron using a low heat setting. Do not dry clean your linen as the chemicals used can weaken the fibres.


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Extra Tips to Maximise the Life of Linen Items

  • Store your linen bedding in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing your linen bedding in direct sunlight, as this can fade the colours.
  • Wash your linen bedding before using it for the first time. This will help to remove any sizing or protective coating that may have been applied to the fabric.
  • If you get a stain on your linen bedding, treat it immediately. Soak the stained area in cold water for 30 minutes, then apply a mild detergent. Blot the stain until it is gone, then rinse the area with cold water.


FAQ About Linen

What is linen bedding?

Linen bedding is made from the flax plant. Flax is a natural fiber that is strong, durable, and breathable. Linen bedding is known for its luxurious feel and its ability to regulate temperature.

What are the benefits of linen bedding?

Linen bedding has many benefits, including:

  • Durability: Linen is one of the most durable fabrics on the market. It's much stronger than cotton and can last for years with proper care.
  • Breathability: Linen is a very breathable fabric, which makes it ideal for year-round use. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • Temperature regulation: Linen has natural temperature-regulating properties. It helps to wick away moisture from your body, which can help you to sleep more comfortably.
  • Hypoallergenic: Linen is a naturally hypoallergenic fabric, which makes it a good choice for people with allergies or sensitivities.
  • Eco-friendly: Linen is a sustainable and eco-friendly fabric. It requires less water and pesticides to grow than cotton.

Is linen bedding expensive?

Linen bedding can be expensive, but it is an investment that will last for many years. There are also a variety of affordable linen bedding options available.

Where can I buy linen bedding?

With us! Here at Manchester Warehouse, we stock a range of linen products, from stonewashed linen quilt covers, to French linen sheet sets, tablecloths, napkins, coverlets, valances and more. Shop your colour of choice, with brands like Armidayle, Linen House Lifestyle, Bambury and Aura.

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