Linen is a strong natural fabric that gets softer with use and time. Wash linen in the machine on a gentle cycle using a mild detergent without bleach or optical brightening agents. Follow the temperature recommendations on the product’s care label or instructions – in general, dark colours should be washed at a low temperature to reduce the risk of fading.
Line dry, if possible – it is kinder to both the product and the environment and gives linen a crisp feel. If you prefer a softer feel, tumble dry at a low temperature for a few rotations, then remove and hang until fully dry. Note that tumble drying and heavy centrifuging will add to the wear of linen; use cautiously to ensure the longest possible life for your product.
Always check the care instructions that accompany a product, as they might indicate specific instructions due to colour, print, construction or end-use.