Linen can be laundered with confidence, and all products carry full washing instructions.It is important to select the proper washing agent. Many detergents today contain optical whitening agents that work well on white linens. These are not recommended for colored linens, however, as discoloring and spotting may result. When washing colors, check that your detergent does not have whitening agents, or choose a soap powder. If you have hard water, with a high lime content, we recommend a softening agent, especially for darker colors.

For stains, try the following:

  • Ink: Soak in milk, or in soap-and-ammonia mixture, and rub the spot.
  • Blood: Rinse immediately in cold water.
  • Fruit, coffee, tea and chocolate: Rub with alcohol, white vinegar and ammonia.
  • Candle wax: Scratch off dried wax, absorb residue with blotting paper and warm iron.
  • Greasy Stains: Rub with ammonia.
  • Red Wine: Rub immediately with sparkling water or white wine.

If stains do not disappear, you can try:
Soaking the linen in a good washing detergent, or dissolving 3.5 oz. sodium borate in boiling water, then adding enough cold water to yield 1½ gallons, and let soak for 1 hour.
Never use chlorine bleach which may damage the fibers. Try a traditional remedy:
spread the linen out on a sunny meadow or your back yard for a few days!

Guide to Care Symbols

Washing Symbols
1-40degrees1-2DotsMachine wash – water temperature 40°C/105°F
washing symbolsWashing SymbolsMachine wash – water temperature 95°C/200°F
Washing SymbolsWashing SymbolsHand wash
Washing SymbolsDo not wash
Bleaching Symbols
Bleaching SymbolsBleaching SymbolsAny bleach when needed
Bleaching SymbolsBleaching SymbolsDo not bleach
Drying Symbols
Drying SymbolsDrying SymbolsTumble dry – no heat
Drying SymbolsDrying SymbolsTumble dry – low temperature
Drying SymbolsDrying SymbolsTumble dry – medium temperature
Drying SymbolsDrying SymbolsDo not tumble dry
Dry-Cleaning Symbols
Dry-Cleaning SymbolsDry-Cleaning SymbolsDry-clean – Any solvent except trichloroethylene
Dry-Cleaning SymbolsDry-Cleaning SymbolsDry-clean – Petroleum solvent and R113
Dry-Cleaning SymbolsDry-Cleaning SymbolsDo not dry-clean
Ironing Symbols
Ironing SymbolsIroning SymbolsCool iron
Ironing SymbolsIroning SymbolsWarm iron
Ironing SymbolsIroning SymbolsHot iron
Ironing SymbolsIroning SymbolsDo not iron