How to take care of your linen and hemp products?
Linen is a very strong, natural product made of flax fibre. Flax is inherently ecological as it requires no irrigation and very little chemical treatment. Every part of the plant has value, eliminating any waste. Flax is biodegradable and is now commonly recycled. No other fiber can offer this unique blend of a truly natural product, with elegance and amazing comfort. It is the most natural and environment-friendly choice for dressing oneself and one's home. Our linens are produced in Europe, as are our hemps.
Hemp requires no pesticides, crowds out weeds without herbicides, controls erosion of the topsoil, and produces oxygen. It’s a renewable resource that can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and is the world’s most versatile, strong fibre.
To maintain the original beautiful colour of your linen or hemp product we advise you not to expose it to direct sunlight. Line your curtains for a lovely drape and to prevent them from discolouring of the back.
We recommend having our natural curtains dry-cleaned to maintain the shape and avoid shrinking. Please note a possible shrinkage of 3% when washing. Both hemp and linen are easy to care for, and launder beautifully.
Our natural products can be carefully washed at 30˚C (86˚F). Lightly fill the machine to allow room for the product to move about. Use a mild soap and avoid strong detergents with high concentration. Do not bleach. Do not mix with other colours. All cushions have zippers, so be sure to remove the inner cushion and turn the cushion cover inside out before washing.
Tumble dry your linen or hemp product carefully at medium heat and slow tumble setting. Make sure to use a short cycle and remove it while the fabric is still slightly damp. If possible, always line dry, as it's best for the material and the environment. A short cycle and careful tumble-drying will give your product a softer feel than line drying, however.
For a relaxed look of your linen or hemp product, do not iron it. If you prefer a more crisp finish, iron linen inside out while it is still damp.
Linen and hemp lampshades
Your lampshade might get dusty, but cleaning it with a dry cloth often doesn’t not remove all the particles properly, and the vacuum cleaner can cause damage. A sticky lint roller works perfectly; your lampshade will be dust-free in seconds. In the unlucky event of stains on your lampshade: carefully dab a soft cloth with white vinegar, or a damp cloth with a few diluted drops of mild detergent, onto the stain. Never rub!
Fixed furnishing upholstery
Linen and hemp are getting more and more popular in home decoration for their beautiful appeal, durability and the fact that they’re eco-friendly by nature. Both linen and hemp can be used as upholstery for a variety of furnishings, contributing a sense of high-end, designer appeal and subtle texture. In terms of care and maintenance, these materials also tend to stand out.
The most important requirements when choosing a fabric for furniture upholstery, are how durable it is, how resistant to stains, if it is easy to care for and if it will stand the test of time. Both hemp and linen tick all these boxes.
Linen is about three times stronger than cotton. The strength of hemp is even eight times that of cotton fibre, which accounts for its historical use in sails and rope for the navy. It’s an exceptionally durable and strong eco-friendly fabric. Thanks to its long fibre length it doesn’t pill like so many other fabrics. They are mildew- and bacteria resistant by nature.
To clean your linen or hemp upholstery, start with vacuum cleaning or a dry brush to remove any debris. Spilled liquids can be gently blotted with a white cloth. Be careful not to rub. If necessary, spot clean the upholstery using water and a white cloth. You may also mix white vinegar or a bit of mild soap in the water, but please test any solution on a small, unseen area of the fabric.
To clean an entire piece of linen or hemp furniture, sprinkle it with baking soda and then vacuum it with a brush attachment. It will not only remove stains and debris without the need for water or chemicals, but it also removes odours that might be hiding in there.
If you’re unsure of how to clean your linen or hemp upholstery, you can contact a professional, but luckily this natural material is relatively easy to maintain and clean, and there are plenty of at-home solutions with an excellent result. Of course, in case of a difficult stain, let a professional handle it to avoid further damaging.