How to care for your linen

How to care for your linen

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Each piece in the HMCo. collection is made with exquisite craftsmanship and designed to last, and by taking an equally considered approach to care and handling, your linen will become softer and more luxurious with every wash. 

The benefits of pure linen
With roughly one-third of our lives spent sleeping, creating a healthy (and beautiful) sleeping environment should be a high priority. Pure linen is a beautiful, natural material derived from flax, which is 100 per cent biodegradable and recyclable. This durable fibre allows for optimal breathability and can absorb as much as 20 per cent of its dry weight before feeling damp, leaving you feeling cool and dry in all seasons.  

Read more about the benefits of linen here


Washing your pure linen sheets

A gentle, warm machine wash is recommended with like colours, and avoid overfilling the machine so the product can move freely during the wash. We suggest using a mild liquid detergent on all of our linen sheets. We recommend tumble drying safely on low to medium heat to keep your linen soft and maintain its textural appeal.

Crush Linen Throw Blanket & Crush Double Linen Throw Blanket

Wash separately in a gentle warm machine wash using a mild liquid detergent and dry flat out of direct sunlight. This product can be tumble-dried on a cool setting. 

Flocca Linen Blanket

Wash separately in a gentle warm machine wash using a mild liquid detergent. Our Flocca Linen Blanket can be dry-cleaned. We recommend that our Flocca Linen Blanket be tumble-dried on low heat. 

Crush Merino Blanket

Made from 100 per cent soft knitted Italian Merino yarn and pre-washed for softness, our Crush Merino Blanket is to be dry-cleaned only. 

Basix Linen Quilt

Dry-clean professionally or use a gentle machine wash (less than 40 degrees) in a commercial-sized, front-loading machine with mild liquid detergent. Our Basix Linen Quilt should be tumble dried at low heat.

Flocca Linen Bedspread
Your bedspread is not to be used or washed as you would a sheet, and we strongly recommend dry-cleaning this product. 

Flocca Linen Towels
A gentle warm machine wash is recommended with like colours. While we recommend tumble drying your towels, high heat will cause temporary shrinkage. Once water is reapplied to your product it will return to its original size.

NOTE: The premium density weave of our Linen Towels may cause lint. As a result, we strongly recommend washing and tumble-drying your towels separately. Tumble drying will expedite any lint shedding as well as keep your product soft to the touch and help to maintain its shape.


Which detergent should I use to wash my linen sheets?

Use a mild detergent such as a wool wash. To maintain the colour of your linen, we advise not to use bleach or detergents with optical brighteners or the anti-pilling enzyme cellulase, and to avoid exposure to continual sunlight.

Does linen shrink in the wash?

Linen as a fibre naturally expands with wear and shrinks with washing. However, our linen sheets have been pre-washed and pre-shrunk at very high temperatures to ensure that with proper care, no further shrinkage than its original state should occur.

Can you put linen sheets in the dryer?

HMCo. linen sheets can be tumble-dried or line-dried. We highly recommend tumble-drying our sheets to maintain their shape. If using a tumble dryer, use a low to medium heat to help maintain its soft textural appeal. Drying at high temperatures will cause the linen fibres to overheat, making them brittle over time. When line drying, we recommend taking your sheets off the line while they are slightly damp and finishing them in the dryer to soften.

Do linen sheets stretch?

Linen as a fibre will naturally stretch with wear. HMCo. pure linen sheets are pre-shrunk and pre-washed ensuring the product retains its original quality from the first wash. To avoid deterioration from stretching and ensure longevity, we highly advocate tumble drying your linen sheets at least partially.

Always be sure to check individual product care instructions as these may vary from product to product within the HMCo. collection. 

Read more about how to care for your linen in our Linen Care Guide