How to Take Care of Linen in Winters?

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Winter is here, bringing with it the aroma of the holiday season. It’s the season where homes smell freshly brewed coffee and delicious meals along with the joyful sound of unadulterated laughter. It is the season of showering some extra bit of love and affection to your loved ones. Now, while you are at it, why not extend that extra bit of care to another beloved member of your family, too-your linens. Linen as a fabric embodies the elements of sophistication and finesse. Even being used as a daily wear item, it exudes a certain level of charm that is usually unmatched by other fabrics. Linen is almost like a gift that never stops giving. Despite its aura of refinement and elegance, it is one of the most “low maintenance” fabrics out there. Care of linen is not a task and hence, making it more special for us! 

Caring for linen is not half as tricky as one would expect it to be, and its resilience is one of the reasons the fabric has stood the test of time. From being donned by the Egyptian royalty to bringing the designer’s favorite in 2021, linen is a legacy in itself.
So let us help you to take care of this prized fabric; continue to read to know more: 

Washing and Drying Linen

Taking care of linen in winter isn’t an arduous task, even when it comes to washing and drying them. So, let us address the elephant in the room first. Do you need to dry clean your linen? Well, given the exquisite finish of linen, it is easy to assume that they need to be tended by specialists and hence ought to be sent to dry cleaning. But let us break this myth for you. You don’t have to dry clean your linen wear. Yep, you heard it right. Contrary to popular belief, linen is not high-maintenance at all. You can easily wash your linens at your home. Despite being low-maintenance, it is essential to give linen the care and attention it deserves. Make sure to go through the disclaimers and warnings on the label before washing the piece of fabric.

In general, linen can be both hands washed, and machine washed. When opting to wash linen in a washing machine, make sure to separate the whites and, if possible, separate the light-colored items from the dark hues. Opt for lukewarm water and a mild detergent. For handwashing, too, the mantra remains pretty much the same. Separate the hues and wash them gently in lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Avoid wringing or twisting as it can be detrimental to the linen fiber. Talking about drying our linen pieces-for machine drying, it is best to opt for a comparatively lower temperature. Air drying is a better way to dry your linen apparel and make sure to dry it in ample space to prevent any extra creases.

Storing Linen

Care of linen doesn’t just stop at washing and drying them. Although linen is a pretty resilient fabric, how you take care of it goes a long way in determining its longevity. While much is talked about how to wash and dry linen, comparatively less is discussed how it should be stored. Stuffing linen into a dark cupboard is probably the worst torture you can mete out to the fabric, which craves a breathable environment. Store your linens in a cool, dry, and breathable atmosphere. Its inherent antibacterial qualities mean that you won’t have to obsess over moths and other insects ruining your favorite linen dress.

While folding linen, it would be wise to be a tad bit mindful of the fold creases. Though we love the natural crimpling nature of linen, a noticeable crease might steal away some of the charms of the fabric. So while folding them, it is a good idea to fold them across different lines so as to prevent the formation of deep creases.

So there you go, your quick guide to taking care of linen in winter. Shower linen with the care and attention that it deserves, and it will continue to make you look splendid and sublime for years to come. If you wish to buy some new linens, don’t forget to check what Live Linen has in store for you! 

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