Linen care guide
By Mölle linen is 100% natural and incredibly comfortable. Cool in summer and warm in winter. Linen becomes softer the more it is washed. As part of the manufacturing process our linen is pre-washed to soften it. This also serves to pre-shrink the bedding. The chambray linen fabric is yarn-dyed, which gives it a beautiful color and structure. Flax is a natural product. For the optimal care of your linen, consider the following recommendations.
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Linen is measured in GSM which refers to grams per square meter of flax. A high GSM linen is stronger, but also a lot coarser. By Mölle linen is produced at 200 GSM, which is the optimum weight to achieve both a long lifespan and immediate softness of your linen fabric. When cared for correctly, linen will last many years. To ensure the longevity follow these simple steps:
Change your sheets regularly (we recommend every 1 tot 2 weeks).
Rotate your linen with two or three other sets. This will give your linen time to rest to ensure the fibers don't wear out sooner than you'd like.
A fitted sheet is subject to more friction than any other item in our collection. As a result, it will begin to show signs of wear and tear sooner than your pillow cases and duvet cover. We recommend to increase the rotation of your fitted sheets more than your other linen items to prolong their lifespan.
Avoid direct contact with cosmetics or skin products not properly dried on skin (such as hair or body oil, heavy creams and especially specific acne treatment which may include peroxide or other bleaching properties.)
treatment before first use
If you wish to pre-wash your linen before first use, do so at low temperature (30C-86F) with a small quantity of soap.
We recommend you wash your linen at 40C (104F). Lightly fill the machine to allow linens room to move about. Use a mild soap and avoid strong detergents with a high concentration or bleach. Wash all linen separately the first times as fibres may come off the product during the first washing cycles. Check your washing machines lint filter before and after washing.
Tumble dry your linen at medium heat on a slow tumble setting. Use a short cycle and remove it while the linen is still slightly damp. If possible, line dry your linen as it's best for linen and the environment. Tumble drying your linen will give it a softer feel than line drying, but also shortens the lifespan of your linens.
To maintain the relaxed look of our washed linen do not iron it. If you prefer a more crisp finish, iron linen while it is still damp. Iron dark linen inside-out.
about shedding and colour
Shedding is a natural occurrence in the life cycle of linen. As your linen softens with age, the excess fibers need to be removed and this results in shedding. This is completely normal, and you can speed up the shedding process by a few extra cold washes and tumble dries.
It’s natural to find colour variances in the same shipment of our linen. As linen is a natural fibre, the raw flax may be different season to season and will react to the dyes differently. Fading over time can also be expected so be sure to follow the care guide and keep your linen out of direct sunlight.
We recommend to dry clean our custom-made linens to maintain the drape and avoid shrinking. Please note that you need to keep into account about 3% shrinkage when washing and drying our linens. Our in between linen fabrics can only be dry cleaned.
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