CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BED LINEN
Prior to the first use
It is advised to soak colored or printed linen in cold water with some white vinegar during 24 Hours. This process helps to remove the excess of dyes, and will help to preserve the colors in time.
Then wash your linen at 30 °C (warm – 86°F) with regular liquid soap.
Fabrics are finished after printing or dying, thus it is not safe to use them directly. Sharp colors requiring a high concentration of pigments, there are always excess of pigments on the surface. Without prior wash, this excess might be transferred on your mattress or your clothes.
Whereas it is indicated that most of our linen can be washed in hot cycle (60°C – 140°F), it is highly advised to use warm cycle (40°C - 104°F - cotton program). It will help to preserve the fibers and the colors intensity, as well as the environment.
It is advised to use liquid soap over powders; as powder are difficult to dissolve in low temperature water. Powders may leave white marks on the linen.
Do not use whitening powders for colored or printed linen, you may damage them.
For washing it is usually advised to:
- Turn your duvet covers and pillowcases inside out in order to preserve their color (especially dark colors).
- Separate dark from light colors.
- Do not fill in too much the washing machine drum.
- Chlorinating is strictly reserved for white shade linen.
- Do not leave your linen for too long once the washing program is finished, this will help to avoid wrinkling.
Dryers tend to spoil linen. It is always recommended to hang out linen and let them dry naturally.
Should you hang out your linen quickly after wash, Anne de Solène linen will just need a rapid ironing.
Indeed, our linen are treated with an easy care treatment to avoid wrinkling and ease the ironing process.
You will find care instructions in every Anne de Solène products packaging. These care instructions are translated in French, English and German.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR TERRY-TOWELS
Prior to the first use
For colored towels, it is advised to soak them in cold water with white vinegar during one night.
It is also advised to wash your towels or bathrobe prior to the first use. A minimum temperature of 40°C (104°F) is recommended to remove the excess of dyes and treatment. Moreover it helps your towels to absorb more.
For the first 3 washes you should wash colored towels separately (bleeding possibility)
It is always better to wash velvet towels in a full drum and dry them in a tumble-dryer. This process will help to remove the fluffs created during the shaving process.
Using a cleaning agent (preferably liquid) dedicated for colored fabrics, helps to preserve the colors of your towels.
Using a fabric softener and / or a tumble-dryer makes your towels softer and more fluffy.