Taking care of your household linen
The fabric fibres we use are exclusively vegetable. Textiles made of natural fibres live and can be vulnerable to a slight shrinkage (up to 4%). The size of our products takes this effect into account. However, items washed and dried at high temperatures may shrink further.
We strongly advise against washing La Cerise household linen at high temperature.
Use a soft, non-aggressive detergent based on Marseille soap, for example. You can replace the softener with white vinegar, which preserves the colours of the fabric.
Prefer a short wash cycle in cold water.
Do not spin. Do not use laundry containing bleaching agents, especially for coloured linen. Avoid laundry with optical brighteners (laundry with balls), which are irritating to fibres, polluting and have no washing power.
Which type of detergent can you choose ?
To avoid the use of environmentally harmful products, eco-labelled detergent is the safest choice.
Other ecological criteria to be preferred include the efficiency of cold washing. It also saves you energy to heat the water.
Secondly, concentrated products and eco-recharges are the means of reducing the amount of waste produced and the amount of raw materials and energy consumed per detergent dose.
It is also possible to use simpler products, such as soap and vinegar, whose impact on the environment is generally lower than that of chemical detergents.
La Cerise's Tip :
We advise you to soak your linen and especially the bed linen in cold water a whole night, adding a few drops of white vinegar (max 30 cl), before doing a first cold or 30° max machine wash. This is to optimize the lifespan and the behaviour of your linen. This process also ensures the stabilization of colours and dimensions
- Always separate whites and colours
- Wash your bed linen separately
- Use soft detergent for delicate laundry
- Prefer short cycles in cold water or max 30°
- Do not load your machine, the laundry must move freely in the drum.
- Wash items with embroidery upside down, if possible to protect them from friction with the machine drum.
- Do not use bleach or chlorine. Never dry clean.
We advise you to wash your pillow covers, duvet covers and pillowcases on the back, this will preserve the colors and the softness.
Avoid cycles of intense drying and full machine drying for your bed linen.
For a pleasant and fiber-friendly finish, we recommend a 600-turn spin-off and do not overfill the drum of your machine to leave the laundry free and airy.
Drying and ironing
Dry your laundry immediately after the machine cycle, avoiding leaving it wet and in a ball. Return it to its original form.
We do not advise you to use your dryer. If however you want to do a dryer cycle; adjust the dryer so as to use the cooling cycle at the end or better use a heat-free cycle.
At the end of the cycle, unwrinkle your laundry by flattening certain parts, including the edges of pillowcases and sheets, as well as the ends of tablecloths and towels..
Spread your unwrinkled laundry in the open air in an airy, dry and not cold room, without direct contact with sunlight for colourful linen. Tie up your laundry using clothesclaws, rather than riding on the wire, it will dry faster without wrinkles.
Reverse parts with embroidery, and screen-printed patterns or avoid using iron in places containing prints or embroidery.
If you wish to iron the bed linen, which is not necessary, return your bed linen upside down before using the iron.
It is easier to iron the household linen still a little damp. Don’t forget to regularly clean the sole of your iron.
Remember to regularly clean the sole of your iron.