Caring For Your Bed Linen

Proper cleaning & care can really increase the longevity of your sheets. To get the best out of your Loom & Last bed linen, please follow our handy guide below.

All of our bed linen can be cleaned in the same way:

Machine wash up to 40ºC
Do not bleach
May be tumble dried gently - for best results line dry
Iron at a high temperature
Do not dry clean

For those who'd like a bit more detail:

Wash before use
Wash your bed linen at least once before first use. Wash your sheets on their own to prevent them getting damaged by zippers and other items. Avoid contact with household cleaning products and skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide and alpha hydroxy acids as these can discolour white fabrics. These can be found in certain spot treatments, cleansers, exfoliators and serums.

Do not bleach
Household or chlorinated bleach is too harsh to use, particularly on Egyptian cotton. If you need to whiten your bed linen, using a cup of plain, distilled vinegar in the drawer of your washing machine along with your normal products will brighten your linen and kill odours.

Dry thoroughly
For best results dry your sheets the natural way – on the line! As well as saving you money and protecting the environment, hanging your sheets on the washing line keeps them fresh, preserves the fibres and reduces creasing. The sun has anti-bacterial properties and actually disinfects your sheets as well as keeping your whites nice and bright. Be assured that if it’s raining or you don’t have the time to line-dry, all our bedding is suitable for tumble drying on a low heat.

Iron on a high setting (or don't!)
If you like your cotton bed linen perfectly smooth, you will need to iron it. Cotton creases, but the more it is washed the softer it will be and the easier to iron. Our 100% linen bed linen is specially designed for a tumbled, relaxed look so we wouldn't usually iron it. If you’d prefer it to look smooth on your bed though, then iron away! The same applies for our Seersucker, we'd leave the iron in the cupboard!

Keep your sheets in a dry, airy space when they’re not in use, away from direct sunlight. Never store your bed linen in a plastic box as this may result in mildew or cause yellowing. You should have a couple of sets of sheets per bed and change them every 7 – 10 days.