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If you like the look and feel of linen, a good ironing can keep wrinkles at bay unless you want to embrace the wrinkles for a more casual look. Linen is one of the few fabrics where most folks actually want to see a few creases throughout the fabric, it’s part of its charm and complements the naturally textured look of the fabric.

If you choose to put away the iron and embrace the creases, the result will be a relaxed, lived in look that is effortless to create and looks beautiful. Not to fret, if you enjoy that crisp clean look using a high heat on your iron and some steam will get you the smooth and crisp results.

Be conservative with detergent, it doesn’t need much or anything harsh.

Do not use fabric softeners (these break down the fibers).

Wash in warm or cold water – avoid hot temperatures in washing and drying.

Line dry or a gentle spin dry on no or low heat.

Gentle cycles will reduce wrinkles, large deep wrinkles occur with a high spin.

Dryer balls in the dryer work great with softening linen as it provides some friction to the drying process.

If you prefer a crisp look, iron on med-high heat and steam or a spritz of water. Just don’t let that iron sit still otherwise you run the risk of burning it... Consistent, steamy motions back and forth will work best.

One of the most common mistakes to avoid – washing your linens with items that may have Velcro or zippers. Try to wash with like fabrics without abrasive parts.


    Linen is a natural fiber made from the flax plant. It doesn’t require any pesticides or any additional water other than rain water and every part of the plant is used. The flax plant has been cultivated in just about every country in the world and has been used to make fiber for over 6,000 years.

    To extract the fibers, the plants are either cut or pulled by hand from the ground (it's said that pulling creates finer linen). The seeds are then removed through a process called winnowing or ripping, followed by retting which removes the plant stock from the fibers. Once the fibers are separated to collect the longest pieces, which can be up to 20 centimeters long, they are then spun into yarn and eventually woven into fabric. Linen is also naturally organic, biodegradable, recyclable.


Linen is hypoallergenic meaning it is suitable for those with allergies or sensitive skin. This stems from the fact that linen fabrics are usually made from materials that are not exposed to harsh chemicals or pesticides. Linen is also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal!



Linen is one of the few fabrics not to accumulate static electricity. Studies have shown that fabrics need to include just 10% linen in their composition to eliminate the pesky electric charge. Also, Linen is also far more resistant to pilling, meaning you won’t experience the frustration of those little balls forming on the surface.



Linen fabric can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, so your linen pillowcases will always have a pleasant, fresh feeling when touched or slept on. Linen is the best fabric for finicky sleepers who are affected by temperature. By regulating the heat exchanged between the skin and air, bed linen will keep you perfectly comfortable whether you're sleeping in a hot room during the summer or a chilly home in the winter nights. The linen textile is two to three times stronger than cotton and dries at a much faster rate.

This feature also makes it wonderful for kitchen and bath towels!