French Linen Sheets, Duvet Covers, Shams & Pillow Cases
Our linen bedding is made from 100% French linen. As with all bedding and clothing, new linen should be washed before using for the first time. You can expect some lint the first time you wash your sheets (the word lint comes from the word "linen"!), and the amount of excessive lint shedding will decrease over time, while the softness will increase.
A few tips we recommend to properly care for your linens so they last as long as your love for them does:
- Separate colors and whites (just like mom taught you)
- Separate linen from other fabrics
- Wash using a warm, gentle cycle with liquid detergent (like Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Laundry Detergent)
- Tumble dry using warm, gentle setting
- Stop the drying cycle just before sheets are completely dry and put them on your bed fresh out of the dryer to minimize wrinkles
- Use Primary Goods' wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets
- Use bleach, harsh detergents, powder detergent or fabric softener
- Try to fill the machine
- Wash with any items that have zippers, studs, or hooks
Cotton Bedding Sheets, Duvet Covers, Shams & Pillow Cases
Primary Goods' cotton bedding is made from 100% long-staple cotton, and is carefully weaved in a percale formation (i.e. over-under). While these sheets have been pre-washed, we recommend washing them again before using it for the first time. We only use the highest quality (non-toxic) dyes and prints to ensure they'll last a lifetime.
A few tips we recommend to properly care for your cotton bedding so they last as long as your love for them does:
- Wash colors in cold water
- Wash white, natural, and ivory colors in warm
- Tumble dry on medium
- Use a warm iron for a more crisp and clean look
- Use chlorinated bleach - it is not recommended as it will damage quality cotton bedding fibers over time. If necessary, non-chlorinated bleach can be used with white and ivory cotton linens
- Removing cotton sheets promptly after washing will reduce wrinkling
- Shaking sheets out prior to placing them in the dryer will reduce wrinkling as well
- Remove sheets while they are still slightly damp and hang to finish drying
The Silver Pillow
Longer lasting, super soft, and perfectly supportive means your pillow will be getting lots of use (as it should!), and will need a wash every so often. Your Pillow No. 47 is machine washable! Follow the instructions below, and your pillow will be clean and ready for you to rest your head on after every wash.
- Unzip: Separate the outer pillow and inner pillow. Don’t forget to rezip the outer pillow.
- Insert: Put both pillow parts into washing machine. For best results, use front-loading machine.
- Wash: Use gentle cycle, mild liquid detergent and cold water.
- Dry: Tumble dry on low temperature with dryer balls.
Washing your Pillow No. 47 every 3-6 months will keep it clean and make it last. On average, two standard pillows make one load.