Our products are made from natural textiles that are produced at the highest standard, while adhering to environmentally-friendly production processes; and most importantly – these fabrics are healthier, they breathe, they are antibacterial, and they are pleasing to the touch.
Many of you ask me how to wash our textile products, and care for them over time.
So, despite conventional thinking, natural fabrics do not require special treatment, just following some basic rules:
- The first rule: Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the label.
Instructions are often provided in the form of laundry symbols. The following are a few basic symbols along with their meaning:
- Check the spin speed of your washing machine. I recommend a maximum spin speed of 800 rpm. High spin speeds can accelerate the products’ wear and tear.
- A hard and fast rule: If you want white products to stay white over time, always wash them separately. White is white.
- The same applies to dark colors. Dark colors can stain other colors, so I never wash lighter colors, which might be stained by the darker colors, in the same load.
- I wash light and medium colors together only after checking the manufacturer’s instructions, and ensuring that the colors are fixed.
- All our products, except wool, can be tumble dried, according to the instructions on the label of course.
I make sure to use a medium-heat setting, and fill the dryer no more than two thirds of the drum capacity, which allows the items to move freely, and prevents excessive wrinkling. I recommend removing laundry from the dryer as soon as the cycle ends. Leaving laundry in the dryer for an extended time tends to cause wrinkling.
- Hang drying: For those of us who do not use a dryer, always dry laundry in the shade, preferably overnight.
Colored laundry will fade in the sun, and can even lose color as a result of prolonged exposure to light.
White laundry will turn yellow from prolonged exposure to the sun.
- Removing stains
It is very difficult to completely prevent stains, but most stains can be removed without damaging the fabric.
First rule: Never use bleach or chlorine!
In my mother’s home, as in many other homes, we used bleach to clean the house and remove stains from our clothes. For decades now, I have not used bleach in any shape or form. Not only does it damage our products, it mainly damages our health. The fumes we breathe in when we use bleach are highly toxic, and touching it can cause burns and skin allergies. My recommendation – avoid it!
So, what can we use?
Virtually every type of stain can be removed with dishwashing liquid. Apply a small amount of dishwashing liquid, gently blot it into the stain, and put the item into your washing machine. This process can be repeated several times if necessary.
Important: Do not rub the stained area too hard, as it may damage the fabric.
Do not put stained items into the dryer, the heat of the dryer fixes stains, making them much more difficult to remove later, if at all.
For white products only, you can use oxygen-based stain removal products.
- Iron – for a pressed look.