At Aigredoux, each piece is unique and deserves superior care. How to care for your precious household linen? Aigredoux offers its maintenance tips to ensure the quality of luxury linen and to make it last.
All Aigredoux collections are designed to be easy to maintain. However, there are some exceptions for fabrics made of silk, wool and cashmere.
Step 1/ SOAK THE LAUNDRY
In order to stabilize the colors of a new linen, Aigredoux recommends soaking it before its first wash:
- Sort laundry by color,
- Soak in cold water,
- Without detergent,
- For several hours.
The fibers will be tightened and the linens rinsed of any dye residues.
Step 2/ MACHINE WASH
Depending on the composition of the linen, the washing cycle and the temperature must be adapted.
Depending on the level of soiling and the color, cotton sheets, bath towels or tablecloths are efficiently cleaned at high temperatures.
Conversely, other more delicate linens made of wool or silk should be washed at low temperatures with a slow spin to avoid any felting or deformation of the fibre.
Our golden rules for maintaining your household linen in the washing machine:
- Follow the temperature instructions indicated on the care labels sewn on each article.
- Use a liquid detergent suitable for each type of material and without bleach.
- Adjust the amount of detergent according to the amount of laundry to be washed.
- Wash inside out.
- Do not use chlorine or fabric softener.
- Wash linens regularly. Water will soften the fibers.
Aigredoux recommends drying in the open air. However, most fabrics are designed to be tumble dried. Here are precautions to keep in mind for successful drying.
- Hang the laundry as soon as possible after washing.
- Dry clothes made of wool or silk flatly.
- Dry at moderate temperature.
- Avoid overloading the linen in order to avoid creases.
- Remove from the dryer at the end of the cycle.
- Adapt the temperature of the iron according to the material (refer to the care labels).
- For best results, iron laundry while it is still slightly damp.
- Iron inside out to avoid any bleaching, buffing and to protect embroideries.
- Apply a cloth between the iron and the fabric for the most delicate fabrics.
- For a fresh and fragrant linen, iron the fabric by moistening it with scented laundry water.
Need additional advice in maintaining your household linen? Contact Aigredoux.