Caretaking and Washing guide
Welcome to the realm of Von Norten fine linen. To ensure that your napkins and placemats maintain their elegant appearance and longevity, we've curated a comprehensive care guide. Follow these steps to cherish and preserve the splendor of your linens.
- Before the initial wash, soak your linens in cold water for an hour. This step helps retain the fiber's natural softness and reduces shrinkage.
- Always use cold or lukewarm water (up to 40°C/104°F).
- Choose a mild detergent. Avoid chlorine-based bleach, as it can weaken the fibers and fade the color.
- If using a washing machine, opt for a gentle cycle. Hand washing, however, is always the most delicate method and is highly recommended for preserving fine linens.
- Line drying is ideal. Hang your linens in a shaded area to prevent color fading from direct sunlight.
- If using a tumble dryer, use a low heat and gentle setting. Remember to remove the linens while still slightly damp to avoid over-drying.
- For a crisp finish, iron while the fabric is still damp.
- Set your iron to the 'linen' setting and iron on the reverse side to maintain the fabric's sheen.
- Using a steam iron can help eliminate stubborn wrinkles.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- Avoid plastic storage, as it can trap moisture, leading to mildew. Instead, use breathable fabric bags or simply fold and place in a drawer.
6. Addressing Stains:
- Act swiftly! Blot (don't rub) fresh stains gently with a soft, absorbent cloth.
- For persistent stains, seek a professional dry cleaner who's experienced with fine linens.
By following these guidelines, you'll ensure the lasting elegance and durability of your Von Norten napkins and placemats. Always remember that every Von Norten piece is not just a product, but a testament to timeless style and grace. Treat them with the care they deserve.