Looking After Linen

By Angela Marshall, 3rd Apr 2014



Linen is ideal in hot weather, but a lot will depend on your wardrobe personality whether you enjoy wearing it, especially 100% linen, as it creases easily. Personally I will wear a linen mix but hate my items really creased unless I am on holiday relaxing or travelling and even then I do not feel my best.

Like all fabrics it is important to look after linen.

7 Tips on looking after Linen:

  1. Keep any pockets empty, avoid putting items in them as the fabric will easily sag and lose its shape very quickly
  2. Wash in non biological powder without any bleaching agents and use a fabric conditioner
  3. Do not wring as it will crease too much, if needed only light spin
  4. Always iron the item of clothing on the reverse side to avoid creating shiny patches
  5. Don’t iron over zips, fastenings, thick sections such as hems and pockets
  6. Use a damp cloth on top and then iron or steam-press
  7. If the item is dry and you don’t have a good steam iron put the item in the freezer before you iron it ( 5- 10 minutes should be sufficient for it to stiffen and get cold)

Picture: Jacket from House of Fraser

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