Caring for your linen
Wash prior to use. Please note, as per our returns policy we cannot accept washed linen so we recommend trying it on your bed before washing.
Warm gentle machine - 40C.
Line dry where possible otherwise tumble dry on low setting (ensure you do not use a high/hot setting as this will damage the fibre).
Wash separately or with similar fabrics (do not mix with towels or other items likely to leave lint).
Do not bleach or dry clean. Wash with a detergent that does not contain optical whiteners or brighteners.
Do not leave sheets on the clothesline or in direct sun for a prolonged period as natural fibres are susceptible to sun bleaching.
Linen does not require ironing, however if desired, a warm iron setting or steamer can be used.
When cared for correctly, linen bedding will last many years, however it is important to note that we have designed our range to ensure that our linen is soft from your very first sleep, which puts it later in its life cycle than a much heavier linen GSM. Without this process, linen can feel ‘rough’ or ‘coarse’ to sleep in. Keep in mind that even though linen as a fabric is quite durable, it is not exempt from wear and tear from constant use and incorrect care.
Due to the strain they come under, fitted sheets can show signs of wear earlier than on other products such as duvet covers and flat sheets. As Shepherd linen at 165GSM is thicker than most, this is not a flaw in the fabric, but a normal result from frequent and considerable use. We suggest purchasing more than one fitted sheet to alternate between uses.
To ensure your linen bedding lasts a number of years, we recommend you follow our care instructions and follow the European mentality of ‘one set on the bed, one set on the line’ to reduce wear.