Linen Care

Follow our linen care guide to give your linen a long life

Wash before use. Cool or warm machine wash.
Wash your linen separately using a gentle detergent.
Avoid detergents with softeners, optical brighteners or whiteners. Do not bleach.
To allow for plenty of movement in the wash, do not overfill the load.
Line drying is preferable and results in less wrinkles than tumble drying.
If tumble drying is required use medium heat, do not over dry.
If the soft natural wrinkles aren’t for you, use a hot iron with steam on damp linen.
Wash your linen regularly.


Whistling Reindeer recommend washing in cool water with eco-friendly
detergent and line drying. Take care of our planet.

 
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For stains, try the following:

  • Ink: Soak in milk, or in soap-and-ammonia mixture, and rub the spot.
  • Blood: Rinse immediately in cold water.
  • Fruit, coffee, tea and chocolate: Rub with alcohol, white vinegar and ammonia.
  • Candle wax: Scratch off dried wax, absorb residue with blotting paper and warm iron.
  • Greasy Stains: Rub with ammonia.
  • Red Wine: Rub immediately with sparkling water or white wine.

 

If stains do not disappear, you can try:

  • Soaking the linen in a good washing detergent, or dissolving 100g sodium borate in boiling water, then adding enough cold water to yield 5 litres, and let soak for 1 hour. Increase quantities as required. 
  • Never use chlorine bleach which may damage the fibers. 

*Sodium borate off the shelf is also commonly known as Borax. A natural mineral cleaning substance. 

Try a traditional remedy: spread the linen out on a sunny meadow or your back yard for a few days!