Our products are meant to last a lifetime, but that requires a little bit of thoughtful care to keep them feeling their finest. Here is an overview of best practices that we’ve accumulated over the generations.
We recommend washing your sheets once a week to remove the body oils, sweat, and germs that naturally transfer to your sheets.
Heat tends to fade color, so it’s best to wash using the warm setting. That said if you are sick or a child wet the bed, use a hot setting to cleanse your sheets more rigorously. If you like the feeling of fabric softener, try to seek out a plant-based one as it is less damaging.
Linens should be washed separately from your clothing and towels, keeping them free of lint and snags from zippers and buttons.
We love to indulge in the occasional coffee or a big bowl of buttered popcorn in bed. With that comes unavoidable stains. Tackle these using an oxygenated-bleach stain solution. If the stain is especially bad, soak it in the stain solution prior to washing.
Dry your linens using the medium setting on your dryer. If you are going for the crisp- hotel feeling, remove them from the dryer 10 minutes before the cycle is done and iron using the cotton setting while they are still a little damp.
Pillows & Comforters
As you make your bed, fluff the pillows to aerate them and give them that perky and inviting shape.
The pillow (not just the pillowcases) should be washed 2-4 times a year to tackle dirt and oil buildup. A liner that goes between the case and the pillow can help protect the down within, keeping it nice and fluffy for years to come.
For our down-filled pillows and comforters, wash them with a bit of mild powder detergent (not liquid) or a product specifically for washing down.
Comforters should be washed once a year in an extra-large capacity washing machine (you may need to make a trip to the laundromat) using powdered soap to keep them staying dreamy. We like to wash ours with tennis balls placed inside a sock or cloth that is tied at the ends. This helps with removing dirt and keeps it from bunching and washing unevenly.
When it comes to drying our pillows and comforters, we either air dry them on a perfectly breezy day or use the no-heat air-dry setting. It’s also helpful to add clean tennis balls or dryer balls to ensure no clumping. It is critical to dry all down comforters and pillows thoroughly to prevent mildew.
Rotate your mattress every week for the first three weeks (It may feel like a lot but we promise it makes a difference). Then, rotate every three months for the duration of its life for the ultimate sleep experience.
Vacuum your mattress every couple of months to prevent the buildup of dust
Like your clothing, your white and colored towels should be washed separately to maintain the original look. White towels should be washed with hot water, detergent, and a natural fabric brightener like sodium bicarbonate. For our beautiful colored towels, use warm water and detergent. We recommend using ¼ cup of white vinegar as an effective and natural alternative to fabric softener.
Dry your towels with wool balls so that they are nice and fluffy. We love to add essential oils to our wool dryer balls. Lavender is a favorite scent.