Using Christy's extensive knowledge of how to care for and prolong the life of bed linen and towels spanning over 165 years, we’ve put together a guide to ensure that you get the most out of your bed linen and towels. While we may have advised that you use a "mangle" in centuries past, today a washing machine and dryer will suffice.
We've put care into creating the washing instructions on the label of each item of towel/bed linen. By following the recommended washing instructions you will guarantee enjoyment of your Christy products for years to come. Ensure that you use the recommended amount of washing detergent. Take care not to expose your towels/bed linen to undiluted detergent prior to washing, as this can cause colour fading. Select a gentle laundry detergent. Many modern detergents contain bleach or whitening agents. Ideally these should not be used when washing coloured towels/bed linen as they may fade the colour. Using a detergent designed for colours will ensure your linen retains its colour for many years. For best results tumble dry your towels and bed linen on a gentle heat. This will give your towels the softest finish and help reduce creasing on your bed linen. Do not dry for longer than necessary.
When the wash cycle has finished remove bed linen promptly from the machine and shake out whilst damp to minimise creasing. Iron your bed linen whilst still slightly damp: it’s easier! In the event that bed linen has been over dried, use a water spray to dampen the fabric before ironing.
Limit the use of fabric conditioner on your towels. Whilst they give your towels a soft feel; overuse of conditioner leaves a coating on the towels which reduces the absorbency. Pulled threads occur when loops catch on sharp objects. Christy towels are woven meaning that threads won’t run, so if you find a loose thread, simply cut it off. To prevent pulled threads avoid washing towels with other garments with hooks or zips.
Bleach will remove the colour from your Christy towels/bed linen permanently. Avoid contact with surface or bathroom cleaners. Some facial cleansers and skin treatments contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which has the same effect as bleach. Check the label for this ingredient, and rinse hands and face thoroughly after using these products, as the bleached patch on your towels/bed linen may not be visible until after the next wash. Separate light and dark coloured towels/bed linen and wash separately. With darker and brighter colours you may find that some fabric colour will wash out during the first few washes.
Wash Care Symbols
|This indicates that your towels or bed linen can be machine washed. The number represents the tempature that Christy recommend to achieve best results. Temperatures are shown in degrees Celsius.|
|This symbol indicates that bleach should not be used when washing the product, not even on white towels or bed linen. The chemicals in bleach damages fabric.|
|This indicates whether you can dry clean an item. Christy does not recommend dry cleaning their towels or bed linen. However some of our accessories such as throws and cushions may need dry cleaning.|
|This indicates the temperature for recommending tumble drying. The number of dots represents the level or heat. Christy recommend that you use a gentle heat setting. One dot is low heat, 2 dots for medium heat, and 3 dots shows that high temperature drying is ok.|
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Thank you to Christy for this fabulous advice!