Linen is a beautiful fabric made from the stalks of the flax plant. Linen is much more laborious to manufacture than wool or cotton but is highly valued because of its beauty, strength and exceptional coolness in hot weather.
Linen yarn is spun from the long fibres found just behind the bark in the multi-layer stem of the flax plant. The process for separating the flax fibers from the plant's woody stock is painstaking and can therefore be expensive.
Care instructions for linen
You can wash linen with (hand) warm water, but using cold water will avoid shrinking. Consider the following when washing your scarf:
- Wash the scarf separately the first few times;
- Only use a little soap;
- Do not use softener;
- Do not dry linen in bright sunlight;
- Linen will wrinkle but can be ironed. Iron while still moist for a smooth result.
This information does not offer any guarantees. However we know from experience that if you treat your cotton scarf with care you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
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