How To Care For Your Linen Sheets

As a natural fibre, linen provides a dream, year round sleep setting that keeps you cool in Summer and cosy in Winter thanks to its breathability, high absorbency and hypoallergenic properties. Known as one of the strongest natural fibres, linen is often considered more durable than cotton and wool. This means that with the correct care your linen bedding should last many years. 

A&C linen comes pre-washed for a beautifully soft hand feel that with the correct care, will continue to improve with use. A fitted sheet or a pillow gets the most wear and tear on a bed because they are pulled taught and get more friction than a flat sheet so the lifespan of a fitted sheet or pillowcase might be less than a top sheet or duvet.  

Our linen pieces are sold separately, so you can enjoy building a bed that’s made just for you, and if required purchase an extra fitted sheet or pillowcase as needed. Follow our easy steps to increase the lifespan of your lovely sheets. 

How to care for your linen sheets


Linen likes to be washed in a cold or cool machine wash with lots of water, (so it has lots of room to move around and not twist up) pop it on a gentle cycle and use a gentle washing agent.

It’s best to wash it in the machine by its self, but if you need to include other items in the washing load, ensure these are similar in colour and fabric texture and do not mix with

garments that have sharp-edged trims such as metal zippers. Make sure not to blench or use harsh cleaners.

Having two sets of linen sheets that you rotate weekly is ideal. Your linen will naturally have more wear and tear if you continuously use, wash, launder and repeat on a weekly basis.


Line dry where possible in a shady spot, or use a tumble dryer on a low setting. Ensure you do not use a high/hot setting as this will damage the fibre.

If drying outside and your linen is white, dry it in the direct sun, the sun will naturally freshen up the white fabric.

If you linen is coloured, always dry in a shady spot to avoid natural bleaching by the sun.

The more you wash linen the softer and silkier the material becomes – Happy Washing! But don't dry-clean, this will damage the natural fibres. 


While you don't need to iron linen as it is supposed to have a relaxed and worn look, if you prefer to iron it ensure your iron is on a low heat setting and the linen is still slightly damp.


How to care for your linen sheets

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