Care of Linen

Linen can be laundered with confidence, and all Libeco Home products carry full washing instructions.

It is important to select the proper washing agent. Many detergents today contain optical whitening agents that work well on white linens. These are not recommended for colored linens, however, as discoloring and spotting may result. When washing colors, check that your detergent does not have whitening agents, or choose a soap powder. If you have hard water, with a high lime content, we recommend a softening agent, especially for darker colors.

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 3.5 oz. sodium borate in boiling water, then adding enough cold water to yield 1½ gallons, and let soak for 1 hour.
  • Never use chlorine bleach which may damage the fibers.

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

Guide to care symbols

Washing symbols 

EU

US

 

 

40°C EU

40°C US

Machine wash – water temperature 40°C/105°F

95° EU

mashine wash 95°C US

Machine wash – water temperature 95°C/200°F

 

HAND WASH EU

hand wash US

Hand wash

 

DO NOT WASH EU

do not wash US

Do not wash

 

  Bleaching symbols

 

any bleach when needed EU

any bleach when needed EU

Any bleach when needed

 

 

 

DO NOT BLEACH EU

DO NOT BLEACH EU

Do not bleach

 

 

 

Drying symbols

 

tumble dry - no heat US

tumble dry - no heat US

Tumble dry – no heat

tumble dry - low temp US

tumble dry - low temp US

Tumble dry – low temperature

tumble dry medium temp US

tumble dry medium temp US

Tumble dry – medium temperature

do not tumble dry EU

do not tumble dry EU

Do not tumble dry

Ironing symbols

 

COOL IRON EU

cool iron US

Cool iron

 

 

 

WARM IRON EU

 warm iron US

Warm iron

 

 

 

HOT IRON EU

hot iron US

Hot iron

 

 

 

do not iron eu

do not iron US

Do not iron

 

 

 

Dry-cleaning symbols

 

 dry clean any solvent US

dry clean any solvent US

Dry-clean – Any solvent except trichloroethylene

 

dry clean petroleum solvent US

dry clean petroleum solvent US

Dry-clean – Petroleum solvent and R113

 

Do not dry clean EU

Do not dry clean US

Do not dry-clean

 

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