Properly caring for Belgian linen is important, when making sure your bed sheets last for years. After all, the benefit of Belgian linen is how soft it becomes over time. However, you want to make sure you follow directions on cleaning. It's been a while since I wrote about how to care for you Libeco linen, so I thought I'd quickly post a few tips. An advantage of Belgian linen is the comfort factor that you'll receive each time you crawl into bed. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. One of the first tips for caring for your linen is to check your detergent for whitening agents. Many popular laundry detergents contain these agents and can cause your darker colored linens to discolor or spot. Also wash your darker sheets separate from the lighter, more neutral tone linens.
Also remember, if you get a stain on your linen sheets, never use chlorine bleach because it can damage the fibers of your bed linens.
Also make sure you follow the care instructions that come with each of your Libeco linens. They give you the European and US symbols for washing, drying and ironing. If you're unsure what each one means, visit Libeco Linen Care for more information. They will also give you some great tips on how to remove stains safely, without damaging the fibers of the linen.
To learn more about caring for you linen, including recommendations on gentle detergents and products, visit Linen by Didriks Guide to Linen Care.