Home Care Tips - Dos and Don'ts
Always check the washing instructions to insure proper steps are taken when caring for your linens.
MACHINE LAUNDER LINENS, 100% COTTON, WASHABLE VELVETS, AND SILK AND SENSIBILITY (POLY)
Machine Launder in cold water on a gentle cycle, and use a cold water rinse.
Always use a mild detergent and avoid bleach, and softeners. We do not recommend using a liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet on any of our linens particularly 100% cotton. This can damage the cotton fibers.
Tumble dry on low heat for no more than ten minutes and remove from dryer while damp and allow it to finish drying naturally. For best results we recommend that fitted sheets are dried separately from flat sheets to prevent wadding and easier care once removed from the dryer.
A warm iron can be used on all Natural Fabrics such as linens, linen blends and 100% cottons. A warm iron can also be used on our Silk and Sensibility items. For a more sophisticated look, a sizing spray can be used on natural fabrics to add body and reduce wrinkles.
You can expect some shrinkage on all cotton and cotton blend fabric. Our product is generously oversized. This helps compensate for minimal shrinkage that will occur after the first wash.
MAGIC WRINKLE RELEASER
We at Lili Alessandra are big believers in using Magic Wrinkle Releaser by Faultless. It quickly removes wrinkles and adds a fresh scent to the fabric. It works on all cotton, linens, Silk and Sensibility (poly) and washable velvets
Our washable velvets have been pre-washed and shrinkage is minimal. For best results we recommend machine laundering in cold water on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat for no more than ten minutes and remove from dryer while damp and allow it to finish drying naturally. We also recommend using Magic Wrinkle Releaser by Faultless on all Velvets.
NATURAL FIBERS SUCH AS LINENS, LINENS BLENDS, AND 100% COTTON
All natural fibers such as linens and linen blends are prone to wrinkles. We recommend washing larger pieces such as coverlets, blankets and duvets separately. For best results they should be removed promptly after drying.
SILK AND SENSIBILITY
Our Silk and Sensibility fabric is made of 100% poly that has a silk like finish. For best results, we recommend machine launder in cold water on a gentle cycle followed with a cold water rinse. . Tumble Dry on low heat and remove promptly from dryer. A warm iron can be used on our non-quilted items. Our favorite Magic Wrinkle Releaser by Faultless can always be used on our Silk and Sensibility fabrics as well.
HAND CRAFTED DECORATIVE PILLOWS AND THROWS
Many of our decorative pillows and throws are hand crafted mixing different fabrics and techniques that are made by our master craftsmen. We recommend that all decorative pillows and throws be professionally dry cleaned.
It is a term for fabrics that are woven on a jacquard loom. Most Matelassé are machine washable. If your Matelassé has a linen blend, then we recommend the item to be professionally laundered using a cold water block process, which will help retain the size and shape.