The Hospitality Experience at Home
Your H linens have been endurance tested to last 100 industrial washes. Chances are you do not have industrial washing machines at home. This care guide and the techniques below can help extend the longevity of your linens.
- Wash with like items – ideally only with other H linens. Don’t wash H linens with items made of polyester or that have sharp, hard or protruding edges, like metal buttons, zippers or rivets.
- Wash in hot water (ideally at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or 60 degrees Celsius) with mild detergent.
- Avoid fabric softener. It may temporarily give your linens a fresh scent and a soft feel but it actually weakens the fabric.
- Avoid bleach. Non-chlorine bleach can be used sparingly only when absolutely necessary. Chlorine bleach causes accelerated cotton deterioration and potential irritation on sensitive skin and is to be avoided.
- Don’t overload your washing machine. A packed machine doesn’t have enough room for detergent to circulate and thoroughly cleanse all items, which could result in ineffective cleaning and detergent residue.
- Tumble dry on low heat. High heat breaks down natural fibers like cotton more quickly.
- To recreate the luxury hotel bed look, remove items before they are completely dry and iron to remove wrinkles. If already dry, try using a spray bottle of filtered water on wrinkles and iron.
- If possible, hang to dry in the sun for natural bleaching.
- Don’t overcrowd the dryer. An overloaded machine won’t have the right balance between tumbling and the hot air, resulting in slow and inadequate drying.
- Don’t use dryer sheets as they will weaken the fibers.
- Use a clean iron on a warm setting.
- Iron bed linens while still slightly damp. Bath linens do not need to be ironed.
- Use a spray bottle with filtered water for stubborn wrinkles and recreate the smooth and lustrous look of luxury hotel beds.
- Iron sateen on the reverse side to enhance the glossiness.
- When not in use, fold and store your bedding in a breathable linen bag, like the 100% cotton H drawstring bag
- Make sure the linens are clean and completely dry before storing.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
- Discoloration happens naturally due to constant contact with skin, body sweats and oils, as well as lotions, makeup or other topical treatments, and is not a manufacturer’s defect.
- Frequent washing and keeping three sets of bedding to use on rotation (one in use, one in the laundry, and one in the closet) can help slow down the rate of discoloration. When discoloration becomes noticeable, inevitable over time even with consistent washing, it is time to replace your sheets.