The Laundry List
When it comes to laundry, linen is on the front line. I try constantly to find the best possible way to restore wounded linen soldiers to pristine condition.
I advise cold water machine wash, not because linen can’t take the heat, but because modern detergents don’t need heat to work. If you are concerned about dust mites by all means turn up the heat in your washer.
Pre-treat stains if you can with a modern product. I have saturated dry Orkney natural fabric with Shout and there was no discoloration at all, but undiluted washing detergents can pull out colour even on white, so beware! Use dish detergent on greasy spots, it’s safer.
NO chlorine bleach. NO harsh detergents. NO fabric softener.