Complete Guide for Linen Fabric Care

Complete Guide for Linen Fabric Care - Soul Spectrum

Linen is one of the oldest plant-based fabrics. The natural fibre (Linen) is made from the flax plant and has been known to human civilisation for centuries.

Linen is the most sought fabric, not just for summer. Due to its eco-friendly production value and less ecological footprint, it is always selected rather than synthetic ones.


  • Use Mild cleansing methods with lukewarm water.
  • Don't use heavy or harsh detergents, this will ensure the longevity of the fabric.
  • Don't use bleach or any chlorine-based ingredients for washing.
  • For different linen clothes to know the right wash care always read the wash care label.

Machine wash

  • Do not mix linen fabric clothing with other rough garments this will ensure fabric longevity.
  • Utilise less water to machine wash the linen clothes so that fabric shrinkage can be avoided.
  • Chemical substances for linen machine wash must be avoided.
  • Use moderate settings in the washing machine for linen.

Hand wash

  • Take less amount of water in a vessel or container.
  • Add mild detergent to the water and immerse the linen clothing for 5-8 minutes.
  • Wash gently without scrubbing or twisting hard to avoid fabric tears.
  • Repeat the process if required.

Stain removal from linen

  • Never let the stain mix and absorb well with the linen fabric for a long time.
  • Use water detergent and gently rub to remove the stain.
  • Use little amounts of heavy detergent only if it's needed for a hard stain.


  • Linen wrinkles faster due to its lightweight, so straighten it out before iron.
  • Sprinkle or spray some water before ironing.
  • Use a base cloth above the ironing platform before placing the linen.
  • Use a high heat setting with caution to remove the wrinkles in the fabric.
  • Move the iron box evenly towards all sides avoiding excess heat in a particular area.
  • For a crisp look, starch can be added.


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