Trousseau products all have a sewn in care label, follow our directions to keep your linens and towels looking and feeling their best.
Your Trousseau linens have been expertly woven using the finest materials, and with proper care will grace your home for years to come. This simple guide will address everyday care and provide helpful hints to ensure the longevity of your bed, bath, and table linens. Many of our products are made from natural fibers that can be machine-washed at home; however, please be sure to read the care label on each item for best results.
Bed Linen tips:
Always pre-wash new linens before using. As fine fabrics are generally not pre-washed, this first wash is important for setting the threads, preserving the fabric’s beauty, and prolonging its life. Be sure to fully unfold, set the machine to include a cold pre-soak, and use minimal liquid detergent. Following the first wash, refer to our Machine-Wash Instructions.
- Use of a fabric softener is not recommended for any fine linens, as it coats and weakens natural fibers. Your luxury linens will soften naturally with frequent use and additional washings.
- We recommend rotating three sets of bed linens in rotation: one on the bed, one in the wash, one in the linen closet. This will allow each set a rest from use and a rest from wash.
- Avoid laundering fine linens with other items, especially those containing polyester, and items made of heavy material, rivets, buttons, zippers, etc., (for example, denim jeans) as these can damage fibers and fabric.
- Do not overload the washing machine, as this can cause unnecessary pulling of the fabric
Bath linens care:
Follow these simple suggestions to preserve the look and feel of your bath towels. IMPORTANT: Never use fabric softeners (liquid softeners or dryer sheets) when laundering towels, as they reduce the absorbency of cotton fibers and can ruin your towels.
- Always pre-wash bath linens before first use.
- Wash light and dark color separately.
- Machine wash using warm or cold water and a non-chlorine bleach detergent.
- Use a mild liquid detergent without added bleach, whiteners, or fabric softeners.
- Unless linens are very soiled, you need only use half the recommended amount of detergent.
- For best results, wash towels only with other towels to prevent pulls to terry loops from hardware such as rivets, buttons, and zippers.
- Tumble dry on low to medium heat until dry.
- Smooth towels by hand before folding and storing.
- Do not iron.
All natural fibers will shrink to some extent, but in most instances we generously overcut our products to allow for shrinkage. Do not wash or—especially—dry linens on a hot setting, which is most likely to cause shrinkage. Follow instructions on the care label.
If the label says “hand wash” do not machine wash. Hand wash in gentle soap; rinse thoroughly in clean water to eliminate all soap residue, then line dry, lay flat (on towels), or hang to dry. Avoid wringing linens by blotting on towels before air-drying.
We do not recommend dry cleaning for our natural cotton and linen products. Dry cleaning is recommended for luxury fibers such as cashmere, merino wool, and alpaca. Dry cleaning helps avoid excessive shrinkage on formal top-of-bed items such as matelassé blanket covers. Be sure to use a professional dry cleaner with experience in natural fibers and luxury linens.