FRETTE Linen Washing and Care

Thank you for choosing the high quality Frette 1860 linens from the Dorchamps Collection.

 

Maintaining these products is very easy. You can preserve the quality and original appearance of your Frette linens for years to come by following the care instructions below.

 

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New linens, more specifically those made from pure cotton should be washed at least once before being used for the first time. Wash them separately from other items in a lightly loaded machine using a high volume of water. This initial wash will enhance the characteristics of the linens and set the fabric in its optimal condition. After washing, the fibers of the fabric will swell, compact and return to their original shape. Shrinkage in both directions (width and length) is normal.

 

Below you will find the maintenance instructions for each of the Frette product lines in the Dorchamps Collection. Some adjustments to your wash cycles may be necessary depending on the type of machine used and the quality of the water. Frette products are manufactured to the latest environmental sustainability standards. Therefore, do not use too high a temperature in the washing, drying and ironing processes. Do not exceed the recommended dosages of detergent and other washing products.

 

FRETTE Bed Linens

First Washing:

Rinse linens before washing. Wash them separately from other items in a lightly loaded machine using a high volume of water.

Following Washings:

Prewash at 30 ° C (85 ° F).

Wash with detergents at 60 ° C (140 ° F). For white or heavily soiled items, the temperature may be higher. If necessary, use oxygen-based whiteners. If you must use bleach, use only the minimum required as this product will affect the quality and durability of the bed linens. Rinse thoroughly, lowering the temperature of the water to remove all bleach and other washing products. Continue the normal neutralization of bleaches at the end of the wash to reduce alkalinity and neutralize the agents used.

Use of Detergents and Bleaches

In order to obtain optimal washing results, the dosages of detergents and bleaches should be adjusted to the quality of your water and to the instructions of the manufacturer of your laundry equipment.

Colored laundry: Never use detergents containing optical brightening agents (OBAs) which could damage the appearance and texture of your laundry.

Drying and Ironing

Ironing and tumble drying are stages in which certain precautions should be taken. Set the press pressure to the lowest possible level or gently wring out, and make sure the drying is at a low temperature and delicate cycle to obtain a residual humidity of 52 to 55% (i.e. 1.00 kg of dry laundry should weigh 1.52 to 1.55 kg when removed from the dryer while still wet). Drying too long and at too high a temperature damages bed linen by causing wrinkles, abrasions, "elephant wrinkles" and fabric shrinkage of up to 20%. If your bed linen has embroidery, the fabric may shrink around it. Ironing will restore the original appearance to the embroidered fabric.


Way of Treatment

  • Never overload the washing machine.

  • Separate the colors from the white.

  • Never exaggerate the amounts of detergents and bleaches.

  • Sodium peroxide-based bleaches are best for heavily soiled linens.

  • If and when bleach is needed, add it only when the washing machine is filled with water and the laundry is completely wet.

  • Never leave wet or dry bed linen in the dryer. This could cause permanent burns or creases in the laundry.

  • Never iron dry sheets.

 

FRETTE Bath Linens

First Washing:
Rinse linens before washing. Wash them separately from other items in a lightly loaded machine using a high volume of water.

 

Following Washings:

Prewash at 30 ° C (85 ° F).

Wash with detergents at 60 ° C (140 ° F). For white or heavily soiled items, the temperature may be higher. If necessary, use oxygen-based whiteners. If you must use bleach, use only the minimum required as this product will affect the quality and durability of the bath towels. Rinse thoroughly, lowering the temperature of the water to remove all bleach and other washing products. Continue the normal neutralization of bleaches at the end of the wash to reduce alkalinity and neutralize the agents used.

 

Use of Detergents and Bleaches

In order to obtain optimal washing results, the dosages of detergents and bleaches should be adjusted to the quality of your water and to the instructions of the manufacturer of your laundry equipment.

Colored laundry: Never use detergents containing optical brightening agents (OBAs) which could damage the appearance and texture of your linens.

Drying 

Spin extraction and tumbling are steps in which care must be used. Use gentle spin and make sure that drying is at a low temperature and gentle process.

 

Way of Treatment

Before a laundry washing, the loops of new terry are not yet completely locked in the fabric structure; therefore, they might pull easily if the products are not handled with care. After the first washing where the fabric compacts, the loops stabilize in the groundweave, also acquiring softness and absorption properties. We strongly recommend to open the packaging with attention and care.

  • Never overload the washing machine and keep colour linens separate from white.

  • Never exceed with chemicals. Enzymes or sodium peroxide-based bleach should be preferred to remove heavy soil or stains.

  • If and when chlorine bleach is used, pour the bleach solution in the washer only after the water is at full level and the linens are properly wet.

  • Never leave linens (wet or dry) in the washing machine or tumble drier, as it may cause heavy creasing and burns to the linen or even mold.

 

FRETTE Table Linens

First Washing:
Rinse linens before washing. Wash them separately from other items in a lightly loaded machine using a high volume of water.

 

Following Washings:

Prewash at 30°C (85°F).

Wash with detergents at 60°C (140°F). For very soiled and white items, the washing temperature may be increased. If necessary, bleach using oxygen-based products. If chlorine bleach is used, always use the minimum quantity of chlorine, otherwise the appearance and the lifecycle of the product will be adversely affected. Rinse thoroughly, lowering the temperature of the water, to remove chlorine and any chemical agents. Carry out normal neutralisation at the end of the wash cycle to neutralize all bleach residues and to reduce the alkalinity

 

Use of Detergents and Bleaches

To obtain the best results in washing, the dosage of the detergents and bleach should be adjusted to the specific characteristics of the water and correctly tuned by your supplier of detergents in collaboration with the manufacturer of your laundry equipment.

Colour Linens: Never use detergents containing optical brightening agents (OBA), as they will damage the colour look and change the shade/cast of the product.

 

Drying and Ironing

Pressing and tumbling could damage the fiber. Set the pressure of the press to the lowest level possible or gentle spin and make sure that tumble drying be at a low temperature and gentle process to obtain a residual humidity of 52 to 55% (i.e. 1.00 kg dry linen must weigh 1.52 to 1.55 kg when extracted damp from the tumbler). Tumble drying for too long and at too high a temperature damages the linens by causing creases, abrasions, “elephant skin” wrinkles and shrinkages up to 20%. Iron linens on a mangle or calander, with the roller temperature not exceeding 180°C (360°F).

Way of Treatment

  • Never overload the washing machine.

  • Colour Linens: Always keep separate from white.

  • Do not exceed with the chemicals in the wash. Enzymes or sodium peroxide-based bleach should be preferred to remove heavy soil or stains.

  • If and when bleaching is required, pour the bleach solution in the washer mandatorily when the water is at full level and the linens are properly wet.

  • Never leave table linens (wet or dry) in the tumble drier, as it may cause burns or create permanent creases in the linen.

  • Never iron dried linens.

 

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