To keep your bedding essentials at their very best, follow our easy care tips.
Just pop your bedding (or Quilt / Throw) into the machine on a normal cycle in warm water (we'd recommend a gentle 40 degree cycle). Wash bedding inside out, and separately from your other laundry, using a small amount of mild liquid detergent (less than the manufacturer recommends) to keep it at it's absolute best.
If you’ve layered up different Bedfolk colours (love what you’re doing there…) wash each colour separately. We’d also advise washing cotton and linen separately.
100% Cotton Bedding & Cotton Quilts
If it happens to be a sunny day and you have a laundry line, then drying your cotton sheets or cotton quilt naturally is ideal! If this isn't possible (and let's be honest, it rarely is), then drying flat or over a drying rack is the next best thing.
If tumbling, do so separately on a low heat (excessive heat can damage the threads, causing them to lose their softness and reducing their lifespan).
However you dry your bedding, it’s best to keep them inside out until they are ready to go back onto the bed.
100% Linen Bedding & Throws
Linen is at its absolute cloud-like best un-ironed, after a gentle tumble, but if you prefer a slightly crisper hand feel, you can line dry or dry over a rack.
However you dry it, your linen will continue to soften with every wash and as you sleep in it.
3. Iron (or not!)
You can iron or steam to remove wrinkles, or just let your bedding be.
If you would prefer to be sleeping than ironing, line drying / drying flat will minimise wrinkles. If tumbling, just remove your bedding from the dryer whilst the slightest bit damp, and put directly onto your bed to finish drying flat, smoothing out wrinkles with your hands. Our Relaxed Cotton Bedding, Linen Bedding and Cotton Quilts are at their best un-ironed.
If you want to experience our Classic Cotton Bedding and Luxe Cotton Bedding at it's very best, give it a quick iron. Our Luxe Cotton Bedding is a sateen weave, with a gentle sheen that mellows beautifully after washing. If you want to restore the sheen, simply iron to smooth the fibres.
To make ironing as easy as possible, we recommend removing from the dryer whilst slightly damp, and ironing straight away. For added ease and speed, fold your bedding and iron over several layers at a time. It’s always best to iron your sheets inside out to avoid any potential heat damage.
Keep your bedding essentials away from direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing in plastic - we recommend using breathable natural storage bags (if you’ve ordered a Bedding Bundle, your Bedfolk bag is perfect for this!)
Love your bedding and it'll love you back. As with all 100% cotton / linen products, when you are using your bedding or quilt, avoid products containing benzoyl peroxide, chlorine bleach and alpha hydroxy acids because these may cause discolouration. Because that’s a bit jargon-y, let’s break down where these are typically found:
Benzoyl peroxide = typically found in acne medications / antiseptic gels.
Chlorine bleach = found in typical household bleaches, it strips colour from fabrics.
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA’s) = typically found in exfoliating skincare products, most commonly glycolic acid and lactic acid.
Duvets & Pillows
1. Care Tips
On arrival, we recommend allowing your duvet and pillows to air / rest in a warm place for 24 hours. This will allow the filling to ‘re-loft’ and return to its soft and fluffy best before use.
Avoid washing as much as possible – simply airing / ventilating your duvet ensures that it smells good, stays clean and maintains its fill power. Do this in dry weather, without exposing it to direct sunlight.
If you spill something on your duvet / pillow, we'd recommend spot washing with warm soapy water, rather than washing the whole thing.
It is also worth regularly flipping your duvet – it is not dissimilar to a mattress in that it will last longer if rotated on a regular basis.
All of our duvets and pillows are machine washable using a gentle short cycle (delicate, up to 40 degrees). However, to keep your duvets and pillows at their very best, we'd highly recommend professional laundering, as both the washing machine and tumble dryer should have 50% empty capacity to allow the products to re-loft.
If you prefer to dry clean, our 100% Down and Recycled Down products are suitable for this, but please stick to laundering for your Down Alternative duvet / pillows (which aren't suitable for dry cleaning).
With all of our fills, using the correct temperature when washing is important. Avoid using a ‘fast wash’ setting – these are typically very high temperature and can damage / melt the fillings.
All of our duvets and pillows can be tumbled on a low temperature until completely dry, but must be removed immediately (please don't leave in a hot dryer).
As per washing, we'd always recommend professional laundering to ensure the products are completely dry (which is really important to avoid odours and maintain the fill), and that they have the capacity to re-loft in a large commercial drum.
If you're investing in a premium quality duvet / pillow, it's well worth taking them to a specialist cleaner for professional laundering. Please always ensure the care instructions are followed, as using high temperatures can damage the products (we've provided all the info they'll need on the care label).
To keep your duvets and pillows perfectly soft and fluffy long term, please avoid ironing and never use products containing bleach.
Towels & Robes
Just pop your towels / robe into the machine on a gentle cycle in warm water (we’d recommend 30 degrees). Use a small amount of mild liquid detergent, and wash with like colours / fabrics (we’d always recommend washing towels and bedding separately).
Please do not bleach or dry clean your towels / robe.
Plush Towel & Plush Robe
Tumble dry on low for optimal softness and remove promptly.
We’d recommend air drying to keep your Everyday Robe super-soft. If tumbling, please do so on a low heat (and remove promptly).
3. TLCIf you are following a skincare regime that includes benzoyl peroxide, we recommend our Snow towels / robe.