Caring for your Linen

Always check the care label for the recommended care for your linen.

Why Cotton

At Domani we are passionate about Cotton. We know pure cotton makes beautiful sheets, duvets and towels. It is a natural fibre which breathes, has great absorbency, is strong and durable and has an incredible handle to create luxury sheets and towels.
Cotton softens with age and wash after wash will get more comfortable. Think of your favourite jeans and how they will soften and improve with time and handling.
The same rule applies to our silky soft sheets, duvet covers and fluffy towels. You will be able to wash, use and enjoy our products year after year.

Let us share some tips with you, to help you get the best out of your products and enjoy everyday luxury with Domani.

Washing Tips:

Always separate your laundry.
Try whites, lights, brights and darks. By separating your laundry you will help keep colours true and avoid dyes running.

To help whiten whites, (without destroying fibres like chlorine bleach does) try mixing 1/2 C of baking soda into 1 C of hot water and adding to the load of whites. Finish off by line drying in the sun to freshen the white further.

Add some oomph to fragrance free washing solutions by adding some drops of essential oil. It will impart a subtle fragrance to your linen without upsetting sensitive skins. It will also leave your washing machine smelling lovely. Domani reccomends, Sweet Orange for a fresh scent or Lavender to help encourage a restful nights sleep.

Drying Tips:

A simple way  to help prevent deep creases in your linens is by removing them promptly from the washing machine, give the items a brisk shake and then line dry in the shade (which helps maintain colours).

If you choose to tumble dry, don't overload the dryer. This allows plenty of air to circulate getting your items dry quicker and helping to prevent excessive creasing.

Don't overdry - this will set the creases and it will be harder to iron the creases out. If this does happen, dampen (do not saturate) a towel and add this into the dryer. Dry for approximately 5 minutes and remove promptly for folding.

Make your own dryer sheet by sprinkling an old face cloth or similar with your favourite essential oil. This will leave your linen with a lovely subtle fragrance.

Ironing Tips

For the quickest ironing result iron your items when they are still a little damp. Give your linen a good shake and warm iron (refer to your own care instructions) and smooth those creases away.

If you love the pressed look, but do not have the time or inclination to iron, try these cheats.
Normally the only part of the sheet visible is the cuff. So give just the cuff a press so when you fold your top sheet back, you will have a nice crisp edge.

For items such as flat sheets and duvet covers - fold the item in half and half again, then iron avoiding the fold lines.

Another way to help smooth wrinkles out quickly is to spritz your item with plenty of water and use a dry iron.

The Linen Cupboard

If you are going to store your bedding in the linen cupboard ensure you fold neatly and insert the duvet cover (and any extra pillowcases of the same design) into one of the standard pillowcases. This will allow for easy identification and leave everything organised and fresh.

Towels

Do not use optical brighteners or bleach as these can effect the colours of your towels. Dissolve laundry detergent before adding towels to the machine.
A number of household items such as cleaning products, cosmetics and skincare treatments can effect the durability and/or colour of towels. Avoid direct contact and thoroughly wash your hands after handling such products and before using your towels.

Pile pulling: Take extra care to avoid contact with sharp objects, such as rings or the corner of shower doors, any snagged loops should be carefully trimmed with scissors, to the same height as the other loops to prevent the snagged loops from being pulled further.

It is highly recommended to wash linen prior to first use, and with towels it is especially important.
Prewashing removes any residues from the manufacturing process. So the first step when you get your new towels, is to always machine wash on a warm cycle. Make certain your detergent does not contain any fabric softeners as these will leave a coating on the towel reducing absorbency. Always ensure you wash towels separately  to avoid transferring colour and fluff to your other laundry.
When you reach the rinse cycle, add a cup of vinegar to the machine, ensuring the tub is filled with water (adding vinegar straight on top of towels could cause discolouration). This will help to dissolve any left over residues. Then continue to dry as usual.

Towels can be line or warm tumble dried. Make sure you do not overdry as this will make the towel stiffer.

After drying give towels a quick shake and fold neatly and store.