Cotton Bedding Care Guide
- Wash at 40°C (104°F). For embroidered bedding set 30°C(86°F)
- Do not add any additional products
- Use a gentle wash cycle
- Air dry where possible
- Iron on low heat. You can put the fabric on the bedding set when ironing
Luckily, washing Egyptian cotton does a great job of softening very long fibers. This means that the feel of the sheets on the skin will only get better over time. Think of it like expensive whiskey, wine or cheese!
When washing Egyptian cotton bedding, try not to add any other items. In the frantic movement of the dryer, a button, zipper, or fastener that gets lost too easily can cause noticeable damage by pulling on the material. Of course, don't mix sheets with darker items. Egyptian cotton is well known for its excellent absorbency, which extends to unwanted dyes.
By choosing a sufficiently low water temperature for the cycle, you will prevent shrinkage of the Egyptian cotton fibers, and therefore the entire sheet. Our personal recommendation is 40°C. For embroidered bedding sets, 30°C is recommended. A gentle wash cycle is your best bet.
We always recommend using the minimum amount of mild detergent and not chlorine bleach. While it is great for keeping laundry white, it can also be corrosive and damage Egyptian cotton. If the sheets have any obvious stains, it's best to try to remove them by hand before putting them in the wash. It may be worth opting for an extra rinse cycle to make sure you get all the detergent out.
How to dry Egyptian cotton sheets
Egyptian cotton bedding is always recommended to dry with a cloth on a clothesline. When properly hung, creases will be minimal and you won't have to spend a lot of time ironing. Air drying is also to preserve the fine natural fragrance of cotton.
If you need to dry your Egyptian cotton bed linen in a tumble dryer, make sure you use a relatively low temperature setting. Remove the sheets from the dryer as soon as possible after the cycle is completed and fold them. This will help prevent stubborn creases from forming.
Iron the sheets while they are still slightly damp with the iron set to low.
Egyptian cotton bedding is a high quality item that looks truly luxurious. With proper handling, this amazing quality will last for years to come.