These fine linens deserve special care to ensure your continued enjoyment of their luxurious qualities. Please let us know if you would like PDF’s for care instructions in English or Spanish.
If sending your linens out to be cared for, we recommend going with the best quality cleaners. They are not all created equal. You want to ensure your laundry uses clean water and a neutral detergent.
In San Francisco Bay area we recommend Alex’s Dry Cleaning Valet
They recommend Margaret’s the couture cleaner in Southern California
Please note that if your water is hard or unfiltered well water you will need to send out your linens to be laundered and give the laundry the care instructions. Fine sediment in this type of water will wear the sheets out very quickly.
Linens last longer when they are pressed. It is best not to press with starch. Starch eats away at the fibers.
astest way to iron is to pull linens out when still damp and spread over a blanket over an island or peninsula to iron. Folded in half speeds things up. Fibers wear out at their ends and ironing smooths out these ends, minimizing the friction points on the linens and prolonging their life. Facial stubble is like tiny razors and pillow cases subjected to 5 o’clock shadow are going to wear far more quickly than the rest of the linens. We recommend ordering an extra set (or two) of pillowcases for those of you with (or sharing a bed with) these fine fiber destroyers on your face.
We have found that the only time our fine cotton pills is when a client has an allergy to and is sleeping with down and feathers.
Care Instructions for Kearsley Linens
Please wash them with cool water and a gentle detergent that has no perfumes, dyes, alkali, bleaches or optical brighteners as any of these additives can shorten the life of the fabric or affect the color or embroidery. Do not use softeners. We recommend hanging the sheets to dry as a dryer could cause shrinkage. Ironing while still a bit damp returns the sheeting to its luxurious smoothness and prolongs its life. Alternatively, you can spread sheets on a bed and smooth them with your hands. Professional laundering is also a good choice if there are no harsh chemicals used by the establishment.
Please wash terry two or three times before use. Wash the towels and robes with cool water and a gentle detergent that has no perfumes, dyes, alkali, bleaches or optical brighteners as any of them can shorten the life of the fabric or affect the color or embroidery. Be sure that there are no open zippers or Velcro items in the same load of laundry. Do not use softeners. Tumble until completely dry. In this process the terry will compact a bit and will no longer snag. Snagging is common before washing and if this should occur just snip off the offending threads.
Cotton Matelassé Bed Covers & Shams
Please wash with cool water and a gentle detergent that contains no perfumes, dyes, alkali, bleaches or optical brighteners as any of these can shorten the life of the fabric or affect the color or embroidery. Do not use softeners. Please hang to dry. Do NOT use the dryer as the item (bed cover or shams) will shrink. Kearsley will pre-wash items if you plan to wash and dry them. They iron back out to looking new, but have a great textural puckered look when they are not ironed. Professional dry cleaning is also a good choice if there are no harsh chemicals used.
Please wash with cool water and a gentle detergent with no perfumes, dyes, alkali, bleaches or optical brighteners as any of them can shorten the life of the fabric or effect the color or embroidery. Do not use softeners. No starch is required, but may be used. The best way to dry linens is by hanging on a line or rod. If you use a dryer, use the gentlest heat and remove the linens before they are completely dry. Pressing is necessary to return the linens to their crisp and fresh appearance. For this wonderful linen, professional laundering is an excellent choice if there are no harsh chemicals used.