Posted: Oct 14 2015
by: Kaylen Ralph

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Luxury Linen Care Instructions: 3 Tips from Bella Notte

(Post adapted with permission from the Bella Blog)

While all of Bella Notte's products are easy care (they don't have to be dry cleaned, pressed, or ironed), we do have specific care instructions that allow for the longevity of your linens. No one wants to squint to read the tiny label, so here's three easy tips to follow:

1. DELICATE DETERGENT

Because our products are dyed with non-toxic dyes, to preserve the color we suggest avoiding anything that contains bleach, brighteners, or whiteners. While there are generic brands like Arm & Hammer that have gentle detergents, we recommend Caldrea products, which are available for purchase in our store. Caldrea products clean effectively yet gently, helping to preserve your Bella items during each wash cycle. 

It is especially important to use a delicate detergent for specialty fabrics containing silk, fine cotton, rayon, and nylon. If you wash collections like Loulah, Sloan, or a Silk Velvet Quilted with harsher ingredients, the fibers break down and will dull the overall sheen of the product. With The Laundress Delicate Wash you can wash over and over again.

2. MIND THE SETTINGS

We recommend machine washing all of your Bella Notte linens on a cold, gentle cycle. The majority of your linen and cotton based items you can tumble dry low and remove promptly. 

More sensitive fabrics like Satin and Olivia Lace (anything satin/rayon based) dry on a no-heat setting or line dry if possible.

3. WASH SEPARATELY

When you wash your linens, avoid overloading your washer with jeans and towels. Keep the linens separate to prevent snags and wearing. Use a mesh garment bags for items like Olivia and Linen Whisper to protect them.

Where possible, especially for satin, rayon, silk, and tencel based items like Pillowcases, Shams, and Duvet covers, WASH INSIDE OUT to prevent pilling. This includes items from collections like Satin, Josephine, Mirabella, Valentina, Arielle, Ophelia, Madera,and anythingwith Silk Velvet.

Your Bella Notte Linens products are couture in nature, unlike any other bedding in the world—treat them with love and they will continue to love you for years to come.

 

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