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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LINEN GARMENTS

Linen is a material with a beautiful lustre and vibrant texture. Like cotton, linen is a material that feels cool against the skin and breathes naturally. Linen is often used in classic summer garments such as trousers, shirts and dresses. Linen also has antiseptic properties, which is good for your skin. If you have sensitive skin or skin problems, linen is usually a good choice.

LINEN IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIAL


Flax is an ancient and valuable plant fibre obtained from the flax plant. It is a material that is resistant to pests and requires fewer pesticides. Linen also requires less water to grow than other fibres, making it a responsible and environmentally friendly choice. Linen can also be grown in colder climates where many other crops cannot. Linen fabric is a durable material that can withstand wear and tear, so clothing will last a long time.

WASH AND DRY YOUR LINEN GARMENTS


Linen is naturally dirt-resistant and it is sufficient to air the garment and, if possible, try to remove individual stains directly. If the garment needs to be washed, it is important to follow the washing instructions on the garment. Do not wash your linen garment in a detergent that is too strong, as this can reduce both the shine and strength of the linen fabric. Use a mild detergent instead. 


Linen benefits from being washed in plenty of water and can be soaked before washing. Be careful with the spin cycle and feel free to squeeze out the garment. Wash at 40 or 60 degrees, depending on the garment's label. Then hang to dry and leave to drip dry. Do not tumble dry. Linen may release some excess fluff during washing, which can be easily removed with a brush. Linen may shrink a little when washed, but will regain its shape when ironed or used.

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IRONING OR STEAMING YOUR LINEN GARMENT


Ironing your linen garment is fine. Iron on a high heat. It helps if the garment is slightly damp when you iron it. You can also steam your linen garment. This will make it softer in a natural way.

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STORE YOUR LINEN GARMENTS


Store your linen rolled up. This will prevent the fibres from breaking. If you fold your linen garment, vary the fold from time to time. Store your linen in a dark, dry place.

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LINEN MIXED WITH COTTON


Our linen blend is 55% linen and 45% cotton. The cotton also absorbs moisture and makes the garment slightly softer. The cotton also helps the garment retain its shape and does not stretch. Our linen blend has been awarded the Oeko-Tex label, which means that the garments do not contain any substances that are harmful to your skin or health, as the use of chemicals in the production process has been minimised.

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About Holebrook Sweden


Holebrook is a Swedish brand with a focus on knitted clothing. We were born on the Swedish west coast and our first collection was knitted sweaters with a windproof elastic lining. Today, more than twenty years later, they are still part of our collection. Sustainability is part of our DNA, it’s reflected in our business model and in our brand strategy. Our down-to-earth approach to sustainability is based on wool, cotton, mohair and alpaca. Natural materials that do not need to be washed as often, which prolongs the life of the garments and reduces their impact on the environment. Our clothes are timeless and made for the seasons, not the trends. All our clothes are made in Europe by suppliers who share our strive and commitment to quality and sustainability.