Hotel & Restaurant: Our textiles can be washed professionally at up to 80°C to remove fat-stains etc. Specific care instructions will follow each order.
DETAILED CONSUMER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Wash at 30° C since it is usually not necessary to disinfect the fabric. You and the planet thus save about 30% energy compared to washing at 40° C. However, the fabric can withstand up to 60? (80% for professional wash), e.g. to remove stains. Or better: use a stain remover. As with all natural fabrics, wear and shrinkage increases at higher temperatures (however, hemp does shrink less than cotton).
Hard water? All natural fibers incl. hemp absorbs calcium and magnesium crystals, which are found in hard water. Also, research suggests hard washing water can cause eczema in children. To soften the water add salt to the drum or vinegar in the softener-drawer. Or try this organic water-softener, you can buy online.
Line-dry if possible, and save energy. Iron medium ·· This will give the right soft feel (as the ironing crushes the crystals from the water).
Tumble drying gives an immediate softness and fluffIness, but too much can cause linting, especially with towels. So tumble-dry towels, separately / with same colours, till semi-dry, then line dry. Limited tumbling also saves energy and resources!