5 Eco-Friendly Ways for Taking Care of Your Bedding

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Not sure of how to wash bedding, dry it correctly, and so on? Then these guidelines are spot on. In this simple care guide, you’ll learn how to easily avoid color fading, keep it smooth, and overall maximize its lifespan.

Woman cuddling a green pillow in TENCEL™ Lyocell.

Our sustainable bed linen is made to last. Still, maintaining the color and softness of bedsheets can be a struggle for the vast majority of people. That’s why we have prepared this luxury bedding care guide.

The Home of Nature provides you with durable, ​​hotel-worthy bedding. Nevertheless, we understand you have to figure out how to make the most of it and prevent it from wearing out. The following are some useful tips, easy to apply in your fast-paced daily life.

1. Choose prestigious textiles

Green flat sheet in TENCEL™ Lyocell from THON.

OK, while it might sound cliché, listen: choosing premium bedsheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, and so forth, is the secret to making your linens last.

The thing with noble fibers, e.g. Egyptian Cotton™, TENCEL™ Lyocell, organic cotton, or linen is that they free two birds with one key, meaning not only are they a treasure for your sleep as they are for the environment. The generated fabrics are durable and extremely breathable, ensuring thermal comfort unlike synthetic fibers.

2. Wash and dry the right way

Bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel drying in sunlight.

Owning quality bedding isn’t quite enough if you won’t follow the correct wash and dry routine. Before starting the washing process, you have to shake out your sheets and pillowcases to remove any excess dust and hair.

Choosing the right detergent is also greatly important. The best way to wash your bedding is by using liquid mild detergent, with neutral pH, which is gentle both on sensitive skin and on your linens.

If you get the chance, handwashing bedding in your sink or bathtub is a good way of taking care of your linens, however, you can use your washing machine. As long as it's in a delicate cycle of cold or lukewarm water, and you take it out right after the cycle, you’ll be fine. The trick is to avoid prolonged contact with water, especially if the fabric is derived from vegetable fibers. Examples of these material are wooden buttons, as they are highly absorbent. This practice prevents the appearance of possible stains.

Finally, do not dry-clean; tumble dry in low heat instead. Ideally, take advantage of the sunshine and dry it outside, especially your white linens. But be careful, avoid direct sunlight, it’s best to dry it in the shade to preserve the color of your linens and prevent shrinkage.

Try to wash your bed and bath linen separately from other fabrics. For example, don’t wash your bath and bed linen in the same cycle to prevent pilling. Nevertheless, to save water and energy, you can wash bedding sets at the same time if the composition is similar.

An extra tip to make your pieces last is to keep your washing machine sanitized by cleaning the filter regularly. Finally, don’t overload it.

3. Protect your linens

Egyptian Cotton™ bag to store bedding from The Home of Nature.

Avoid fabric softeners and bleaching agents. Make sure your linens are completely dry before folding them. To protect your fibers, and get the freshest results after washing and drying, store everything properly in a well-ventilated space. Keep your bed linen away from dust and direct sunlight to ensure it lasts as long as possible while maintaining its quality, brightness, and color.

When creating our multi-functional packaging, we are committed to reducing package waste and upcycling materials. Feel free to use your own THON packaging for storage.

4. Use organic products

Woman putting a THON sheet out to dry,

We are all for grandma's homemade remedies! According to some cleaning professionals, a sprinkle of baking soda, drops of white vinegar or even lemon juice are perfect for removing or whitening stains. The trick is to act fast when the spots are still fresh! Be careful, though: use these natural products with water and apply only on the stain area. Be sure to always check the instruction on your product label.

To remove the stain, you must rinse the back of the area with water and apply the detergent to the surface to be cleaned, leaving it to act for a few minutes. Succeed to follow the instructions above on washing and drying, and try to find an eco-friendly laundry detergent, non-toxic and biodegradable depending on the color of your sheets.

One secret to avoid stains is to always remove your makeup before you go to sleep. It’s healthy for your skin and linens. However, if stains appears on your pillowcases, we suggest you pre-wash or scrub them thoroughly.

5. Follow the care guide

Label on an Egyptian Cotton™ THON towel with its care guide.

Please note that each bed and bath linen has specific instructions. Your bedding can be derived from a combination of different materials. Ironing may not always be necessary. At times, we’ll recommend you iron bedding at low temperatures.

To make the ironing process easier, look for the corresponding symbol on the label. Associated with it are dots, which indicate at what temperature you should iron the piece. One dot means that you should iron your textiles up to 110 °C (230 °F), while for two dots the maximum temperature means should be 150 °C (302 °F). At THON, we don’t recommend using steam, if necessary, you can use it without pressing the fabric.

Last but not least, it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's care instructions. It seems obvious, but most people just ignore them. It's always a good idea to follow the producer's washing advice, and you’ll ultimately enhance your sleeping experience. Just like hotel bedding!

From choosing the best fibers to storing your bedding correctly, if you take these notes into consideration, the colors will stay vibrant and the feel of the fabric will only get better over time.

Let’s lessen the need for replacing your bed linen! By investing in premium bed linen, you are not solely extending its longevity but reducing the amount of textile waste. Plus, if you have additional foolproof tips, share them with us!


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