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Wash & care


To keep this product beautiful for many years, we recommend to always follow the care label instructions. Avoid fabric softener, optical brightener and bleaching agents. We recommend DAMAWASH, our specially developed detergent, that besides washing also protects and restores the colours. Avoid soaking – treat difficult stains with stain removal before washing. Always follow the instructions on the stain removal. Coloured products must be washed separately the first 2-3 times.

Bed linen, table- and kitchen textiles woven from 100% cotton

We recommend that you unfold the product before washing and avoid overfilling the washing machine. Wash at 60 °C. Stretch the product slightly after wash. White damask products can be washed at 95 °C.


Table textiles woven from 100% cotton with surface treatment

Wash at 60°C. Straighten or iron at a max. of 150°C. White tablecloths with surface treatment are always slightly off-white. Maintains the stain-repellent effect up to 10-15 times wash.


Tablecloth woven from 100% cotton with coated surface

Wash at 30°C. Stretch gently while still damp. Iron on the reverse side only.


Table textiles woven from 100% linen

As flax has natural antiseptic qualities we recommend gently wash at 40°C. Stretch the product slightly after wash and iron while still damp or use the steam setting.


Tablecloth underlay - Phthalate Free PVC coated terry

Tolerate washing at 95°C and mild tumble drying. It is recommended to wash and dry coated textiles along with uncoated textiles in the ratio 1:1, so that adequate canals for transportation of water are assured when the textiles are compressed.


Tea towels woven from 50% linen and 50% cotton

To gain the best possible absorption we recommend soaking the tea towel in cold water approx. 24 hours and then wash at 60°C before using it for the first time. Please Remember to unfold the tea towel completely before soaking.


Dish cloths kitchen towels and tea towels woven from 100% linen

To gain the best possible absorption we recommend soaking the product in cold water approx. 24 hours and then wash at 60°C before using it for the first time. Please Remember to unfold the product completely before soaking. Stretch gently while still damp. We recommend ironing with steam.


Terry woven from 100% cotton

To gain the best possible absorption we recommend soaking the terry in cold water for approx. 1 hour and then wash at 60°C before using it for the first time. It will make the loops firm – and minimise the risk of thread pull-out. White damask products can be washed at 95°C.


Kimono woven from 100% cotton

We recommend wash at 40°C or maximum 60°C.


Kimono woven from 100% linen

As flax has natural antiseptic qualities we recommend gently wash at 40°C. Stretch the product slightly after wash and iron while still damp or use the steam setting.


BASE placemats, cushions, clutches and bags wowen from 100% cotton

We recommend wash at 60°C. Stretch while wet. Ironing with steam.


Cushions and throws of knitted wool

Wash at 30°C on a wool program and use a wool detergent. Stretch the product gently into shape and dry on a flat surface.


Throw woven from 100% cotton

Wash separately at 30°C on a wool program, stretch gently and leave it to dry on a flat surface.


KUBUS cushions and bedspread from 60% cotton and 40% viscose

Dry clean or wash separately at 40 °C.


Christmas rug woven from 50% linen and 50% cotton

We recommend wash at 60°C. Stretch gently while wet.


Do you need additional advice?

Below you will find some good advice how to wash and care for your damask products in the best possible way:
  • Tablecloths, bed linen and sheets should not spin speed at more than maximum 800 r.p.m. because it is easier on the products.

  • Hand washing is not gentler than machine washing. Therefore machine wash is preferable unless the washing symbols specify otherwise. The pre-wash programme can be used.

  • Use detergents without bleach or optical white to protect the colour of the damask product. Preferably use DAMAVASK, which can be purchased on our website or in one of our shops.

  • Always dose as specified on the packaging. Using too much detergent can result in allergies and skin problems.

  • Maintain the absorbing quality of terry cloth towels, tea towels and kitchen towels by washing without fabric softener. Fabric softener can also dull the bright colours of the damask products. If you nonetheless prefer to use softener, follow the dosing instructions on the packaging.

  • Wash white/light-coloured products separately.

  • Do not wash terry towels, socks, etc. with damask tablecloths and bed linen.

  • Do not overfill the machine. This may result in permanent creases, which are impossible to iron out and the product may develop worn folds.

  • Tumble drying causes unnecessary wear to damask tablecloths and bed linen.

  • Never tumble dry wool.

  • Always treat stains before washing. Follow the instructions on the stain remover and always test it in an inconspicuous place. See our site for further stain removal suggestions.

  • Do not wash at low temperatures the first two times to avoid colour runs. The colour is stabilised at the specified temperature and the product can be washed at a lower temperature afterwards.

  • Stretch the product gently after washing and let damask tablecloths and bed linen dry naturally if possible.

About Damask

Georg Jensen Damask is a culture bearer within Danish design tradition as well as the history of craft. Our history is built on proud weaving traditions since 1756, but members of the family behind Georg Jensen Damask have been weavers all the way back to the 1500s.  The weaving is based on a classic design with a focus on functionality and quality both back then and today.


Throughout times we have worked together with some of the most acknowledged weavers, designers and architects, for example Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Andreas Engesvik, Margrethe Odgaard and Nanna Ditzel. Furthermore, we have been involved in several projects with the Royal Danish Court and we are proud to call ourselves Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.

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