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Wash & care damask

We recommend that you, as a rule always follow the washing instructions provided on the care label of the product. Avoid fabric softener, optical whitener and bleaching agents. We recommend DAMAVASK, our specially developed washing liquid, which besides cleaning the product also protects and recreate the colours. Always follow the instructions on the stain removal. Coloured products are washed separately the first times.

Bed linen, table textiles, kitchen towels and tea towels are woven in 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 with coating

We recommend wash at 60 °C.  Mangling and ironing at maximum 150 °C (medium heat). White tablecloths with a coating are as a rule slightly more off-white than white table cloths without coating.


Table textiles are woven in 100% linen

We recommend wash at 40 °C, maximum 60 °C. Stretch the product slightly after wash and iron while still damp or use the steam setting.


Tea towels are woven in 50% linen and 50% cotton

You gain the optimal drying properties when soaking the tea towels in cold water for 24 hours and then wash them at 60 °C. Remember to unfold the tea towel before soaking.


Dishcloth and tea towels are woven in 100% linen

You gain the optimal drying properties when soaking the products in cold water for 24 hours and then wash them at 60 °C. Remember to unfold the tea towel before soaking. Stretch the product slightly after wash. We recommend steam ironing.


Terry is woven in 100% cotton

We recommend soaking the terry towels in cold water for approx. 1 hour and then washing at 60 °C.
Shrinkage will make the loops firm - and minimise the risk of thread pull-out. White damask products can be washed at 95 °C.


Kimonos are woven in 100% cotton

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


Base cushions, clutch and carry bag in 100% cotton

We recommend wash at maximum 60 °C. Stretch the product gently after washing and iron while still slightly damp or use a steam setting.


Cushions and throws in knitted wool

Wash at 30 °C at a wool setting and use wool detergent. Stretch the product back into shape and let it dry flat.


Tablecloth underlay - Phthalate Free PVC coated terry

Can be washed by up to 95 °C. We recommend that you wash the coated underlay together with non-coated textiles in the scale 1:1, to ensure sufficient passages for transport of water when the textiles are pressed together.

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

For generations, Georg Jensen Damask has designed and manufactured Damask woven quality textiles for the home. From humble beginnings in the 15th century to the Georg Jensen Damask of today, craftsmanship, tradition and design have underpinned the vision to create innovative products with a respect for history.

Our long-standing tradition of working with Denmark’s finest architects, designers and artists ensures a wide collection of Damask tablecloths, runners, table mats, bed linen, terry cloth, dish towels and home accessories – naturally rooted in the different designers’ individual inspiration and style.

In 2000 we were designated Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. The appointment followed many years’ collaboration with the Danish royal family, in particular on the specially designed Damask tablecloth for Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik of Denmark’s silver wedding in 1992.

Georg Jensen Damask is headquartered in Kolding.

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