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.