This well known and well loved natural fibre is made of the seed hairs of the cotton plant (part of the mallow family). The naturally white fibres can be easily dyed and processed. That's exactly why cotton is still one of the most commonly used fibres. Cotton takes a lot of punishment, is tear resistant and extremely kind to the skin - a fibre for all occasions.
- Washing: Pay attention to the care symbols, wash whites with a power-ful detergent, colours with a colour detergent.
- Drying in a tumble dryer: Pay attention to the care symbols
- Tip for cotton: If you want to save energy, use the energy saving pro-gramme for 95°C washes. You will save approximately 30 % energy and can only beat that with a pale colours 60°C wash. The prewash is only required for extremely heavy soiling.
This material is one of the oldest types of textile fibre. It is made of the stems of the flax plant. Linen is characterised by its high sheen, it lasts well, is not very susceptible to dirt and odours and does not go fluffy. In the field of home textiles, linen is used for table linen and bed linen in particular. In the field of fashion, the cooling "fine creased" look is very popular, especially in summer.
- Washing: Have delicate items dry cleaned (see manufacturer's label). Always turn textiles inside out. Wash white and bleached linen at 60°C, coloured and unbleached linen using an "easy care" programme at max. 40°C with a coloured detergent.
- Drying: Dry in the tumble dryer using the gentle programme, to max. iron dry. Never dry in strong sunlight.
- Tip: To ensure that linen does not crease in your suitcase, simply interleave it with tissue paper.
Wool is a little miracle of nature. Because it is an animal fibre, it is water resistant, insulates against cold and heat, it is highly elastic and fairly flame retardant. We can thank sheep for classic wool. However, the fine hairs of camels, llamas, alpacas, cashmere and mohair goats and angora rabbits also supply us with wool.
Washing: Always turn wool inside out. Wash using a hand wash programme at 30 - 40°C with a special wool detergent. Never use powerful or colour detergents or fabric softeners.Drying: Spread out on a dry towel, reshape and leave to dry. Never dry wool in the tumble dryer. However, after drying you can freshen wool up using the dryer's wool care programme - giving you wonderful wool, perfectly washed and finished.