Great bedding is an investment. And when we invest in things that mean a ton to us, it's important to keep them in great shape for as long as possible. So today, we're sharing a comprehensive care guide for all of our bedding textile collections AND the "fills" as we call them (top of bed items like comforters and pillows). Grab a snack or some tea, because this is going to be a long (but important!) post.
First, a few notes that relate to all items and collections.
1. We recommend skipping fabric softener. Why? It's not great for the finish of the fabric, and sometimes deposits a waxy residue on fabric that can cause discoloration, strange spots, or change in texture.
2. Same goes with dryer sheets. We recommend skipping them for the same reasons as above.
3. Cool water is key. We know what you're going to say, "things can't get clean in cool water." That's simply untrue. Many detergents are now formulated to provide a fantastic, intense clean even with cool water.
4. Washing should occur every two weeks or so, and more frequently for pillow cases, especially if you're using skincare or body care items. If you use anti-acne products like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, we recommend choosing our lighter color bedding and/or using a towel on top of your pillow case so that bleaching from the active ingredients does not occur.
5. Please wash these items with like colors, and avoid washing with items that include zippers, rough materials, or strong/harsh snaps. This can cause snags or tears in the fibers during the agitation of the wash process. We also do not recommend bleaching our bedding.
Ok, let's dive right into our care guide by fabric.
Our French Flax Linen bedding can be machine washed on a gentle cycle with cool water, and can be tumble dried on low, though air drying is preferred. These can also be steamed or gently ironed, but please note that linen, by nature, is a wrinkly fabric.
A key thing to remember here is that linen is a natural fiber, so it behaves like a natural fiber would. These fabrics are durable, but are meant to be cared for gently in order to keep them in perfect condition for years.
Let's start with eucalyptus bedding: Again, this bedding is best washed on a gentle machine cycle, or hand-washed with your preferred detergent if you prefer that process. You can then hang-dry, tumble dry on low, or have them steamed. You may also decide to dry clean your sheets and duvet cover as needed, but try to avoid doing this often.
For our comforters, we definitely recommend sending this out for dry cleaning, especially if you do not have a high capacity dryer. This is a bulky item, even if it is a lightweight iteration. This will allow you to have a good, deep clean without overloading your washer and dryer.
If you are able to wash this at home, we recommend you use delicate wash cycles with gentle detergent. Tumble-dry on low with dryer balls, or air dry if preferred. Follow up on the drying cycles by fluffing the insert/comforter.
And finally, some tips on caring for our pillows: We recommend spot cleaning as needed with a mild detergent, and let air dry.
Our newest collection, CLIMA, has a variety of fabrics and fiber types, and does need to be cleaned and looked after carefully. Here are our washing requirements and suggestions for this collection:
Bedding: Our CLIMA temperature regulating bedding can be machine washed on a cool water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low, and be sure to remove this from the dryer promptly. Please do not bleach, dry clean or iron this collection.
Comforter: This comforter can be washed in the same manner as the Eucalyptus guide above. We do recommend sending this out for machine wash if your washer does not have a very high capacity. We do not recommend dry cleaning for this item.
Pillow: The shell and filling of this pillow are meant to be cared for separately. You can machine wash your CLIMA cooling and supporting pillow shell on a cool, gentle cycle. This can be tumble dried on low, and should be removed promptly after drying.
To keep your pillow fill in top shape, spot clean as needed with a mild detergent, and let air dry.
Mattress pads and protectors are truly the guardians of your bedding system. These have fairly easy care steps, which will help make laundry day a bit simpler. For these items. machine wash on a cool water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low, and be sure to remove this from the dryer promptly.
And there you have it! Our comprehensive, all-material care guide for Sijo bedding. As always, let us know if you have any questions on care! Don't forget that these can all be stored in their pouches should you rotate through sets.