Care for your bedding (down & feather)
Cleaning down and feather bedding should rarely be needed (more than once every 3 years is excessive) if they are aired and fluffed regularly, and are always covered. If cleaning is necessary, professional launder is recommended as the use of appropriate sized machines and proper drying is necessary. In between cleanings, fluff your Plohs daily to reloft and replenish air inside the product. Occasional sunning is also highly recommended.
Use of down and feather bedding over a period of years may diminish the loft of the natural filling material. Using pillow protectors under cases will extend the life of pillows provided they are removed and washed often. Protectors offer an extra layer of absorption of body oils and protection against dirt and dust.
Store Plohs in a linen closet or in a breathable bag in a cool, dry environment. Avoid storing in plastic bags, which trap moisture and cause mildew.
Care for bedlinens (cases & covers)
Cotton sheeting should be machine washed with like colors using warm water. Cotton sheets get softer with each wash and release soil easily, so softener and bleach should not be needed. Tumble dry and avoid overloading to reduce wrinkling. Remove promptly from dryer, smooth out and fold while still warm.
Warm iron only if necessary.
Care for chenille robes & throws
Robes and throws should be washed in cold water in the delicate cycle and separate from dark colors. When required, only non-chlorine bleach should be used.
Wash chenille microfibre robes and throws separately from cotton fabrics.
Tumble dry on low heat.
Care for towels
Cotton towels should be machine washed with like colors using warm water. When washed properly, softness and absorbency increase, and the weave in terry towels becomes compact, preventing fraying. Do not use fabric softener as this reduces absorbency.
Tumble dry on low heat and avoid overloading to reduce wrinkling. Remove promptly from dryer, smooth out and fold while still warm.
Care for cashmere
Cashmere should be aired after each use. Unless stained, it is best not to clean your cashmere as it will remove its natural oils.
Professional dry clean is recommended to clear stains. However if you prefer to hand-wash it yourself, you can do so in lukewarm water using a special cashmere wash or gentle wool cleaner. Use a cashmere comb to remove pills (if any) prior to washing. Do not soak overnight and do not wring.
Use a towel and gently press to remove excess moisture then lay it flat to dry. Re-shape while still damp. Do not tumble dry.
If pressing is needed, use cool iron and a damp cloth over cashmere.
Always store your cashmere throws folded inside a breathable, natural casing like cotton, linen or silk in a cool place, away from light sources. Do not leave on varnished or painted surfaces, and do not use mothballs. Hanging cashmere will stretch the fabric.
Should a yarn accidentally stray or snag, gently ease it back in the direction of the weave by pulling at the opposite ends of that yarn.