Caring for your CULTIVER products
Linen fabric is woven from the fibres of the flax plant, a crop grown predominantly in Western Europe. CULTIVER fabrics originate in France.
Airy and soft, pure linen feels cool to touch. It has a high propensity to absorb moisture without feeling wet. This makes it a very comfortable fabric for sleeping in whether you tend to be a “hot” or “cold” sleeper.
Linen becomes softer the more it is washed – stone washing during the manufacture process accelerates this effect. As part of the manufacturing process, CULTIVER sheets are put through a wash cycle with stones and natural enzymes to soften it. This also serves to pre-shrink the bedding.
As it becomes softer, pure linen fabric holds creases less, and attains a silky yet substantial feel and beautiful drape. The weightiness and softness is luxurious but not stuffy or stifling. Most people find linen to be the most comfortable fabric they have ever slept in – more breathable then even ultra high thread count cotton.
THE LINEN LOOK
Aside from the comfort of sleeping in linen, you will love the look of it in your bedroom. Linen bedding has a distinctive texture and drape, which is both stylish on it’s own and highly adaptable to many bedroom styles.
CARING FOR YOUR LINEN
We advise a warm gentle machine wash. Do not bleach or soak. Do not dry-clean. As with all bedding and clothing, new linen should be washed before using for the first time. Regular use and laundering will only make the bedding softer, more supple and long lasting.
If line drying, hang close to the edges, like any sheets they will dry with a crease where they have bent over the line. This will disappear after one night sleeping in them.
If tumble drying, use a warm setting. Pull out promptly when finished and stretch out over the bed. Warm iron if desired.
Our 100% pure linen duvet covers feature a beautifully finished button closure, to keep your duvet inset in place and your bed looking as elegant or relaxed as you wish. If you happen to lose a button, contact us for a replacement. Our pure linen pillowcases feature a centre back opening to allow for pillow inserts to sit snugly inside, and present neatly without a gaping side opening when on your bed.
CARING FOR YOUR CULTIVER ROBE
Our Marais robe is produced from 100% combed cotton. It can be machine washed on a warm cycle (up to 40C) and then simply hung on a coathanger to dry. Warm iron if desired. Remove the tie belt before washing.
CARING FOR YOUR SILK VELVET CUSHIONS
Our unique cushions are handmade in Turkey from vintage silk velvet fabric, with 100% linen backing. They have an invisble zipper closure for easy removal of the insert should the cover require cleaning. We recommend dry cleaning these delicate fabrics to preserve their beauty.
*GSM refers to grams per square metre (of flax fibres) - the way linen fabrics are graded and compared.