Wear & Care

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Maximising the life of your bedding is not only an economic choice but a sustainable one too. Purchasing items less often means a reduced demand, and as a result, this means less manufacturing occurs and fewer non-recyclable materials end up in landfills. Paying some extra attention to how you wash and care for your bedding items will extend their life and lessen your environmental impact.

We aim to empower our customers with the knowledge needed to prolong the life of all of your home items. As a starting point, we of course recommend that you review the care label that each item comes with and advise you to follow the individual instructions above all else.

If you’re unfamiliar with what your care label is telling you, or you’re after some clever tips and tricks we have devised, sit back, relax, and read on. That’s why we made this page!


Understanding Care Labels

 Symbol What it Says What it Means
Icon-Hand wash as normal
Hand wash as normal This item is safe to hand wash and is likely the preferred method. If you have a delicate cycle on your machine, sometimes this is also satisfactory (as long as you do not enable spin and keep the water temperature cool).
Icon-Do not bleach
Do not bleach Do not, under any circumstance bleach this item! If you’re having trouble keeping your whites white, look at some other safe options, like natural whitening products such as vinegar.
Icon-Bleach safe to use
Bleach safe to use Feel free to bleach this product if you wish, but we recommend testing a small patch first to ensure it does not damage your item.
Icon-Iron friendly
Iron friendly This product is safe to iron, but please remain within the recommended temperature guide on the product label.
Icon-Do not iron
Do not iron Please don’t iron this item! If you would like to remove wrinkles, it may be safe to steam instead. Always test an inconspicuous area before proceeding.
Icon-Iron with warm temperature
Iron with warm temperature Try and keep your iron temperature under 150°C
Icon-Iron with hot temperature Iron with hot temperature Try and keep your iron temperature under 200°C
Icon-Iron with low temperature Iron with low temperature Try and keep your iron temperature under 110°C
Icon-Do not wash
Do not wash Please don’t wash this product - this typically applies to items like feather & down pillows. If you wash a product with this symbol on it, we can’t guarantee that it will perform as it is meant to. In some cases, washing will destroy a product's function entirely.
Icon-Machine wash as normal
Machine wash as normal Machine wash as you usually do, on an everyday cycle with a low-temperature or cold water.
Icon-Machine wash at or below 30 degrees celsius
Machine wash at or below 30 degrees celsius Exactly as it says - stick to the temperature range. Any higher and you may damage your item.
Icon-Machine wash at or below 40 degrees celsius
Machine wash at or below 40 degrees celsius Exactly as it says - stick to the temperature range. Any higher and you may damage your item.
Icon-Machine wash at or below 50 degrees celsius
Machine wash at or below 50 degrees celsius Exactly as it says - stick to the temperature range. Any higher and you may damage your item.
Icon-Dry Clean
Dry clean Please take this item to get dry cleaned if this is its only washing option.
Icon-Do not dry clean
Do not dry clean Do not get this item dry cleaned, as it will likely damage it.
Icon-Do not tumble dry
Do not tumble dry Tumble drying and other intense heats may damage this item. Please do not tumble dry! This especially applies to products with woollen fabrics.
Icon-Tumble dry on low heat
Tumble dry on low heat You may tumble dry this item, but only on low heat. Any higher and you may damage the item.
Icon-Tumble dry on medium heat
Tumble dry on medium heat You may tumble dry this item, but only on medium heat. Any higher and you may damage the item, and lower and you may not effectively dry it.
Icon-Tumble dry on high heat
Tumble dry on high heat You may tumble dry this item, but only on high heat. Any lower and it may not effectively dry and/or straighten out the item’s wrinkles.


Written Tips

On some care labels, or even product packaging you may find a small paragraph with personal tips for taking care of your item. We recommend taking note of this information - mentally or having a little post-it note board in your laundry room - as it means the supplier has gone beyond the standard requirements for their product care label advice. They are invested in the product's lifecycle and are going the extra mile to help you take care of your product.


Tips & Tricks

  • Air out your doona or quilt regularly - we recommend having two to swap out for this exact reason. How to air it out & why.
  • Make sure your bedding is completely dry prior to putting them away. If you’re ever in doubt, hold the fabric up against a mirror for a few minutes - if there is any condensation when you pull away, you’ll know it's still damp.
  • Ditch the fabric softener. Contrary to popular belief, well-made sheets should remain soft with or without the use of a softener. In fact, over time the softener may end up building upon the surface of the fabric and reduce its breathability.
  • Most sheet fabrics with creases will straighten out with your body warmth as you sleep on them, with the exception of linen. However, if you’re fond of ironing, make sure you iron them on the reverse side.
  • Wash the same fabrics together, and turn everything inside out before washing. Throw sheets and their matching pillowcases in the same wash.
  • Give freshly washed bedding a good shake after taking them out of the machine, and hang flat to try.
  • Try spritzing some linen spray on your almost-dry bedding before folding and putting away - this helps them to smell fresh when you take them out for use.
  • When it comes to washing bath towels, avoid the fabric softener. The product can build up on the towel fibres and prevent maximum absorption.
  • With linen fabrics - avoid sunshine! Not only can UV rays cause your linen fabrics to shrink, but will most certainly cause the colours to fade. We recommend drying in the shade or somewhere indoors with good circulation


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Life-extending Products

Pillow Protectors

If you want to see your pillow live beyond its years, we recommend investing in a pillow protector. Not only will this add a little extra padding, but they are removable and washable, keeping the outing casing or your actual pillow protected from bacteria, mould, and dust. They are particularly great for feather & down fill pillows, which tend to age the fastest.

Mattress Protectors

Mattresses are not only expensive, but it can take a long time to decide on the one that feels right. Save yourself from needing to buy another one so soon by grabbing a good protector - water proof for any accidents or spills in bed, and have peace of mind while you sleep.

Quilt Water Proof Protectors

Accidents happen! It’s no secret that humans are messy creatures, and we don’t think you should need to terminate your favourite quilt sooner than expected because of it. Invest in a quilt protector with waterproof properties to save yourself a laundry catastrophe.