Care - Couleur Chanvre
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Care

To ensure that your Couleur Chanvre experience remains as pleasant over time, here are our care instructions for our fabrics.

Washing Instructions
Our articles are easy to wash and the colours do not run, making them perfectly adapted for modern life. 
At Couleur Chanvre, we do not use toxic, irritant or allergenic products on our fabrics, which is why you do not need to soak them before use.
Our linen will not shrink in the wash, even at 60°C. As our hemp, linen and cotton is of the highest quality, their fibres will not get damaged in a hot wash.
You can use any detergent or fabric softener on our fabrics (liquid detergents, those without oxidising agents, preserve colours).

Do not use bleach or stain removers with a hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water) base. If you find a stain, the simplest and quickest solution is to wet the stained part straight away with a sponge soaked in hot water and washing up liquid.
During its first few wears or washes you may notice lint being produced. This is normal and does not make our fabrics more fragile. Our materials, especially the hemp and linen, are “alive” and voluminous, which is what makes them soft and enveloping. This volume can trap extra fibres in the form of lint or bobbles. We mechanically remove a large number of these during our production process, but, as we do not use glue or toxic products, a few may remain. Generally, these will be removed after a few washes. Tumble-drying the fabrics is also an effective way to get rid of these extra fibres. Additionally, you should keep the filters in your washing machine and tumble dyer clean.

 
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Drying
In years gone by, our grandmothers would have beaten hemp and linen after washing them. IN this vain, we recommend using a tumble dryer to easily maintain the items’ volume and softness. You can also tumble dry our combed long brin cotton to puff it up.
If you do not wish to use a tumble dryer, then we would recommend using an eco-friendly fabric softener at the end of the washing cycle and, if needed, beat the hemp and linen items while damp.

Ironing
Steam is essential. However, you do not need to iron hemp and linen, especially bedding, as the flattening effect of the iron may reduce the puffiness of the fibre, which, as it is enveloping, ensures thermoregulation and contributes to the quality of your sleep.
You also do not need to iron our bio cotton linen, because our unique process makes the fabric naturally soft and smooth.

Special cases
- Curtains with eyelets: curtains which have been finished with eyelets can be washed in a machine (even at 60°C), but we would recommend attaching them to each other and putting them inside a net in order to protect your machine.
We do not recommend using a tumble dryer for this product. 
- “Chevrons” Rug and Cushion: this range of products uses a braid containing wool, which is more fragile than our fabrics. These items should therefore be machine washed at 30°C.
- “Overlocked” cushion: in order to protect the cushion’s finish, we would recommend that you machine wash it at 40°C.