Le Jacquard Francais

Use & Care

Linen that is well looked after will last for years. All products are treated to help control shrinkage. However, a slight shrinkage of about 4 % is normal after the first wash.

We do not recommend tumble-drying as this tends to weaken the fibers and fade the fabric. Line drying is preferred.

Treating a stain as quickly as possible will prevent it from hardening as it dries. A little water and soap are usually enough.

Always read the washing symbols on the label.

Before using for the first time, we recommend soaking the article in cold water without laundry detergent. Soaking in clean water removes the finish on the fabric and prevents stains from adhering to the fabric.

COLOURED LINEN

Normal 40°-60° wash.

Do not put in your washing machine folded items.

For stubborn stains, apply a stain remover before washing or rub the stain with soap before washing a second time (40°-60° wash).

Iron at high temperature with steam, ideally while still slightly damp.

WHITE LINEN

Wash at 60° or 90° depending on degree of staining.

Use a special stain remover before washing, if necessary.

For stubborn stains, add bleach to the washing water, taking care not to exceed the specified amounts.

Iron at high temperature with steam, ideally while still slightly damp.

HOW TO REMOVE STAINS:

Red wine – mop up the spilled wine as soon as possible using a paper towel or white cloth, soak the stain in white wine or 60° alcohol, avoid salt which can damage the fabric, and wash your tablecloth as soon as possible after the meal. If you do not wash it immediately, leave the stain to soak in cold water.

Colored stains (red fruits, lipstick, pollen): for fruit stains, firstly rinse in cold water. Dab with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to remove most of the staining, then rub the stain with washing-up liquid, rinse in cold water and only then wash in the machine.

Candle wax: Scrape off as much candle wax from the tablecloth as possible. Roll the cloth between the fingers to squeeze out any wax that has penetrated the fabric. Stretch the stained fabric taut under the hot tap. The hot water will penetrate the fabric and melt the wax. You can then wash your tablecloth.

Tea : Quickly soak the stain in sparkling water and wash the tablecloth as soon as possible before the stain dries. Tea has strong staining properties and is difficult to remove once the stain has dried.

Fat: Rub the stain with soap or a stain remover before washing the tablecloth at 60°.

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: COATING

Pure cotton tablecloths with a wash-resistant acrylic coating on one side, designed for frequent use.

Handy for meals with the family or friends, decorative and easy to clean, ideal for everyday use, in the kitchen or the dining room, as well as on the terrace or in the garden.

To remove stains, simply wipe off with a damp sponge. No stain remover, no solvent, no bleach required.

After several uses, you can occasionally wash your tablecloth at 40°. Withstands years of washing thanks to the excellent properties of the coating.

Iron on the back side with a very hot iron (this reactivates the stain resistant fluorinated resins).

Avoid resting hot saucepans or dishes straight from the oven directly on the tablecloth.

In order to preserve the coating, it is recommended not to leave the tablecloth outside after use.

Information from Le Jacquard Francais.