Care Guide

WASHING

Proper washing is a pillar of bedding care. When washing your bedding, add only one complete bedding set or one duvet insert per wash. This will allow your bedding to be thoroughly and evenly cleaned. Separate bedding into whites, light and dark colors. Do not include items made of synthetic fibers. Also, do not include garments with components that could damage fabrics (zippers, hooks, metal, and parts). Make sure the items are unfolded when loading the machine. Always your Pure Parima bedding products in cold water with mild, liquid biodegradable detergent. Don’t wash cotton fabrics in hot water, since this might cause the material to shrink excessively. If you feel your bedding is particularly soiled, you may use warm water and a stronger detergent. . Refrain from using harsh detergents and chlorinated bleach —bleaching may weaken fibers and cause them to discoloration, impacting the longevity of the natural Egyptian cotton fibers. Use non-chlorine bleach only if necessary. Do not use fabric softener as this will clog the fabric’s pores and thus the Egyptian cotton fabric will lose its beautiful shine and silky softness overtime. Pillowcases and duvet covers should be washed inside out to protect the stitching. To preserve your zipper and your bedding's longevity concurrently, make sure the zippers are always gently closed prior to washing or drying

 

DRYING

Harsh heat can hurt your bedding and line-drying linens in soft, outdoor sunlight is ideal—it is the most gentle on you Egyptian cotton fibers. If machine drying is needed, be sure to use a low-heat setting such as delicate or permanent press, high heat settings will weaken the fibers and increase shrinkage. Natural Egyptian cotton fibers will wrinkle, but there are steps you can take while drying your bedding to minimize wrinkling. To machine dry, gently shake out and smooth damp linens before placing in the dryer (unraveling any items that may have twisted in the wash cycle). Remove your bedding from the dryer as soon as possible to avoid set-in wrinkles. Avoid overloading the dryer so items will dry evenly. When closing the duvet cover after drying, slowly and gently fasten your zipper to avoid breakage.

 

IRONING

To get truly wrinkle-free bedding, use an iron with medium to high heat setting to get rid of any wrinkles. Avoid ironing on top of zippers. Always check to make sure your steam iron is clean—mineral deposits may build up and cause brown spotting. Spray with water from a spray bottle for stubborn wrinkles, if needed. To preserve the three-dimensional effect of embroidery, iron on its reverse side, atop a white towel to give soft support to the threadwork design. Bedding with delicate lace and cutwork should be ironed beneath a press cloth.

 

STORING

Natural fibers such as Egyptian cotton need to breathe: store bedding in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, shielded from long exposure to direct sunlight. Bedding stored long-term should be wrapped in white cotton, muslin (old pillowcases work well), or acid-free paper. Avoid storing bedding in plastic bags, boxes, or in cedar chests which can all cause permanent yellowing or streak fabrics.

 

STAINS

Take care of stains as soon as possible, before they set in. If you can get to spills while they're still wet, they are removed easier. Test your cleaner prior to use to ensure it’s safe to use on Egyptian cotton fabrics.

Use these special tips for stain removal, and launder as usual. Do not dry or iron if the stain remains—treat stains until they disappear.

 

Candle Wax: Scrape off as much of the wax as possible with the dull side of a knife, then iron between absorbent paper, changing paper until wax is absorbed.

Coffee, Tea, Soda: Soak in hot water and pre-wash with stain remover. Repeat soaking process as needed, using fresh hot water and a stain remover.

White Wine: Rinse with Club Soda and pat the stain out against a clean white terry towel.

Red Wine: Cover with salt, then rinse with cool water. Repeat as needed with fresh cool water.

Oils: Blot while still wet, then pre-treat with stain remover or liquid laundry detergent.

Grease: Sprinkle with cornstarch or baking soda and allow to sit so the powder soaks up the grease. After the powder thickens, scrape away and repeat the process as needed. Be sure to brush off any remaining powder before laundering.

Meat Juice or Tomato Juice: Rinse with cool water—never hot—and blot with a clean white terry towel.

Ink: Hold stain against a clean white terry towel and spray closely from behind with aerosol hair spray. Ink should transfer to the towel. Repeat as needed with clean portions of the towel, then launder.