Welcome to the world of luxurious linens! SDH products are meticulously crafted in accordance with our stringent standards for quality and value. We design our linens such that buyers consider them personal investments. If cared for properly, they will provide pure enjoyment and beauty that lasts for years. We are proud of our reputation for quality and hope you enjoy our truly sumptuous products that can stand up to every day use and your busy lifestyle. We recommend our SDH Fine Fabric Wash (available at many stores that carry our products)
The following are tips, guidelines, and the occasional hint to guide you in caring for your purchase:
Above are universal laundering symbols included on our packaging and sew in labels to guide you and professional cleaners in handling your linens.
Washing at Home
Most of our products are made for home laundering (see below for items that we recommend be professionally dry-cleaned or laundered). They are oversized when cut in order to allow for the appropriate amount of shrinkage. Please pre-wash all of your washable linens prior to use in order to allow them to arrive at the proper size.
We urge you to wash your linens separately from other items. Zippers, buttons and other rough surfaces may damage the long staple fibers causing pilling.
We recommend our SDH Fine Fabric Wash or another mild laundering product to safeguard your investment. We also strongly recommend that whatever detergent you choose, it not have brighteners or other bleaching agents as this will eventually fade colors and inherently weaken the fibers. Also, be sure your machine agitates with detergent BEFORE you add your linens, as this will avoid any detergent coming directly in contact with the fibers - which may cause bleaching or damage to them.
We do not recommend fabric softener. Remove your load promptly from the washer, shake the items and line dry or place in dryer when advisable.
BE CAREFUL! Skin products with alpha hydrozy and certain aloe vera ingredients may cause fibers to discolor.
Washing with a Trusted Professional
We recommend that our matelasse products along with coverlets and coordinating shams and bedskirts all be professionally cared for. These items are heavy and large and should be entrusted to a launderer specially equipped to clean and care for fine linens. The professional should pre-measure the item and block it when wet to yield the best results.
Drying at Home
Line drying is a wonderful way to care for your linens. Take care to hang items in the shade (direct sunlight will fade fibers). There is nothing line line-dried sheets for crisp, wrinkle free freshness! However, for those of you who don't have the time or the space we recommend that machine dryable items be dried at a low setting - an extreme hot (or even cold) temperature shocks the fiber and decreases its life. Remove items immediately after drying and smooth out wrinkles with your hands as you fold them. If you plan to iron, you may want to remove items when they are still slightly damp. Do NOT over dry your fine linens. Try our SDH Fine Fabric Dryer Sachets in your dryer at home for a fresh clean lavender scent. These sachets are filled with 100% pure French Lavender Blossoms - no chemicals or synthetic fillers for us! The combination of the dryer's warmth and your damp fabric acts as a steamer, releasing the renewing scent of lavender. These sachets are available at many sores that carry our products.
Ironing at Home
Washing, drying, and everyday use will relax the fibers in your fine linens giving them beautiful appeal and wonderful softness. Linen is known, especially, for becoming more relaxed and softer with age. Also with age comes a decreased likelihood of wrinkling. Many of our most popular products feature Italian Jacquard weaving. These weaves become more three-dimensional with laundering and use. This adds to their depth and beauty. Should you wish to iron items, remove them promptly from the dryer or when they are still damp and use a hot, steamy iron. This makes it easier to remove wrinkles, particularly in linen fabrics. A hot iron will restore sheen and luster to a sateen weave as well.
Storing at Home
Store linens flat and out of direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight will fade fibers.