How to care for your linen bedding

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Our linen bedding has been pre-washed so it is up to you whether you choose to wash it before use. We gently garment wash our linen in small batches to relax the fibres resulting in soft, supple and amazingly comfortable bedding from night one. 

You can wash our linen bed sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases in the washing machine. Just follow the instructions on the care label and see our care tips below. We recommend that you wash your linen bedding every 7 to 10 days. 

Your linen's naturally crumpled texture and super-soft feel will improve with each wash. Plus, there's no need to iron!


How to care for your linen bedding

To keep your scooms linen bedding in tip top condition:


    1. Wash your linen separately using mild detergent at 40° or go greener at 30°.
    2. Separate your linen from the rest of your laundry and wash your linen whites and colours separately.
    3. Avoid overcrowding your machine or washing your linens alongside heavy items, like towels or jeans, as this could cause your linen to lose its shape.
    4. Use a good quality mild laundry detergent which works well at lower temperatures.
    5. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.



    1. Tumble dry at lower heat & remove from the machine before your bedding is completely dry, then hang or spread out to finish drying naturally.
    2. Be careful not to over-dry your linen as this can weaken the natural fibres and may cause deterioration.
    3. Linen bedding takes less time to dry than cotton bedding.
    4. Use our Wool Dryer Balls when tumble drying to reduce drying time and creases naturally. 
    5. Air drying your linen bedding is best for longevity, but it can leave the linen feeling a bit stiff which is why we recommend a combination of machine and air drying.



    1. There's no need to iron your linen bedding as its meant to look rumpled.
    2. Reduce wrinkles naturally by air drying your linen before it has fully dried in the machine.
    3. Or remove your bedding from the machine while slightly damp and immediately make your bed. Smooth down your linen sheets and covers and pull taut to minimise creases.
    4. Iron damp if desired being careful not to iron too hot and scorch the linen.



      1. Store your linen set inside your pillowcase so that it's always easy to find. 
      2. Linen is the world's strongest and most durable natural fabric, so look after your scooms linen bedding carefully and it will last a long time.


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          Author: Emily AttwoodPublished: 15 October 2020Last modified: 11 April 2024

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          Bedding size guide


          These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

          UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
          Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
          Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
          King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
          Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

          US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

          EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

          Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.



          Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

           Tog rating Season / heat Feel
          2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
          4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
          9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
          All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
          All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
          All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth



          Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

          Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
          Single All seasons - 788gsm
          9 tog - 486gsm 
          4.5 tog - 302gsm 
          2.5 tog - 220gsm
          Double All seasons - 1168gsm
          9 tog - 720gsm
          4.5 tog - 448gsm
          2.5 tog - 320gsm
          King All seasons - 1478gsm
          9 tog - 911gsm
          4.5 tog - 567gsm
          2.5 tog - 400gsm
          Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
          9 tog - 1030gsm
          4.5 tog - 641gsm
          2.5 tog - 480gsm



          Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

          Standard  50 x 75cm
          King 50 x 90cm



          Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

          Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
          Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
          Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
          King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
          Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm



          Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

          Mattress protector size Mattress size
          Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
          Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
          King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
          Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 


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