How to clean & care for your linen bedding

Linen bedding care & cleaning | scooms

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. 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!

 

To keep your scooms linen bedding in tip top condition:

  • Wash your linen separately using mild detergent at 40° or go greener at 30°.
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
  • Tumble dry at lower heat - use our Wool Dryer Balls to reduce drying time and creases naturally.
  • Iron damp if desired being careful not to iron too hot and scorch the linen.
  • Store your linen set inside your pillowcase so that it's always easy to find. 
  • Linen is the world's strongest and most durable natural fabric, so look after your scooms linen bedding well and it will last a long time.

 

Our tips:

  1. Divide your linen from the rest of your laundry and wash your linen whites and colours separately.
  2. Use a good quality mild laundry detergent which works well at lower temperatures.
  3. No need to iron your linen bedding, remove it from the dryer or line when it is still slightly damp and then make your bed immediately to reduce wrinkles. Smooth down your linen sheets and covers and pull taut to minimise creases.

     

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    Bedding size guide

    DUVET 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
    Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm
    King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm
    Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm 

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

    Check with our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

     

    DUVET TOG RATING 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 (4.5 + 9 tog) Winter / cold sleepers Very warm

     

    DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

    Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre.)

    Fill 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

     

    PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

    Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support. (Width x length.)

    Standard  50 x 75cm
    King 50 x 90cm

     

    BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

    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

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