Satin is a very popular material from which bed linen is sewn. For its glossy shine and structure, it is called “cotton silk”. It warms up in the cold season, and pleasantly cools in the summer heat. Satin bedding is of very high quality, durable and functional, looks very elegant and lasts a long time.
One of the main features of satin is that it has a long lifespan. In particular, satin can withstand at least 300 washes without compromising either its strength or color.
Linen made of satin usually does not fade during washing, even in a washing machine, since during the production of this material, after bleaching and applying paint, it passes through an additional wash, in which the paint fixer is located. Therefore, satin linen can be washed without fear that it will stain other things or that bright colors will fade. For the same reason, the product does not shrink during washing.
The optimum temperature for washing satin sheets and duvet covers is 40 or 60 degrees. Do not use detergents containing a high percentage of bleaching agents. They destroy the structure of the tissue, thin it. As a result, the service life is reduced.
Fasten all buttons and zippers on pillowcases and duvet covers and turn inside out before washing.
Do not wash satin satin linen together with artificial fabrics, especially polyester, as its rough fibers can cling to natural satin threads, after which the material loses its softness and smoothness, for which it is so valued.
Another plus of satin linen is that you do not need to iron it. Due to the dense structure of specially twisted cotton threads, satin fabric is almost not wrinkled. For the best smoothness, use a conditioner balm.
For effective washing, wash with a half-drum load, as the weight and volume of satin laundry is quite high. For example, a pillowcase weighs on average about 200 grams, a duvet cover about 700, and a sheet about 500 grams.
Often, expensive elegant sets with embroidery are made from satin. In this case, after washing it is better to iron it, only this must be done from the wrong side at a temperature not higher than 90 degrees.