Fabric Care

FABRIC CARE

Tips and Suggestions

  1. Choose lined & interlined if you want the classic curtain.
  2. Use blackout lining if you would like to sleep longer.
  3. Use thermal lining (Thick Poly/Cotton) if you want to minimise your energy bills.

Curtain Cleaning

The safest and most efficient way to clean your curtains or blinds is to vacuum them in situ with a clean vacuum.

However you may feel that your curtains need a deep clean after several years, in which case our curtains are dry clean only.

Some of the solid curtains could be given a hand wash

This process can shrink the fabrics by up to 3%. If your curtains or blinds are lined with either blackout, thermal or interlining they must go through a very sensitive treatment.

Our curtains or blinds should never go into a washing machine. Please note we take no responsibility for any shrinkage or damage incurred should you wish to gently dry clean your curtains or blinds after a number of years.

Ironing

We strive to deliver your fabric in the best possible condition. However, natural fabrics can crush easily, so there is a minor chance they could be slightly creased on arrival. We recommend you simply hang them up straight away and the creases will disappear on average within 2 weeks. Ironing the fabric could be damaging and ruin your curtains.

Light Fastness Or Fading

Our natural fabrics have varying degrees of light fastness depending on the range they are from. The best way to avoid fading and protect the colour of your fabric is to order a lined or interlined curtain.

if you don’t know what interlined curtains are….

Curtains consist of two main parts – the ‘face’ fabric and the lining fabric(s).  The face fabric is the pretty fabric you’ve chosen to smarten up your room.  The lining layer is the back of the curtain, the side which faces the window and the side you can see if you were standing outside looking in.  A pair of curtains can have either a single lining layer or two lining layers.  In the case of two lining layers, the middle layer, sandwiched between the pretty face fabric and the back lining, is called an interlining.  An interlining is a thick cotton layer, similar in texture to cotton wool.  This curtain interlining does two things:

First, it keeps you warmer by insulating your room even more against the cold seeping in through the windows (it is very effective at this, especially if combined with a thermal back lining).  Second, due to its weight, it helps to make your curtains hang very well and makes the curtains thicker and more sumptuous looking.  The classic pair of curtains in fact.  We can also make you Roman blinds with an interlining as well.  The advantages are the exactly the same.