IN YOUR HANDS
Like all fine things, textiles must be cared for and maintained properly. To help your Randi products remain perfect over the years, we’ve created this practical washing and ironing guide.
“Where’s the care-label? What temperature should I wash it at? What if it gets ruined?”
At Tessitura Randi, we care deeply about our products, even after they’ve reached their new home: yours. So, we thought we’d offer a bit of advice on how to care for the products from our textile mill. That way, they’ll stay beautiful over the years.
While browsing our collections (FALL/WINTER, Bloom, Collezione d’Autore, Clan and Randi Classics, of course), you surely have noted that not only do trends change over the seasons, but so do the types of fabric and techniques used: from yarn-dyed percale to jacquards, Damask Linens and digital prints. However, one constant – high-quality standards – unite them, bringing our fabulous 100% cotton to your bedrooms and dining rooms.
LET’S START WITH THE BASICS: THE PERFECT WAY TO WASH
You may already know what we’re about to tell you, but a reminder never hurts. Especially because when it comes to housekeeping, some good habits tend to fall by the wayside. If you already know you shouldn’t mix garments of different colors in the same load you’re ahead of the game (color catcher sheets are a good solution for multi-color washes). However, in a perfect world, we would also divide by fabric type: tablecloths with tablecloths, sheets with sheets, and so on. What about throwing everything together with jeans and shirts? Never.
Moreover, it’s best to avoid washing textiles in water that’s too hot, which tends to be counter-productive as it can ruin them.
Even a spin cycle that’s too fast can create near-permanent creases, meaning you might spend hours trying to iron them out. Yarn-dyed percale and digital prints are particularly susceptible to damage due to too-hot water and the spin cycle.
In general, if you set your washing machine higher than 30-40°C (85-105°F), you can really damage your nice sheets and table linens. And remember, don’t overdo it with the fabric softener!
RULES FOR PERFECT TOWELS
We all know the pleasure that comes from washing your face then “diving” into a soft, scented towel.
To extend the life of your towels and make them even softer, you can use fabric softener, but remember that a little goes a long way. Detergents that are too strong tend to ruin fabric, so be careful. Using just a few gentle, natural products that will help keep your towels soft and smelling great is always the better option.
For example, citric acid is a great ally. Not only does it naturally soften fabric, but it also softens water, helping garments maintain the lush texture they had the day you bought them.
You can also add a few drops of essential oils for an even more welcoming experience. Your guests will love it too!
A FEW DROPS
OF ESSENTIAL OILS
IN THE HOLE:
TO IRON OR NOT?
When it comes to ironing, it’s best to spray the fabric with a bit of water and let it soak in before proceeding.
Velvet and cotton satin, which are beautiful to behold, require special care, especially in this phase: be sure your iron isn’t too hot!
And what about our “no-iron” pieces?
Just wash them according to the care-label and its instructions, which we’ve also described above. And, when you go to line dry them, be sure to smooth out any wrinkles by hand. Once they’re dry, say goodbye to the iron! Just fold and go!
(If you’re dreaming of a wrinkle-free world, take a peek at our collections to discover Randi’s fantastic no-iron sheets).
THE SPRAY BOTTLE
AND COTTON SATIN
4 TO IRON