Care for Your Linens
These fine linens deserve special care to ensure your continued enjoyment of their luxurious qualities. Please let us know if you would like PDF’s for care instructions in English or Spanish.
If sending your linens out to be cared for, we recommend going with the best quality cleaners. They are not all created equal. You want to ensure your laundry uses clean water and a neutral detergent.
In San Francisco Bay area we recommend Alex’s Dry Cleaning Valet
Please contact Kearsley for further resources.
Please note that if your water is hard or unfiltered well water you will need to send out your linens to be laundered and give the laundry the care instructions. Fine sediment in this type of water will wear the sheets out very quickly.
Linens last longer when they are pressed. It is best not to press with starch. Starch eats away at the fibers.
Fastest way to iron is to pull linens out when still damp and spread over a blanket over an island or peninsula to iron. Folded in half speeds things up. Fibers wear out at their ends and ironing smooths out these ends, minimizing the friction points on the linens and prolonging their life. Facial stubble is like tiny razors and pillow cases subjected to 5 o’clock shadow are going to wear far more quickly than the rest of the linens. We recommend ordering an extra set (or two) of pillowcases for those of you with (or sharing a bed with) these fine fiber destroyers on your face.
We have found that the only time our fine cotton pills is when a client has an allergy to and is sleeping with down and feathers.
E-Shop Kearsley’s Ordering ProcessWelcome to Kearsley’s E-Shop. Interior Designers, please contact Kearsley to register for a trade account and applicable discount. In our E-Shop we provide a curated selection of Kearsley fabrics and embellishments to choose from in the sizes that work for your beds. We are happy to help guide you to what will function best for your projects. Heather is available by appointment to meet in person or virtually with you and/or your clients. Except our cashmere, all of our bed linens are washable and made of fabrics we have designed for optimal experience. All sales are final and payment of the items in your cart serves as approval of their specifications, so please review your shopping cart carefully. Lead times range from 3-4 weeks for down duvets and pillows, and 5-12 weeks for linens. Some items are in stock. All items in the Special Sale are in stock.
CareExcept our cashmere all Kearsley products are washable with the proper machines and detergents. We send care instructions with all products. Please inform us if you need them in Spanish. Linens last longer if ironed. Fabrics wear at the fiber ends and ironing smooths them out. The fastest way to iron linens at home is on a blanket-covered tile or stone counter. Fold the sheets in half for expediency. Another quick system is to iron the linens on the bed. If sending linens out to a laundry service, be sure they use a neutral detergent, will wash with cool water, and not over dry. Dry in a cool dryer and pull out just before they are dry and smooth them out on the bed. Linens washed in to hot of water and or too hot of a dryer become brittle. You can recover them by steaming them, but you have shocked the fibers at that point. Best to use cool water and a cool dryer. Public water has varying quantities of chlorine. Well water often has small grit. We recommend household water be filtered to maintain fabric colors and protect fabric from damage. Contact us for recommendations or visit our Care For Your Linens page for more information.
SizingMeasure all mattresses for which we will be making linens (length, width, and depth). Measure any existing pillows you will be covering. Our items are sewn to allow for shrinkage. Please see our U.S. Bed Sizes page for more information on sizing.
QuantitiesWe recommend at least 2 sets of sheets per bed. Ideally there is one set on the bed, one in the closet on standby and one in the laundry. We recommend that guest room closets have pillows of a different firmness from those on the bed. These pillows provide options for your guests and should be ready in pillowcases.