Wash and Care instructions for Lankava yarns

Washing instructions

Linen string, jute yarn and paper yarn

  •     Wash in plenty of cold (+25 - +30°C) water.
  •     Use diluted detergent without any bleach.
  •     Brush in the direction of the stripes.
  •     Rinse thoroughly.
  •     Remove excess water with a squeegee or other suitable accessory.
  •     Do not twist or fold.
  •     Dry as quickly as possible in a well ventilated space. Lay flat to dry or hang the product so that the water drains in the direction of the stripes.
  •     Avoid direct sunlight and areas with a high temperature.

If the circumstances are not suitable, we recommend the use of a dry cleaner. Remember to inform the cleaner that the product is made from dyed material.

Linen yarns

  •     Wash linen textiles separate from other laundry.
  •     Fill only half of the washing machine’s capacity.
  •     Choose a washing programme with a slow washing rhythm and high water level (this way less fuzz comes off).
  •     Check the washing machine’s fuzz strainer or sieve before and after the wash. Choose detergent according to water temperature.
  •     Bleached linen: 85°C, cotton detergent.
  •     Natural coloured or coloured linen: 60°C, colour detergent.
  •     Coloured linen: 40°C, gentle/fine wash detergent.
  •     Wash linen with intense colours separately the first 10 times. Wash by hand or at 40°C in a washing machine.
  •     Remove stains when they are still fresh.
  •     Use only a short spin – in a washing machine 30 – 40 seconds, in a spin dryer 10 – 20 seconds.
  •     Do not tumble dry. After-treatment immediately after the spin (see below).

Roll up towels and other small sized textiles manually one by one or straighten them out on an even surface while they are still damp. Fold big linen textiles. Straighten suits.
Roll up damask table cloths or press them using a mangle.
Iron thin fabrics.

Cotton yarns

As a general rule, cotton products can be laundered at 60 ° C.

The exceptions are tube yarns Eko, Lilli and Mini and mop yarns, made out of recycled cotton, for which 40 ° C washing with a mild detergent solution is recommended. Careful rinsing and drying on airy surfaces.

Recycled Cotton Tube Yarns

Tube yarns Eko, Lilli and Mini, made out of recycled cotton: 30 ° C washing with a mild detergent solution is recommended. Careful rinsing, spinning and drying on airy surfaces.

Note. Recycled cotton tube yarns Lilli, Mini and Eko, shrink about 10-15% in the first wash. Tube yarns on hanks can be shrunk before use (especially if they are to be used in weaving and used in combination with other materials), we recommend washing and spinning at 30 ° C in a washing machine. This is not necessary for crocheted products but color bleeding must be taken into consideration when combining different colors.

Natural white contains some raw cotton, which may leave stains if the tube yarn remains too wet, careful rinsing and spinning will prevent this.


Wool yarns

  • Hand wash at 30°C with neutral detergent.
  • Do not soak. Do not wring or twist the product.
  • Wool products, especially knitwear, should be dried horizontally and shaped into original size.
  • Wool does not need to be washed frequently. Don't assume you need to wash a wool sweater just because you have worn it several times. It is usually sufficient just to ventilate the garment.



  •     Do not soak poppana products.
  •     Wash poppana products separately.
  •     Excess colour from the dyeing process may come off  in the first wash.
  •     Wash poppana products at 60°C in plenty of water with a soap-based detergent.
  •     You can brush poppana products gently in the warp direction.
  •     Rinse well and use a gentle spin cycle.
  •     Iron when the product is slightly damp.


Tricot carpets

Tricot carpet selvedges are by-products from the T-shirt industry. Most selvedges come in white and must be dyed in different colours according to demand. To obtain an affordable price they are dyed with so called straight colours. When washed, the color durability is about 3 to 4 on a scale of 5. This means that the colour fastness cannot be guaranteed. Please follow the washing instructions below carefully for best final result.

  •     Make a washing solution by mixing 10 litres of +40ºC water with 20 grams of synthetic detergent.
  •     Damp the carpet with lukewarm, clean water. Do not soak.
  •     Pour the washing solution onto the carpet and brush it in the direction of the stripes for no longer than 30 minutes.
  •     Rinse the carpet with lukewarm (+20ºC) clean water for at least 10 minutes. Use plenty of water (a minimum of 20 litres per kilogram) but do not soak.
  •     Dry the carpet immediately by keeping it horizontal in a warm (+30ºC - +60ºC) air draught or hang it in such a way that the water drains in the direction of the warp. Do not dry in direct sunlight.

A suggestion from our customers: wash the hanks in the washing machine before weaving (wash one colour at a time).

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