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Article: Linen & Velvet Cushion Care Guide

Fabric Care Blog - Coates & Warner

Linen & Velvet Cushion Care Guide

Cushions are a mainstay of any lounge or bedroom, they add comfort and style to your sofa or bed. However, it’s important that you care for your cushions on a regular basis, by plumping, rotating and cleaning. This will ensure they remain looking as great as they did when you bought them for years to come. Below is a handy guide that will help you look after your linen or velvet cushions.

How To Maintain Your Cushions

To prolong the life of your cushions we recommend that you plump them daily. By plumping your cushion you help to maintain their shape and ensure even wear and tear. To plump a cushion you should vigorously pat all sides to separate the feather filling and infuse air back into the cushion. It is advised that you do not thump your cushions as this has the potential to break the spine of the feathers and cause them spike out of the cushion cover. The final step to maintaining your cushion is to rotate them on a regular basis, this will ensure that the fabric is worn evenly.

To keep your cushion looking like new we advise that you consider the following:

  • Prevent sharp objects such as pet claws coming into contact with your cushion as this may cause tearing or snagging of the fabric.

  • Prevent liquids coming into contact with the fabric, this can lead to staining or discolouration.

  • Protect your cushions from direct sunlight, it may cause discolouring of the cushion fabric over time.

How To Clean Your Linen Cushions

As our linen cushions are manufactured from natural linens, we advise that they are hand-washed only with a non-biological detergent in cold water, not exceeding 30 degrees. Our cushions should not be tumble dried as this will cause shrinkage. Linen creases naturally, therefore we advise you to iron the cover gently on a linen setting. Before cleaning, ensure that you have removed the feather pad from the cushion cover. 

How To Clean Your Velvet Cushions

Velvet cushions should be cleaned on a regular basis to keep them looking fantastic. We recommend that velvet cushions are vacuumed on a low power suction setting, removing all dust and hair from the velvet fibres. Following this, identify which direction the velvet fibres are woven in and using a soft or fabric brush, brush following those lines. Before cleaning, ensure that you have removed the feather pad from the cushion cover.

Is It Normal For Pilling To Occur?

Pilling is a natural occurrence and can occur as a result of normal daily wear. It should not be considered as a fault with linen cushions, the fibre pills can be removed with a pilling shaver or remover. We recommend  

What Materials Are Your Cushions Made From?

We only use the highest quality materials when manufacturing our cushions. All of our linens and inks are OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning that the fabrics we print are non-toxic and comply with ecological standards. The concealed zip that we use on each cushion is manufactured by YKK, trusted world-wide for their impeccable production standards and quality. We also believe you should be able to sink into our cushions, which is why we only use 100% feather pads, meaning our cushions are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

Where Are Your Cushions Made?

All of our cushions are manufactured by us in our studio, in Britain. Our fabrics have been carefully hand selected from the finest UK suppliers and each cushion is adorned with one of our beautifully printed Coates & Warner labels. Our labels are manufactured in Britain and made from 100% unbleached natural cotton. We also only use British made 100% feather pads in our cushions.  

What sizes are your cushions available in?

All of our natural linen and velvet cushions are available in one size only:

  • Square - 45cm x 45cm

Please note that due to all of our cushions being handmade, sizing may have a small tolerance (between 0.5cm-1cm). 

Additional information

Please note, the instructions provided in this guide are for guidance only and if any of our cushions change in colour, size or texture after cleaning; Coates & Warner is under no-obligation to repair, exchange or provide a refund for the product.

If you have any additional questions regarding how our cushions are made, the materials we use, after care and cleaning; then please do not hesitate to contact us.

When can I receive my cushion from ordering?

Our linen and velvet cushions are handmade to order and can take up to 5 working days from order date to be dispatched.