Linen: Sustainable and Special + Wash and Care

Why Linen

  • Linen is luxurious, highly absorbent, quick-drying, and one of the easiest fabrics to care for.
  • Linen is also remarkable durable. Its long, smooth fibers are naturally lint-free, resistant to pilling, dirt, and stains, and can withstand high temperatures.
  • Unlike fabrics that lose their shape and quality with use, linen becomes softer the more it is washed, and more attractive with age.
  • Most importantly, linen is inherently eco-friendly. The short growing cycle of flax – the plant from which linen is made – means it is quickly renewable, and every part of the plant is used to produce linen, ensuring zero waste.

Wash and Care Instructions

  • Machine wash in cool or warm water.
  • Use a mild detergent. No bleach.
  • Line dry or tumble on low heat; remove while still damp.
  • Ironing is optional, depending on preference (crisp and flat or soft and natural).
  • Dry thoroughly before storing.
  • Every Joy Newton piece includes washing and care instructions printed neatly on a woven label.
  • We encourage you to use your tea towels daily and enjoy the lovely patina that develops with age.


  • Promptly remove stains while still fresh and before they dry.
  • Pre-soak in mild detergent to lift stubborn stains.
  • Never use chlorine bleach, which may damage the fibers.