Always launder or dry clean linen before storing.
Soiled linen encourages mildew, so linens must be clean before storing. Ventilation, light and lack of
available food discourage mildew growth. If mildew does attack your linens, brush the mold off outdoors
to avoid scattering spores in your house. Then soak the linen item in a solution of oxygen bleach and
water before laundering. If possible, dry in the sun.
Be sure to rinse thoroughly all soap and detergent from linen items to avoid formation of "age spots,"
caused by the oxidation of cellulose, linen's primary component.
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
Use pure linen, cotton or muslin, not synthetics, as covers or garment bags.
Use acid-free tissue paper, not regular tissue paper. The acids in regular tissue paper can yellow linen.
Do not store linens in plastic bags, cedar chests and cardboard boxes. Fumes from petroleum-based
polyurethane can rot and streak the fabric. Cedar fumes and the acids in unvarnished wood yellow linen,
as does the acid in cardboard.
When storing for a long time, refold the linen occasionally.
About Ulster Linen Co., Inc.
The Ulster Linen Co., Inc. of New York is noted for being the most reliable source of Fine European Linens in the US. Our roots go
back to an Irish mill called The Ulster Weaving Co., Ltd. which was started over 150 years ago by John Sloan Larmor from a small
weaving division of the Ulster Spinning Co., Ltd. William Hogg Larmor, youngest son of John Sloan Larmor came to the United States
and started the present New York importing company in 1933, then also called the Ulster Weaving Co., Ltd. Both the Belfast and New
York companies recently changed their names to better reflect their corporate purpose and independence.
Our reputation for quick, courteous service and high quality products is well known. Ulster's longevity (oldest US Linen Company of
its kind, still active) is the result of placing the customer's needs first and carrying ample stock of basic linens for swift
delivery. Please review our product line and contact us when you need quality linen. You may select from linen by the yard or