Caring for your XVstripes

When we created XV products, it was important to ensure that they were both of luxury quality and easy to care for. No easy feat! Listed below are simple recommendations of how to care for your products to ensure you can enjoy your purchases over and over again.

Please note that all XV products are labelled with specific care information.

Duvet covers and pillowcases

Our XV fabric is made from 100% cotton, which is best washed at 30 degrees.  It is important to follow these instructions, as washing and drying incorrectly will cause damage and shrinkage. We suggest a non-biological detergent containing no optical whiteners, bleaching agents, or enzymes. 

We recommend removing from the washing machine promptly.

Do not tumble dry.

Driftwood toggles

As our toggles have spent a fair amount of time at sea, it is not necessary to remove them from pillowcases or duvet covers. Although, they can be easily taken off and put back on again.

Fitted sheets

Our fitted sheets can be washed at 40 degrees. They are happy in a normal tumble dryer.

Cushion covers

We recommend all cushion covers are washed at 30 degrees. They are happy in a low heat tumble dryer.


All our throws are washable at low temperatures, 30 degrees or below. With our ocean throws, please take particular care not to wash with items that can catch on the weave. Equally, they are all happy to be dry cleaned.

Do not tumble dry.


The way we wash and dry our linens, will support excessive creasing and make ironing easier. Here are a few simple tips:

- remove from washing machine as soon as the cycle completes

- hang to dry in one piece or folded through the middle

- aim to iron linens whilst slightly damp, with a steam

- iron iron embroidered areas on the reverse side, to flatten and protect.

Natural fibres tend to crease more in the early days, but over time the fabric will gently soften.

Natural fibres

All-natural fibres are prone to some degree shrinkage. More extreme shrinkage will occur when washing or drying fabrics at excessively hot temperatures.