"GIZA" The Gift of the Nile PILLOWCASES & SHAMS
"Giza" by Emilia Burano...For connoisseurs of fine linens, elegantly finished with hemstitch.
Live the experience of sleeping the Giza dreams bed sheets made in Italy by Emilia Burano
- Fabric : GIZA Sateen Extra-long staple cotton 100%
- Look: Luxury, Pearlescent glow
- Feeling: Unrivaled Silky, Softness, Smooth, ultra soft
- Weight: Light
- TC: 700 Superior
- Egyptian cotton
- Made in Italy
"Giza" by Emilia Burano
Egypt has always been the producer country of one of the best qualities of cotton in the world thanks to the particular climatic conditions and fertility of the areas close to the Nile.
Not all cottons from Egypt are classified as Extra Long Staple because only varieties that have a fiber length greater than 33mm can be classified in this way.
Among the most renowned qualities of extra-long linden Egyptian cotton is "GIZA" by EMILIA BURANO, with an average length of fibers between 35 and 36 mm.
In addition to being extremely long, the "GIZA" cotton fibers by EMILIA BURANO are highly uniform and incredibly fine but resistant. The brightness level of 76.6% is also the best among the extra long linden cotton varieties.
The resulting type of yarn has a smaller diameter, measured by the yarn count, but is simultaneously stronger than yarns produced with other varieties of cotton, thanks to the high tenacity of the fibers.
Using a finer yarn means that more threads can be used in a certain area of the fabric.
The number of threads per square inch is called the thread count, and a fabric with a high thread count is soft, compact, shiny and silky.
The qualities of the fibers and yarns, enhanced by the weaving and finishing processes developed by EMILIA BURANO, result in fabrics with exceptional properties and performance that last over time and improve with use.
Always check the care label before laundering, and separate linens into light and dark colors.
- Always pre-wash linens before first use.
- Wash light and dark colors separately.
- Machine wash on gentle cycle. For bed linens, use warm or cold water. For table and bath linens, use hot water for whites and cold water for colors.
- Use a mild liquid detergent without added bleach, whiteners, or fabric softeners.
- Pre-treat any stains prior to washing. Do not use bleach. Bleaching may weaken fibers and cause yellowing.
- Avoid laundering fine linens and bath towels with other items, especially those containing polyester, and items made of heavy material, rivets, buttons, zippers, and other hardware (for example, denim jeans) as these can damage fibers and fabric.
- Delicate lace and embellished linens should be placed in a pillowcase or a mesh laundry bag before being placed in the washing machine.
- Unless linens are very soiled, you need only use half the recommended amount of detergent.
- Do not overload the washing machine, as this can cause unnecessary abrasion to the fabric.
- Use of a fabric softener (liquid or dryer sheets) is not recommended for any fine linens, as it coats and weakens natural fibers. Your luxury linens will soften naturally with frequent use and additional washings.
- We recommend using three sets of bed linens in rotation: one on the bed, one in the wash, one in the linen closet. This will allow each set a rest from use and a rest from wash. Similarly, we recommend that you wash matching linens (e.g. sheets and pillowcases) together, as each piece should be cared for similarly to help maintain color consistency and brightness.
- If the label says “hand launder,” never machine wash. Hand wash in gentle soap. Rinse thoroughly in clean water to eliminate all soap residue, then line dry, lay flat (on towels), or hang to dry. Avoid wringing linens by blotting on towels before air-drying.
- Professional hand washing is recommended for delicate linens—those with heavy embellishments or embroideries, heirlooms, or worn linens. Be sure to use a reputable launderer who knows how to launder delicate linens.
- We do not recommend dry cleaning for our natural cotton and linen products. Dry cleaning is recommended for luxury fibers such as cashmere, merino wool, and alpaca. Dry cleaning helps avoid excessive shrinkage on formal top-of-bed items such as matelassé blanket covers. Be sure to use a professional dry cleaner with experience in natural fibers and luxury linens.
DRYING AND IRONING
Line drying linens in soft, outdoor sunlight is ideal—it is the gentlest method of drying, and the sun provides natural bleaching—though this is not always practical.
- To machine dry bed and table linens, gently shake out and smooth damp linens before placing in the dryer (unraveling any items that may have twisted in the wash cycle). Do not use dryer sheet fabric softeners.
- Tumble dry be and table linens on low heat until slightly damp. Tumble dry bath towels on low to medium heat until dry.
- Avoid overloading the dryer so items will dry evenly.
- Set to the lowest heat—high heat settings will weaken the fibers and increase shrinkage.
- Remove items from dryer promptly and while still slightly damp. Smooth and let air dry before storing, or press with an iron while damp to remove any remaining wrinkles.
Always check to make sure your steam iron is clean—mineral deposits may build up and cause brown spotting.
- Iron bed and bath linens while still slightly damp. Do not iron bath towels.
- Use a steam iron on a warm/hot setting for cotton or a hot setting for linen.
- Spray with water from a spray bottle for stubborn wrinkles, if needed.
- To restore the lustrous face of sateen and jacquard fabrics, iron on the reverse side.
- To preserve the three-dimensional effect of embroidery, iron on its reverse side, atop a white towel to give soft support to the thread work design.
- Linens with delicate lace and cut work should be ironed beneath a press cloth.