Matarranz since 1911. What does that legacy really mean?The story begins in 1911, when Ramiro Matarranz de Maetzu founded the company and opened his shop on Calle Atocha, next to Plaza Mayor in Madrid. In 1919 he expanded the business to Gerona street with fabrics, suits, scarves and textiles in general, which filled the shelves of that memorable establishment. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to the manufacture of high-quality products, with a special attention to detail and design, which has become our hallmark.
The legacy of Matarranz , since its founding over a century ago, it is impressive. The brand has managed to remain relevant and respected in the bedding and home industry, and has become a symbol of quality and elegance in Spain and around the world. matarranz has built a reputation for its use of high-quality fabrics and for the attention we pay to every detail in the manufacture of our products. In addition, the brand has innovated in the design and presentation of its products, creating an image associated with sophistication and elegance. Another important aspect of Matarranz's legacy is its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
In short, Matarranz 's legacy is its commitment to quality, attention to detail and innovation, which have allowed us to remain relevant and respected for over a century. We have been able to adapt to changes in the market and to the needs of our clients, without renouncing our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. This has allowed the brand to be a benchmark in the bedding and home linen industry, and we hope it will continue to do so in the future.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to take care of their sheets so that they last longer?
Each sheet set comes with specific care instructions. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure that the sheets remain in good condition. In general, we recommend washing the sheets with cold water or a very mild temperature and drying them, also, at a low temperature.
Harsh detergents can damage the fibers of the sheets and cause them to wear out more quickly. Instead, we recommend using mild, natural detergents, preferably with mild natural fragrances.
It is important to wash your sheets regularly to keep them clean and fresh. It is not necessary to wash them too often; once a week is usually enough.
The use of optical brighteners such as bleach can seriously damage the fibers of the sheets and cause them to wear out much faster. Instead, use natural products. We always recommend Oxygen Booster Nº04 from Home Healthy Home , which does not contain optical brighteners.
What are the different types of sheet fabrics that can be found in Matarranz? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type?
At Matarranz we offer a wide variety of sheet fabrics, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common types of fabrics we offer are as follows:
Cotton: it is one of the most popular fabrics for the manufacture of sheets. It is soft, breathable and easy to care for. Plus, cotton sheets get softer with every wash.
Linen: It is a durable and resistant fabric that softens over time. It is breathable and has a cool, airy texture that is ideal for the summer months . However, linen sheets can be drier and harder to the touch, and they also give a little more work when ironing them.
Silk: It is a luxurious fabric that is soft to the touch, ideal for people with sensitive skin. It is breathable and helps regulate body temperature while you sleep. However, silk sheets can be more expensive and require more special care.
As you can see, each of these fabrics has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consider your personal needs and preferences when choosing your sheets. At Matarranz , we are proud to offer a wide variety of options so that you can find the one that best suits you.
What measures should be taken to prevent the sheets from shrinking or spoiling when washed?
It is important to take certain precautionary measures. Here are some tips for washing your sheets:
- Check care labels: Before washing your sheets, be sure to read the care labels for recommended washing instructions. Some qualities of luxury sheets may require special care, such as a cold wash or drying with greater control over the temperature
Separate by color and fabric type : to prevent colors from fading, separate light-colored sheets from dark-colored sheets before washing them. You can also wash new sheets separately to prevent them from releasing dyes that could stain other clothes. It is important not to mix towels and clothing with sheets, even if they have the same color.
Use a mild detergent: Harsh detergents can wear down the fibers and cause them to shrink more quickly. Use a mild, natural detergent, preferably unscented or mildly fragranced. We recommend any of the Home Healthy Home laundry soaps.
Wash with cold water: hot water can shrink the fibers of the sheets. Also, because it is hotter, it does not wash better, so it is advisable to wash the sheets with cold water or a very mild temperature.
- Don't use fabric softener: Fabric softeners can leave residue on the sheets. Home Healthy Home soaps, due to their olive oil soap-based composition, do not require the subsequent use of softener.
- Dry the sheets on low heat: Dry the sheets in the dryer on low heat to prevent shrinkage or damage. You can also hang the sheets outside or on a clothesline instead of using the dryer. We recommend the use of dryer balls made of pure Spanish merino wool , such as those from Home Healthy Home . They reduce wrinkles, drying time and facilitate ironing.
By following these tips, you can prevent your sheets from shrinking or getting damaged when washed, and extend their useful life to enjoy their softness and comfort for longer.
Do you recommend any specific type of detergent for washing sheets? Because?
As an expert on sheets, I cannot recommend a specific detergent for washing sheets, since each person has different preferences and needs when it comes to cleaning and caring for their clothes.
What I can tell you, however, is that mild, natural detergents should be chosen, rather than those that contain harsh chemicals that can damage the fibers, affect color, and reduce their lifespan.
In addition, it is important to follow the manufacturer's recommended care instructions, as they may vary depending on the type of fabric and finish of the sheets.
We discovered laundry soaps from Home Healthy Home and we were very surprised by its results but, as I mentioned before, each person has their own preferences.
How should sheets be washed to maintain their original softness and texture?
To maintain the original softness and texture of the sheets, it is important to follow certain steps when washing them. Here I share some tips:
Wash sheets separately from other clothes to prevent them from tangling and rubbing against other fabrics, which can cause loss of softness and texture.
Use a mild, natural detergent to prevent the sheets from wearing down and losing their softness. Avoid detergents with harsh chemicals, which can damage the fibers and affect the texture of the sheets.
Wash sheets in cold or very mild water to prevent fiber damage and shrinkage. Hot water can be too abrasive for some luxury sheets and cause them to lose their softness and texture, it is also important to be clear that using very hot water does not wash more.
Use a gentle wash cycle to prevent the sheets from being damaged or rubbing against other fabrics during the washing process.
Tumble dry your sheets on low or hang them outdoors to prevent them from over-drying and losing their softness and texture. Do not use a high temperature, as this can damage the fibers and reduce the life of the sheets.
By following these tips, you can maintain the original softness and texture of your luxury sheets for longer and enjoy their comfort and quality for longer.
Is there a difference in the way cotton sheets should be washed compared to silk or linen sheets?
Yes, there are some differences in the way cotton sheets should be washed compared to silk or linen sheets.
Cotton sheets are durable and easy to care for, and can generally be machine washed in warm or cold water. A good trick is to reduce the spin speed and put them in a mesh bag to reduce wrinkling. when washing them, facilitating their later ironing . We recommend using a mild detergent and avoiding the use of fabric softeners, as they can leave residues on the sheets.. After washing, they can be tumble dried at a low temperature or in the open air.
The silk sheets are soft and luxurious in appearance, but they are also delicate and require special care. It is recommended to wash them by hand or on a very gentle cycle in the washing machine with cold water and a mild detergent designed for silk. They should not be tumble dried as the heat can damage the silk fibers. Instead, they should be hung to dry in the open air.
Linen sheets have a durable and strong finish. It is recommended to wash them in lukewarm or cold water with a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics, avoiding fabric softeners. As with cotton sheets, I recommend washing them in a mesh bag to reduce wrinkles in the wash. After washing, they can be dried in the dryer at a very low temperature or in the open air.
In short, each type of sheet has specific care needs to maintain its quality and long-term durability. It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommended care instructions and use gentle, natural products.
Is it better to wash the sheets by hand or in a washing machine? Because?
In general, washing sheets in a washing machine is more convenient and effective than washing them by hand. Washing machines are designed to handle large loads of laundry and can wash and rinse sheets more efficiently than washing by hand. Additionally, most washers have temperature and cycle adjustment options that allow you to customize the wash based on the specific fabric of the sheets.
Hand washing can be a good option for sheets made from delicate fabrics like silk or linen, but it takes a lot of time and effort, and it can be difficult to get a thorough, even clean across the sheet.
In short, washing your sheets in a washing machine is generally the best option for effective and efficient cleaning. However, it is important to follow care recommendations and use a wash cycle that is appropriate for the type of sheet fabric to avoid damaging the fibers.
How long should a good quality sheet set last if cared for properly?
The life of a good quality sheet set can vary depending on several factors, such as the frequency of use, the quality of the fabric and the type of care. In general, a good quality sheet set should last 3-5 years, or even longer if properly cared for.
To ensure your sheets last as long as possible, it's important to follow the manufacturer's care recommendations and wash them regularly using a mild detergent and warm or cold water. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they can damage the fibers and make the sheets less absorbent. It is also advisable to avoid the use of bleach and wash the sheets separately from other laundry items to avoid abrasion and wear on the fibers.
Overall, investing in a good quality sheet set and taking proper care of them can provide a long-lasting, comfortable sleeping experience for several years.
Are there any signs that the sheets need to be replaced?
Yes, there are some signs that the sheets need to be replaced. The most common include:
- Holes or tears: If there are holes or tears in your sheets, it's time to replace them. These defects can be caused by excessive wear and tear, and can make sheets uncomfortable and ineffective in providing a good night's sleep.
- Loss of softness or texture: High-quality sheets are often soft and comfortable to the touch. If your sheets have lost their original softness or texture, it may be a sign that they need to be replaced. This may be due prolonged use, exposure to the sun and air, or the use of inappropriate detergents or softeners.
- Discoloration or stains: Discoloration or stains on the sheets are a sign that they need to be replaced. It can be caused by prolonged use, exposure to sunlight, the accumulation of chemical products, or a lack of proper cleaning.
In short, if your sheets have holes in them, have lost their softness or texture, or have discoloration or stains, it's time to replace them. It is also recommended to replace the sheets every 3-5 years, even if they show no obvious signs of wear, to ensure a comfortable and healthy sleeping experience.