Linen items can be both hand-washed and machine-washed - either of these methods is fine and won’t stretch or shrink your linens. If you do experience damage during wash, it may be related to the quality of the fabric or chemicals involved.
1. Separate white, dark, and colored linens. For best results, turn linens inside out and wash them separately from other fabrics. It’s important to avoid mixing heavy items like jeans, hoodies, or towels in a load with linen textiles.