Caring for Parentesi placemats is easy. Should a spill happen, simply wipe clean with a damp sponge. Heavier soiling can be machine washed on the gentle cycle using cold water with a mild detergent. Air dry flat (tumble drying is not recommended). If pressing is desired, use the iron’s lowest steam setting and press on the reverse side, covered by a towel. Note that shrinkage of about 3% is normal with the first laundering..