What is the best way to care for towels?

Washing

  • Exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash towels in warm  water ( around body temperature is best) with laundry detergent – but use a little less detergent than suggested. If the towels are white, they should occasionally be washed with about 1/4 cup of peroxide per load.
  • Cotton is a natural fiber and new towels will shed some loose fibers.
  • Avoid fabric softeners—they contain silicon that will make the towels water repellent. To soften them, use 1 cup of WHITE vinegar about every 6 weeks.  Run the towels through a regular washing cycle, then redo them with the vinegar instead of soap.  The reason towels aren’t soft is because they have soap left in them.

Drying

While tumble drying will make the towel fluffy, do not overdo, as the heat from the dryer can damage the integrity of the cotton. We recommend using a lower heat setting occasionally or alternate between air and heat drying.

Absorbency

To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, about every six weeks, to restore the towel to full absorbency. The vinegar removes any excess detergent, which can affect the towels’ absorbency.

Pulled Threads

As all our towels are woven, a pulled loop will not unravel the towel. If you catch the towel and pull a loop, cut off the pulled loop with a pair of scissors.