Egyptian cotton is known for its absorbency, which is especially suited for apparel and sheets. However, in towels too much absorbency means that a towel remains wet long after use. Also, towels that are too absorbent tend to become wet in humid climates all by themselves.
Turkish cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it the best cotton to be used in towels.
Turkish cotton, when used in towels, provides maximum absorbency and efficient drying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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