FIRST TIME ONLY
Before initial use we recommend soaking towels in cold water over night and hang to dry. This allows the cotton fibers to bloom and begin to reach its maximum absorbency. Each machine wash will make the towel softer and more absorbent.
Ecru Towels may need additional soaking and/or additional washes to reach their maximum absorbency. Ecru, the natural, untreated color of the organic cotton, has not been dyed or salt-washed and needs more time in the initial soak. Please be patient with your ecru towels! They will become absorbent after being treated properly.
FOR DAILY USE
Washing in the machine at 40°. Tumble dry medium or hang to dry. Do not over dry. No bleach or fabric softener.
If threads are snagged and pulled out, simply cut the thread off. This will not damage integrity of your piece.
Tip: if you every over-dry your towels and notice a decrease in absorbency, simply repeat soaking process outlined above.
LINEN AND SILK
Do not need to be soaked. For Linen please follow the same care instructions as for cotton. For Silk, do not dry clean. Simply hand wash and hang dry.
FOR STAIN REMOVAL
We recommend a solution of banking soda and vinegar rubbed on the stain before washing.
Tip: A capful of white vinegar in the wash will brighten clothes and towels without harsh chemicals!
Why do I need to soak my towels before using them?
Organic cotton needs to be trained to be absorbent. By soaking the towels, you are giving the cotton a jumpstart that is equivalent to repeated washings. After that, each machine wash will make them softer and more absorbent.
Why don’t I need to put fabric conditioner on the towels?
Fabric conditioners actually coat the natural fibers making them less absorbent! Your towels may smell great but over time, you are stopping the fibers from doing their work. Try using dryer balls as a natural alternative to fabric conditioner instead.
What should I use instead of bleach to keep white towels white?Bleach tends to strip natural fibers of their natural oils, making them feel dry and brittle. Try using 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in the wash instead. This is great for stain-removal as well.