As a hand-made, luxury product, this item must be treated according to the instructions below, in order to achieve its maximum life span.
TURKISH TOWEL CARE
First Time Use
Organic cotton needs to be broken in to achieve optimal absorbency, as it hasn't been treated with chemicals like other cotton.
We recommend you soak your Turkish towels in cold water before use. This soaking process helps to expand the cottons fibres, ensuring absorption and release of moisture from your very first use.
Thick Looped Towels: soak for 24 hours
Flat Woven Pestamels: soak for 6-12 hours
Machine wash your towel in a low temperature setting of 30-40C.
You may tumble-dry the towels, however be careful not to over-dry, as this can damage the organic fibres.
Avoid fabric softeners, as they reduce the natural absorbency by coating the fibres in chemicals. Be careful not to wash your towels with any items that may catch on the loops or tassels.
Hand-tied Fringing & Tassels
Each towel is made by hand using traditional methods, including hand-tied fringing and tassels. If your tassel comes undone, please follow these instructions.
Divide the loose threads into two equal sections.
Twist the two sections separately in a clockwise direction until each piece is twisted to the ends.
Twist the two sections together in the opposite (counter-clockwise) direction until the two sections are twisted completely.
Tie a knot at the end and you are done.
Natural Stain Treatment
If your towels become dull or stained you can add 1/4 cup of baking soda and one cup of white vinegar to your wash, as a natural treatment.
Please do not use bleach, it weakens fibres making them less absorbent and more fragile.
What to do if a thread has pulled on your towel or blanket
If any cotton loops become loose, simply snip the thread close to the towel or blanket with sharp scissors. Don't worry your hand loomed piece will not unravel or get a hole by doing this.
JAPANESE TOWEL CARE
When washing your towels, we recommend using plenty of water. The higher the water volume, the cleaner the towels will be, whilst minimising damage caused by rubbing against other items in the load. It is advised to adjust the water level higher than the suggested machine setting.
It is recommended you tumble dry your towel for a fluffier finish. Please be aware that the towel may shrink slightly in the dryer.
If you decide to line dry your towels, it is best to hang them in the shade with good ventilation. Please avoid direct sunlight to prevent hardening of the pile and fading of the colours.
Please avoid using fabric softener or bleach as it may diminish absorbency and weaken the fibres.