CARING FOR YOUR TOWELS
Always wash towels before use
- Warm wash 60 degrees
- Do not bleach
- Warm tumble dry
- Wash after use in pool
- Do not dry clean
Washing your Towels
We recommend that towels be washed in warm water.
Detergents with optical brighteners should be avoided.
Ensure that your detergent is dissolved before placing it in the washing machine.
Fabric softeners should not be used as they impede the absorbency of your towels.
Wash towels separately.
Wash dark colours separately.
If your towel has been printed, it is just like a new pair of jeans, and it is normal for excess ink to come out of the towel during the wash and rinse cycle. It is also normal for ink transfer to occur if the print area is rubbed against an unprinted area before washing. DO NOT rub the print area of the towel.
Drying your Towels
We recommend line-drying towels in the shade.
To achieve a softer towel we suggest a tumble dry after washing. However it is possible to over dry the towel, which will remove the natural moisture content in the fabric and cause the towel to feel rough.
If using a tumble dryer, we recommend a mid temperature setting.
Do not leave your towels wet or damp as this may cause mildew and possible staining.
Do not iron towels. Ironing will affect the performance and pile loft.
Handy Caring Tips
When line drying your towels, the resilience and life of the towel can be enhanced by tumble-drying them for 2-3 minutes before use. If your towels appear a little flat after storage, a short cycle in the dryer will bring them back to life.
Snagged or pulled threads can occur over the life of your towels. Should this inadvertently happen, DO NOT pull the threads. Just carefully snip the thread with sharp scissors. These pulled threads can be cut off safely without affecting the performance of the towel.
Frequent washing with fabric conditioners or water softeners can reduce the absorbency of your towel by building up a fine water-resistant layer on the cotton fibers. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using these softeners. If your towels do not absorb water as well as when you first bought them, wash them a couple of times without softener and tumble dry.
Linting, Fluffing or Pilling
It is normal for new towels to lint or pill. In the unlikely event that your towels have excessive linting, please wash them two or three times to remove the surface lint/fluff. Tumble-drying also assists in the removal of fluff. Remember to clean out the filters on your washing machine and tumble dryer.
Towels with make-up or sun tan lotion stains should be soaked in warm soapy water, and then washed as directed.
Some washing powders contain optical brighteners. Please wash your towels in a washing product that is designed for coloured washes. Always follow manufacturers instructions. Uneven fading can occur if washing powders or detergent comes into direct contact with the towel. Some regular household products such as bleach, toilet cleaners or some beauty treatments can bleach or cause colour changes to your towel. If the chemicals come into direct contact with your towel, gently wash in cold water before washing as normal. DO NOT use bleach or any whitening agents on the towels.