Check out these useful Turkish Bath Towel Care Tips
Turkish cotton is premium cotton that has extra-long fibres. Using cotton with longer fibres in spinning yarn means fewer joins, fewer joins results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. Turkish cotton has ultra-long fibres and is grown in the Aegean region of Turkey. Turkish cotton becomes even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washing.
How does Turkish cotton compare to Egyptian cotton?
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. Turkish cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it ideal for towels. When used in towels Turkish cotton provides maximum absorbency and efficient drying.
What is the best way to care for my Turkish Towel?
Wash your towel before use! To ensure your towel’s longevity, and to keep it looking a million bucks, we recommend following these simple yet effective care tips.
If towels are exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash in warm water at a maximum of 30°C for dark towels and 40°C for light towels using laundry detergent. Avoid fabric softeners – they contain silicon that will make the towels water repellent.
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 hanging your towels out to dry, however if you must tumble dry please do so on a cool-medium setting.
All of our towels are safe to dry clean as long as the dry cleaning solvent used is not trichloroethylene. Ask your dry cleaner what solvent they use before having your Turkish towels cleaned.
Do not Bleach
Do not bleach. Bleach damages the cotton fibres of the towel, making it less absorbent and soft.
Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at medium setting (150C, 300F). Ironing at high temperatures may damage the cotton fibres of the towel, decreasing its lifespan and softness.
To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle once a month, to restore the towel to full absorbency. The vinegar removes any excess detergent which builds up after successive washes and can sometimes 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.