LAUNDRY CARE- COMMON WASH INSTRUCTION SYMBOLS
- Picking A Towel
-The best way to judge the quality of a towel is to hold it. A high quality towel feels much heavier than it looks and in turn will be much absorbent
-The weight of a towel is measured by its GSM (Grams per Square Meter): low GSM (300-400) towels are light and thin whilst high GSM (450-600) towels are thicker and heavier. For bath towels a higher GSM of 500 will provide a soft and absorbent towel.
- Wash Before Use
-We recommend washing a new towel before using, firstly for hygiene purposes and also a towel becomes much more absorbent after the first wash.
-It also helps to set the colour and reduces lint
- Caring For Your Towels
-Always follow the washing instructions placed on the label if the towel.
-Avoid bleaching agents when washing towels especially the colored ones, instead add just a hint of white vinegar which helps to remove residue, improve absorbency and combat musty smells.
-Avoid softeners, they leave unwanted residue and create a stiff texture on your towels
-Separate towels by white, light and dark to avoid tinting a light towel with color from a darker towel.
-Avoid chlorine bleach, which will yellow white towels.
-Biodegradable liquid detergent is safest for the environment and your towels; powder can clump on towels and cause spotting and fading.
-Washing with very hot water causes the bars on the towel to shrink so it is best to avoid very hot water. Warm water would be best.
-Avoid dry cleaning towels at all costs.
- The starting point for a great quality bed linen is using the highest quality yarn. That means the quality of the raw cotton and the fineness of the yarn (thread) it produces.
The number of threads there are per square inch of fabric (thread count) matters a lot
This is the density of threads per square inch: generally, higher thread counts mean a softer and smoother feel.
- Look at the fiber content
-100% cotton is durable and easy to launder, with a natural breathability and cool feeling. Cotton is a natural product which can be either carded or combed to make the fabric smooth.
-Poly-cotton mixes made from a blend of durable polyester and soft cotton, this option is comfortable as well as easy to care for. Weight can significantly affect how your sheets feels together with the finishing which determines the final texture, softness and colour of the sheet