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How to Wash Your Towels

Just like your duvet, pillows, or sheets, investing in a high-quality set of towels is an investment in your quality of life. If you're looking for excellent quality towels that are meant to last, we always recommend looking for towels made from Egyptian cotton (our customers love the Abyss Super Pile Towels). The long-staple fibre of Egyptian cotton is renowned for making towels durable, resilient, and long-lasting.

Now that you've invested in excellent quality towels, what is the best way to take care of them? We've rounded up our top tips to extend the lifespan of your towels.

  • Always wash your towels in warm water with a mild detergent. You may not realize it, but many detergents contain chlorine bleach, an ingredient that will weaken your towels over time and cause them to pill.
  • If possible, a speciality towel wash (such as our Blue-Violet Towel Wash or Verbena Towel Wash) is the best option. These washes were formulated to protect the towel fibres from drying out or fading, and will keep your towels soft and fluffy, yet strong.
  • After taking your towels out of the washing machine, give them a firm shake before throwing them in the dryer. This will help circulate air through the loops, resulting in a fluffier towel.
  • Don't overcook your towels in the dryer! Take them out after half an hour - being tossed around in a scorching hot dryer for a long time will weaken the fibres of the towel.
  • Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Not only are they chemically harsh on fabric, but they can add a film to the towels that reduces their absorbency.
  • Washing towels with towels is always the best option! Washing your towels with sheets or clothing is not ideal, and will help prevent your towels from pilling.
  • If you wear a face cream with any form of retinol or an acne cream, you may want to choose white towels. The acid in these face creams can sometimes bleach your towels or lead to discolouration.