Towel Tips

Tips for Tottels® towels:

  • Wash and dry Tottels® towels before using them for the first time. This removes any manufacturing finish or residue and permits maximum absorbency. Additionally, washing with 1 cup vinegar and hot water will help them set the dyes in your towel and keep the colors resilient.
  • Due to the nature of soft cotton trim, after washing and drying, you may occasionally need to stretch the edges of your Tottels® towel to retain its original shape and prevent curling.
  • To avoid damage and possible injury, please do not pull on your Tottels® towel once fastened. Tottels® towels are not intended to be a weight bearing device.

 

General Towel tips:

  • White towels should be washed separately or with other white items to avoid subtle discoloration over time.
  • Ironing terry towels will reduce absorbency.
  • Use a good quality laundry stain remover to pre-treat any dirt or food stains on the towels immediately when you notice them.
  • Cut loose threads as you spot them. Just as a sweater unravels as it catches on things, a towel can unravel or look shabby  as loose threads appear.
  • Give your towels a shake when taking them out of the washer. This will help fluff the terry loops that aid absorbency.
  • May use fabric softeners, but use only every three or four washes. Waxy buildup from fabric softeners and dryer sheets can leave them dull, gray and less absorbent. It can also can deteriorate the towel fibers over time and therefore not as long lasting. Washing in baking soda is a good choice for stripping the residue, adding freshness, and increasing absorbency.
  • Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water. It is a good idea to recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again.
  • Always check the label on your towels for particular care instructions before proceeding with washing and drying.