life with a rainbow of colors and sensual pleasures
Towels stacked on a shelf can sometimes become
flattened. Ironing can also have the same effect and
is not generally recommended for towels. If your
towels look flat either after you have bought them or
when they have perhaps been stored in your linen
cupboard for awhile, it is easy to bring them back to
pristine condition. Simply wash the towel normally,
then tumble dry or line dry.
If you see a pulled loop in your towels, just snip the
loop off with a pair of sharp scissors. Towels by
Elizabeth towels are woven, not knitted, so a pulled
loop will not unravel the fabric. Cutting off loose
threads does not affect the absorption; softness
or durability of the towels.
Washing With Care.
To keep your towels as soft and fluffy as the day you
bought them, always FOLLOW THE WASHING INSTRUCTIONS on
the label. Use the recommended washing programme. DO
NOT DRY CLEAN/GENTLE WASH ONLY. DO WASH DEEP OR BRIGHT
COLOURS SEPARATELY. The majority of washing powders
contain optical brightening agents (OBA's) which are
excellent for keeping ""whites"" looking white but
they will make some pastel shades look pale and faded.
This effect will be minimized if you follow the
washing instructions, but if you want to ensure your
towels stay looking bright, find a detergent that does
not contain OBA's and wash your towels separately.
It is important to use the detergent manufacturer's
recommended amount of washing powder or liquid;
furthermore, the powder or liquid should not come into
direct contact with the towels. The chemicals in
detergents can cause discolouration if they are used
in too high concentration. Fabric conditioners should
be used according to manufacturer's instructions.
Frequent washing in these will eventually leave a fine
coating on the fibres; this coating can reduce the
absorbency of the towel. Excessive use of fabric
conditioners will not improve the 'feel' of the towel
and will increase the risk of pulled threads.
It is important to realise that some of the everyday
items we use at home, such as facial cleansers
containing benzoyl peroxide and both liquid and
powdered toilet cleaners, can damage a towel if they
come into direct contact. If your hands are not rinsed
thoroughly of these products with water before a towel
is used, the affected areas of the towel will
permanently lose their colour when the towel is
washed. Nothing can be done to restore the colour to a
patchy towel. If your towel does come into contact
with one of the mentioned alkaline substances, gently
wash off with COLD water before laundering to minimise
the effects. If washed and treated correctly, your
towel will give you many years of good service and
will remain wonderfully absorbent and superbly soft to
Important Towel Care
Launder frequently with soft water and detergent.
Wash colors separately from whites, and do not use
bleach on colors.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions and rinse
Use fabric softeners occasionally. Overuse will cause
your towels to stiffen and become less absorbent.
drying by hanging, shake towel once while still wet,
and again after dry. This will fluff the terry
Dry thoroughly in a tumble dryer.
not iron towels as it reduces absorbency.