Lifestyle  News

TOP TIPS:Storing & Caring For Towels

Keeping your luxury linen towels in perfect condition is important to ensure your towels stay fresh for years to come.  Here we provide some tips to ensure maximum softness, absorbency and longevity.

  • It’s important to wash and rotate your towels regularly to ensure build-up of oils and bacteria is minimised.  For best results, we recommend washing your towels at 40 degrees on a regular machine wash.  If you are regularly changing your towels, it is unlikely they will become very dirty and it’s important not to wash them at high temperatures. This can damage and shrink the fibres and also dull the colours over time.
  • We recommend washing your towels together and avoid over filling the machine so they can move freely during the wash. Separating your towels from other items will also prevent them from catching on zips and other fasteners.
  • Towels can become all bunched up in the washing machine, so it’s a good idea to shake them out before placing them in the dryer. This will help them stay fluffy over time.
  • Our linen towels have been pre-washed to prevent further shrinkage and can be safely tumble dried on a low heat which will plump and soften your towel after washing.
  • It is best not to use bleach or detergents with optical brighteners and a mild liquid detergent such as Wool Mix is perfect for your towels.
  • It is best to hang your towels on a towel bar, but if you have hooks in your bathroom, it’s important never to hang more than one towel per hook.  Moisture and debris can become trapped within the layers which promotes the growth of mould and bacteria.
  • It’s ideal to have more than one towel per person and have several sets on rotation.  This way, each set is only used approximately every other week.  Less use and less washing means towels will last longer.
  • Watch out for products like toothpaste and makeup!  Some toothpastes contain bleach and this may leave those unexplained small white marks on your towels.  Makeup can stain permanently and it’s best to use a separate face cloth instead.

Finally, remember to fold and store your towels for ease and convenience.  This is a small detail and can make a difference whether it be for welcoming guests, restocking the linen cupboard or simply giving your bathroom that luxurious, hotel feel.

Shop HMCo luxury linen towels

Explore

Our favourite Instagrammers on the HMCo blog!
Line Kay for HMCo Flocca duvet cover rosa
Styling a masculine linen bed by Hale Mercantile Co
Setting the Christmas table with luxurious pure table linen
Tamsins Table
pure linen sheets - if you only buy one thing
Linen catalogue 2016/17
Instagram Love with Hale Mercantile Co Linen
Argent pure linen throw with Fog flat sheet
Flocca long pillowcase
Beautiful Blooms on hale Mercantile Co Blog
Weddings Love on With Every Fibre Linen Blog
Benefits of sleeping in pure linen
Hale Mercantile Co releases new stripe linen palette
Kristine pure linen bedding Fog
A natural, slow and simple life
Line Kay for Hale Mercantile Co easter table linen
natural linen bedding colour palette
Living the dream with Debra Kolkka
Luxury linen gift guide
HMCo blog favourite instagrammers
Hale Mercantile Co Top 9 Instagram images for 2017
With Every Fibre blog July 2016
Pure linen towels from hale mercantile co
HMCo luxury linen gift sets
Hale Mercantile Co pure linen cushions & pillowcases by Line Kay
HMCo pure linen bedding in Floss
linen bedding for mother's day 2017
TAE
Five steps to create the perfect linen bed
HMCo Rosa bed linen
linen throw in brun
Stella linen cushions layered with Gras, Fog and Melanz
Insta Love on the linen blog
Flocca flat sheet Lila
Hale Mercantile Co Linen blog Inta Love
The perfect festive season: Hale Mercantile Co blog
The Ultimate bedding care guide by Hale Mercantile Co
Linen for the perfect Christmas Table
linen sheets in ayrton and sable for summer
HMCo Christmas linen gift guide blog
Pure table linen for Easter