Saturday, May 17, 2014

How to clean your towels

Towel Care Tips
Wash and dry your best bath towels before using them for the first time. Most towels have silicone or other finishes. Washing the towels removes these finishes and permits maximum absorbency.
To set colors, wash colored towels with similar colors in warm water for the first several washings. Using about half the recommended amount of detergent, add 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar to the wash water. The vinegar helps set the colors and removes excess detergent residue.

 best bath towels cleaning tips
Wash towels every three to four days. Use warm water and color-safe bleach (if needed) for colored towels. Use hot water and nonchlorine bleach (if needed) for white towels. White towels should be washed separately or with other white items to avoid subtle discoloration over time.
Wash bath towels separately from clothing for sanitary reasons.
Use fabric softeners according to directions, but use only every three or four washes. Waxy buildup from softeners can deteriorate the towel fibers over time and reduce their absorbency.
Give your towels a shake when taking them out of the washer. This will help fluff the terry loops that aid absorbency. Don't iron terry towels; this will reduce absorbency.
Ensure that towels are dry when you remove them from the dryer. Even slightly damp towels can quickly mildew, but avoid overdrying; it can destroy the integrity of the individual cotton fibers.
Many high-quality towels feature decorative trims to add a soft design element amid the hard, shiny surfaces of the bathroom. If possible, use towels with specialty trims as accents only, so you can limit their laundering and reduce the wear on ribbon, rickrack, lace, or other decorative elements.
Fold bath towels and hand towels in thirds for best use of shelfspace: Fold the towel in half, with open ends to the left, then fold in half again. Fold up the bottom third of the towel, then fold the top third down. When storing, face the outer edge of the towel to the front to make it easy to grab a single towel.
Linen hand towels for the bath can be safely ironed for a crisp finish. After ironing, fold linen towels in thirds like other towels.
Towels, face cloths, and bath mats are as much home fashion accessories as necessities. As with sheets, you can choose from the ever-popular classic white or an array of fashion colors, trims, and patterns. Fluffy white towels give a clean, spa-like feel to a master, guest, or shared family bath. White and ecru coordinate with virtually any bathroom color and have longevity. Colors tend to fade over time (so you might want to buy extras).
Because of its absorbency and strength, cotton is the fabric of choice for most bath towels. The manufacturing process and the choice of material affect towel absorbency. Although sheared towels are the most absorbent, they aren't necessarily the best for drying. Towels don't dry simply by absorbing moisture; the fiber loops also brush water off the body. Bottom line: The number of loops per square inch is the most important indicator of towel performance.
Good-quality bath towels can last for 10 years with proper care. 
Always check the label on your best bath towels for particular care instructions before proceeding with washing and drying.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 725-Gram 6-Piece Towel Set

Review about Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 725-Gram 6-Piece Towel Set

Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 725-Gram 6-Piece Towel Set
Indulge yourself in spa like luxury with this luxurious six-piece towel set. The set includes two oversized, extra heavy bath towels, two oversized extra heavy hand towels, and two oversized, extra heavy washcloths. The set is is made with approximately 4-1/2 pounds of Egyptian cotton--known for its softness, absorbency, and durability. These towels makes an ideal complement to any bathroom whether you use it to pamper yourself or reserve it for special guests. Egyptian cotton fibers are valued for their superior length and strength, which also reduces the buildup of pile and lint. These towels will feel cozy and comfortable against your skin every time you use them. Additionally the towels get softer with washing and drying.

Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 725-Gram 6-Piece Towel Set includes:

  • 6-piece oversized and extra-heavy towel set includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths; imported
  • Woven with over 4-1/2 pounds of Egyptian cotton for softness, absorbency, and durability
  • Available in an array of colors to easily accessorize with home linens
  • Machine washable and dryable
  • Bath towels measure 30 by 56 inches; hand towels measure 18 by 30 inches; washcloths measure 13 by 13 inches

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Best bath towels fabrics

Supima or Egyptian Cotton?
what about Bamboo and Micro Cotton's?
Sometimes it's enough to make your head go in deep thinking in your  Bath towels materials which can be expensive  and what exactly are you paying for that you won't get with anycotton towel? 
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Here are some terms and tips on what to look for in a quality luxury bath towel.
There are many wonderful bath towels available and you can pick the best one for your wants and needs when you understand what you are looking at and what it means!

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian cotton is widely acknowledged as one of the best qualities of cotton in the world. It is known for its strength and super-soft feel.

Singles Yarn

This mean that a single yarn is being used in the pile. Longer-pile towels tend to use a Singles yarn so that you can achieve the longer
pile without adding too much weight to the towel.

Doubles Yarn

This is where two yarns are ply’d (twisted) together to form one thicker, heavier yarn. A Doubles yarn is generally used to achieve atowel that has a shorter, neater pile and a heavier weight. However, it’s also a way to achieve a heavyweight towel with a longer pile,without having to add too much additional pile length.

Low Twist

Clever low twist technology makes towelling feel thicker and softer than normal towelling yet also beautifully lightweight, incredibly absorbent and fast drying too which is used in manufacturing the best batht towels .
How is it done? The yarn is ‘wound’ with Poly Vinyl Alcohol which acts as a core and stops the yarn being twisted as it is wound. 
The yarn is then stable, and can be woven and processed. After the weaving, dyeing and processing the Poly Vinyl Alcohol dissolves, leaving a cotton yarn that has no twist to it, and a hollow core.