Taking care of your towels and bathrobes

By Boutique BEM
on October 26, 2017

Taking care of your towels and bathrobes

Washing

We highly recommend to wash your towels and bathrobes at home , chosing a biodegradable liquid detergent, we do not advise to send your towels to Laundry.

Wash towels on the gentle cycle. Generally speaking towels do not get very dirty because you dry yourself when you are clean. So they only require gentle washing which helps prolong the life and fluffiness of the towel.

Detergent

Wash your towels and bathrobes in a pure soap that does not contain fabric brighteners (code for bleach) or fabric conditioners (code for reduced absorbency). Use the smallest amount of soap possible, probably half of what you think you need or the manufacturer recommends. Towels respond well to oxygen bleach (colour safe if necessary) in every second or third wash. It keeps the colours bright and the whites white.

DO NOT, let us repeat, DO NOT use any form of fabric conditioner or soap with fabric conditioner to wash your towels. Fabric conditioner substantially reduces the absorbency of your towels.

Drying

To keep your towels soft and fluffy dry them in a tumble dryer or finish them in a tumble dryer. This will raise the pile for a soft fluffy feel.If you line dry your towels and prefer a softer fluffy feel we advise you to "flick" your towels before hanging them on the line. Hold them on the end and flick them so they snap (like cracking a whip). Do this on both ends and the pile will stand up and dry that way.

It is preferred to dry your towels and bathrobes in the shade not in the direct sunlight. It is very easy for the ultra violet rays and heat to over dry the cotton fibers thus reducing the life of your towels.

 

Selecting the Right Towel For Your Home

By Boutique BEM
on June 24, 2017
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Selecting the Right Towel  For Your Home

The right towel selection can make a difference

You know how one thing leads to another when redoing your home and it’s those little things sometimes make the biggest difference?  That little thing can be your towel selection — bath towels, bath mats, kitchen towels, cleaning towels.

Turkish cotton towels, considered the world’s most luxurious towels, are made from cotton that is only grown in the Aegean region of Turkey.  Their strength comes from the region’s long cotton fibres that create strong threads to endure use and with the amazing ability to cope with the stresses of laundering.  Turkish cotton bath towels are absorbent (but not as absorbent as Egyptian cotton), so they are ideal for warm climates with excessive moisture, so perfect for the United Arab Emirates.

Before we select our perfect towel, we have to understand GSMs, this is one area that often misunderstood.

What does GSM mean?

GSM means ‘Grams per Square Meter” and is the standard measurement for the weight, density and quality of all fabrics.  The lower the GSM value, the lighter and thinner the towel.  But all may have a relevant purpose.

  • 300-400 GSM –the towels are lighter and thinner. But, depending on its use, you might want a lower GSM for a gym or kitchen towel. A lightweight, quicker-drying beach towel might be around 350 GSM, for instance.
  • 400-600 GSM – This medium weight is great for beach, bath and guest towels. Each consecutive gram weight – 400, 500, 600 – gets a little heavier, and a little more absorbent.
  • 600-900 GSM – This is a premium, luxury weight. The towel is denser, heavier, more absorbent, and will probably take a little longer to dry.

If your towels have lost their fluff, it may be because of silicone build up from commercial fabric softeners.  Need to bring back the fluff factor? Start with your regular detergent and add 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.  You’ll find this home remedy for putting the fluff back into your favourite towels.

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