Washing: If exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash towels in lukewarm water with some laundry detergent - but use less detergent than suggested. Periodically wash by adding a spoon of white vinegar.

Cotton is a natural fiber and new peshtemal towels may lose some.

Avoid softener while washing because it contains silicon which makes the peshtemal towels less absorbent. To soften them, use 1 cup of white vinegar every 6 weeks.  Run the peshtemals through a regular washing cycle, then repeat washing and add white vinegar instead of soap. The reason towels lose softening is because there is soap left in them and vinegar helps to remove it.

Drying: While tumble drying will make the towel fluffy, do not overdo it. The heat from the dryer can damage the integrity of the cotton fibbers. We recommend using a lower heat setting occasionally or alternate between air and heat drying. 

Absorbency: To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, about every six weeks, to restore the towel to full absorbency. The vinegar removes any excess detergent, which can affect the towels’ absorbency. 

Pulled Threads: As all our towels are woven, a pulled loop will not unravel the towel. If you catch the towel, pull it straight and pull a loop, cut off the pulled loop with a pair of scissors. Therefore, same products have slight differences as they are made in different hands every time.