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Austin Throw Blankets
The Austin Turkish blanket - a beautiful, oversized, lightweight throw is perfect for curling up in on the couch, on your bed, or pack it for a day at the beach.
70"x 86". Natural Turkish Cotton with fringe. Absorbs water + dries quickly.
Hand-loomed in Turkey. All fringes are knotted by hand.
Unlike most towels, Turkish cotton goods get softer + more luscious the more you wash + use it.
Before use, soak towel in cold water overnight and hang to dry. This allows the cotton fibers to bloom and will condition your towel to reach its maximum absorbency.
Why do I need to soak my towels before using them? Natural cotton needs to be trained to be absorbent. By soaking the towels, you are giving the cotton a jumpstart that is equivalent to repeated washings. After that, each machine wash will make them softer and more absorbent.
FOR DAILY USE
Washing in the machine at 30°. Tumble dry medium or hang to dry. Do not over dry. Tip: if you every over-dry your towels and notice a decrease in absorbency, simply repeat soaking process outlined above. No bleach or fabric softener.
Why don’t I need to put fabric softener on the towels? Fabric softeners actually coat the natural fibers making them less absorbent! Your towels may smell great but over time, you are stopping the fibers from doing their work.
KEEPING TOWELS WHITE!
Bleach tends to strip natural fibers of their natural oils, making them feel dry and brittle. Try using 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in the wash instead. This is great for stain-removal as well.
We recommend a solution of baking soda and vinegar rubbed on the stain before washing.
Tip: A capful of white vinegar in the wash will brighten clothes and towels without harsh chemicals!
If threads snag, simply cut the thread off. This will not damage integrity of your piece.