Address:13 Bethel Street, Brighouse, HD6 1JR

01484 721 536

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Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5.30pm
Sat - 9am to 4pm

Looking after your Towels


There is no house without towels and we use different sizes of towels according to our needs and use with different colours and fabrics. The most popular material for towels is cotton, but the grades are different as the quality of cotton is different. The best towel soaks water from our skin effectively and gives a gentle touch on scrubbing. Here are a few helpful tips when it comes to keeping your towels going, wash after wash.

Don’t Wash them with your other Clothes

Towels are made up differently so don’t wash them with the rest of your load. The stains and grime that a towel usually gather are different from those on ordinary clothing, so should be kept separate. Another reason to wash them separately is to do with their makeup; most are made of fine cotton that absorbs colours present in the wash. Once they catch the color from any other clothing it will remain on them for the rest of their life.

Always use Mild Detergent

Towels are of pure cotton so gentle and soft detergent is best as it is harmless for the cotton fibers. That’s why towel detergents always have different and milder chemicals than the washing detergents we use for our normal washing. The label will help you out a lot here, giving you details on how to care for and wash it. Water temperature is also important for their care; most will need a cold wash, with a warm/hot wash shortening their life span.

Don’t put your towels in the Dryer

The makeup of a towel is woven loosely to feel soft against your skin, and a dryer rotates clothes harshly so loose fibers can be damaged. The best thing to do is to put them on a washing line to dry in the sun or you can iron them gently if the label permits this.

Store Them in a Cupboard when they’ve Dried Completely

Wet towels are the real source of fungal allergies so keep them dry before use. To do this, keep them out in the natural air after every use and make sure they are completely dry if you plan to store them in the cupboard.