Do you notice excessive fluff build up in your dryer?
If you love your fabric softener and you like to use more than the required then stop or reduce immediately!!
When it comes to washing towels, fabric softener should be given the boot!!
To see what happens, take one of your towels hold it vertically and pour a glass of water on the towel. You will notice that most of the water flows off the towel rather than being absorbed! Fabric softener is popular because it helps keep clothes soft, fresh-smelling and static-free. It also helps clothing retain its shape and colour. Fabric softener is created from a silicone oil. During a wash cycle, this oil latches onto towel fibres and makes them slippery, greasy and less absorbent. Since the purpose of a towel is to absorb water, this is a problem.
As an alternative to fabric softener try below the vinegar tip:
Vinegar is a laundry workhorse superstar!
Use 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment of your machine – it softens towels and helps removes bacteria, a much better option than coating your towels with synthetic chemicals.
If you want fragrance, you can add a drop or two of pure essential oil to your laundry balls. I have a dedicated washcloth that I add a few drops of essential oil too and toss it in with my towels as kind of a fabric softener sheet.
If you are interested in purchasing new towels check out our range of towels here.
This brand new innovative product ideal for people who want the speed and flexibility of changing the look of their divan or bed base. The Base Wrap is ideal where the original fabric on the divan base has become worn damaged or dirty. The Base Wrap gives those looking for a change of style or colour a cheap and affordable way of changing with out the the need to replace your bed base!
Are you tired of having to take the mattress off every time you want to launder or change the sheet on the base or having changed the sheet it still does not look as tidy because of how difficult it is to iron the sheet
The Base wrap fits down easily over the mattress with no need to remove the mattress. Simply lift if you have drawers.
The Base Wrap is a suede like fabric that is fully elasticated and fits snug on the base – made from 90 % Polyester and 10 % Spandex so it’s also fully washable.
The Base Wrap is available in 4 colours Chocolate, Black, Linen And Charcoal and it is available in 4 sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King
Pima cotton is a type of cotton considered to be one of the superior blends of cotton, and it is extremely durable and absorbent. One of the advantages of pima cotton is that the thickness of the cloth it weaves, creates a very durable fabric.
When choosing between pima and regular cotton, people should think about how the textile will be used. For something like curtains, using regular cotton may be just fine, as the curtains do not need to be durable to withstand frequent washings, do not need to be soft to the touch, and do not need to be especially dense. With things like sheets and towels, on the other hand, the density and soft texture of pima cotton can be important, making these textiles more comfortable to use and helping them withstand years of use.
Besides its luxurious softened and lustrous beauty, there are various other benefits of silk that other man made fabrics simply cannot match. An all climate fabric, silk is warm and cosy in winter and comfortably cool when the temperature rises. It is highly absorbent and can absorb 30% of its weight without feeling damp. This helps in removing moisture and perspiration away from the body during sleep, thus keeping the body dry and cool.
Silk can also assist with sensitive skin. Silk is 100% natural and hypoallergenic because of its protein structure and contains many amino acids in common with the human body, these acids help moisturize the skin and aid in skin healing.
Silk can help alleviate issues like:
Post Chemotherapy Sensitive Skin
Post Surgery Sutures.
In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust. Its smooth surface resists soil and odours well. Silk is wrinkle and tear resistant, washes easily and dries quickly. Silk also has great cosmetic qualities for hair and skin, hair can become shiny through contact with the silk and wrinkles in skin can be visually reduced by regular use
Did you know that Egyptian cotton has extra-long fibres (1 3/8 inch), also known as extra-long staples, hence the ELS label. The long fibres of Egyptian cotton can be wound into extra-fine strands, which manufacturers weave into cotton fabrics with extra-high thread counts, creating a durable and luxuriously soft material for Egyptian cotton sheets.
If your Egyptian cotton sheet is made from certified Egyptian cotton, grown in Egypt, it will probably have a tag featuring a white cotton blossom on a black triangle with the words “Egyptian cotton” beneath it. While other places produce the same kind of cotton (pima cotton is grown from the same species), Egyptian cotton producers go to great lengths to ensure that their cotton is grown from top-quality plants and processed using top-quality methods.
Egyptian cotton absorbs liquid very well, which is why these sheets often come in such vibrant colours. And the thirsty fibers are very absorbent; bath towels made from Egyptian cotton will make you feel as pampered as Cleopatra, but with softer, more lustrous towels.
Egyptian cotton produces little lint – the hairs that grow on cottonseeds. So the sheets, in turn, produce less lint than sheets and bedding made from other materials, which means that Egyptian cotton sheets and Egyptian cotton bedding do not pill much. They will maintain their signature lustre for years.
Egyptian cotton bedding often feels a little stiff at first and we recommend that you wash them before first use. However, each time you wash your sheets, they will become softer. Considering that Egyptian cotton sheets can last for decades, an Egyptian cotton sheet will become one of the softest sheets you will ever use.