Washing tips and instructions for terry cloth items WASHING Wash before first use. Do not use cold or warm water. Specific program for towels. Wash dark colours separately. Do not leave wet towels/terry pieces together for a long time, they can cause discoloration and colour transfer. Do not dry clean. Do not use bleach. DETERGENT / SOFTENER Use neutral soap for colours. Strong detergents only because of the white colour, as they contain bleach. Excess detergent can leave residues on the cotton fibers, causing harden´s fabric and losing the vitality of colour. The use of anti-calc products improves the result of washing. Adding too much softener implies a loss of fabric absorption. DRY If possible, we recommend the use of a dryer, with the specific towel program. Drying towels in radiators hardens the fibers and the towel becomes stiff. Do not iron at high temperature and preferably without steam. Effects PILLING New towels/items leave lint in the first wash and use. To avoid the formation of " fluff balls " use the soft program, specific for towels, and the drum load recommended by the washing machine. SHRINKAGE The manufactured items are 100% cotton, so they are subject to a natural shrinking of 5% to 10%. We recommend stretching and shaping with your hands when they are wet and repeating once they are dry. LOOSE THREADS Do not pull the threads, cut them. Avoid washing terry articles together with other garments that have zips, hooks or Velcro. DECOLORING Keep in mind that substances such as: dyes, cosmetics or detergents can discolour and stain terry fabric.