Bath Linen Care Guide

It is such a pleasure to use fine quality bath linens. If you use the proper care, your towels, rugs, and terry robes will last for many years to come.    

Most of our bath linens are made of natural fibers, and can be laundered at home. However, always check the care label before washing and drying.  


First Wash

Pre-washing opens the fibers of towels, makes them more absorbent, and removes any dust or residue. Fully unfold the items, and set the wash to include a cold pre-soak. Use only a small amount of detergent. We recommend using Le Blanc Towel Wash. This detergent can remove extremely difficult stains from luxury fibers. Dry bath linens according to our regular care instructions. 



  1. Wash like items together. Towels should be washed with towels, and rugs with rugs. Do not wash with regular laundry items such as jeans, or polyester. Items with zippers or snaps can pull the delicate loops of terry cloth.

  2. Do not overload the washer. It is better to wash a few items at a time.

  3. Wash the same colors together. Lights should be separated from darks.

  4. Use cold to warm water, on a gentle cycle. We do not recommend using hot water. Heat from the washer and dryer may cause fibers to break.

  5. Use a gentle soap formulated to protect fine fibers. We do not recommend using any harsh detergents on fine fabrics.

  6. Less is more when it comes to detergent. Too much soap can make towels hard. We recommend using half the recommended amount of detergent. If using Le Blanc Towel Wash, use ¼ cup (2oz.) for a medium-size load.

  7. Do not pour detergent directly on bath linens. Add soap to the washer as the tub fills, or dilute with water and then add linens.

  8. Never use bleach. Bleach weakens fabrics, and may cause fibers to yellow and tear. Only use non-chlorine bleach when necessary.

  9. Never use fabric softener. These products contain chemicals that prevent water absorption, and may damage your towels.

  10. Never leave damp or wet articles in the washing machine for a prolonged period of time. Towels and rugs can get musty if they are not dried immediately.



Consult the manufacturers care label for best results.

  1. Separate and unravel damp bath linens that may have twisted in the wash.
  2. Do not overload the dryer. It is better to dry just a few items at a time.
  3. Tumble-dry on low to medium heat. Do not use high heat.
  4. Do not over-dry. Over-drying damages fabrics, and will reduce the life of the product.
  5. Do not use dryer sheets. These products contain chemicals that prevent water absorption, and may damage your towels.


Stain Removal

Stains should always be treated as soon as possible. We recommend using Le Blanc Towel Wash. This detergent can remove extremely difficult stains from luxury fibers.

  1. Wet the item in cool to lukewarm water. Apply several drops of Le Blanc Towel Wash to the soiled area.

  2. Gently rub the fabric against itself until the stain is almost removed.

  3. Soak the item in Le Blanc Towel Wash for at least 20 minutes. Tough stains may require overnight soaking.

  4. Rinse the fabric thoroughly.

  5. Dry the fabric using the manufacturers care instructions. Do not spot treat one area of the fabric without immediately laundering the entire item.



Store bath linens outside of the bathroom where it is cool and dry. It should be ventilated, and out of direct sunlight. Do not store in plastic bags, cedar chests, or in boxes, to avoid yellowing.    



  • Ideally, each person in a household should have two to three sets of towels. A set of towels usually includes a Bath Towel, a Hand Towel, and a Wash Cloth. You may also want to include other sizes, like larger Bath Sheets, or Fingertip Towels for powder rooms.

  • Towels come in various textures, so you will need to determine what type of feel you like. Traditional towels have twisted loops. Zero-twist towels feel more plush, soft, and airy.

  • Terry Cloth is a type of fabric with loop piles along the surface that can absorb large amounts of water. Terry Cloth can be made using a number of fibers including cotton, linen, bamboo, and modal.

  • Waffle towels have a large surface area combined with an innovative design to trap moisture and absorb quickly and efficiently while also super absorbent.

  • The weight of a towel is noted as GSM, or grams per square meter, and it determines the thickness. Towels, with a higher GSM between 550 and 700, will feel absorbent, thick and plush.

  • Decorative towels with embroidery, monograms, or bound edges, should not be left in the washing machine for prolonged periods of time.

  • A Tub Mat is an extension of a towel program, and is used to absorb water following a shower or bath. A Bath Rug absorbs water, and may provide comfort, support and warmth. Bath Rugs can also make a significant design statement in the bathroom.