Product Information

 

Colours and Pictures
Please note that despite our best efforts to accurately colour match illustrations on the webite there may be variations in colour due to image reproduction and the resolution of your computer screen. Please use colours as a guide.

Towel Terminology
GSM is a term frequently used when referring to towels, GSM stands for grams per square metre and refers to the amount of cotton that has been used in a product.
The higher the amount of cotton used in manufacture, the higher the GSM. The higher the GSM the heavier and thicker the towel will be, GSM in towels usually ranges between 450GSM up to 700GSM. The GSM does not affect a towels absorbency but a  towel with a lower GSM towel will be thinner and dry quicker than a towel with a higher GSM.

Towel Sizing Guide
The size of towels varies slightly between brands and manufacturers. Please use the guide below as a general guide:

Bath Sheet      80-100cm x 150-170cm
Bath Towel      68-70cm x 135-130cm
Hand Towel     40-50cm x 60-70cm
Face Washer   30-34cm x 30-34cm
Bath Mat          50-60cm x 80-85cm

How to care for your towels

Washing

• Always wash towels in a cool/warm machine wash separately before use.

• Always wash dark colours separately.

• As towels are generally stacked on shelves the towels may also look ‘flat’ in appearance and washing will ensure the pile regains its fluffiness.

• We recommend that the washing powder/liquid is fully dissolved before adding your towels. Uneven fading and patchy colour can occur if detergent comes into direct contact with the towels.

• When washing coloured towels, to avoid fading, please use a detergent designed for colour's.

Do not use a detergent containing brighteners as they only brighten whites and can seriously affect the colour of the towels.

• Limit the use of fabric conditioners on your towels. Over use will leave a coating on the fibres of your towels and reduces absorbency.

• Australian Weaving towels are made of high quality yarns which are naturally soft and absorbent and don’t need added conditioners.

• Do not iron towels. It will make the pile fibres flat.

• Do not dry clean towels.

Drying

• Tumble drying on a medium heat will give the towels the softest finish. Drying for excessive periods at a high heat setting will make the towels harsh. Over-drying will remove the moisture that is naturally present in the fabric, causing it to feel harsh or rough, and it may cause the fabric to become brittle and shorten the lifespan of your towel.

• Alternatively, shake your towels and then dry them on a washing line, taking care not to leave towels out too long in the hot sun as the fibres will become harsh. Also excessive exposure to full sunlight will fade the colour.

• Do not leave the towels wet or damp in the washing machine or clothes basket as this may cause staining or mildew stains.

• Bleach will remove the colour from your towels permanently, so take care to ensure that they don’t come into contact with bathroom cleaners.

• Some facial cleaners and skin treatments contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which has the same effect as bleach. Rinse hands and face thoroughly after using these products as the effect on the towel may not be apparent until after is has been washed.

Pulled Threads

• Pulled threads occur when towels catch on sharp objects. Any pulled threads can simply be cut off. Towels are woven so the threads won’t run.

 


Sheet Terminology
Thread count is a commonly used term when referring to bed linen. Thread count refers to the number of threads used in a square inch of fabric. Threads run in two different directions, warp (length) and weft (width). The higher the thread count the denser the weave and heavier the fabric. There is a lot of miss infomation in regards to thread count, it is easy to assume the higher the count the better the quality, however that's not always the case. A lower thread count on a sheet manufactured from natural fibres that are softer by nature, such as Egyptian Cotton will feel silkier than a high thread count sheet made from a lower quality cotton blend.
Perhaps the best solution is to consider how you prefer your sheets to feel and what's comfortable for you. If you prefer a little snap in your sheets choose a percale with a higher thread count, or if you prefer a softer more supple sheet consider a Egyptian Cotton Sheet set. It's a matter of personal preference.

Quilt Sizing Guide
As a general guide the standard sizes of our quilt covers are as follows:

Single Quilt Cover Set      140cm x 210cm
Double Quilt Cover Set     180cm x 210cm
Queen Quilt Cover Set      210cm x 210cm
King Quilt Cover Set         240cm x 210cm

A quilt cover is designed to fit over and protect your quilt while adding style/colour to your bedroom. A quilt cover can be easily removed for washing, saving you the need to wash your quilt as often. Please refer to individual products for care instructions.

How to care for your sheets and quilt covers
Washing
. Always follow the manufacturers care instructions
. It is recommended you wash your linen separately before using for the first time as this will wash out any excess dye and finishing products
. Dissolve your detergent or washing powder fully before you add to your linen. Optical brighteners are added to most modern detergents/washing powders to whiten and brighten your washing. If detergent/washing powder has not been properly dissolved the optical brightener may take hold of the fibres and cause lighter or faded patches.
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We recommend that you wash and dry your quilt cover inside out. This will protect any embellishment during the washing process and will prevent fading when line drying.
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 Avoid overloading washing machine as your sheets/quilts won't get as clean and often will end up with detergent/washing powder marks

Drying and Ironing
Washing and drying your bedlinen properly will eliminate many wrinkles.
Shaking out your bedlinen and pulling them out while still damp will help to minimise wrinkles.
Line drying bedlinen is ideal, tuumble drying on a low heat is also suitable, however be sure to remove and fold bedlinen promptly after drying to minimise creasing.To make ironing of 100% cotton bedlinen easier, iron when slightly damp or use the steam setting on your iron to smooth away creases.

Storage
Store bedlinen in a cool, dry closet or cupboard and be sure to leave room for air circulation. Line shelves if they are constructed of unfinished wood as they can eventually stain your linen.