Tips & Care Instructions
Wash in COLD water and hang dry to avoid shrinkage.
REMEMBER: handmade items require a little more care when laundering.
We recommend soaking your Oddbird towel for 4-6 hours in cold water before your first wash. This process ensures optimal absorption of our natural, unprocessed cottons & linens.
Follow the soak with a warm-water wash and either line-dry your towels or tumble dry on a low heat setting. (Please note that tumble-drying may result in a slight shrinkage of your towels but will also speed up the initial 'breaking in' process)
Please note, your Oddbird Co. towel may take 3-4 washes before it reaches the ideal texture and absorbency and you may notice it shedding while going through this 'breaking in' process. Once it is broken in, your towels will only continue to get better and better.
Handwoven garments will naturally have a looser weave than factory-made fabrics and therefor you may find that laundering your pieces using a drier-cycle will often reduce the size of the garment. hand-washing and hanging to dry is ideal for our handwoven robes, however, if you feel that there is some room of give in the sizing of the garment, using the washer and drier on a delicate setting is also fine. Using a garment wash bag is recommended.
Dry cleaning friendly.
handwoven Ottoman blankets
Our Ottoman Blankets love a cold-water wash with a natural fabric softener, followed by a tumble dry on low heat. High heat will result in over-tightening of the weave of the blanket.
Accidentally tumbled dried your handwoven blanket and tightened its weave? No need to fret there are 2 great solutions!
~ A good steam iron will help relax that weave and bring it back to its original texture and size OR
~ Soak the blanket in a sink of lukewarm water with fabric softener for 3-4 hours and run it through another delicate wash cycle followed by a delicate tumble dry on a low heat. The fabric softener soak should loosen the weave up nicely and bring it back to its original texture and size.
We are so proud to offer a truly unique fabrication for our loungewear collection that is arguably the softest cotton we’ve ever felt. Our luxury, 100% Turkish Cotton Gauze is woven to order from locally-sourced Turkish cotton and designed specifically to feel light and breathable as though it were a second-skin. The weave is on the looser side so it affords the fabric the incredible drape and hand-feel that we are known for. Please note that because this luxury fabrication is more delicate in nature, it may require a little extra care when wearing and laundering to maintain the integrity of the garment for years to come.
Hand-washing and hanging to dry is ideal for our loungewear, however if you feel that there is some room of give in the sizing of the garment, using the washer and drier on a delicate setting is also fine. Using a garment wash bag is recommended. Dry cleaning friendly.
Have a snag in your fabric? No problem!
Lay your garment flat and massage the snagged thread back into the weave by gently pulling it with your fingertips, first with the vertical grain and then with the horizontal grain until as much of the thread is pulled back into place. If there is a thread protruding at the surface you may simply snip that thread without fear of creating a hole. You may follow these steps by laundering your garment and running it through a gentle tumble-dry to tighten the fabrication and render the snag virtually invisible.
Please note: dryer usage can create slight shrinkage in handwoven cottons and linens. Steaming your garment will often bring it back to its original size.
LIMITED EDITION RAINBOW ROBE
Our Rainbow Collection features a traditional 'ŠANTUK' weave which is famous for its remarkable texture. To care for any piece in this collection we recommend a pre-soak in cold water for 4-6 hours with a natural softener prior to its first wash. Follow this with a cold wash and line dry. Do not tumble dry. Ironing your rainbow pieces will restore its pre-laundered character for those who prefer less texture.
Your Oddbird Co. textiles are ethically and sustainably made and designed to only get better with age.
Just like the best of relationships, the more you care for your Oddbird Co. textiles, the longer they will care for you...
Like all objects meant to last a lifetime, your Turkish towel will need proper care and a little extra maintenance from time to time. Here we share how to regularly care for your pieces, and we address some common Turkish towel issues that you can take care of on your own.
Towel Measurements: 40"x80"
Some towels may look larger than others based on texture and grain. Linen towels tend to pull along the vertical grain once washed and may appear more narrow, but all towels are woven on the same 40" loom.
For all pieces (except silk!), machine wash and tumble dry low or lay flat to dry. No special detergent needed. No fabric softener, dryer sheets, or bleach! You will find that your Turkish towel will shrink in size a little by using the drier but the payoff is the absorbency. We recommend dry-cleaning to maintain size for towels used as shawls.
Repairing A Pulled Loop
Simply snip the loop to be even with the rest of the loops.
Treating Spills & Stains
Use any store-bought stain treatment, but be careful to avoid bleach. A paste made with baking soda and vinegar also works wonders and is an all natural way to remove stains.
Dry clean only. Spot clean with standard spot treatment spray and pat to dry. NEED PILLOW INSERTS? Find suggestions below...
For a square pillow we recommend the FJÄDRAR Inner Cushion available at IkeaFJÄDRAR Insert 20’x20’
For a Lumbar pillow we recommend the AVSIKTLIG Cushion available at IkeaAVSIKTLIG Cushion 12”x24"
For a Square Floor pillow we recommend (4) of the FJÄDRAR Inner Cushion available at Ikea.FJÄDRAR Insert 20’x20’
rectangle Queen Pillow
For a Rectangle Queen pillow we recommend the FJÄDRAR Inner Cushion available at IkeaFJÄDRAR Insert 16"x26"
one and done
For the One and Done pillow we recommend (3) of the AVSIKTLIG Cushions available at IkeaAVSIKTLIG Cushion 12”x24"
NOTE FOR STUFFING THE FLOOR PILLOW:
Place each pillow insert in each corner gently, zip and fluff. We recommend that you ONLY use DOWN inserts (when stuffing the floor pillow) in place of synthetic so the stuffing meets seamlessly.