Tips & Care Instructions

Wash in COLD water and hang dry to avoid shrinkage. 
REMEMBER: handmade items require a little more care when laundering.

Turkish Robes

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 robes

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.

loungewear

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...