How to make sure your Oddbird pieces
get the love they deserve.
Wash in COLD water and hang dry to avoid shrinkage.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Handmade items require a little more care when laundering.
Handwoven garments will naturally have a looser weave than factory-made fabrics and you may find that laundering your pieces using a dryer-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 low-heat, delicate setting is also fine.
Using a garment wash bag is recommended.
Dry cleaning friendly.
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% 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 this specialty textile the incredible drape and hand-feel that we are known for. Please note that because this luxury fabrication is more delicate in nature, it will require 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 on delicate and the drier on a low-heat, 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. Step-by-step tutorial here.
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.
HANDWOVEN OTTOMAN BLANKETS
Our Ottoman Blankets love a cold-water wash with a natural fabric softener followed by a tumble dry on low heat. Please note: that high heat tumble dry 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
~ 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.
LIMITED EDITION RAINBOW ROBE
Our Rainbow Collection features a traditional 'ŞANTUK' 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.
TURKISH TOWELS & ROBES
Like all pieces meant to last a lifetime, your Turkish towel will need proper care and a little loving maintenance from time to time. Here we share how to regularly care for your pieces, and we address some common Turkish towel issues that are easily repaired at home so it can serve you for a lifetime.
For our Turkish Towels we strongly encourage a pre-soak in cold water for 4-6 hours followed by a cold-water wash and line dry. Tumble dry on a delicate setting is also fine and will assist in the ‘breaking in’ of your towels.
Please note, dryer usage can often contribute to a slight shrinkage of cotton and linen textiles so keep heat to a delicate setting.
You can view our blog here for steps on how to re-tie your Turkish towel tassels if they happen to come undone during washes.
Fabrication notes: All of our textiles are woven from the highest quality, unprocessed cottons and linens and therefore require a small period of ‘breaking in’ to reveal their true softness, as well as increase their absorbency. We opt to use these unprocessed fibers as they not only increase the lifespan of the textile and ensure that the towel can serve you for decades, but are also not treated with the harsh chemicals making our pieces a uniquely sustainable choice.
This ‘breaking in’ process requires a nice soak (for optimal results, include a natural fabric softener) for 4-6 hours followed with a wash and dry cycle. This soaking process allows for the threads to fully hydrate and plump and in turn, increases the absorbency of the towel. Once the initial ‘breaking in’ is complete, the towels will get better and better with time and use and will continually increase in both softness and absorbency.
Many Turkish towels available on the current market are factory-made using bleached and over-processed fibers, and some even include polyester to obtain a luxury drape and initial softness from the get go. However, these factory-made towels have only a fraction of the lifespan of our 100% natural, sustainably made towels.
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.
REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS
Because we are committed to helping you get the most out of your Oddbird pieces and minimizing consumption over time, Oddbird proudly offers complimentary lifetime repairs on all of your wearables, so you can buy less and use more! We want you to LIVE in your handmade goodies and we are here to make sure that you can for as long as possible! Have a piece that needs a little love? Learn more about our lifetime repairs offer by clicking the link below, fill out our customer service form, and a team member will reach out to help ♥️
Did you know? In addition to lifetime repairs, Oddbird also offers complimentary cosmetic alterations on all of our apparel! Need your loungewear pants hemmed? The sleeve on your Handwoven Robe too long? We've got you! Email our customer service team to learn more about the alterations we offer free of charge and customize your Oddbird pieces to guarantee the best fit, every time!
T&CS: Shipping is not included in the lifetime repair offer. Customers are responsible for shipping costs and will be invoiced for those costs accrued. Each repaid is fielded on a case by case basis and based on the repair request or damage done to an item, some repairs may not be possible and at any time our team maintains the right to decline this service.
Cosmetic alterations include hemming and shortening of apparel such as inseam, length of robe/dress, and sleeve shortening. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any structural changes to our pieces or make anything longer. Each alteration request is fielded case by case and in some cases the request made by a customer is unable to be executed without compromising the integrity of the garment. In those instances, our tailor and customer service team will work to find an alternative solution if possible.
Please note: All altered items are final sale. No exchanges or refunds will be issued.