Product Care

How to make sure your Oddbird pieces
get the love they deserve.


GENERAL NOTES:

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

HANDWOVEN ROBES

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.

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% 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.

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.

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.

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