Unless the care instructions on the sewn-in label specifically state otherwise, sheets and towels may be safely machine-washed or professionally laundered. Cold or warm water for the wash cycle is best. Opt for a cold-water rinse. If your washing machine has the option for a second rinse cycle, use it to make sure that any excess soap is washed out. Excess soap will make your sheets and towels (and clothing, for that matter) feel scratchy. You can use popular detergents that do not contain fabric softeners, but we strongly recommend that you use about one quarter to one third of the amount of detergent recommended on the box or bottle for the size load being washed.
Do not use chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach will strip out the color and also weakens the cotton with repeated use.
Do not use fabric softeners or detergents that have fabric softener in them. Fabric softeners chemically react with the fiber and “eat” away at the molecules, shortening the life of your textile products. Fabric softeners also inhibit the functioning of your textile product by coating the yarns with a chemical that artificially makes that fabric feel soft but prevents the yarns from absorbing moisture or “breathing” the way the fabric was designed to do.
Again unless the sewn-in label specifically states otherwise, you may tumble dry your sheets and towels. We recommend using the permanent press or low temperature setting. High heat not only may cause the fabric to shrink but it will “cook” the yarn and cause the fabric to lose it natural softness.
Do not use dryer sheets for the same reason stated above.
Be sure to remove sheets immediately at the end of the drying cycle and either iron while still damp using the cotton or linen setting, or simply remove from the dryer immediately and smooth while folding. This action will often have the result of leaving the sheet’s appearance nice enough to not need ironing.
Some lotions, creams, and soaps contain chemicals that act just like bleach with most textiles. Make sure that you thoroughly wash your hands and/or face before drying after applying any cream, lotion, or makeup. You should not use dyed towels or sheets if you use creams, lotions, or soaps that contain benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A, or alpha hydroxide. If you use products with benzoyl peroxide (like Clearasil and other acne medication) or alpha hydroxide or Retin-A, we suggest that you buy white towels and sheets.