Bathrobes are the puffy, insulating companions that provide us with the warmth and comfort that we crave in our homes. But as we know, through time almost all garments, robes and towels lose their fluff and become a shadow of their previous selves. To keep your bathrobe looking ageless follow these preservation tips.
Detergent Build Up
If your robe is looking a bit frail and neglected despite being washed it’s possible that detergent has been accumulating within the fabric. To know if this is the case, wash your bathrobes without washing powder or liquid, to see if suds form.
If you see bubbles and suds, detergent may be the culprit for your robe’s haggard look. To get it back to its peak condition throw it in the washer – without detergent! and add a little distilled white vinegar to help rid it of excess detergent. When drying, skip the tumble dryer in favour of the cool natural breeze. And in order to prevent this from happening again, just be mindful of the amount of detergent you are using.
Keepin’ the Fluff
Just as with any new piece of clothing a personalised bathrobe may be a bit rough when you first receive it, due to manufacturing processes. It will take a few washes to soften it up, after which your robe will either lose some of its initial puff or gain a bit more.
To maintain the puffy quality, use half the normal amount of detergent when washing. As we’ve seen before detergent likes to nestle up into bathrobe fabric. Wash on warm and dry your robe immediately after it’s been washed. If you feel that your robes (or towels!) aren’t as clean as you’d like them to be, simply use a little less fabric softener. Softeners reduce absorbency and thus make washing more of a difficult process.