How to Care
The new cloths are stiff, how do I use it?
Brand new cloths are stiff, almost like pretty postcards. To start using them, simply wet it under running tap water & give it a squeeze. It's now ready to use. We recommend wetting only the ones you intend to use. These cloths dry to a crisp and take a funky shape. So if you wish to appreciate your pretty-postcard-looking-piece-of-art cloth a little longer, keep them new & dry until it's time to use them.
How do I wash & dry my cloths?
You can just pop your Swedish cloths in the washing machine (without fabric softener) to clean them. You can also place them on the top rack of your dishwasher. Make sure to air dry only! We recommend your cloths to dry flat - on the kitchen counter, for example.
Can I use stain removers on the cloths?
Yes! Gentle eco-friendly stain removers are welcomed. We do suggest only soaking the cloths for a maximum of 1 hour.
How do I sterilise the cloths?
Easy! Pop a DAMP cloth in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Alternatively, you can also opt to boil the cloths for 3 minutes.
What are the Dont's?
- Do Not Soak In Bleach. Use gentle stain removers instead.
- Do Not Tumble Dry In The Machine - AIR DRY ONLY
- Do Not Iron. These cloths will dry to a crisp and will take on a funky shape. Its best to dry on a flat surface to reduce curly ends.
Size of the new, wet, and dried cloths are different. Help?
Absolutely! Brand new cloths will come thin and dry. When wet, the cloths will become thicker. Once the cloths are completely dry, they will appear shrunk. Simply wet it again for it to return to its original size. NOTE : Shrinkage & fading is absolutely normal & expected. This is due to natural materials and environmentally friendly ink.
How long do they last & how do I dispose them?
Between 4 to 6 months per cloth. The life expectancy of these cloths all depends on use. The more use, means more wear and tear, and so the lesser its lifetime. We have heard, however, some say that their cloth lasts up to 9 good months!
We know its a little hard to part with something you love 😔 but if your cloths are starting to look a little worn for wear, tiny holes or tears start to appear, then maybe it's time to say your goodbyes. You can simply dispose them in your rubbish or compost (if you have one) worry-free. Though the cloths were created for cleaning, they are naturally destined to return to Earth.
How do I care for my limited edition towel?
Gently wash the tea towel in 40 degrees Celsius water. Soak in soapy water and agitate to remove dirt. Do not scrub directly on ink to maintain print longevity. Once dry, iron on high heat with a pressing cloth on top of print.