Care Tips for Linen Towels | Washing and durability

Linen towels are not only luxurious and eco-friendly but also incredibly durable and easy to care for. To help you get the most out of your Goodlinens towels, we've put together some essential care tips. Whether you're washing them for the first time or maintaining their softness and absorbency, these guidelines will ensure your linen towels stay in excellent condition for years to come.

Washing Your Linen Towels

Initial Wash

Most of our towels arrive pre-washed. A second wash will make them even softer and more absorbent. Our diamond weave collection arrives unwashed and will take on its signature quilted appearance after washing and drying for the first time.

Regular Washing

Detergent: Use a mild, eco-friendly detergent that is free from bleach and fabric softeners. Harsh chemicals can weaken the natural fibers of linen.

Temperature: Linen can be washed in both hot and cold water. However, we recommend washing in cold water to conserve energy.

Separation: Because linen towels are more compact than cotton terry and are less likely to harbour bacteria or unpleasant odours, you can launder your Goodlinens alongside the rest of your washing - saving you both time and money.

Drying Your Linen Towels

Natural Drying

Drying your linen towels naturally is the best way to preserve their quality and extend their lifespan. Machine drying your towels can cause the linen fibers to break more easily. Plus, as linen gets softer with each wash, a tumble in the dryer is not necessary for extra softness.

Hang your towels on a clothesline or drying rack in a well-ventilated area. Make sure they are spread out evenly to prevent wrinkles and ensure they dry completely.

Machine Drying

If you prefer to use a dryer, you can still maintain the integrity of your linen towels by following these tips:

Low Heat: Use the lowest heat setting on your dryer. High heat can damage the linen fibers.

Remove Promptly: Linen towels will dry much quicker than their cotton counterparts. This means you can dry them together with your other laundry. Take the towels out of the dryer as soon as the cycle is complete to prevent wrinkles.

Ironing Your Linen Towels

If you prefer a crisp look, you can iron your linen towels. Use a medium-hot iron while the towels are still slightly damp for the best results.


By following these care tips, you can ensure that your Goodlinens towels remain soft, absorbent, and durable for years to come.

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