7 facts about terry towels
What actually absorbs water? By itself, cotton fiber does not absorb water. Air absorbs water! Since thin fibers are woven into a thread of the fabric, they create a whole system of micro-channels - capillaries, which just contain air. Thus, a system of voids in the fabric itself is obtained. It works like this: upon contact with water, a terry towel sucks water into itself and holds it due to the pressure difference. When we wring out the towel, we squeeze the capillaries, and water flows out of them.
1. History of creation In ancient times, even before towels, only linen was used. Until one day, a well-known carpet weaver from Turkey realized that a towel could be woven from cotton threads in the same way as a carpet. So the world learned about terry towels. 2. Pile size Towels that have a pile size of 3.5 mm have poor absorption, get wet and wear out quickly. But towels, which can quickly absorb all the moisture from the body and hair, have a 5mm pile in height. Here they are just considered the best to use. If the pile is longer, then it is considered too voluminous and such a towel will quickly fall off. Important! Pull the threads before making a purchase. If they pull out, and the loops unwind, you have a poor-quality product. 3. Density The density of the towel should be indicated on the label. The higher the indicator, the better and better the towel absorbs moisture. The best option is 450-600 g / m 2 Anything below these numbers is a budget option of low quality. 4. Whitening Vinegar can be used to bleach a terry towel. It will not only remove the stain, but also soften the fabric. You can also mix liquid powder with laundry soap and shampoo. Do not use aggressive bleach and alkali for bleaching. 5. Rules for washing and care Use only liquid detergent for washing. To keep towels soft, wash them in salt water and toss two tennis balls into the drum of the machine. (As when washing down jackets) so that they beat the pile. Acceptable washing temperature is 30-60 degrees. Towels should not be boiled, nor should they be ironed. Air dry or tumble dry only. Important! For terry towels there is a rule of three wipes. That is, after 3 uses - in the wash! 6. Required number of towels There is such an old sign that says: if a husband and wife dry themselves with one towel, they will soon quarrel. In fact, according to the rules of hygiene, each member of the family should have their own towel. 7. Great gift Our advice to you, feel free to give beautiful and high-quality towels, because now you know exactly how to choose a good, and most importantly, useful gift!