Wash prior to first use. Launder whites, colours and prints separately. Warm machine wash (40c). Do not rub, soak or wring. Do not bleach. Line dry in shade or tumble dry warm. Do not iron. Do not dry clean (x). To maintain optimum performance of this towel, we recommend that you avoid using fabric softeners, as they decrease the towel's absorbency. If you have a pulled thread, do not pull it. Simply snip off the loop with sharp scissors. Trimming a pulled thread will avoid further pulling & will not affect the durability or performance of your towel. It is quite normal for a cotton towel to lint or fluff in the few initial washes. This will diminish with subsequent washes & tumble drying. Remember to clean out the filters of your washing machine & tumble dryer.