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Old 28-11-2006, 12:46 PM
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Default Fluffy bits on new towels

Bought some combed cotton towels cos my others were mismatched and manky.Bought a deep dyed colour from john lewis .Have now washed them twice and tumble dried them to get rid of the bits.Is this a problem with the towels or how many washes should this take?
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Old 28-11-2006, 1:33 PM
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man this is a real bugbear of mine. I bought navy thick cotton towels from Dunelm mill (pretty similar to the JL ones my mum has). I've had them for a year or so now, washing every 2 weeks or so (because I have 2 XL and 2 normal size bath towels), and I still get navy fuzz in the nice white bath. It is such a pain because it makes cleaning the bath much trickier, because the cloth just gets covered in wet navy fluff. Gr.


I found that for the first month or so they shed fluff onto me as well - which then can get seriously annoying when you put on any body lotion! However after a month or so that stopped. Now its just the bathroom... Just keep washing them fairly frequently - I found that they seem to shed less fluff when they are just washed and kind of 'stiff', IYSWIM. like you say, tumble drying helps get rid of the fluff too, but i think it doesn't work so well if the dryer is stuffed full of towels. (and make sure to clear the fluff trap, obv!) (oh you're not using fabric conditioner on them are you.. I'm sure you're not)

So I'm afraid I can't be that helpful - they may shed bits for a while. I think it is just what you get with these thicker, better quality towels. i love my towels all coarse and scratchy and it takes ages to get ther. sometimes i think i should just give my mum new towels and pinch all her old ones...
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Old 28-11-2006, 3:30 PM
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I like them scratch too, saves on exfolliantion and this time of year really warms up the skin
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Old 06-04-2008, 4:12 PM
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Hi,

I re-decorated my bathroon last month and chose black towels. They look great but have become the bain of my life!!

They seem to shed fluff (like dust) everywhere. On us when we get dry, all over the bathroom, even covered the kitchen when I took them down to the washing machine.

After getting dry the white bathroom suite looks grey, it's all over the floor and we usually have to re-shower and drip dry....not kidding

What can i do to stop this happening? I have washed all the towels several times on cool washes, boil washes and nothing has changed.

Please help. I'm desperate :confused:
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Old 06-04-2008, 4:17 PM
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tumble dry them??? it should blow off all the loose fibres..

Write to the manufacturer and complain.. they shouldn't be doing that.. none of my towels shed even the navy ones and dark green ones which would make a monstrous mess in my bathroom!
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Old 06-04-2008, 4:36 PM
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We don't have a tumble dryer - but we could take them to the laundrette. I'll try that.

After this time, if there's no improvement they're going back to asda I think.

Thank you for your suggestion.
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Old 06-04-2008, 5:15 PM
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Aha, theya re Asda ones are they? I was recently given an Asda towel (some range by George) fortunately in cream, and it sheds all over the place too. Cos, it's cream it is not a major problem, but it has been washed 3 or 4 times now and still sheds...Take them back - must be a problem with them. I can't take mine back cos it was a pressie....

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Old 06-04-2008, 6:06 PM
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We have the same problem with Black ones which are really M&S seconds, we have had other colours but it they are the only problem ones, these are the ones with the type of towel on an embroidered panel. Washed and tumbled many times but still make a mess.
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Old 06-04-2008, 6:39 PM
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I have exactly the same problem with blue ones we got from Asda - good to know it's not just me!! Will try the tumble drier too, thanks very much!!
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I have exactly the same problem with blue ones we got from Asda - good to know it's not just me!! Will try the tumble drier too, thanks very much!!
i have blue ones from asda too, and a shiny black ceramic tiled floor that after a few days looks really dusty as a result from towel fluff! i am hoping that the shedding will stop with time!
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Old 06-04-2008, 7:28 PM
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We've had the same problem with Christy towels. Pink fluff on the carpets, the errmm fluff which is on the kitchen floor when I sweep is tinged with pink and its pink on the inside of fleece type jumpers.

A couple of weeks ago I bought an Asda purple towel as well
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i have the same problem with brown ones from asda i always tumble dry them and there is always so much fluff!
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Old 06-04-2008, 9:13 PM
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Think I'll pass on buying towels from Asda..........
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Old 11-12-2008, 9:34 AM
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Hi all

I have 2 lovely navy blue towels that, despite half a dozen washes or so, are still shedding fluff all over the place!! I never use softener on towels - only the laundry powder. I don't want to get rid of them because they cost me quite a but, being egyptian and also this would just be wasteful.

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Old 11-12-2008, 9:42 AM
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I would also like to hear of any tips please! I bought 8 black towels a few months ago and we have ivory carpet all through the house. The fluff is driving me insane! I don't want to replace them as they were expensive but I need to do something.....
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Hi Dawnie,

There's and earlier thread that may help so I've added your thread to it to keep the suggestions together.

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:19 PM
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I have a real issue with teatowels shedding! They are not fluffy, they are the 'waffle' type but I can't dry anything with them as i then need to rinse the dishes again! I have washed and tumble dried them a few times but to no avail! Any tips?
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I have a real issue with teatowels shedding! They are not fluffy, they are the 'waffle' type but I can't dry anything with them as i then need to rinse the dishes again! I have washed and tumble dried them a few times but to no avail! Any tips?
when i moved i got new teatowels but found the fluff was a problem with glasswear - i just used an old linen towel for glasswhere for a couple of months untill the teatowels (cheap) had stopped shedding - i only changed the tea towels as the old oned did not match the new kitchen.

my asda towels like the cheap tea towels stopped shedding after 2-3 months and are so much softer than the older ones so stick with it.
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I've never had a problem with towels (tea towels or bath towels) shedding - I only use soap powder when I was them, but I always do them on a 60 C wash and then if I can hang them out to dry. I wonder if the temperature that they are being washed at makes a difference?

I rarely tumble them as I like my towels to be rough and scratchy rather than soft (feel that soft just moves the dampness around my skin and doesn't dry me properly )
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Can anyone offer any more advice? We've had brown ones from M&S for a couple of years now and I still end up covered in fluff when I dry?!

They were a Christmas present as we wanted some nice fluffy towels, but now I end up using the old worn ones as the brown aren't worth the hassel!!! So any tips people have would be greatly received to finally make my towels useable
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