maintenance of the fouta
Maintaining your fouta: how to do it?
Foutas, these light and versatile towels, require specific maintenance to prolong their lifespan. Discover our practical tips to preserve their softness and their vibrant colors.
Foutas are much more than simple towels. Especially if you choose foutas with kikoy fabric from Kenya. Their lightness, absorbency and design make them essential accessories for the beach, the pool or even interior decoration. However, to maintain their beauty and functionality, proper maintenance is essential.
1. Gentle Wash
When you wash your foutas, opt for a gentle cycle at low temperature. Before your first use, wash the fouta cold or at 30° maximum. Use a mild detergent to preserve delicate fibers and colors. Avoid products containing bleaching agents, as they may discolor the fabric.
Before the first wash, soak your foutas in cold water for a few hours. This will help fix the colors and prevent further fading. Then rinse thoroughly to remove any excess dye.
3. Avoid Overloading
Do not overload the washing machine with too many foutas at once. This can compromise thorough washing and cause premature fiber wear. Opt for moderate loads for optimal cleaning.
4. Delicate Drying
Favor drying in the open air whenever possible to preserve the fouta textile. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, as this may alter colors over time. If using a dryer, choose a low temperature to avoid shrinkage or damage to the fibers.
5. Careful Ironing
If you decide to iron your foutas, use an iron on low heat and make sure to turn them inside out. Place a thin cloth between the iron and the fouta to avoid direct contact. This will help iron out any wrinkles without damaging the fabric.
6. Stains: Act Quickly
Treat stains as soon as they occur. Avoid vigorous rubbing which could damage the fibers. Use mild stain removers and test them on a small, inconspicuous area before applying them to the entire fouta.
7. Rotation of Foutas
To avoid uneven wear, rotate your foutas regularly. Alternate their use to distribute wear and preserve their appearance.
By following these care tips, you can extend the life of your foutas while maintaining their beauty and functionality. Proper care ensures that these versatile textiles continue to enchant your sunny days for many seasons to come.