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Keepcalmanddrinkwine Fri 02-May-14 16:53:25

and how do you keep them soft and fluffy?

I'm looking for affordable towels as ours are all threadbare and not at all fluffy- in fact they are beginning to feel like drying off with sandpaper. I need loads so cheap is good but I want them to be nice.

Is the only way to keep them fluffy using a tumble dryer?

PestoSunnyissimos Fri 02-May-14 17:12:08

John Lewis or The White Company

They stay fluffy if they go in the drier and crispy if out on the line. I don't mind either grin

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Fri 02-May-14 20:57:58

Christy towels are lovely. I also find that BHS has always one lovely quality towels.

TheNewSofa Fri 02-May-14 21:02:46

Tesco finest

I tumble dry mine, still very good quality 2 years laster

marshharrier Fri 02-May-14 21:04:33

Usually John Lewis but my friend brought me some from the white company for a house warming present and they are still fluffy as anything 3 years down the line.

The nicest one I have is a Ralph Lauren one though- my "luxury" towel :D

chocoshopoholic Sat 03-May-14 07:22:10

Following a small fire I had to replace all our towels in one go on a very small budget (under insured blush ) I bought John Lewis seconds. Still big a fluffy but minor imperfections such as a slightly wonky seam, not exact 90degree corner. You can't tell unless looking closely, but were about 60% cheaper than the perfect ones.

lostblonde86 Sat 03-May-14 07:33:56

We have a mix of Tesco, JL & Argos, about 2-3 years old now, I keep nice and fluffy by putting a bit of clear vinegar in the wash with them really does work smile

Zara8 Sat 03-May-14 07:36:15

My towels are all from Primark and Ikea and are going strong 4 years on! The Primark ones are still very fluffy in particular.

Fabric softener and tumble dryer here all the way! They get washed at 40/60

Andcake Sat 03-May-14 07:45:30

John Lewis & m&s. Don't usually like m&s but reasonably priced and still fluffy smile

NormHonal Sat 03-May-14 07:51:36

John Lewis.

Best towels I've ever had were from Cath Kidston, the velour ones, and lasted years and years.

No fabric conditioner, but I do tumble dry them.

mousmous Sat 03-May-14 07:57:01

ikea and john lewis.
most are about 10-15 years old and look ok. have just got another set, but they have not yet lost their shop-fluffyness, which also means that they shed fluff like crazy and don't absorb water very well.

atm we have crispy towels, as no dryer.
if you have a dryer, just put them in for 20 min before hanging out, they will then be nice and fluffy.

ChrisPeaNuts Sat 03-May-14 07:59:37

TX Maxx always seem to to have lots of towels with significant reductions including Christy towels, which I what I tend to buy.

Busymumto3dc Sat 03-May-14 08:00:40


Tumble dry

Whereisegg Sat 03-May-14 10:16:30

My dd went on a pgl with school last term and needed towels.
Mine were a gift and so I bought some from a dry cleaners.
They do all the linen and towels for hotels in the area, but the hotels won't have them back if they have a small pull for example.

I was so impressed with the quality, I have bought some for the house.
Bath sheet size, hotel quality for 50p each!

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Mon 05-May-14 14:37:06

So really I need a tumble dryer. That's a whole new thread but the only place I have room is the garage. Is that really dangerous?

BigBirthdayGloom Mon 05-May-14 19:30:30

I just realised that all our towels are over ten years old! They're christy seconds and John Lewis and I think they are great. Have just bought cheaper asda ones for new shower room, though, and they also seem fine. Tumble drying, even for a little fluff up is the answer. If I dry them completely on the line they are as stiff as a board.

TequilaMockingbirdy Mon 05-May-14 19:32:23

Watching with interest!

When we first moved into our apartment we didn't have much, MIL bought us some bright blue towels from god knows where.

Now every single time I clean the bathroom there's fluff and bits everywhere. It's really annoying. You can't see them until you clean

ContinentalKat Mon 05-May-14 19:40:43

IKEA and JL, JL only a little bit nicer than Ikea.
I cannot recommend dark blue towels, they shed fluff for ages.

mousmous Mon 05-May-14 20:46:47

agree on the dark coloured towels.
have just received a bale of nice turqoise towels as a gift from my lovely mil and they are still shedding and leaving turqoise dust about 10 washes in.

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