Our handkerchiefs may shrink slightly and deform over time. They are not supposed to fray*. If you ever see any threads, simply trim them and continue to use them as usual. If you notice abnormal fraying of your handkerchiefs, please contact us.
*Except for imperfect handkerchiefs. Top-loading HE washers without an agitator are more likely to fray handkerchiefs. If you have this type of washer, it is recommended to choose white or black handkerchiefs and/or wash them on a delicate cycle.
Drop the handkerchiefs into the washer by flipping the pouch.
If needed, you can first run a quick cycle with hot water to dilute any mucus. (This step is optional, but it helps ease many psychological barriers. You can even add rags, socks, and underwear at this stage.)
Wash the handkerchiefs (and the basket and box if necessary) with other items such as clothes, washcloths, and towels, preferably with cold water (for the environment).
Do not overload your washer. Handkerchiefs need space to unfold so that water and soap can penetrate the fabric.
🩸 CAUTION! Blood can stain white fabrics. Rinse with cold water immediately.
🚫 Avoid using bleach, as chlorine can weaken natural fibers and damage or yellow fabrics over time.
🚫 Avoid using liquid fabric softener, as it can waterproof the fibers and make your handkerchiefs less absorbent over time.
Dry the handkerchiefs in the dryer to keep them soft or hang them to air dry.
Lay the pouch flat to dry.
🚫 Avoid using fabric softener sheets, as they can waterproof the fibers of the handkerchiefs and make them less absorbent over time.