We recommend washing before use. As with towels in other fabrics, optimal absorbency and softness is achieved after several washes.
Cold or warm machine wash with a mild washing detergent without optical brighteners, bleaching agents or enzymes. Note that some brands of non-biological detergents may contain optical brighteners. We recommend ecover Zero in the UK. Avoid stain removal products.
Keep fabric conditioner to a minimum and not with every wash, as this can reduce absorbency.