Martha Stewart Towels

About 3 months ago I bought some Martha Stewart bath towels. They were fairly expensive. I think $7 a towel. I used Downy fabric softener on them as I do all my clothes. About 3 weeks ago I noticed the towels were hard and not absorbent. These are pretty thick towels. So thinking it was the Downy, I stopped using it on my towels. Needless to say, they are still hard and scratchy. Have I ruined my new towels?


Dana from Newkensington, PA

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November 10, 20060 found this helpful
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Go to her website and email them about it. I'll bet somebody responds to you! She is very hands on about her products, plus she just came out with a new housekeeping book, so she may even use your question on her show!

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November 12, 20060 found this helpful
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Fabric softeners shouldn't be used on any natural fibers. It was invented to prevent static cling from synthetics. It clings to natural fibers, making them much less absorbant. I think soaking in vinegar and washing them several times should remove the build-up. Good luck.

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November 10, 20060 found this helpful

Wash these in hot water with vinegar. Never use fabric softener in towels. They stiffen and are less absorbent

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By Clara Carlos (Guest Post)
April 2, 20070 found this helpful

I brought some of her towels last week and washed them twice and still get alot of lint on the body when my family dries with them. Very unhappy with them. I paid $7.oo each buy never again. I will probably use them for outdoors to clean outdoor furniture or just throw them away.


Editor's Note: Take them back to the store and explain the problem. If they have been washed twice and still have lint, they are defective.

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By Sue Moyer (Guest Post)
September 15, 20080 found this helpful

I bought Martha Stewart towels at Macy's several weeks ago. I have a new washer and dryer, and always wash my towels separately. They are nothing but strings! I can't bellieve it. About 8 years ago I bought her k-mart towels, and they lasted 8 years. I no longer have my receipt from Macy's because who would think of having to keep a receipt for defective towels? I am very upset, and very disappointed with the product.

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