How to clean and care for your Egyptian cotton towels

Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels | scooms

Plush, fluffy towels feel wonderful, just like being in a spa every day!

To keep your scooms Egyptian cotton towels in tip top condition:

  • Wash before use and then weekly.
  • Machine wash at 30° - 40° using non-bio (enzyme free) detergent.
  • Fabric softener can reduce absorbency so it is best not to use it but if you do, use it sparingly.
  • Line dry or tumble dry at low heat - use our Wool Dryer Balls to reduce tumble drying time and add a little extra softness without using chemicals.
  • If you use ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide in your skincare routine or suncream, we recommend white towels, as these chemicals can discolour coloured towels.
  • Don't use detergents or stain removers containing optical brighteners or bleach, as these may leave marks your towels.



Separate your laundry and wash similar colours, whites and fabrics together.

  1. Don’t over fill your washing machine or tumble dryer. Give them space to do their job.
  2. Use a good quality laundry detergent which works well at lower temperatures. It's more environmentally friendly.
  3. Different fabrics dry at different speeds. We suggest tumble drying similar fabrics together.
  4. Make sure your towels are fully dry before folding them or putting them in a cupboard.
  5. Fabric softener can ‘clog up’ all those lovely soft zero twist loops in your scooms towels that act like thousands of mini sponges. That’s why we don’t suggest using it. Our towels are so soft, you won’t need fabric softener in any case!





How to keep towels soft?

The best way to keep towels soft is to wash them correctly. They should be machine washed at 30°- 40° once a week using a non-bio (enzyme free) detergent. It is best not to use fabric conditioner. Towels can get stiff and lose absorbency when they clog up with washing powder and fabric conditioner.

What temperature to wash towels?

Towels should be machine washed at 30°- 40 once a week using a non-bio (enzyme free) detergent Modern detergents are so good at their job, that there's no need to wash towels at a higher temperature. It's also kinder to the environment..

How to wash towels to keep them soft?

Washing detergent and fabric conditioner can clog up the fibres in your towel, reducing the softness. The best way to wash towels to keep them soft is to machine wash at 30° - 40°, use a quality detergent sparingly and don't use fabric conditioner. Tumble dry with wool dryer balls or air dry.

How to make towels fluffy again?

Towels can get stiff when they clog up with washing powder and fabric conditioner. You need to remove this to make your towels fluffy again. Wash once using vinegar instead of detergent and a second time using baking soda instead of detergent. Tumble dry with dryer balls or air dry in the wind. If your towels are old they may just need replacing.


Bedding size guide


These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm 

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.



Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season (4.5 + 9 tog) Winter / cold sleepers Very warm



Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre).

Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm



Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm



Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

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