Care Instructions

New to reusable cloth products, or want some helpful tips? See how to get the most use out of your reusables!

Cotton Rounds, Cloth Wipes, and NonPaper Towels

First things first, wash and dry them before use. They are all machine washable and dryable, but we recommend to machine wash and lay flat or hang to dry, without fabric softener. (Of course you can machine dry, but we are trying to save the environment here, ya know? It also causes more shrinkage...) 

Use any detergent you have, there are tons of recipes for DIY detergent. Our favorite is the ECOS unscented. 

Use the handy-dandy mesh washing bag to wash the Cotton Rounds so they do not run amok in your machine.  

After the first and each subsequent wash, they will start to feel softer and will become more absorbent. 

If you machine dry them, they will come out a bit crumpled. They naturally cling together so if you flatten them out into a stack they will be fine, or if you have lots of time and a penchant for ironing, you may choose to iron them. (Side note, that could be a great way to teach kids how to use the iron??)

Cotton Rounds can be stored in the bathroom in a repurposed cotton ball container or small mason jar. You can loop the washing bag around your towel bar or inside the cabinet, and toss it in the wash when it gets full. If you are using them to remove makeup, pre-rinse to avoid mascara and eyeliner stains. Show us how you store your Cotton Rounds on Instagram with the hashtag #crueltyfreestitchery and we may repost it! 


Cloth Wipes can be stored on the changing table with your DIY baby wipe spray, on your makeup vanity for quick cleanups, in the kitchen for little napkins, or folded up on the nightstand for tissues! The possibilities are endless with Cloth Wipes, really. 


NonPaper Towels are the perfect replacement for paper towels. Once they are washed, they will fit onto a standard paper towel holder. Save the tube out of your last roll of paper towels and simply roll them onto it - they naturally cling together to form a roll. Or you can fold them into a napkin holder, or have a nice little basket on the counter and toss them in. Once you've used them, rinse and put into the laundry hamper, or keep a wet bucket under the sink. Cloth Wipes and NonPaper Towels can be rinsed and reused multiple times before actually washing, depending on what you've used them for! 

Need a reminder? We have a little care instructions magnet that you can slap on your washing machine! 


Bamboo Sporks

Bamboo utensils don't do very well in the dishwasher - the heat can make them splinter. 

Best to hand-wash them, and avoid prolonged soaking.

The pouches are machine washable and dryable.

Straw Pouches

Our straw pouches have a handy-dandy water-resistant lining. Mainly so your wet straws won't leak out - but this also means water can't get in

Pull the lining out of the pouch, wash with mild detergent and no bleach or fabric softener. Air-dry only, as heat can disrupt the lining. Then use a straw or other long skinny object to re-insert the lining once dry.



If we've left anything out, or if you have other questions, contact us here.