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How to Fix Loose Knots on Fringe Towels

Hand-tied fringes can add a gorgeous level of detail to a towel. Here at FiveADRIFT, we believe the details matter. That’s why our sustainable beach towels incorporate this unique and fun design feature, along with vibrant colors and soft, sustainable fabric. 

On occasion, the knotted tassels on your beach towels can come loose. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix for loose knots on fringe towels — all it takes is a little know-how.

Keep reading to learn how to keep your beach towel with tassels looking good as new.

FiveADRIFT beach towels are plastic-free, chic and great for the planet. Our unique HempCORE™ blend of cotton and hemp is fast-drying and lightweight. Every towel purchased from FiveADRIFT helps remove the equivalent of 75 plastic bottles from the ocean. 

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Retie Knots on Towel with Tassels

Beach towels can take on a great deal of wear, from those long sunny days spent outdoors to getting a good wash. With all this action, the knotted fringe or tassels can come loose. 

Here’s how to retie knotted fringe towels:

Step 1: Separate Threads

Depending on the circumstances of how your fringe knot came untied, the tassel might resemble a loose, ruffled collection of threads. Carefully untangle any knots (if present), then separate the threads into two equally sized groups or sections. Smooth out both sections so that the threads are neatly arranged. 

Step 2: Twist Individual Sections

Take each of the two sections and twist them individually in a counter-clockwise direction until you reach the ends. 

Step 3: Twist Sections Together

Twist your two individual sections together, this time working in a clockwise direction. 

Step 4: Tie a Knot

When you get close to the end of your two sections (now twisted together), tie them in a tight knot, leaving roughly half an inch of untethered threads at the end of your tassel. You may need to judge the length of loose threads to leave after your knot based on the surrounding tassels.

Beach Towel Care and Washing 

Towel fringes are most likely to come undone when you machine wash your beach towels. Be sure to check fringe tassels before and after washing and drying towels, tightening any loose knots or retwisting and tying any tassels that could use a good sprucing.

Be sure to use a gentle, cold washing cycle, and if you elect to tumble dry your towels, opt for a low heat setting. We recommend washing towels separately from clothing with zippers, hooks or any other hard metallic components, as these can get caught on fringe towels and damage their tassels. 

Keeping an eye on your towels and retying loose knots as they occur will help keep your eco-friendly beach towel looking good as new in the long run.

FiveADRIFT HempCORE™ Beach Towels

Our sustainable beach towels are created with love every step of the way — love for design, love for people and love for the planet. Proudly made and loomed in Turkey, FiveADRIFT beach towels are woven from a unique blend of hemp with traditional and organic cotton called HempCORE™.

HempCORE™ towels absorb more water and dry up to three times faster than traditional beach towels. That’s because we believe sustainability and comfort should go hand in hand. 

Speaking of sustainability, FiveADRIFT is on a two-fold mission to remove plastic from our oceans and to prevent more from going in. Our entire organization has a deep commitment to operating waste-free, single-use plastic free and carbon negative. We donate 100% of our profits to ocean cleanup projects and purposefully design our products with eco-friendly, sustainable and plastic-free materials. 

Natural Towels for a Plastic-Free Future  

Every year, roughly 8.5 million metric tons of plastic settles on our ocean floors. Where does it all come from? Sources like product packaging, single-use plastics, plastic shopping bags and fabrics that shed synthetic materials are all major contributors to our plastic problem. 

We need to end our reliance on plastic. 

Our company is fully committed to supporting cleanup projects that work to remove existing plastic from the ocean — but doing so is no easy feat. Without preventing more plastic from entering our environment in the first place, cleanup efforts are akin to scooping water out of an overflowing bathtub, but neglecting to shut the water off. 

Traditional beach towels are often made from synthetic fabrics like polyester, which typically contain plastic fibers. When these towels are washed or used on our beaches, they shed those plastic fibers, creating more plastic pollution and threatening our precious marine life. 

Making the switch to all-natural fiber towels, like our HempCORE™ blend is a great first step on the road to a more enlightened, eco-friendly way of living. For more ideas on how you can start living a harm-free, sustainable lifestyle today, check out our blog.   

Sustainable Fringe Beach Towels  

When we take great care of the products we purchase and use, we extend their lifespans, reduce waste and free up vital resources. Simple changes like learning how to retie towel fringes when they come undone can help keep our belongings functional and gorgeous — plus, it simply feels good to take care of ourselves, our belongings and our planet. 

FiveADRIFT is on a mission to remove 1 million pounds of plastic from our oceans in 2022 — and to prevent more from going in. Our vision for a plastic-free future benefits all who inhabit our precious planet, but we can’t do it alone. 

We encourage our fellow human beings to start making meaningful changes toward a sustainable future today — even simple gestures like using less plastic at the grocery store and shopping for sustainable home goods when it’s time to replace existing products go a long way.  

Our choices matter. When we commit to a brighter future, we encourage our friends to do the same. We sincerely hope you’ll join us on our journey to zero waste and zero plastic pollution. 

Ready to browse sustainable beach towels? Shop FiveADRIFT here and help remove plastic from the ocean while you’re at it. Pretty neat, right? We think so, too.

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