What's with the 'wash in cold only' tags lately?
I was at the store this weekend looking at towels. It seems that every towel I picked up, whether white or dark colored, said "machine wash cold".
I didn't end up buying any towels, but did come home with a new set of sheets. After opening the package, the label says "machine wash cold on gentle cycle".
What the heck? All of my other sheets and towels say "machine wash warm". I haven't bought towels in a few years.
Even with "machine wash warm" I always wash my towels and sheets on either "hot" (125 F) or "temp boost" (150 F).
Have fabrics changed in towels and sheets? I've seen so many sheets that are "no-iron", are they treated with something, thus the cold water recommendation? I haven't bought any of the "no-iron" sheets, and haven't bought any of the towels with the "wash in cold" label.