Despite being an indispensable part of our daily life, bath towels are truly underappreciated. We don’t spend adequate time or energy choosing the right kind of towels. If you’re planning to buy one, here are a few things to remember.
While synthetic fibre towels are cheaper, they’re certainly not a hygienic alternative to cotton. The latter is not only more absorbent but also softer than synthetic towels. Cotton fibres can hold up to 25 times more water than synthetic towels and hence make perfect bath towels. They are lightweight and fast drying, and easy to carry as well. And if you’re buying an all natural, chemical-free cotton towel, it’s bound to be hypoallergenic as well.
Traditionally cotton towels have been used for centuries. For example, Bangladesh, known for its superior cotton is famous for gamcha – cotton towels with patterned designs and bright colours. Egyptian cotton is derived from the high-quality Gossypium Barbadense, a unique cotton variety with long fibres that are then spun into towels with extra fine threads. Turkish towels have always been known for their long fibres which not only make them long lasting but super absorbent as well. In fact, it is not uncommon for Turkish towels to be gifted as presents. Pima cotton is grown in the southwestern US and are also known for being absorbent qualities.
Most Turkish towels are hand woven and become soft over time. The towels have a very dense loop of thread and are hence super absorbent. And since they’re lightweight, they don’t take up too much space in a suitcase. At Loopys, we offer Turkish towels in a wide range of designs and colours. You could either hang them as a part of your home decor or use them as beach towels. Some people wear them as a scarf around your neck. They’re very popular in hotels and spas across the country.
Unlike what advertisers would like you to believe, Turkish towels do not need fabric softeners. You needn’t bleach them as well. With every use and over time, the towels become soft and comfortable. All that you have to do is to machine or hand wash them in cold water.