Exploring the Benefits of Using Bamboo Towels

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different colors of bamboo towels
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Though it would be hard to estimate how often we use towels on daily bases, we can safely say – a lot. We use various types of towels – hand, face, bath, kitchen sport and beach towels ­– so often, that we have to change them from time to time. If it’s time for you to replace your old worn-out towels, there are many reasons you should think about buying organic bamboo towels.

Why Are Bamboo Towels the Best Option?

If you are trying to decide whether to switch to bamboo towels or at least try one, you’ll be surprised how many benefits they offer. Made of bamboo, these goodies are environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, absorbent, highly durable, etc. The best bamboo towels feel soft and luxurious and though they offer so many benefits and are of high-quality, they are quite affordable.

Choosing a towel depends mostly on personal preferences and taste. Aside from material, there are many other things you can use to narrow down your choices: colour, design, shape, size, thickness, and of course, cost. Furthermore, you will probably also take into consideration what will the towel be used for, since this can significantly influence your choice. Fortunately, bamboo towels come in many different styles.

different colors of bamboo bath towels
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Highly Absorbent

Towel’s ability to absorb liquids is one of the most important characteristics to consider when you are choosing one. Bamboo fabric can take three times more water than its weight. Seeing that it’s this absorbent, it’s a great material for towels. Organic bamboo fabric wicks moisture away from your hair and your skin very successfully, keeping you dry and comfortable – making organic bamboo towels one of the quickest-drying towels available. All of this also means that bamboo fibre isn’t only the perfect fabric for towels, but also for clothing items that should always be dry, such as socks.

Last Long

We use towels so much, that it’s really important that they last long, for two main reasons – because it would save us money, and because it’s bad for the environment to add too much and too often to the all the textile waste gathered around. One of the best characteristics of bamboo towels is that they are very durable, and resilient, meaning that they will keep their shape well, and for a long time if you take care of them properly.

Bamboo fabric is one of the strongest, yet one of the most affordable fabric. This is probably why organic bamboo clothes, socks, scarfs, towels, bathrobes, linens, throws, pillowcases, floor mats etc. have been gaining popularity in the last years. This strength of the fibre is also why, with proper care, the best bamboo towels can last you for years. Furthermore, bamboo materials smell better and stay cleaner, which means it requires less washing ­– again, prolonging the life of the towel, and keeping it softer longer.

dark gray bamboo bath towels with brush essential oil and a soap on the top
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Very Hygienic

There are many materials that are antibacterial, however, bamboo is a naturally antimicrobial plant, which means that fabrics made from bamboo fibres reduce bacteria that thrive on towels or clothes, especially dump ones, – naturally, without being treated in any way. This makes organic bamboo towels a very hygienic option. And, it also means that bamboo material might be helpful for people that suffer from some skin conditions, and for making baby clothing. Lastly, another very important health-protecting characteristic of organic bamboo material is that they are anti-allergenic. These hygienic properties are probably some of the biggest reasons why bamboo is also used for making bandages, nurse wears, sanitary napkins, masks, etc.

green blue and purple bath towels
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Environmentally Friendly

Because bamboo grows without the need for pesticides, unlike non-organic cotton that requires a large amount of chemical pesticide and a lot of fertiliser, bamboo fibre is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly options. Considering how big of a problem the textile industry has become with fast fashion rapidly growing, this is extremely important, and using bamboo fibre instead of cotton can be a big step towards living a greener lifestyle for all of us.

Apart from being naturally resistant to pathogens and insects, bamboo is considered to be one of the fastest-growing plants on our planet, which means that it will take less time to produce organic bamboo material than organic cotton, for instance. Also, bamboo self-replenishes, meaning that it rarely needs replanting, and it also yields much more than cotton.

Furthermore, using bamboo instead of cotton helps save water. This is because the amount of water needed to grow bamboo is significantly lower (1/3). One also very interesting and important thing about bamboo, when it comes to the impact it has on the environment, is that it produces a lot of oxygen and it absorbs greenhouse gases.