Nothing says summer like colourful beach towels spread over white sand. Generously sized beach towels are a must for relaxed and fun times at the beach or by the pool. As one of the essential items you bring along on a beach day, choosing the right beach towel is important and here are a few things you can find useful for buying your next one.
Your beach towel needs to cover your body and be long enough for you to lie on. At the same time, it’s not supposed to trail along the ground when wrapped around you.
Buying an organic beach towel means investing in a better beach experience as it will feel comfortable, dry quickly and last long. Bamboo towels are one of the latest trends among beachgoers, meeting our modern-day life needs.
This type is getting quite popular on the market lately. Many manufacturers are using bamboo material mainly because of the following features that help create high quality beach towels.
Superior Absorbency – Your beach towel serves multiple purposes. You use it to dry off after coming out of the water and as a layer between you and the sand. To get out the most of your sunbathing experience, you need a towel made of quick-drying material and an organic beach towel is the best choice you can make. Bamboo fabric, made of natural bamboo fiber, is four times more absorbent than cotton and speeds up the drying process of your towel. You can hang it up to dry and it’ll be ready for another use in a short period of time.
Softness – Bamboo fabric is used for making fluffy towels that feel ultra soft to the skin. Not only that they feel soft to the touch when they’re new, but they also feel soft and smooth no matter how many times you wash or dry them.
Lightweight – Bamboo towels are thick enough to be soft against your skin, but also light enough to be easily packed for your trip to the beach. A perfect beach towel has an ideal weight of around 600 GSM (grams per square meter).
Vibrant – Bamboo fabric is known for accepting natural and organic dyes very well. Therefore, the palette of beach towels to choose from is vast and all of them offer guaranteed vibrancy.
Comfort – Wrapping yourself in a bamboo beach towel is easy and pleasant, as well as laying it towel for hours. The properties of the bamboo fabric make superior feeling material that is comfortable to the body when spreading your towel on white sands or relaxing on a poolside lounge chair.
Skin Friendly – Besides comfort, the natural properties of the bamboo fabric make hypoallergenic products that don’t rub the skin and don’t cause irritation. One of the main reasons bamboo beach towels grow at such a speed rate is that they naturally possess antibacterial qualities. The process of turning bamboo tufts into fibre doesn’t affect the antibacterial properties which means that they remain and prevent bacteria and the undelightful odour of a damp towel spreading around.
Eco-Friendly – Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, which means creating bamboo beach towels won’t have a negative impact on the environment. It uses 30% less water compared to other plants, absorbs greenhouse gases and doesn’t require any use of harmful pesticides or fertilizers to grow, which makes bamboo towels an eco-friendly solution, well-needed in our modern living world.
Bamboo towels are very easy to care for, and if you do it properly you can make sure they will last longer. After shaking off all the sand, make sure to always check the manufacturer’s instructions on the care label first. It’s recommendable to machine wash them separately at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees, using a gentle cycle and a mild detergent. Use natural, soft washing liquids or powders and avoid any detergent with added whiteners or any fabric softeners as they can damage the bamboo fibres.
The best way to dry your bamboo towels is to let them air dry or use the dryer on the lowest heat setting. Whatever your choice is, make sure they’re not overexposed to heat as it can make the bamboo fibres stiff. Another option is to let them air dry until about 80% and then put them in the dryer, on the lowest heat setting, for just a short time. The tumbling action will soften your bamboo beach towels and keep them in a good condition longer than other towels.
Beach towels can easily catch onto something and then a loop is pulled, which you may not notice at first until there is a long loose thread. It is a common issue in every towel and can be fixed easily by snipping off the loose thread(s) with a pair of scissors at the level of the pile. This way you’ll prevent further snugging and unraveling of the threads without damaging your favourite towel.
Once your beach towels are washed, dried and threads free, it’s time to store them properly. The best place for storing bamboo beach towels is a linen closet that is constantly cool and dry. Keeping your towels in the bathroom is not always a good idea as it is a humid area and moisture can cause mold growth on your towels if not secured properly.