Traditional cotton towels and bath mats have long dominated the bathroom textile market. But there are alternative options that are becoming ever more popular.
Our Marlborough Collection features co-ordinated bath towels and mats crafted using a beautiful blend of bamboo fabric and cotton, both of which are natural fibres.
But why did we choose to use bamboo during the production of this collection?
Using bamboo during the production of home and bathroom textiles can offer a wide range of benefits and can also provide a more eco-friendly answer to meet many of our modern day needs.
That's why, in this blog, we are going to take a closer look at bamboo towels' benefits.
Are bamboo towels eco friendly?
We all need to do our bit to live greener lives.
This is why we believe the most important benefit of using bamboo viscose when we create our bamboo bath towels is that it is fantastic for the environment.
But how can it be that using bamboo in production is more eco friendly?
Well, the attributes of bamboo plants allow it to grow incredibly quickly, with some species able to grow up to 3 feet per day. You can literally watch it grow with your own eyes!
In fact, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, meaning that creating these towels won't have a negative impact on the environment.
Here's a fun fact for you: a certain species of the 45 genera of bamboo holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest growing plant. Remarkably, they have been found to grow up to an incredible 91cm (35 in) per day.
We never harvest the entire plant
The bamboo plant only takes somewhere between three and four years to mature and we make sure that the entire plant is never harvested.
This allows re-growth to occur remarkably quickly, making the production more sustainable.
Why else is using bamboo eco friendly? The fast growth of bamboo can take place without any need for pesticides and fungicides as it is not commonly eaten by insects or infected by pathogens.
Bamboo is also a natural cellulose fibre which is converted into yarns without the need for any addition of chemicals.
It is also 100% natural and biodegradable, giving consumers peace of mind. Once you have no further use for your bamboo towel or bath mat, you can rest assured knowing that it will return to the earth and leave minimal environmental impact.
Superior absorbency of bamboo
Bamboo features a high power of absorbency and is superior in soaking up any moisture.
It is estimated that bamboo towels absorb water around three to four times faster that a standard cotton towel. It also means that a bamboo towel dries rapidly, so they won't stay damp for long.
The longer fibres used to craft these towels make them the ultimate in luxury, guaranteeing long lasting performance and durability.
Bamboo towels start out fluffier and silkier than pure cotton towels, and tend to get softer over time, ensuring maximum comfort for you and your family with every single use.
They prevent skin irritation
When bamboo and cotton fibres are spun together to make a yarn, their natural properties combine to make a superior feeling material and hypoallergenic products.
As the end product is always super absorbent, there's no need to rub your skin and cause irritation. The blend of cotton and bamboo produces an even silkier and softer feel than luxury Egyptian Cotton, ideal for those with sensitive skin.
One of the many reasons bamboo grows at such a rapid rate is that it naturally possesses anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo is one of the rare plants that can survive all that nature can throw at it.
When bamboo tufts are processed into fibre, the anti-bacterial properties remain, fighting back against odour-causing bacteria and keeping the towels smelling as fresh as when they first arrived.
This also means that you won't have to machine wash your towels as regularly, so you can save money on water and energy.
There is also no plastics in these towels, like microfibre towels, which will release microplastics into waterway when they are washed.
As well as this, the anti-bacterial properties remaining from the bamboo plant prevent mould or mildew building up on towels that are left hanging around often damp after use, something that pure cotton towels doesn't guarantee.
All of these features, combined with being super soft, make a bamboo bath towel the perfect choice for those with delicate skin.
A bamboo towel is a no brainer
Want to join the growing number of people using bamboo products and try a bamboo cotton towel for yourself?
If so, be sure to check out our Marlborough Towels, all of which meet OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, ensuring that no harmful substances like dyes or chemicals were used during production.
Available in seven colours and four sizes, from face cloths to bath sheets, we guarantee to have the perfect towel for your bathroom.
You can match these towels with our beautiful deep pile, non slip Marlborough Bamboo Bath Mats, also featuring a blend of bamboo and cotton.
With its stylish look, generous size and quick-drying properties, this is the ideal mat for a busy family bathroom.
So, what are you waiting for? Wrap yourself in bamboo bath towels after bath time or step out of the shower onto a bamboo bath mat for a feeling of softness and utmost comfort.