Traditional cotton towels and bath mats have long dominated the market. But there are alternative options that are slowly becoming more popular.
Our Marlborough Collection features co-ordinated towels and bath mats crafted using a beautiful blend of bamboo 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.
Kinder to the environment
We all need to do our bit to live greener lives. This is why we believe is most important benefit is that using bamboo is fantastic for the environment.
But how can it be that using bamboo in production is more eco-friendly? Well, the attributes of the bamboo plant 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 the fastest growing plant on Earth meaning that creating these towels won't have a negative impact 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. They have been found to grow up to an incredible 91cm (35 in) per day.
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 kinder to the environment? 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 a natural cellulose fibre which is converted into yarns without the need for any addition of chemicals.
Bamboo 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.
Bamboo features a high power of absorbency and is superior in soaking up any moisture.
The stunning blend of bamboo and cotton, featured in our Marlborough Collection, is around three to four times more absorbent than cotton-only towels.
The longer fibres make these towels 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.
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.
One of the many reasons bamboo grows at such a rapid rate is that is 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.
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.
Want to try some bamboo/cotton towels for yourself? Why not check out our Marlborough Towels, all of which meet the European Oekotex 100 Standard, ensuring that no harmful dyes or chemicals were used during production.
Available in seven colours and three sizes, we guarantee to have the perfect towel for your bathroom.
You can match these towels with our beautiful deep pile Marlborough Bath Mats, also featuring a blend of bamboo and cotton. With its stylish look, generous size and quick-drying properties, this is the perfect mat for every bathroom.
So, what are you waiting for?