Our Marlborough Collection features towels and bath mats with 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 can offer a wide range of benefits and can provide an eco-friendly answer to many of our modern day needs.
Kind to the environment
What we believe is most important is that using bamboo is fantastic for the environment. But how can that be? Well, the attributes of the bamboo plant allow it to grow quickly (some species grow up to 120cm per day!) meaning that making these towels won't negatively impact the environment. Bamboo only takes around three years to mature and the entire plant is never harvested allowing re-growth to occur remarkably quickly.
Why else is using bamboo kinder to the environment? The growth of bamboo can take place without the use of pesticides and fungicides as it is not commonly eaten by insects or infected by pathogens. It is a natural cellulose fibre which is converted into yarns without the 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 great for 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 alone.
The longer fibres make these towels last longer and more durable - bamboo towels start out fluffier and silkier than pure cotton towels, and tend to get softer over time ensuring maximum comfort.
When bamboo and cotton are spun together to make a yarn, their natural properties combine to make a superior fibre 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 softer feel than luxury Egyptian Cotton.
One of the reasons bamboo grows at such a rapid rate is its naturally anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo is one of the rare plants that can survive all that nature throws 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.
The anti-bacterial properties remaining from the bamboo plant prevent mould or mildew building up on towels that are left hanging around damp, 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 six 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.