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28 August 2015

What are the best beach towels made from?

Posted in Bathroom

Summer is almost upon us and shortly the beautiful beaches around our country are going to be covered with people enjoying the sunshine,
lying on their favourite beach towel.

What are the best beach towels made from and what makes them the best ……

Cotton is one of the most used textile fibres in every part of the world today.
Cotton is also the preferred type of fibre in quality towels around the world and for this reason,
we make sure that all of our towel ranges are produced from pure cotton.

Cotton fibres possess some very special qualities that make them ideal for towels - they include the following:

1) High absorbency
2) Incredible wet strength
3) Dyes well
4) Easy to wash
5) Does not lose color
6) Soft
7) Hypoallergenic

….and now for the technical stuff….
The dry weight of cotton fibre has the following chemical composition:

Cellulose makes up 94% of the dry weight. Protein makes up 1.3% of the weight.
Pectic substance makes up 1.2% of its dry weight.
Wax, ash and other substances make up 0.6%, 1.2% and 45 of the fibre’s dry weight respectively.

Cotton fibre is also perfect for beach towels because of the high levels of heat that it releases when absorbing moisture.

Moreover, the distribution and sizes of the strands and pores within,
makes the fibre perfect for towels.

Cotton fibre is more flexible and static in terms of recovery after usage,
which is a much needed aspect in drying towels.

Cotton fibre is also easy to sterilize,
while the least likely fibre to cause any form of skin irritation.

So, when you go out and purchase your next bath towels,
make sure they are made from 100% (pure) cotton.
We at Linen Drawer offer some of the best pure cotton towels available in the country.