Here’s how to care for your towels while still caring for the environment. Unless you are air-drying your body out in the sun after a shower under a waterfall, your basic bath towel and bath mat are pretty much essential to any household.
When shopping for environmentally friendly towels, look for
When selecting environmentally friendly towels, use weight as a measure of durability. The heavier the towel, the longer it will last. Super-thick luxury towels are usually around 800 grams per meter. Cotton quality can affect durability, too. “Longer-staple” cotton, such as the varieties grown in the delta regions of the United States, has longer cotton fibers. Towels made with it are softer and have more supple loops, resulting in better wear and less lint.
Organic cottons are a joy to use–they are oh-so-soft against all that bare skin.
…to your wallet
If you buy good-quality towels, they will last longer and won’t need to be replaced as often.
…to the Earth
Cotton uses even more toxic pesticide per acre than growing food, so it’s even more important to buy organic cotton than to buy organic food.
Keep your bathroom looking clean and serene with a minimalist approach. Only purchase essential bath linens: towels and a bath mat. Decorative linens like toilet seat covers use resources without much benefit.Related Articles Give Your Clothes the Cold Shoulder Energy Efficient Washers and Dryers Environmentally Friendly Beds and Bedding Bathroom Fans for Home Health Shower Curtains and Barriers The “Rubber Ducky” Chemical: Phthalates Water Conservation with Shower and Faucet Tips
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