Why I Like Bamboo Towels Better than Cotton

I encountered my first bamboo towels nearly 5 months ago, strolling around the gift shop of an exotic Chinese Garden in Vancouver Canada. The bamboo fabric was remarkably soft - so soft in fact I was determined to buy it then and there despite the high price tag of $70.
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I have always been a soft towel nut; unfortunately, my experience with cotton has always been a disappointment. I've been told, "you have to wash them on cold if you want them to stay soft," but then on the other hand, I have been told, "you have to wash them on hot if you want them to get clean." And so in a relatively short time, those super soft cotton towels on display at the store become just average ordinary boring towels.

Some people try to get around this dilemma using fabric softener - but I just can't bring myself to douse my towels in chemicals. No, I needed another solution-and discovering bamboo towels seemed to be it.

My bamboo towels have remained silky and soft like chenille despite dozens of washings. Yet there is more to make me love bamboo towels than silky softness. I also adore that bamboo is naturally antibacterial. Unlike cotton, I haven't had the need to wash my bamboo towels with vinegar to remove bad odors, because there aren't any!

Not All Bamboo Towels are Created Equal

Unfortunately, I've recently learned there is a downside to that soft textile. Bamboo itself is extremely fast growing which makes it one of the most Eco-friendly sustainable plants available - however, some of the chemicals used to make bamboo into soft clothing and towels can be quite hazardous to the environment and possibly even your health. Chemical solvents like sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide may be combined with bleaching which is not a very Eco-friendly thing to do, and is typically known as the Bamboo Viscose Rayon method.

Some companies have begun manufacturing bamboo using the less toxic Bamboo Lyocell method, which I will be on the lookout for next time I need a new bamboo towel. I still think my bamboo towels are the best and its delicious softness is something you must experience for yourself. You don't even need to travel to an exotic Chinese Garden in Vancouver Canada to do so. EBay has a fine selection of bamboo towels like these on sale for considerably less than the $70 bamboo towels I splurged on.

Enjoy These Soft Bamboo Towels for Sale on EBay Below

Bamboo Luxury 100 Cotton Towel Set 6 Piece
Bamboo Luxury 100 Cotton Towel Set 6 Piece
$26.99
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Bamboo Luxury 100 Cotton Towel Set 6 Piece
Bamboo Luxury 100 Cotton Towel Set 6 Piece
$26.99
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $26.99
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8 comments

  1. Bamboo is fabulous, isn’t it? I love that it is good for you, and good for the environment. It’s just a bonus that bamboo fabric is so luxurious!
    .-= Julie @ Bamboo Sheet Sets wants you to read…Purchase Bamboo Sheet Sets =-.

  2. Christalyn Pagente

    Hi Sandra, in our case here in our place I didn’t see any bamboo towel even in a department. I’m very amuse that we that we can use the bamboo to become a very useful towel. Good for you that your using the bamboo towel and your very satisfied while using it.

  3. Bamboo towel? Wait, the towel is made of what part of the bamboo? The stalks I’m sure but I haven’t seen such before. I hoped you include some photos..

  4. I’m not familiar with that towel even here bamboo is abundant. I didn’t think that it can be possible to have bamboo towel. I’m curious on that because if I have given a chance to make it and export products to promote conserve mother earth.

    • I know what you mean Cynthia, you wouldn’t think they could make such a soft material out of a hard bamboo plant, but I’ve felt some bamboo T-shirts and they are some of the softest shirts I’ve even felt.

  5. I’ve never heard of bamboo towels before. Now I have to go find some!

  6. if we considering its durability then bamboo towels are 3 times better than cotton towels, One main plus of bamboo towels was its money saving as well. Bamboo fabric wicks away moisture more efficiently than cotton, making it ideal for towels.

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    if we considering its durability then bamboo towels are 3 times better than cotton towels, One main plus of bamboo towels was its money saving as well. Bamboo fabric wicks away moisture more efficiently than cotton, making it ideal for towels. Thanks for sharing wonderful article based on this. Its really an pleasure to post our view relates to this.

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