The thickness, weight, size and colour of a towel are personal choices, but there are several factors that contribute towards a "good" towel. Good towels are made with a fine quality yarn, and if those yarns are combed they boast softness and absorbency too. The towel should be made with a strong ground that firmly anchors the terry loops to prevent snags, and coupled with a twisted terry pile makes for a stronger towel. Choosing a towel that's Oeko-tex certified lets you know that the dyes are safe too.
Articles in this section
- What can I do to prevent my towels shedding fibres when I wash them?
- Can I expect any difference in the drying quality or finish between line-drying and tumble drying?
- Is it OK to tumble-dry my towels?
- How often should I wash my towel?
- How long does a towel last for?
- Is fabric conditioner good for towels?
- How can I make the colour of my towel last for longer?
- Do I really need to wash a brand new towel before I use it?
- What makes a towel quick drying?
- What makes a towel absorbent?