10 Nov We now use eco-friendly towels
With summer fast approaching and Cape Town’s #watercrisis getting no better, we swopped out our standard towels (which had to be washed after every use) for Eco Towels. These towels can be thrown away and are 100% biodegradable.
Eco towels are made from 100% natural viscose fibers. There are no plastics, toxins or chemicals in our towels. Viscose is the generic name for cellulose fibers/ wood pulp and as such, they can also include other plant fibers – such as bamboo.
The fabric is made by hydro-entangling these natural fibers in a way that no binders, chemicals or additives are required.
Eco Towel Q&A
Can we recycle Eco Towels?
Eco towels are fully biodegradable and recyclable.
Can we throw them in with the general waste?
Yes, you can. They will degrade over time (in laboratory conditions 4-6 months) in bags in landfill up to 4 years. We would prefer it if you recycle our towels.
What are Eco towels made of?
Eco Towels are made from 100% natural products – a blend of wood and cotton. There are no plastics, toxins or chemicals in our towels.
They seem really thin?
Our towels are 40 – 75 GSM (grams per square metre) in weight. They need to be in order to be eco friendly and biodegradable. Despite this, Eco Towels are soft and absorbent and are designed to absorb between 6 and 7 times their weight in water.