As part of our extension project, we gained a new bathroom with an enormous walk in shower. Now I’d love to be able to show you lots of gorgeous photos of this new bathroom of ours but at the moment there is a massive mirror standing in the shower waiting to be put on the wall – it’s too big to take back downstairs again safely so it’s going to have to sit there until Dad and Dave can put it up together. In the meantime Dave and I are back to using the main bathroom with the kids. However, this post isn’t about the bathroom – this is about our new towels!
Nothing will make your bathroom feel more luxurious than super soft, fluffy new towels. All the towels in our house are fairly old now, so it seemed only right that we’d treat ourselves to some new towels to go in the new bathroom. We’ve been fairly bold with the colour in our bathroom – the walls are painted a lovely minty green (I promise I will write a proper post about the room when it’s finished!) – which means I’ve gone for simple, plain white towels.
Why choose bamboo towels?
I don’t know about you but I always find that over time my towels become more and more sandpaper-like – especially if I’ve line dried them. So I’m always keen to find towels which stay soft and absorbent. In an effort to try something different we’re giving bamboo towels a try this time rather than our usual cotton. Apparently bamboo fibres are 3x more absorbent than cotton and are really environmentally friendly due to the super fast growth rate and the fact that it takes up much less space to grow than cotton.
The Towel Shop sent us a set of their 600GSM Bamboo Collection towels to try out (face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet). From first touch you can feel just how incredibly soft they are . . .
And then when you pick them up you are immediately struck by the weight of them. They just feel so heavy and sumptuous, like proper hotel towels! Then, as an added bonus, they’re a really great size. The bath sheet is flipping enormous and wraps all the way around me comfortably (I’m a size 18/20 so this isn’t a normal occurrence with towels!)
Chloe got first use of the hand towel when we needed to dry her hair but she needn’t get used to it, these towels are for grown ups only in our house thanks very much! They’re great value, priced from less than £1 for a face cloth through to around £15 for a bath sheet – I’m definitely going to be buying a couple more of those!