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Plastic free towels: 6 Eco- friendly beach towels

Here are the best high quality, plastic free towels for the home or the beach. 

Towels are essential whenever we have a bath or shower because when we’re getting clean, we also need to ensure that we dry ourselves thoroughly.

What you may not know is, most towels available on the market contain synthetic, cheap materials that contain microplastics and harsh or toxic materials that can’t be recycled or naturally degrade.

If you continue to reuse plastic fibre towels, you’re contributing to these microplastics breaking off and polluting our oceans every time you wash the towel.

Natural, plastic free towels aren’t that hard to come by and don’t come with a heavy price tag either. Gentle fabrics are also softer on your skin, which gives better skincare results too. Fabrics like linen, cotton, bamboo and Hamman are the kindest towel fabrics for the environment and your skin. 

In fact, we’ve got our top brands here to give you the best variety. Here’s our best picks.

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Pact source 100% organic cotton for their towels, making them plastic free and eco-friendly. While they don’t have a huge selection, they have a minimalist style which is perfect for anyone who loves the natural look.

Made Trade

Our top picks won’t be complete without featuring a marketplace for sustainable clothing, and plastic free towels. Made Trade has a wide range of different brands that come in different sizes, styles and materials. And it’s for all budgets, too. 

Turkish Towels from House No. 23

Featuring colourful patterns, House No. 23’s Turkish towels are made from premium Turkish long fibre cotton that’s gentle on the skin. It’s also quick drying, so prevents lingering odours and its lightweight texture makes it ideal for travelling. 

Slowtide Beach Towels

A sustainable business that specialises almost exclusively in plastic free towels, Slowtide offers trendy towel styles for different purposes; yoga, beach and bath. They use materials varying from sustainably sourced cotton to recycled materials. 

MINNA Beach Towels

MINNA sell ethically made, 100% cotton beach towels that are vegan and fair trade. They’re hand-woven in Guatemala by skilled ethically hired artisans so you can guarantee with the fair-trade pledge that each towel sold ensures a good standard of living for those involved.

girl on beach with plastic free towel

Snowe Towels 

On the luxury end of sustainability, Snowe sells plastic free towels. And you can fully equip your ethically minded bathroom with hand towels, bathmats and robes. For a special gift you can get a bath set consisting of all sizes of plastic free towel. 

For more tips on how to go plastic free in the bathroom, check out this blog.

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Do you have a favourite plastic free towel brand? Comment with your favourite name and why below.

Mia Hadrill
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