Why Choose Microfibre Towels? – Having had the opportunity to try microfibre towels, my mission was to question deeper whether they are a suitable alternative to use at home as well as the beach.
Microfibre is an incredibly fine synthetic fibre with a single denier or less. As a comparable, it is about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair. Therefore, a square inch on a microfibre towel holds close to 200,000 fibres, which creates a larger surface area in which to absorb moisture.
The shape, size, and combinations of synthetic fibres are selected for specific characteristics, including softness, toughness, absorption, water repellence, electrostatics, and filtering capabilities, which is why it has become an incredibly popular component for the fashion and home industry.
Microfibre is frequently used for athletic wear, as the material wicks moisture (perspiration) away from the body, keeping the wearer cool and dry. It is also a popular fabric for making bathrobes, jackets, swim trunks, and other clothing that can be worn for aquatic activities such as swimming.
When drying your body microfibre towels dry quickly and are less prone than cotton towels to become stale if not dried immediately, which is ideal for swimming and bathroom use.
I have found this an excellent addition for drying your hair too. After wrapping your hair in a microfibre towel for around 30 minutes, it will be almost totally dry eliminating friction that can be caused by a regular towel. With no need to rub the hair to extract the water, less strain is imposed on your hairs, leading over time to less breakage.
Due to its weave, microfibre is durable providing better value for money. In addition, there is less bulk to your wash, saving you time and energy as the towels are lightweight and compact.
Nomadiaand Dock & Bay both produce beautiful towels designed for beach and home use and retail online and through Amazon. You will not have the bulky bath towel hug, and may not be everyone’s choice, however, they are soft to touch, do the job expected and I am now a convert.
Nomandia is a small family-owned UK based business that create ultra-lightweight towels. Yes, admittedly designed for the beach as the sand shakes free, but with no plans for immediate travel, my bathroom is my friendly oasis where my towel has had an abundance of use.
Co-founders Jon and Dorotka realised when travelling what was missing from their luggage was a ‘take-anywhere’ lightweight towel. Their designs are inspired by beautiful places from around the world and created for those who want to pack light and travel in style.
Presented in its own carry bag, the Nomandia towels come in a cheerful selection of designs. I was truly impressed with this expertly finished towel. Top-quality and soft to the touch it sucks up moisture when touched onto the skin.
All Nomandia towels are double-sided with a bright matching colour on the reverse side – meaning you get two looks from one towel!
Tips for ultimate use:
Washing: Wash your new towel for the first time to release the fluffiness and unleash its microfibre superpowers.
Drying yourself: for best results, instead of rubbing your skin simply wrap the towel around your body and let the microfibres do their job.
Dock & Bay
Sharing a passion for travel, it all began when founders Andy and Ben created their first signature striped towel design with their now-iconic stripes one evening after work by sticking strips of paper on a red curtain.
All of their towels are sand-free, they are quick-drying, super-absorbent, they won’t hold on to any nasty odours and pack down into a cute compact pouch for travel.
They set out to create the ultimate quick dry beach towel, and now make not only that, but a range of innovative, high quality, affordable and sustainable products that their customers can’t seem to get enough of.
Taking big steps in sustainabilitytheir swim shorts are made from post-consumer plastic with 6 bottles in every pair! And they have replaced all the plastic bags that protect their products from damage, with 100% biodegradable corn starch material.
Nothing seems to be holding these guys back. They featured the product on Dragons Den, have been selected as one of the Sunday Times Fast Track – Ones to Watch 2019 and in 2020 came 13th in the Start-Ups 100 list, and they have now moved to make ALL their products from 100% recycled materials, so certainly making their name in the industry.