The Difference Between a $30 and $300 Towel Is Not $270!

August 14, 2018

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You can never have too many towels in your home and the more luxurious feeling they are the better! But have you ever noticed how expensive they can be? For most companies, it all starts with the material. Not only do synthetic fibers tend to not feel as luxurious as a plush cotton towel, they can't be bleached as often which is a problem for anyone who wants to keep their white towels in pristine condition. Cotton, on the other hand is super absorbent and can withstand bleach. But with each wash those fibers come loose, which is why many luxury brands opt for longer cotton fibers which can withstand more washings and dryings, which can add cost to your towel. With a heightened sense of clean living, sustainability and transparency, many manufacturers rely on certifications like OEKO-TEX, GOTS and ISO, that certify the towels cotton, and entire process is free of hundreds of chemicals and processes. That certainly adds cost. Whether you pay $30 or $300 for your towels, it's important to do some research on a company and its materials. You could buy lower quality towels for less, but you may have to replace them more often, which will cost you more money in the long run.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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