In the world of hotels, there are big luxuries, like the white sand beaches at the $3 billion Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi or world-class golf courses in the middle of the desert at Arizona’s The Boulders.
Then there are smaller (but no less comforting) luxuries, like the feeling of stepping out of a hot shower and drying off with a fluffy cotton towel. This is an experience available to essentially any traveler, not just celebrities and billionaires.
But what kind of towels will you choose for your establishment? In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at two different types of lush, absorbent cotton towels: Egyptian cotton and MicroCotton.
What are Egyptian cotton towels?
Despite its name, Egyptian cotton originated in South America, but was imported to Egypt by that country’s ruler in the 1800s.
It is valued for its unusually long fibers, which provided added absorbency when woven into towels, but still manages to offer a luxurious feel. They are breathable, and designed for durability.
What are MicroCotton towels?
MicroCotton is the trademarked name of a variety of cotton yarn laced into long loops that gives towels extra absorbency and a luxurious feel.
Although lighter than Egyptian cotton towels, towels made from MicroCotton are still voluminous and loft, and absorb quite well – at a rate up to 300 percent high than a standard ring-spun towel.
They’re snag resistant, maintaining the original structure and form of their fabric, and do not leave lint behind after washing.
True Egyptian cotton or MicroCotton towels will say so on their labels. Beware of blended fabrics, which offer much less absorbency.
Cotton towels are sold according to a range of thread weights, which are measured using a term called GSM, or grams per square meter. The lower the number, the thinner the towel. A 300 GSM towel is one you might use in your kitchen. One with a GSM of 600 or higher is perfect for a hotel or spa.
Trust InnStyle for the best in Egyptian cotton and MicroCotton Towels
InnStyle is proud to carry a number of MicroCotton and Egyptian cotton towels. Our collection includes:
- Classic Renaissance Towels – Made from the finest Egyptian combed cotton and complemented by a unique European woven border.
- Performance Towels – Woven from the highest quality, 100 percent combed, long staple Giza Egyptian cotton, and sourced from specific areas of the Nile delta, this towel combines durability and performance with luxurious softness.
- Lux MicroCotton Towels – The innovative yarn-spinning method used to make this towel creates a lush softness and exceptional absorbency.
- MicroCotton Color Towels – Made from very fine cotton with a GSM of 600, this towel is soft, super absorbent and quick drying.
To learn more about our catalogue, please contact our sales team to find more products to make your guests’ stays feel more luxurious.
3 thoughts on “Micro Cotton Towels vs. Egyptian Cotton Towels”
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Thank you for the information. I just received a 109% micro cotton blanket for my bed and I was worried it was like a micro bend – micro fiber. It says is is 100% cotton from bed bath and beyond. I am going to sleep with it tonight so I will come back and let you know. I looked it up and it is priced at $140.00 so it should be comfortable. The same person gave me 2 100% tencel (which is that microfiber crap/ rayon blend). You won’t find those pillowcases on my bed!!! Pure garbage! It doesn’t breathe and therefore you sweat. They are very itchy and scratchy, extremely uncomfortable.
Yes to the 100% micro cotton blanket and a loud NO to the microfiber / micro blend pillowcases.
Yes, micro cotton is not microfiber. I fully agree that microfiber sleeps hot when used in sheets. It is an economical choice for those in the hospitality industry but I don’t recommend it for comfort. This blog was about towels and the difference between micro cotton towels and other towels is the drying time. Thanks for the comment!