Every property has their own views and opinions on what makes a towel worth purchasing. They are an essential product for the hospitality industry and for everyday use in the home, so it is important to be knowledgeable of their qualities and uniqueness when making a purchase. There are many different types of hospitality towels available including bath, hand, wash, tub mats, and bath sheets. Cotton is a common ingredient and there is a large selection of cotton to choose from when deciding what hospitality towel is the best fit for your property. This blog will explain the differences and benefits of certain types of cotton including Turkish, Egyptian, Pima, and Supima Cotton.
Different Types of Cotton in Hospitality Towels
Turkish Cotton has long fibers, or staples, which make the cotton stronger and higher quality because the process becomes easier when being woven into a fabric. The longer fiber design results in improved softness and durability. Also, hospitality towels constructed with Turkish cotton are less likely to fade or lose color through repeated use than cotton made with shorter fibers. Because the towel is light weight, it dries faster and helps prevent mold growth.
Many experts believe Egyptian Cotton to be the best type of cotton in the industry due to its superior strength, fiber length, and plush comfort it provides. The fibers are smaller in diameter than other types of cotton which allows more threads to be condensed and result in a higher quality linen. The plant where Egyptian cotton comes from doesn’t create a lot of lint and therefore doesn’t pill.
Pima Cotton is found in the Southwestern United States and internationally. It was originally developed in Peru by the Pima Indians. The life expectancy of hospitality towels using Pima Cotton can be significantly longer than hospitality towels made with a different kind of cotton. Also, this type of cotton is generally more economical compared to other high-quality linens.
Supima Cotton is grown primarily in the Southwestern United States and accounts for less than 1% of cotton globally. Products using this cotton are known to have excellent color quality because Supima Cotton is more effective at absorbing dye. The laundering process is relatively easy since it can be washed with regular cotton linens unlike other high-quality linens. Supima Cotton is a very popular option that is known for being breathable, durable, and plush.
Other Linen Options Available
Most hospitality towels are made from cotton but there are other options available. Bamboo is another popular towel fiber. InnStyle offers the Bamboo II Towel. It is a solid terry towel with a dobby border that is made from 60% cotton and 40% bamboo. Also, the Kyoto Towel has a silky and plush texture that is developed with 35% rayon from bamboo and 65% cotton. Some towels also have a polyester fabric base with cotton loops that add strength to cotton comfort. For example, the Innvidori Towel is made of 90% cotton and 10% polyester.
InnStyle Has Many Towel Options for You
InnStyle knows how important towels are to a property, and that is why they have such a large selection available to best fit your needs. They offer towels made from Turkish Cotton, Egyptian Cotton, and Supima Cotton. Other types like makeup towels and pool towels are also available. If you have any questions about which towel would be best for your property or other general hospitality questions, please give InnStyle a call and speak with one of their account managers. They can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Their website is https://www.innstyle.com/.