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Buying Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Towel

Buying Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Towel

Posted by The Canningvale Team on 10th Feb 2024

Choosing the perfect towel can be trickier than it seems. You have to consider different materials, textures, sizes, oh my! But we're here to make it a breeze with our comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to finding *your* perfect towel.

Choosing the perfect towel can be trickier than it seems. You have to consider different materials, textures, sizes, oh my! But we're here to make it a breeze with our comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to finding *your* perfect towel.

So, whether you prefer the sophistication of Egyptian cotton, the eco-friendly appeal of bamboo, or the cosy warmth of 100% cotton, we've got the perfect towel to suit your needs. Let's dive into the world of towels and help you find your ideal match.

So, whether you prefer the sophistication of Egyptian cotton, the eco-friendly appeal of bamboo, or the cosy warmth of 100% cotton, we've got the perfect towel to suit your needs. Let's dive into the world of towels and help you find your ideal match.

Why quality towels are important

Let’s face it, a towel isn’t just a piece of fabric; it’s your daily companion for comfort and hygiene. Quality towels can make your everyday rituals more enjoyable, whether you’re drying after a refreshing shower or wrapping up your littlies after their night time bath. The right towel can elevate your drying experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

Let’s face it, a towel isn’t just a piece of fabric; it’s your daily companion for comfort and hygiene. Quality towels can make your everyday rituals more enjoyable, whether you’re drying after a refreshing shower or wrapping up your littlies after their night time bath. The right towel can elevate your drying experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

What is the best material for towels?

Choosing the right material is crucial for the perfect towel. You want something that’s durable, absorbent and soft, something that’s gentle on your skin, but stands the test of time (and wash after wash after wash). Cotton, Egyptian cotton or bamboo are the obvious choices here.

But then how to choose?

Cotton: Cotton towels are versatile and beloved for their softness, durability and absorbency. They suit a wide range of preferences and are great for everyday use.

Egyptian Cotton: Egyptian cotton towels are the pinnacle of luxury. They're incredibly soft, warm, and known for their extra-long fibres that produce a plush and durable towel. Ideal for those who crave the finest in comfort and quality.

Bamboo: Bamboo towels are a sustainable choice, perfect for those who prioritise eco-friendliness. They are exceptionally soft, naturally hypoallergenic, and ideal for individuals with sensitive skin.

Choosing the right material is crucial for the perfect towel. You want something that’s durable, absorbent and soft, something that’s gentle on your skin, but stands the test of time (and wash after wash after wash). Cotton, Egyptian cotton or bamboo are the obvious choices here.

But then how to choose?

Cotton: Cotton towels are versatile and beloved for their softness, durability and absorbency. They suit a wide range of preferences and are great for everyday use.

Egyptian Cotton: Egyptian cotton towels are the pinnacle of luxury. They're incredibly soft, warm, and known for their extra-long fibres that produce a plush and durable towel. Ideal for those who crave the finest in comfort and quality.

Bamboo: Bamboo towels are a sustainable choice, perfect for those who prioritise eco-friendliness. They are exceptionally soft, naturally hypoallergenic, and ideal for individuals with sensitive skin.

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How do you tell if a towel is high quality?

Quality isn’t just skin-deep; it’s also about the towel’s construction and features. Here are some things to consider when looking for a good-quality towel.

Fibre Quality: High-quality towels are often made from long, combed cotton fibres, which are smoother, stronger, and more absorbent. Look for towels with authentic Egyptian cotton, combed cotton or zero-twist cotton to ensure superior quality.

Weight and Density: Quality towels tend to be heavier and denser due to their higher fibre content. When you hold a high-quality towel, it should feel substantial in your hands, indicating better absorbency and durability.

Absorbency: A quality towel should quickly and effectively absorb moisture from your skin. Test it by dampening a small area and see how efficiently it soaks up water. High-quality towels won't leave you feeling damp or take forever to dry you off.

Quality isn’t just skin-deep; it’s also about the towel’s construction and features. Here are some things to consider when looking for a good-quality towel.|

Fibre Quality: High-quality towels are often made from long, combed cotton fibres, which are smoother, stronger, and more absorbent. Look for towels with authentic Egyptian cotton, combed cotton or zero-twist cotton to ensure superior quality.

Weight and Density: Quality towels tend to be heavier and denser due to their higher fibre content. When you hold a high-quality towel, it should feel substantial in your hands, indicating better absorbency and durability.

Absorbency: A quality towel should quickly and effectively absorb moisture from your skin. Test it by dampening a small area and see how efficiently it soaks up water. High-quality towels won't leave you feeling damp or take forever to dry you off.

What is the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet?

Size matters, especially when it comes to towels. A bath towel is a standard-sized towel typically measuring around 69cm x 137cm, ideal for everyday use and quick drying. It's a popular choice for many, especially kids (or grown-ups of smaller stature!) who find it more manageable than a bath sheet.

On the other hand, a bath sheet is larger, usually around 90cm x 160cm or even more, providing extra coverage and luxurious comfort. Bath sheets are often favoured by taller individuals for their generous size and ability to wrap themselves fully. The choice between the two often depends on your personal preference and body size.

Size matters, especially when it comes to towels. A bath towel is a standard-sized towel typically measuring around 69cm x 137cm, ideal for everyday use and quick drying. It's a popular choice for many, especially kids (or grown-ups of smaller stature!) who find it more manageable than a bath sheet.

On the other hand, a bath sheet is larger, usually around 90cm x 160cm or even more, providing extra coverage and luxurious comfort. Bath sheets are often favoured by taller individuals for their generous size and ability to wrap themselves fully. The choice between the two often depends on your personal preference and body size.

Choosing the perfect towel isn’t one-dry-fits-all. It’s about your unique preferences and priorities. Are you all about a quick dry? Luxurious texture? Plush thickness? Let’s find your ideal towel that ticks all the boxes!

Choosing the perfect towel isn’t one-dry-fits-all. It’s about your unique preferences and priorities. Are you all about a quick dry? Luxurious texture? Let’s find your ideal towel that ticks all the boxes!

If you're seeking an everyday towel that blends luxury with affordability, look no further. Our Royal Splendour towels are heavyweight, plush, and super soft, making them a favourite among our customers for over 30 years. Available in a range of stylish colours, these 100% cotton towels provide the ultimate indulgence without breaking the bank.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Perfect for those seeking an affordable bathroom upgrade without compromising on quality
  • Up to 10 colours to choose from

If you're seeking an everyday towel that blends luxury with affordability, look no further. Our Royal Splendour towels are heavyweight, plush, and super soft, making them a favourite among our customers for over 30 years. Available in a range of stylish colours, these 100% cotton towels provide the ultimate indulgence without breaking the bank. 

  • 100% Cotton
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Perfect for those seeking an affordable bathroom upgrade without compromising on quality
  • Up to 10 colours to choose from

Experience the unmatched softness and durability of our Egyptian Royale towels. Crafted from extra-long staple Egyptian cotton fibres, these towels are ultra-absorbent without the annoying lint. Enjoy a luxurious bathing experience that remains plush and pristine, even after countless washes.

  • 100% Egyptian Cotton pile
  • Certified by the Egypt Cotton Association
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Ideal for those who seek the crème de la crème of towels
  • Up to 8 colours to choose from

Experience the unmatched softness and durability of our Egyptian Royale towels. Crafted from extra-long staple Egyptian cotton fibres, these towels are ultra-absorbent without the annoying lint. Enjoy a luxurious bathing experience that remains plush and pristine, even after countless washes.

  • 100% Egyptian Cotton pile
  • Certified by the Egypt Cotton Association
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Ideal for those who seek the crème de la crème of towels
  • Up to 8 colours to choose from

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Aria towels are perfect for those seeking a super plush and cozy experience, especially during colder months. Made from 100% zero-twist cotton, these heavyweight towels feel thick and soft to the touch, providing exceptional comfort.

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in a 6 Piece Towel Set
  • Up to 2 colours to choose from

Aria towels are perfect for those seeking a super plush and cozy experience, especially during colder months. Made from 100% zero-twist cotton, these heavyweight towels feel thick and soft to the touch, providing exceptional comfort.

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Heavyweight
  • Available in a 6 Piece Towel Set
  • Up to 2 colours to choose from

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Alessia towels are a perfect blend of eco-friendliness, softness, and durability. Made from a sustainable cotton-bamboo blend, these towels are gentle on the skin, highly absorbent, and naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Whether you have sensitive skin or simply want to make eco-conscious choices, Alessia is a great all-rounder.

  • Cotton/Bamboo
  • Heavyweight
  • Soft, horizontal rib texture
  • Available in various sizes
  • Perfect for those looking for a gentle touch and eco-friendly options
  • Up to 6 colours to choose from

Alessia towels are a perfect blend of eco-friendliness, softness, and durability. Made from a sustainable cotton-bamboo blend, these towels are gentle on the skin, highly absorbent, and naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Whether you have sensitive skin or simply want to make eco-conscious choices, Alessia is a great all-rounder.

  • Cotton/Bamboo
  • Heavyweight
  • Soft, horizontal rib texture
  • Available in various sizes
  • Perfect for those looking for a gentle touch and eco-friendly options
  • Up to 6 colours to choose from

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Sofi Organic towels are not just soft against your skin but also kind to the planet. Crafted from 100% organic cotton with a textured boucle weave, these towels offer greater absorbency and less shedding. They are quick-drying, medium-weight, and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, ensuring high standards for organic textiles. 

  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Medium weight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Perfect for minimalists and eco-warriors
  • Up to 4 colours to choose from

Sofi Organic towels are not just soft against your skin but also kind to the planet. Crafted from 100% organic cotton with a textured boucle weave, these towels offer greater absorbency and less shedding. They are quick-drying, medium-weight, and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, ensuring high standards for organic textiles.

  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Medium weight
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Perfect for minimalists and eco-warriors
  • Up to 4 colours to choose from

If you're a fan of mixing and matching colours, Amalfitana towels are your perfect choice. Highly absorbent yet lightweight, these 100% cotton towels feel soft and fluffy wash after wash. Create your own unique towel set by choosing from a range of vibrant colours.

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Lightweight and quick-drying
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Ideal for maximalists and budget-conscious shoppers
  • Up to 8 colours to choose from

If you're a fan of mixing and matching colours, Amalfitana towels are your perfect choice. Highly absorbent yet lightweight, these 100% cotton towels feel soft and fluffy wash after wash. Create your own unique towel set by choosing from a range of vibrant colours. 

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Lightweight and quick-drying
  • Available in various sizes and sets
  • Ideal for maximalists and budget-conscious shoppers
  • Up to 8 colours to choose from


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Riviera towels are your everyday essentials. Fast-drying and super absorbent, these lightweight to medium-weight towels feature a horizontal mini-rib design that subtly exfoliates your skin as you dry off.

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Lightweight to medium-weight
  • Available in a 4 Piece Towel Set
  • Perfect for those seeking affordability without compromising on quality
  • Up to 4 colours to choose from

Riviera towels are your everyday essentials. Fast-drying and super absorbent, these lightweight to medium-weight towels feature a horizontal mini-rib design that subtly exfoliates your skin as you dry off.

  • 100% Zero-twist cotton
  • Lightweight to medium-weight
  • Available in a 4 Piece Towel Set
  • Perfect for those seeking affordability without compromising on quality
  • Up to 4 colours to choose from

Whether you prefer the soothing qualities of silky, the allure of smooth,
or the timeless appeal of fresh and crisp, discover your perfect sheet set with our handy guide.