- Published on Monday, 30 September 2013 16:19
The textile's absorbency and anti-bacterial property make it the top material choice for suppliers.
- Organic cotton strong: Grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, the textile has become a popular choice for makers because of its moisture-absorbent and anti-bacterial properties. This cotton variant's natural wax is also retained during processing, leaving a distinct weight and smoothness to its drape. The input is sourced locally or from Egypt. The latter has longer strands and a softer hand but costs 15 percent higher.
- Bamboo rayon & charcoal: These fibers are adopted primarily for their deodorizing characteristic. The materials are likewise durable, breathable and absorbent. Processing, however, entails heavy financing. For this reason, bamboo rayon and charcoal are exclusively used in upscale bath towels.
- Fabric blends: Because biodegradable textiles are generally expensive, many suppliers are combining materials to cut costs. Companies, for example, are mixing organic cotton and polyester, with a 90:10 to 60:40. The practice does not have a significant effect on the models' smoothness but can reduce material expenses by up to 30 percent.
- Pattern: Design and other product details are applied via jacquard weaving, printing or embroidery. Plants, animals and cartoon characters are the common motifs.
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