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R&D spotlight on healthful, 'green' beach towels

 

Designs made of comfortable, sustainable materials are on the rise. Anti-microbial capability is emphasized.

 

TOP TRENDS

  • Growing adoption of natural fabric: Many beach towel makers in China are expanding selections in natural fabrics. Models in organic cotton, linen, bamboo, jute, soybean and corn fibers are increasing. Besides being environment-friendly, such designs are generally absorbent and have a soft hand.
  • Anti-microbial properties: Many recent releases are treated to resist or inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Others employ bamboo fibers, which are naturally bacteria-resistant and hypoallergenic.
  • Eye-catching designs: Bright and bold colors dominate selections. Flowers, leaves, animals, portraits and abstract patterns created via reactive printing are popular in beach towels targeting female users. Designs for children often feature cartoon or video game characters. For added visual appeal, a number of models come with ribbons, embroidery, fringe or embossing.
  • Price & export projections: Quotes are not expected to increase more than 5 percent in 1H12. Export sales, meanwhile, are anticipated to grow 5 to 10 percent.


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King Hwa Dee Textile Co. Ltd
Model: KHD-020
Description: 100% yarn-dyed cotton jacquard; 420, 450 or 500gsm; 7x152, 80x160 or 86x165cm

 Beach towel

Ningbo First-rate Industry & Trade Co. Ltd
Model: FR-FB01
Description: 100% cotton; reactive printing; 20x40, 24x48, 27x54, 28x56, 30x60 or 40x70in; in various colors; azo-free

 Beach towel

Qingdao Textiles Group Home Textile Co. Ltd
Model: TW-001-53-N
Description: 100% cotton velour; 101.6x177.8cm; 718.2g

 Beach towel

Shenzhen City Dingrun Light Textiles Import & Export Co. Ltd
Model: Beachtowel02
Description: 100% cotton; terry, velour sides; reactive printing; 30x60in; 448g

 Beach towel

Tianji (Dalian) International Trade Co. Ltd
Model: TJ-BT-01-C192
Description: 100% cotton; reactive printing; 70x140cm

 Beach towel

Zhejiang Kingtex Co. Ltd
Model: SQF-RBT-95
Description: 100% 21s cotton; fringed; 500gsm; 80x160cm


Note: This article "R&D spotlight on healthful, 'green' beach towels" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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