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A Guide to Bath Towels

We’ve put together this quick guide to the best towel types at The Citizenry, along with a few tips to make your bathroom a mini oasis. From lightweight, absorbent towels to plush, fluffy weaves, we’re here to help you find your towel soulmate.

Few things are more luxurious than stepping out of a hot shower into the soft embrace of your favorite bath towels. In fact, some people love it so much that they’re on a constant search for the best bath towels around. Fortunately, teaching people how to pick bath towels is one of our passion projects. One quick rule of thumb: Many of our bath towels also come as bath sheets. If you enjoy wrapping yourself up in a cocoon of coziness, we’d highly recommend upgrading to bath sheets for the extra square footage alone.

Classic waffle, lightweight & relaxed

The Mara Organic Waffle Towel

300gsm. Oeko-Tex® and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified. Care: Wash in cold water, do not bleach or iron, tumble dry on low.

Relaxed. Textured. A terrific way to start (or end) your day, these beautiful waffle weave towels are loomed to be incredibly soft and absorbent. Lightweight and lovely, each towel features a low-profile, allover texture that takes any bath to the next level. Available in a range of earthy hues, these bath towels add a pop of color to any bathroom. All made start to finish in a fair trade mill in Turkey.

most absorbent, gets softer with every wash

The Imabari Waffle Towel

490gsm. Care: Machine wash on cold with like colors, tumble dry on low, and avoid bleach or harsh cleaners.

If you want the most absorbent towels, we found your set. Loomed meticulously at a mill in Imabari, Japan, these beautiful waffle weave towels are lightweight, incredibly soft, and quick to dry. Crafted from long-staple Pima cotton, these bath towels combine an oversized waffle weave with a refined, flat-edge border. From weaving to dyeing to washing, every step is done in a fair trade environment.

absorbent hybrid of lightweight waffle & soft terry

The Aegean Cotton Towels

380gsm. Oeko-Tex® certified. Care: Delicately with mild detergent and cold water, tumble dry on low. Avoid bleach or harsh cleaners.

Perfectly plush. Effortlessly elegant. The choice for those on the fence, these organic cotton towels combine a lightweight, waffle exterior with a soft terry interior. Complete with a subtle eyelash fringe, these sophisticated bath towels deliver earthy hues with understated style. In other words, they’ll add a decadent touch to your self care routine. All made start to finish in a fair trade environment in the Aegean region of Turkey.

the softest, most luxurious towels

The Organic Plush Towels

720gsm. Oeko-Tex® and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified. Care: Machine wash on cold with like colors, tumble dry on low. Avoid bleach or harsh cleaners.

Plush organic terry. Calm, clean colors. If luxury is what you’re after, you just found it. Crafted off the Aegean Sea, these extra soft, durable, and absorbent bath towels are an invitation to indulge. Loomed from the finest long-staple cotton, these bath towels get softer with every wash. In other words, they’re a gift you give yourself every day. All made start to finish in a fair trade environment.

Don’t be afraid to accessorize

Now that you’ve found the right bath towels, we thought we’d throw in a few of our favorite accessories to help take your bath routine to the next level.

Don’t forget a robe

If you have to break up with your bath towels, you might as well step into a robe. Particularly one that is made of the same material. From waffle weaves to linen to long-staple cotton, many of our bath towels have a matching robe. They’re the perfect gift to give yourself (or others, if you really want to).

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Add a hint of hinoki

A sustainable, planet-friendly option that releases a relaxing, woodsy aroma every time it gets wet? Yes, please. Crafted from the finest hinoki cypress from Japan, our wood bath mats, towel racks, and stools are a perfect way to turn your bathroom into a zen oasis. Adding a natural, organic touch, they last for years with easy care.

Hinoki Care Guide

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