Sep 302010
 

seals need towels

Save a Seal with a Towel.

A wildlife center in the UK is asking for towels, especially big towels, to use for sick and injured seals. The particular wildlife center, the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre of Norfolk, England, cares for 50 seals and nearly three hundred other animals.

What will the big bath towels and beach towels be used for? The staff wraps the seals in the towels to make them easier to handle and to provide warmth for the animal.

Unfortunately, the wildlife center recently announced that they’re going through a shortage of towels at the moment, a problem which is reaching crisis proportions. As of September 21, 2010, the center is caring for 21 seals in their intensive care unit. With such a high level of care, the center is going through an astonishing 120 towels per day.

If you live in the UK, you can drop your new or used towel off at a nearby Tesco. If you live outside the UK, send a towel or two to:

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre

East Winch

King’s Lynn

Norfolk, PE32 1NR

United Kingdom

Sep 282010
 

Bamboo Robe

I grew up in a hotel in semi-rural South Africa approximately thirty years ago, and, looking back at that time, I often wonder what life would have been like if I had had access then to the resources for bath mats, towels and bathrobes that I have now.

As I recall, the towel sets at the hotel consisted of hard, scratchy lengths of material that, now, wouldn’t be welcome in a prison, and, when I compare them to today’s pure cotton bath towels that are silky and soft but still durable, I often wonder how hotel guests dried off from their baths and managed to keep their skins intact. The hotel towels were all one color too – a non-committal off-white – and simply can’t compare to the beautiful Smoke Blue, Terracota, Garnet Red and TeaRose shades that high quality bath and hand towels come in today.

Complimentary luxury guest bath robes were also not an option in the South Africa of 30 years ago, and today’s travelers should realize how lucky they are when their hotels present them with decadent Terry Kimono bathrobes made out of 100% Turkish cotton or beautiful Bamboo bathrobes made out of a sultry mixture of Bamboo rayon and Egyptian cotton. Guests may also be confronted with a complimentary Waffle bathrobe when they open their bathroom door – and these look stylish in either white or beige – or, perhaps, with a Supima robe, which comes in such intriguing sounding colors as bisque and chestnut.

Concepts like “organic” and “eco friendly” were also totally foreign to the hotels of yesteryear because towels, tubmats and hand towels were made to last and not to add value to the environment. Times sure have changed: now guests can wander down to the hotel’s spa dressed in the finest Turkish bathrobes – even kids’ robes are available – and wallow in luxurious hydrotherapy tubs instead of sharing the austere communal bathroom at the end of the passage.

Given how today’s hotels differ from those of years long past, I can hardly wait to see the hotels of the future.

Sep 242010
 

Towels

Cotton towels are a wonderful inexpensive gift choice to make for every type of special occasion. Today, the extra-soft Egyptian cotton bathroom accessories are made into a wide variety of colorful hues that can harmonize nicely with all styles of bathrooms. While it is true that cotton towels are manufactured by many different global providers, it is always wise to choose the thick Egyptian cotton towels for your gift giving needs.

The Egyptian cotton towels are different from other types of bath towels.

Egyptian cotton is grown in the fertile soils that are found alongside of the Nile River. This superior farming location offers cotton plants the right combination of soil nutrients and sunshine to produce an extremely soft selection of high-quality cotton fibers. When the Egyptian cotton fibers are woven into cotton towels, terry bathrobes, and other personal care bathroom accessories, the results are products that feel luxurious.

The humidity factor along the Nile River in Egypt helps the cotton plants to obtain fiber lengths that are often much longer and broader than the cotton that is grown in other locations. The Egyptian cotton fibers can reach over two-inches in length that makes them the ideal choice to spin into very fine threads for the higher-quality manufacturing projects. Egyptian cotton towels hold a very strong weave due to the nature of the fibers.

Traditionally, the Egyptian cotton towels were only made in a natural white color. Monogrammed initials were used to decorate these elegant feeling bath accessories in the wealthy homes where these soft and durable towels were used. Today, with a globally attentive audience to market for, the Egyptian cotton manufacturers are dying their towels into very fashionable decorator tones that can still be monogrammed to show status.

Elegant Egyptian cotton monogrammed towels make the perfect inexpensive gifts for family members, friends, and coworkers. In today’s health conscious society, the gift of a high-quality monogrammed towel set can go a very long ways. People take their soft Egyptian cotton towels and terry robes to the gym to show them off, they carry their own luxury towels on business trips, and these long-life Egyptian cotton products are always enjoyed in the home. For the price, it is hard to find a better multi-purpose gift idea.