Nov 302010
 

Kimono Robe

The term “kimono” is Japanese. It refers to a robe worn by men, women and children. The traditional Japanese kimono includes the robe, socks, obi or sash, sandals, etc. It is a national costume of Japan and can cost thousands of dollars. However, in the United States it is typical to see a cozy robe given the name of kimono. For example, a cozy terry kimono bathrobe is a favorite.

An American version of a kimono robe is great for a variety of ways. They are perfect for after a shower, by the pool or just lounging around the house. These are the types of robes that you want to keep close by for easy access.

Finding the perfect kimono robe can get tricky. Pajamas are easy to find and so are nightgowns, but robes are not always as available at physical stores. Ordering the perfect robe online from a reputable company assures that you can get the perfect purchase.

Nov 272010
 

bath towels

For folks who care about their bath towels, two words come to mind – quality and luxury. When it comes to bath towels, not all of them are made equal. The best are considered the ultimate indulgence for the bath. The best way to end a refreshing shower or a relaxing bath is to slip a quality bath towel around the body.

Purchasing good quality is worth it not only for how these products feel to the touch, but also because of how long they last. Sure, you can buy cheaper products, but how will they feel to the touch and how long will they last? Are you really saving money if you have to buy new bath towels every year?

These luxurious products come in a variety of types, such as Egyptian cotton. When it comes to bath towels, luxury doesn’t get much better than an over-sized, thick and absorbent Egyptian cotton towel. Choose from a range of colors that will best match your bathroom. These are towels you’ll want close at hand for easy access after the bath or shower. Look for them in sets of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths.

Nov 252010
 

christmas

Once the Thanksgiving dinner has been eaten, the pumpkin pie has been enjoyed, and the dishes have been cleared away, it’s time to begin thinking about Christmas. One simple way to start decorating your home for the holidays is to change out the hand towels, bath towels, and guest bathroom towels in all of your bathrooms.

By replacing your daily linens in your bathrooms with festive, decorative towels, you can instantly change the mood of the room. Start with a color scheme you’d like to focus on, then decide on the designs or embroidered pictures you’d like on the towels. After the towels are in place, adding any Christmas decorations or candles around the bathroom will finish that holiday look.

December can be such a busy time for everyone with family get-togethers, office parties, children’s plays, and other activities. When you decorate your bathroom with holiday towels, you’ve started your Christmas preparations in a simple and fun way. Now you can enjoy the rest of the season and truly get into the holiday spirit.

Nov 232010
 

christmas

There’s nothing quite like a house decorated for the holidays. But if, like most people, you are watching your pennies this holiday season, there’s still a way you can enjoy some new decor without busting your budget.

If you don’t already have one, purchase a shallow glass bowl from your local discount store. Stack Christmas balls inside for an instant boost of holiday cheer. For extra elegance, coordinate the color of the balls with your room. Can’t find one with a pattern you like? Purchase plain ones, some craft glue and glitter. Paint the glue on in stripes, polka dots or all over then poor the glitter on top (be sure to lay out some old newspaper on your table first).

If you have a straight vase, tie peppermint sticks around it with a red ribbon for a bit of holiday flair.

Purchase a few Christmas-themed hand towels to display in your kitchen. For your bathroom, some whimsical holiday towels with gingerbread men are a nice and surprising touch for guests.

With touches like these, it’s easy to give every room in your home a holiday feel without breaking the bank.

Nov 202010
 

Organic Towels

As our world evolves, the environment has become one of the number one concerns of its human inhabitants. These days you can buy eco friendly shopping bags, clothing, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, bath towels and more. Eco friendly bath towels have become more and more popular as a way to dry wet bodies and relax in comfort, but still be kind to the environment.

What is an eco friendly bath towel? It’s a towel made without the harmful chemicals used in standard towels. They are products made from fibers raised without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Certified combed organic cotton towels are a good example of such products.

When washing these towels, make sure to stick to an eco friendly washing routine, as well. There are various organic laundry detergents available on the markets that are free of harmful chemicals. Do not use fabric softeners or bleaches. And consider removing your towels from the washing machine, shaking them and then hanging them to dry under the sun. If not, stick your towels in the dryer on a low setting.

Nov 182010
 

Robe

The bathroom in my new one-bedroom apartment was covered in small tiles of speckled robin’s egg blue-on-white, but the carpets in the living room and bedroom were champagne brown, which dictated that all bath towels, bath mats and bathrobes had to be in shades of brown.

I had moved into my new apartment on the Monday and, by Thursday, was ready to launch myself into the mundane yet delicate business of populating it with quality towels and luxurious bath robes. I had never, however, suspected that my choice would be limited by the apartment’s color scheme, but I was now convinced that nothing but beige, chocolate brown and perhaps a greyish-hued taupe would compliment the carpets and painted accent wall. Hand towels, a tubmat or two and almost certainly more than one soft waffle bathrobe were on the must-buy list, and the challenge would be to find them in colors complimenting those resident in the apartment.

I chose to shop online and was immediately confronted with choices that ranged from eco friendly and Egyptian cotton to organic and bamboo rayon/cotton mix. I was also barraged with browns and found myself contemplating the advantages of the ecru – whitish brown – bamboo bath towel over those of the chestnut-shaded luxury supima towel. The waffle bathrobe was brilliant in beige and looked equally as good with or without a monogram, and I was debating whether or not to buy it along with either the taupe and chocolate renaissance towels or the coffee and linen organic towels. As far as bath towels went, however, the adventure was not over, and my attention was soon diverted by the cayenne-colored elegance towels and – this was possibly the most exciting of all – the espresso, lite gold, chocolate-charcoal, cream and rosebud Egyptian cotton towels.

All too soon my buying spree was over, and I was anxiously awaiting delivery of my delicious cream, chocolate and espresso Turkish bathrobes/towels and tub mat set. When they arrived, they complimented the apartment’s color scheme perfectly and even made the somewhat unappealing robin’s egg blue tiles seem more acceptable.

Nov 162010
 

Kids Velour Bathrobe

There is a wide variety of clothing for kids on the market today. It’s common to buy your child jeans, t-shirts, pajamas and other typical gear.

But what about kids robes? Robes are not just a comfortable piece of clothing for adults. Children can enjoy them too.

What are the benefits of buying your child a kids robe? There are a variety of benefits, because robes are more than just items to put on after the bath.

Kids robes are perfect for a day at the pool, a day at the beach or just a fun, casual piece of clothing for a lazy weekend at home. What are some of the fabrics that are typical for robes? You’ll find them in terry cloth, velour, cashmere, fleece, cotton, and more.

One of the most comfortable fabrics for robes is velour. Kids robes are very soft and cozy in velour fabrics. Choose kids robes in colors that they would enjoy, such as pink. These robes are always cute and are an easy item for kids to put on themselves. It will be one of their best pieces of clothing. There’s nothing like your favorite robe to slip into every day.

Nov 112010
 

Bath time for children always seems like an event. There’s the warm water, special tub toys, and lots of exciting bubbles. However, when the bubbles are gone and the bath toys are finished being played with, there’s something wonderful about wrapping up your child in a soft, bath towel. Like icing on a cake, the warm embrace of a cotton towel finishes the bath time experience with a peaceful moment.

Creating that special time together after bath time is simple if you choose a colorful or playful bath towel. Children love bright colors or special designs that show off their fun-loving side. So, even though the bath part of this nightly ritual might be over, the cuddle time with their favorite bath towel really finishes off this family time in a unique way.

As you take the time to hold your child in a warm towel, realize that these are the moments that you’ll cherish as they get older. So even if your child wriggles a bit in your hands as you dry him or her off, that towel time together is actually a precious memory in the making.

Nov 082010
 

There are numerous ways to decorate a guest bathroom. One way is with monogrammed towels. These towels are popular as wedding gifts, but consider purchasing them for your own bathrooms.

Choose towels based on your color scheme and design. If your guest bathroom is mostly black, with a dash of red, perhaps your choice is red towels to pull out the color red. If your guest bathroom is a soft pink, you’ll want to stick with a soft pink color scheme.

Then choose your letters. You can now begin to get creative. For example, for a guest bathroom of Jenny and Tom Smith, choose “S,” the first letter of the last name. A single letter on each towel is an attractive monogram. Or, how about the first letters of Jenny and Tom, along with the letter S. This is the standard three letter combination for a married couple.

Which letter goes on what side? In today’s modern world, there are no hard and fast rules. But the traditional way is for the man’s first initial to go on the left, the woman’s first initial to go on the right and the first initial of the last name to go in the middle.

There are many different letter styles to choose from. Some are traditional with that old world flavor. Others are hip and ultra modern. Letters should fall on the bottom middle of your hand towel or bath towel. Choose the color of the letters to match properly with your towels. A red towel in a black bathroom would look great with black lettering, for example.

Nov 042010
 

london

If you’re planning on spending time in a London budget hotel, you might want to bring your own towel. In the same spirit as budget airlines, where anything more than your little bag of eight peanuts will cost you at least five bucks, one particular London budget hotel now has a fee for everything – even your towel.

Tune Hotel Westminster is located just 30 feet from a Tube station. You can make your way to Buckingham Palace in 10 minutes; Oxford Circus is a mere five stops away. Rates start at $54, and peak at $99 – what a deal!

However, for $54, you get one of the rooms without any windows. The room is also incredibly small, with barely enough room to open up your suitcase on the floor.

The other catch is that you pay extra for everything. $2.40 per day. Feel like relaxing with an English soap opera at the end of a day of sightseeing? It will cost you almost $5 every day that you activate the television. Oh, and don’t worry about the housekeeper walking in at an awkward time; you have to pay $12 just to get a housekeeper to show up more often than once every three days. Forget a free continental breakfast; Tune Hotel offers great breakfast, but it’s $7.

Could this be the hotel trend of the future? Perhaps budget hotels, like budget airlines, will start expecting you to always bring your own towel, and that $2.40 per towel rate might even seem cheap in a few more years.

Nov 012010
 

Brazil, which is the largest country in South America and the world’s fifth largest country in geographical area and population is the sixth largest textile producer in the world. The textile industry is analyzed as $51 billion in 2010. In addition the textile industry employs 1.65 million employees and also represents 17.5% of the country’s overall GDP.

Brazil’s textile industry suffered from first increase in the cotton prices, second decline in the world supply, third 20-30% decrease in domestic cotton production due to drought then got hit by the contract defaults. Brazil’s import is expected to reach to 1.38 million bales this year with an increase of 150,000 bales when compared to last year. The 10% tariff put on cotton imports is already damaged the imports. The United States which is the biggest cotton exporter in the world already set the amount of cotton export as 900,000 bales to Brazil.

Cotton Prices Hit the Record High

China which is the biggest producer and consumer of cotton in the world got hit by the decrease in the cotton production this year. In 2009 the cotton output in China was 6.95 million tons, this year it is expected as 6.4 million ton with a deficit of 550,000 tons. According to a recent report the world’s overall cotton production will be 96,000 tons less than the previous forecasts which was 25.06 million tons.

The flood in Pakistan destroyed the 1.1 million acres of land that cotton grows, and then the weather in China affected the crop harvest. After all of these demand increased and supply decreased throughout the world, the cotton prices hit the record of $1.20 a pound in New York. The price of cotton is also expected to gain more value if the domestic and international supplies continue to decrease.