Mar 022012
 

Kids Robe

As you age, you probably worry about the health of your skin. But what about your kids? Caring for the skin should begin at a young age, and that includes worrying about the sun. Yes, the sun is a beautiful thing, but it’s one of the main causes of skin damage, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

One of the best ways to teach your kids a valuable lesson is to lead by example. What are some things you can do to show your kids how to protect their skin from painful sunburns?

Sunscreen

A sunscreen with an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, of at least 30 is important. Sunscreen filters the sun’s harmful rays, causing less of it to injure the skin.

Teach your kids how to apply it, and do it at least 15 to 20 minutes before sun exposure. Teach them the importance of reapplying often, about every two hours, and especially after a dip in the water. Help them to apply the sunscreen in areas of the body that are difficult to reach, and make sure they don’t forget places like the tips of the ears and the back of the neck.

Some kid sunscreens are scented. Let your child pick one out! Also, sunscreen sticks are fun for them to use as well.

Hats

Hats are always a smart buy for protecting the skin from the sun. A colorful, fun hat will be loved and desired by your child. Let your child choose the hat, but look for a hat with a brim all around to protect not only the scalp, but the ears, forehead, eyes and nose. Some hats have added fabric to protect the neck.

Kids Robes

When your child is done swimming in a pool, lake or ocean, give them a kids robe to wear. A comfy hooded kids robe, such as one made of velour out of 100% Turkish cotton, is a fun way to protect your child from the sun’s rays.

As you can tell, showing your kids that sun protection is important will teach them to protect their skin when they are older. Allow them to have fun under the sun, but be sure to keep them safe.

 

Nov 132011
 

bathrobes

It’s a little known, but interesting, fact that bathrobes are classified into different categories on the basis of factors like the type of neckline or collar they have, the type of fabric they’re made from, the type of weave displayed and the type of sculpture sewn onto the fabric.

If robes are categorized according to their collar type, then those with hooded collars, kimono-style collars and shawl collars would dominate the market. The hooded collar bathrobes are quite self-explanatory, and contemporary fashion is actually inundated with items of clothing of the “hoodie” variety. Kimono-style robes all, for all intents and purposes, collar-less, and, on the whole, this makes for an extremely comfortable robe with great flexibility of style. Last but not least are the robes with shawl collars, which are collars that are able to be drawn together around the wearer’s neck.

Bathrobes are made from only certain types of fabric – those with above average absorbency – and robes made out of wool, nylon and silk are common. A fairly new innovation in the world of bathrobes was the advent of synthetic microfiber, and more and more robes are now being manufactured from this material, which is both super-absorbent and super-lightweight. The way the fabric is woven is also extremely important, and, to date, four very specific bathrobe weave styles have developed: terry, waffle, velour and flannel. The major difference between these four weaves concerns whether or not the fabric has loops, and whether these loops are cut or uncut, and this would influence things like how heavy and absorbent the robes are.

Bathrobes are among the only items of clothing that have sculpture – “bas-relief” type fabric texturing – sewn onto the basic fabric. Fabric sculpture is also known as styling, and styling is added to a base fabric for a number of reasons including increasing the fabric’s water absorbency and adding weight to the garment, which is desirable as the heavier the robe, the better it will hang. There are many different sculpture patterns, with linear patterns like Window Pane, Zig-zag and Ribbed possibly being the most common, and buyers can choose whichever pattern they find most attractive.

There’s truly a lot more to the simple bathrobe than what meets the eye, and buyers are spoiled for choice when they are shopping for robes that promise quality, stylishness, absorbency and durability and yet won’t break the budget.

Oct 292011
 

Kids Bathrobes

As we all know, children get dirty – often – but this is a problem that is rather easy to solve and that usually involves dunking them in the bath at least once a day! After bath-time is over and done with would, however, be the ideal time to wrap junior and the little miss up in their very own snug kids’ bathrobes.

Possibly the most popular type of kids’ robes available today are the hooded terry velour robes, which are perfect for both boys and girls. These robes, which come in two colors – pink and white – will fit all children from the tiniest tyke of three to the eleven year old who has just had his latest growth spurt. This is not a “one size fits all” situation, though, and the small and medium robes (“S/M”) are specifically designed for the three through six age-group, while the large and extra-large (“L/XL”) ones are tailored for the seven through eleven year olds.

Hooded terry velour kids’ robes are known for being extra soft and extra absorbent – possibly because kids are usually extra active and extra dirty – and they are also known as being extremely comfortable to wear, not to mention extremely durable. Terry velour children’s robes are made from Turkish cotton of the highest quality, and, despite the fact that they are actually manufactured on sight in Turkish factories, they are incredibly reasonably priced, and buying one or two or more of these robes will never break – or even unduly strain – the budget.

Due to the growing popularity of monogrammed towels and monogrammed adults’ bath robes, parents should be happy to learn that they also now have the option to have monograms embroidered on their children’s bath robes. Monograms are available in a large selection of styles and colors – with the latter including such exotic hues as Bright Mint, Lake Blue, Lavender and Cranberry – and kids will love to see their initials appearing on their personalized bath robe in some bright and shiny color. Bath robe monogramming is usually also a service that is offered for free, which makes personalizing a robe or two all the more attractive.

Towels, bath mats and bath robes – for both adults and kids – are all must-have bathroom accessories, and buying them can be fun and exciting, especially when the price is just so right!

Oct 212011
 

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Waffles, the sweet and crispy dough-based snacks that are sold throughout the world, are known and loved by just about everyone. All waffles, whether from America, Belgium or Hong Kong, are made by frying dough in a patterned steel grid, and waffle bathrobes are so called due to their fabric’s resemblance to the waffle-grid shape.

It is, however, the fabric’s extremely unusual square-patterned weave that gives it it’s “waffle” label and that makes the robes so very soft yet durable as well as so comfortable yet highly absorbent. Kimono robes are, furthermore, usually double stitched to give them that extra bit of strength, while spa robes are ultra-lightweight and plain waffle robes are known for the speed at which they dry.

Waffles are versatile and can be enjoyed with cream, syrup, fruit, cheese, peanut butter or simply with dusted sugar. Waffle robes are similarly versatile and can be used at home, at the spa or at the gym, and, as they don’t take up a lot of space, they can easily be packed into a suitcase and taken on vacation. Waffle bathrobes also come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, and, as with monogrammed towels, Waffle robe owners can have their initials embroidered on the latest addition to their bathwear wardrobe in a number of hues and alphabet and letter styles.

Consumers in the market for buying Waffle robes should, while they’re in the mood, also pick up some matching towels and maybe even some bath mats. All three styles of Waffle bathrobe are, furthermore, unisex, and they’re also all machine-washable. They can therefore be enjoyed by the whole family, and, with their discounted prices, free monogramming and free gift-wrapping, they also make first rate gifts.

Whether they’re served with bacon, kiwifruit, chicken, or good old maple syrup, waffles are loved by all, as are the plush and beautiful Waffle bath and spa robes.

Oct 072011
 

Hooded Bathrobes

Chances are you’ve owned a robe or two in your lifetime, but have you ever owned a hooded bathrobe? You may ask yourself why a bathrobe with a hood is something you would need. Well…you don’t need such a robe, but they sure are nice to have.

A hooded bathrobe made of quality fabric, such as Turkish cotton, is an item you’ll own for many years. You’ll love wrapping yourself in the luxury and the softness. You can have a robe waiting for you when you dry off from your bath or shower. Or, you can slip into one as a substitute for a towel.

Then, once you’re inside a fluffy bathrobe, cover your wet hair with the hood. With a hooded bathrobe, you can wrap your wet body in a cozy fabric and stay nice and comfortable before you change into other clothing.

Bathrobes with hoods are great for the bathroom, but they’re also wonderful poolside or at the hot tub. You’ll love a luxury hooded bathrobe so much you may find yourself wearing it all day.

Jul 302011
 

Stylish Bathrobe

For the ultimate in stylish comfort and luxury, treat yourself to an attractive summer bathrobe or kimono. Just imagine leaning back in your contoured deck chair or chaise lounge by the pool after a swim wrapped in your soft, elegant silk kimono or Egyptian cotton robe. What a relaxing way to spend a few minutes or, if you’re lucky, hours of your summer day or early evening. Whether you are on vacation, a business trip, or at home by your own beautiful outdoor pool, you will agree that such completely calm, comfortable leisure time is excellent for both your general health and peace of mind.

In addition, you will want to expand your casual wardrobe to include several different styles of robes, kimonos and terry cloth garments to suit your everyday lifestyle as well as any special occasions. For after-bath and sauna, you’ll need various types of cotton and terry wear. For example, a short fluffy terry robe with loose fit and short or three-quarter length sleeves is great for springtime, summer months, and warm climates. In colder temperatures and seasons, you’ll want to luxuriate in the cozy warmth of a longer, thicker, textured terry robe with full-length sleeves or a kimono of warm eco-friendly cotton or natural silk fabric.

The best hotels provide each guest with a soft terry or organic cotton robe, usually hanging on the back of the door to your bath or in your clothes closet. And many spas or health and sports clubs offer cotton or terry robes, shirts and jackets for your convenience and comfort. Especially when your lifestyle is busy and complex, you may have a limited amount of time to devote to sports, exercise and leisure activities. All the more reason, then, that you should enjoy the comforts of soft, elegant cotton, terry or silk sportswear and accessories to enhance your every health-related activity and experience. If you haven’t tried them already, treat yourself to organic cotton tennis and golfing wear. Or shop for the latest attractive fabric colors and designs in after-swim wear and leisure clothing. You simply can’t go wrong when choosing modern natural fabrics with cool, comfortable textures and designs to meet the demands and needs of your busy, complicated, and health-oriented modern lifestyle.

Jun 182011
 

Bamboo Bathrobes

It seems highly unlikely that the classic terrycloth bathrobe will ever go out of style. To be sure, no other type of material provides us with the complete comfort and sense of relaxation that a genuine terry robe does. Even the best quality hotels and spas understand the lasting desirability of this soft, soothing, fluffy variety of after-bath wear. While it may be possible to approximate the classic casual look of a true terry robe, no one can fool the well-informed public on this matter when it comes to absolute luxury in casual spa, sauna and home post-bathing wear.

Can you imagine attempting to create the ultimate comfort in such a robe without the fluff and fuzz of authentic terry? I think we’ll all heartily agree that it can’t be done. By nature, the fluff allows for air circulation while the fuzz provides utmost comfort and a mandatory sense of luxury and laziness. After all, none of us are in the slightest mood for hustle and bustle following a totally relaxing, leisurely bath or shower. It’s high time to do just the opposite–stretch out and luxuriate in the depths of tantalizing terry. Just the texture of this marvelous material obviously created just to offer the very top quality in creature comforts, makes us languish in lazy la-la land until otherwise directed to any necessary activity. You can tarry in your terry robe to your heart’s desire until something of vital importance comes along to burst your leisure-time bubble.

Most of us have, from time to time, broken out of this terry pattern of perfection to tentatively try other styles and materials in bathrobes. Yet, to date, nothing truly measures up to the endearing design and delicious decadence of an authentic terry robe. Perhaps in years to come some clever swim-and-bath-wear designer will venture forth with a possible substitution. But in the meantime, the vast majority of the leisurely-living and long-time lounging population will probably hang on to that comforting terrycloth wardrobe. After all, it packs well when traveling and never requires ironing. In addition, terrycloth towels are still in vogue, so why not terry ready-to-wear togs? This way, we can all continue to relax to our hearts’ content well-wrapped in the fluff and flair of modern-day terry-wear.

 

 

Jun 092011
 

Kids Velour Bathrobe

Once upon a time, bathrobes were serious garments that were more at home in luxury spas, hotels and resorts than in actual homes. Often very plush and luxurious, robes were almost certainly something reserved for adults, while kids had to make do with wrapping themselves in character towels when the time came for drying off post-bath. These days, things have definitely changed, with bathrobes joining the ranks of bath time fun for kids in a variety of super-creative colors and styles.

Where mom and dad might be more comfortable in white terrycloth, junior is bound to opt out in favor of a bright green “dino” style robe, complete with a flip-up hood and soft sewn “spikes” to complete the look. His sister will dance with delight when she wraps herself up in a princess robe, which can feature popular movie characters and even an embroidered flower or crown that is the pinnacle of style for the under-ten set. A great incentive for tots who dislike the tub to hop in, kids bathrobes are showing up in major department stores everywhere and thankful parents are having a much easier time keeping their kids clean.

Strangely enough, the best time of year to look for these kids robes may be in the summer, not the winter. Why? Many of them masquerade as “bathing suit coverups”, but function perfectly as bath robes too, as both are typically made of absorbent terrycloth. Kids bathrobes, of course, may also be used as bathing suit coverups, with hooded models providing an excellent escape from the glaring sun for sensitive younger eyes at the beach or pool.

Even when bath time or swimming activities are nowhere in sight, these colorful kids robes are a fun addition to dress up play, enabling a child to “transform” into anything from a mermaid to a ninja master, depending on the style mom and dad select for them. A creative dress up “toy”, a safe sun shelter, and a truly interesting towel all in the same product? Perhaps magic isn’t limited to the imaginations of the youngsters wearing these uniquely designed kids robes!

 

Apr 282011
 

Robe

Some online stores offer a free monogram with a bathrobe purchase. Consider taking them up on the offer. A quality bathrobe is an excellent purchase, but monogrammed robes make great gifts too.

Two opportunities that are suitable for this type of gift are weddings and anniversaries. If you’re stuck on the perfect gift to give to a newlywed couple, consider putting a monogram on a bathrobe for each of them.

Choose a quality robe in bamboo, supima or terry kimono, for examples. If you know the color of the couple’s bathroom, pick robes that will match this color, because many people opt to hang their robes in the bathroom in plain view. Otherwise, consider white as the color for the robes. White is reminiscent of luxurious hotel robes.

You can have lots of fun deciding on the monogram, because there are a number of options to choose from for the words and style. You can go for the traditional “His” and “Hers”. Or, try putting the first name of each member of the couple on the robes.

Monogrammed robes are also terrific gifts for an anniversary present, especially the second anniversary, because “something cotton” is the custom. A supima cotton robe, for example, is the ultimate in luxury and will last for many years to come.

There are other occasions when monogrammed bathrobes are perfect. How about giving one to an employee for a job well done? A new mom would love a luxurious bathrobe with monogram. Motherhood is hard work, and a new mom would love the treat. Finally, a monogrammed bathrobe is a delightful gift for yourself.

Mar 142011
 

Kimono Robe

Americans do not include the word “kimono” in their vocabulary, but the word is beginning to appear in American companies who sell robes. Kimonos are a traditional Japanese garment worn by both women and men.

If an elderly Japanese couple is seen wearing a kimono, they likely appreciate traditional values. However, for some members of the Japanese culture, such as dancers or geishas, the kimono is worn as well.

Kimonos are made of silk and are usually very expensive. They are generally one-of-a-kind, which means that your kimono design will not be duplicated in another kimono design.

The garments are worn with an obi, otherwise known as a sash. The sash holds it in place. In addition, with the traditional dress, special shoes known as gate or sore are worn with a kimono. One of the main differences between a men’s kimono and a women’s are the sleeves. Women’s sleeves are deeper on kimonos than men’s

The American kimono is not actually a kimono, but in the spirit of a kimono. Consider it a robe. The best robes are usually the most comfortable, more so than the most elaborate. A waffle kimono bathrobe, for example, is a great item to wear after a shower or just around the house.

Mar 092011
 

Bamboo Robe

Anyone who owns a Turkish bathrobe will certainly rave about the quality. Turkey is known for these fabulous treats, made as far back as the middle ages. The region of Denizli is renowned for these items.

One of the reasons to consider a Turkish bathrobe is because these are robes valued in high class hotels and spas. Treating yourself to this product makes your own bath experience that much better.

These are robes that will keep you warm while also absorbing most of the water. You are not left with a soggy, cold bathrobe.

Pay attention to the way you wash the item. Although these are sturdy robes, you’ll want to protect them. Read the label. It is better, with most quality robes, to hang them to dry rather than throw them in the dryer.

Consider a longer Turkish bathrobe to wrap in after a bath or shower. These robes are so cozy, you won’t regret your decision or the money you spent.

If you are not considering one of these robes for yourself, how about as a gift? The robes make perfect holiday or birthday gifts. Choose a color that would best suit your recipient, but that will go well in their bathroom. Some people choose to hang their bathrobe in their bathroom in clear view.

Feb 122011
 

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Teenagers of America, prepare to roll your eyes at your parents, and possibly shout “Gross!”: Mom and Dad might be coming home from their next romantic getaway with matching, leopard-print bathrobes.

Kimpton, an American hotel chain founded in the early 1980s, always strives to offer its guests plenty of comfort and style – they call themselves a “boutique hotel”. This time, they might have outdone themselves. Their current special is a “robe-mantic” retreat.

During the month of February, the hotel chain will offer overnight accommodations for two, along with a $25 credit for hotel dining and, yes, two matching leopard-print bathrobes. The idea is to increase their couples traffic in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Keep the Bathrobes

At many hotels, nice warm, fluffy bathrobes are often on offer – but you’re not supposed to keep them. If you’re in the habit of stealing hotel towels and other amenities, be warned that when it comes to bathrobes, hotels intend to keep them. Some hotels will charge you up to $150 when they discovered you’ve pilfered their bathrobe.

Not in this case – those leopard-print bathrobes are yours to keep.

Teens, you might want to leave the living room now before your parents start fake-growling and clawing at each other.

Feb 072011
 

cruise

Cheap cruise trips are rapidly becoming the uppermost choice in high-quality family vacations. For one price, travelers are treated to lodging, food, and use of all amenities on the ship, including their full-service gymnasium and spa. Like all lodging facilities, the tub mat, towels and luxury linens are supplied in the price of the trip; however, not all passengers are happy with these industrial versions of bath accessories.

While planning your fun-filled holiday on a cruise ship, it is always appropriate to bring your own soft bath mats, bath towels and luxurious Turkish bathrobes to use in your cabin or while you are out in public visiting the shipboard spa. Personal eco-friendly monogram robes and lightweight waffle bathrobe styles are fashionable to carry on a cruise ship. These colorful organic cotton bathrobes/towels, kid’s robes, and hand towels speak well of your family while they are used at poolside or in the exercise center.

Cruise travelers often spend time on their clothing choices and fashions while they are traveling to exotic locations. There is no need to wear the scratchy shipboard robes while there is room in your luggage for fashionable terry towels and the stylish professionally monogrammed robes that are so comfortable to wear. Most cruise ship lines offer a self-help laundry service for travelers to use when their swimsuits or personal top-of-the-line bamboo towels need to be refreshed.

Jan 272011
 

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Bath robes belong to the same garment family as housecoats, kimonos and dressing gowns, and all of these serve to conceal either a wet body – the bathrobe’s specialty – or the fact that a person is dressed in informal clothing. What is, however, not very well known is that all of these robes are generally thought to be descended from one common item: the Eastern-influenced banyan.

The banyan came to popularity during the mid-19th century and was mainly worn by men of the upper and upper-middle classes while engaged in leisurely pursuits like studying in their libraries or writing in their studies. It became, furthermore, quite the thing for men to be wearing brightly colored banyans in their formal portraits, and, without this very obvious record, the wearing of the banyan would probably have passed into history without so much as a whisper echoing down the decades.

Just like modern bathrobes, banyans were made of fabrics like cotton and silk, but, most definitely unlike modern bathrobes, banyans came with matching long caps or turbans instead of matching sets of bath towels. A further difference between the banyan and the bathrobe is that the banyan was always worn over a suit of clothes and was never intended to be a wet body’s first refuge after hopping out of the bath.

Although the exact origin of the banyan is rather unclear, most sources agree that its loose fit was adopted from similar robes that had made their mark in the 17th and 18th centuries in such exotic places as Persia, Asia and Turkey. Early banyans did not sport sleeves and were almost exclusively the domain of men – rich and leisurely men – and only later did it become accepted practice for women to wear housecoats, dressing gowns and bathrobes. Surviving patterns for the banyan also show that it could be made entirely out of one piece of fabric, often with an inner lining of a complimentary color.

Banyans were the status symbols of their day, and this is where they part company with bathrobes, which are more practical than precious.