One item that is used daily in every household is a towel. The human race is ever so thankful for the mind that created these. It started as a single hand-woven piece of fabric that did all tasks for everybody. However, initially, towels were considered a luxury, with only the elites able to afford them. But as the industry kept growing, they became budget-friendly and thus more widely used. Later, more research showed how towels could spread bacteria and skin-related diseases; hence the creatives made towels in different sizes to fulfil every requirement. So now we have hand towels, face towels, body towels, bathrobes, bathmats, kitchen towels, and more.
We all want our towels to be soft, absorbent, quick-drying, and fluffy, and expect them to last long and not lose their look and shine. But how our towels turn out depends on the way we treat them as well as on the process and the raw material that went into making them. At Trends Alley, we realize how important your health and the environment are. That’s why we pick premium-grade cotton for production and keep a keen eye on quality control. We also prefer 100% combed cotton for our towels for that extra layer of care and warmth.
After picking up the best cotton, there are a few processes these plush cotton flowers go through before they become worthy of your homes.
Spinning: The first step of towel production is spinning. In this step, cotton is made into yarn. Cotton is blended, and the fibres placed parallel to one another. These are then intertwined to form one continuous thread – the cotton yarn.
A step called “combing” is also done that keeps the fibres straight and knot-free and helps make the end-product fluffier by removing all short and broken fibres. You should know that not every cotton and not every towel is combed, but the ones we have most definitely are!
Weaving: The next step after spinning is weaving. This step involves binding cotton yarns so that they start taking the shape of a towel or anything piece of cloth for that matter. At first, it looks like a basic cloth, but then some cutting and finishing touches are added that may or may not involve adding patterns and borders, after which the yarns start to take the shape of a towel. Nowadays, weaving is purely a mechanical process since huge machines installed in the units make thousands of towels every day.
Bleaching or Dyeing: Since coloured towels look so cool, we must bleach them and make the cotton all white before dyeing them in any colour. The woven-cotton bulk is added to the chemicals and subjected to high heat, which binds the chemicals to every fibre. Once this is done, towels are washed, dyed, rewashed, spun, and dried for that luxurious and fluffy look. And then, dyed towels are forwarded for cutting, hemming, and labelling.
The final step that makes everything worth it is the quality check. We take this step very seriously to ensure that each piece lives up to the very high standards we have set for our customers. Trends Alley promises to promote toxin free products and to provide all homes with luxurious and high-quality towels.
So, when are you ordering yours?